Which Home Extension Would Be Perfect For Your Home?

Which Home Extension Would Be Perfect For Your Home?

Rising property prices and the general volatility of the housing market is continuing to prevent many UK householders from taking their next step up the property ladder.

Some of these people will be looking to move onto somewhere bigger because their existing residence lacks the spaciousness they need to fully enjoy home living.

They could always remain where they are and grow their home with a conservatory, orangery or Loggia.

Here at Park Lane Windows we supply and fit conservatories, orangeries and the Loggia, but what is the difference between these three stunning forms of home extension and which will suit you and your home best?


edwardian conservatory

It was back in the 17th Century that the very first conservatories were constructed. They found considerable favouritism in Europe as they were very similar in appearance to the continent’s traditional glass houses. They also appealed to those who wanted a place where they could grow vegetation.

Once conservatories began to utilise insulated glazing in the 1970’s, residential installations of this spectacular structure really began to take off. This necessitated the development of more contemporary conservatory styles to sit alongside traditional favourites like the Victorian and Edwardian designs:

• Lean-To
• Gable
• P-Shaped
• T-Shaped
• Georgian

Common conservatory features

• Prioritises glass over brickwork
• Expansive glass roof and vast walls
• Contains a dwarf or solid wall
• Built from UPVC, aluminium or timber



The orangery pre-dates the conservatory as it was developed in the 15th Century when it would be used for growing fruit trees. By the time of the 17th Century, orangeries were commonplace at the refined residences of the aristocracy.

It wouldn’t be unusual back then for an orangery to be constructed independently of the main building, rather than be retrospectively added onto a house. Most modern orangeries include a Lantern roof.

Common orangery features

• Uses a mix of brickwork and glass
• Rigid brick pillars
• Large glass panes
• Built from UPVC, aluminium or timber



You may never have heard of the Loggia before as it is a recent innovation – a revolutionary conservatory design brought to life by the Italians and British.

Part conservatory, part orangery, the Loggia is noticeably influenced by the Italian Renaissance period and cleverly combines light and sky.

Common features of the Loggia

• Its strength comes from the solid corner columns
• Plastered internal walls and ceiling
• Spotlights can be inserted into the perimeter ceiling
• You have the option of including a cornice

Visit our Northampton showroom to see them all in the flesh

Come and discover these exceptional extensions by scheduling a visit to our Northampton showroom where they’re all fully constructed and furnished. Our consultants will also be available to supply advice and answer any questions you may have.