What is an Orangery Roof System?

While there are lots of homeowners upgrading their existing conservatories with a solid roof to make them useable all year round, when it comes to building new it’s the luxurious-looking orangeries that are a popular choice.

The extra wall space and solid roof with roof lantern gives homeowners the chance to extend their homes without the need for a house extension, and an orangery roof provides the perfect, lightweight roofing solution.

The origins of an orangery date back to the 17th century, where they were traditionally used to house citrus trees throughout the winter to protect against the harsh cold weather. Since then, orangeries and conservatories still protect against harsh weather and also provide extra living space to homes.

Differences Between Solid Roof Conservatories and Orangeries

Orangeries and conservatories both have similar design features. You’ll find that both have a large proportion of glazing on the side of the structures and both offer homes much needed space. However, there are a few things that differ:

Solid Roof Conservatories

The classic conservatory is known to have more glazing than an orangery, it is often attached to a property within a garden and has minimal brickwork included in its design.

A solid roof installed on a conservatory can help to transform the structure into an extension-like room that can be used by the whole family, all year round.

There are lots of conservatory styles, including Edwardian, Victorian and Lean-to that can be designed to suit the style of an existing home.


An orangery typically looks more like a home extension that a conservatory does. It often features more brickwork, such as a brick base and brick walls, and has a flat roof with a central roof lantern that lets in lots of natural daylight.

What are the Benefits of an Orangery Roof?

Did you know that we offer a modern orangery roof as well as our solid conservatory roof system? The Leka orangery roof system is a super lightweight, highly insulated roof solution for orangeries and orangery-like extensions. The roof lantern transforms the room into a bright and airy space that floods the space with lots of light.

Strong and robust, our orangery roof is up to 40% lighter than standard orangery roof systems, and the simple design makes it much easier and quicker to install, so that you can benefit from your new orangery sooner.

Watch our video to see how our orangery roof system works:

Are Orangery Roofs Energy Efficient?

Simply put, yes, they are! In the same way our solid conservatory roofs regulate the temperature of a room, an orangery roof effectively ventilates and insulates, keeping the space warm in the winter and cooler throughout the summer. The orangery roof system has an energy saving low U-Value of just 0.15 W/m²K, keeping your heating bills low too.

Installing your Leka Orangery Roof System

We have a network of skilled and certified local Leka installers that can install your Leka orangery roof across the South Coast of England.

As part of our full installation service, your local installer will be able to talk to you about out Leka orangery system, give you quotes and complete the job for you, fast!

If you’re interested in a Leka orangery roof or want to find your nearest installer, simply fill out a quick quote form and your local Leka installer will get in touch with you.

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