Solid Roof, Conservatory Or Orangery? Which Will Suit Your Property?

Home extensions have risen in popularity in recent years. There are a number of motivating factors that may cause a householder to invest in a solid roof structure, conservatory or orangery:

  • They’re stuck on the property ladder and unable to afford a new house
  • Space in their home is increasingly sparse
  • They’re comfortable where they live, don’t want to relocate, but crave a larger home
  • They want to improve the present valuation of their home
  • They want to bring home and garden closer together

Whatever the reasoning, it is important that you have the right sort of home extension fitted.

It helps to know whether a solid tiled roof extension, conservatory or orangery is most likely to suit your home best.

Solid roof

A solid tiled roof is often retrospectively added to old conservatories and orangeries that are no longer thermally efficient; however it is possible to have it included in a conservatory or orangery design from the outset.

Solid tiled roofs will properly regulate the temperature inside the structure and make it feel like a natural extension of the house. They’re also renowned for enhancing privacy and tend to be considerably more affordable than a polycarbonate roof.

We have three versions of solid tiled roofing systems available at Clearview – Ultraroof, Garden Rooms, Replacement.


Selecting the right conservatory for your home has become increasingly complicated due to the depth of conservatory designs available nowadays, as our extensive conservatory range highlights.

Here’s a summary of the major plus points of owning some of the most popular conservatory designs that you will find:

Edwardian – a timeless classic, square or rectangular shape, high pitched roof, flat walls make inserting furniture easy, suits the modern abode.

Victorian – hexagonal or octagonal shape, round frontage supplies superb views, suits period residences.

Lean-To – compact, simple design, ideal for homes and bungalows old and new with a low-pitched roof, surprisingly spacious.

Gable – beautiful sightlines, elevated roof, draws in natural sunlight, suits larger period homes.

P-Shaped – 3 or 5 sided, its shape means it can function as two separate spaces (living and dining areas).

Bespoke – build your own conservatory exactly how you want it.


Built using a mixture of brickwork and glass, the solidity offered by an orangery makes it a more natural fit for the home than a conservatory in the minds of some people.

They can be utilised for numerous purposes e.g. home office, gym, dining room and will almost feel as though it’s forever been a part of the house.

Whether you have a traditional or modern orangery, you will find that it should complement properties of any age, style or character.

You can count on Clearview for the perfect home extension

We showcase a fantastic selection of solid roof extensions, conservatories and orangeries at each Clearview showroom.

They’re all carefully furnished and accessorised so that when you enter each of them you will get a sense of which will work best for your home.

Visit your local Clearview Showroom

Everyone is welcome to come in and browse around our Preston showroom in Lancashire, or our Nantwich & Warrington showrooms in Cheshire, where our friendly sales team will be pleased to help with any questions you may have.


Want to speak with an advisor? Give us a call on 0800 011 2400

Our friendly team will be pleased to help with any questions you may have.

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