Engelsk drivhus

Elegant glass building with narrow glass surfaces

An English house is a classic, elegant greenhouse with a traditional English appearance. It encompasses greenhouses and orangeries with charming design features such as intricately forged decorations (crests) on the ridge, many finely detailed ornaments in the construction, and typically beautiful, narrow surfaces of glass.

Greenhouses in the romantic, elegant English style were created in the Victorian period in England, in the latter half of the 19th century, for royalty, nobility, the wealthy, and for public parks in an era where lush plant life became an ideal. Today, Victorian greenhouses have become an architectural beauty ideal for glasshouses with a nostalgic touch. That style never goes out of fashion.

With Drivadan, you can build an English garden house entirely according to your needs and measurements. This applies whether it is an English orangery or a conservatory in English style. You are not bound by standard dimensions, and you always get Drivadan's strong and flexible construction of glass buildings in steel, aluminum, and glass.

The use of steel and aluminum in the construction ensures durability and resistance to wind and weather. These materials are also suitable for supporting the refined glass walls and roofs typical of orangeries, as they provide strength and stability.

You can choose from several types of doors and get automatic climate control, which was not invented in Victorian England after all - and at the same time, enjoy the refined English architecture in glass construction. The 5th season becomes not only a pleasant experience of temperature and plant life but also a visually beautiful impression of the nostalgically English-inspired glass space.

Greenhouse parapet wall
English greenhouse crestings
Classic greenhouse steep roof pitch

Options with the English orangery

Parapet eall and bay window

The parapet wall is the bottom, masonry part of the wall, usually visible above ground level, with the glass structure built on top. The bay window is a projection of the window, often providing additional space in the room. These features contribute to both aesthetics and functionality in the orangery.

Steep roof pitch

The roof pitch on an English orangery is often 45 degrees, which is a steep pitch. It provides an elegant appearance and can add a certain monumental character to the orangery. It can also help create a more airy feeling inside the structure.

Ornamentation at the top (crestings)

Crestings are the decorations often found at the top of the roof on older buildings. They add an extra dimension of detail, enhancing the visual expression of the English orangery.

Victorian color options

Black, green, and white are traditional colors within traditional English architecture. The choice of color can influence the appearance and atmosphere of the glass structure. Black and green can provide a more classic and timeless feel, while white can offer a brighter and more elegant expression.

Mist benches

A mist bench is a kind of mini-greenhouse in front of the orangery, often used for seedlings and promoting herbs, among other things. An advantage of the mist bench is that it can create nutrient-rich soil: The compost resulting from cultivation can be used as a nutrient-rich soil conditioner for gardens, potted plants, and lawns.

The victorian garden

The English greenhouse naturally fits perfectly into a Victorian garden with the style and aesthetics characteristic of the gardens in Victorian England. The Victorian era was a time of great interest in gardening, emphasizing detailed planning, symmetry, vibrant colors, plant diversity, and a blend of formal and natural elements.

Colorful flower beds were important in Victorian gardens. These beds were often planted with a wide variety of flowers and colors to create an impressive visual effect. Victorian garden owners were known to add an abundance of decorative elements, such as statues, fountains, benches, pavilions, and pergolas.

These ornaments contributed to giving the garden a noble and splendid appearance. An English garden pavilion or a glass greenhouse fits perfectly into the lush Victorian garden.