The World of Conservatories

Special construction techniques and materials

Special construction techniques and materials

Our investment in innovation and research distinguishes us from competitors. l’Officina dei Giardini combines the know-how of our skilled staff with cutting-edge construction techniques, including nanotechnology for thermal, laser systems and composite materials for thermal insulation and thermal break steel profile – designed and produced by us and the only one on the market. Over the last 20 years, l’Officina dei Giardini has designed and produced more than 1,200 unique conservatories (all signed and numbered). Each one combines cutting-edge construction techniques, an accurate study of local climate and energy performance, a comprehensive knowledge of architectural options and the best materials to use according to climactic conditions and planning construction regulations so as to create a space where you can relax in comfort any time of the year anywhere in the world.

Thermal breaks: thinner, lighter and more elegant ironwork

The ironwork used by l’Officina dei Giardini is thinner than in the past, giving each structure a more streamlined and lighter look. Historical building designs are reinterpreted using solid iron profiles, or iron profiles created using technologically advanced thermal breaks, to guarantee the highest standards of thermal and mechanical resistance.

INRIM acoustic standards

The aim of the R&D department at L’Officina dei Giardini has always been that of constantly innovating and improving the quality and design of its creations In 2016, we invested a considerable sum to produce a high-performance, soundproofed conservatory that maintained the same aesthetic lightness and beauty typical of its early profiles and windows. The result was awarded INRIM certification (National Institute of Metrological Research) for the reduction of sound transmission.
To achieve this result L’Officine dei Giardini’s research team availed itself of an external consultancy of specialized professionals who collaborated with us to achieve a delicate balance of static, acoustic and thermal performance and architectural harmony of the finished structure.

Skills and competences of the doors and windows installation system certified by Certi.s

L’Officina dei Giardini obtained in 2020 the certification in compliance with the European training framework EQF 4 by the competent body Certi.s, certifying the knowledge, skills and competences of the window installation system according to the UNI 11673-2 series.

Special glass for all uses

The glass chosen by l’Officina dei Giardini combines all those features required by the client to ensure a perfect level of comfort in any climate throughout the year. To guarantee satisfaction we use laminated glass, tempered glass, low emission glass, thermal- or acoustic-insulated glass, extra clear glass, sandblasted glass or, for a more artistic effect, stained or leadlight glass with fired colours. A combination of these features are selected and incorporated into the final construction based on the performance requirements of the project.

Doors and windows

Doors and windows can be single or double, and wasistas manually or automatically operated.


To guarantee the most reliable form of protection and the highest performance in extreme conditions, all the metals used in our constructions are subjected to five different treatments: blasting, galvanizing, one coat of a two component epoxy primer and two layers of polyurethane paint.

Made-to-measure furniture and accessories

Our workshop in Turin designs and produces sofas, armchairs, chairs, tables, vases, lanterns, trellis and other furniture and accessories for conservatories. Here the ‘Made in Italy’ tradition of art and craftsmanship is kept alive right down to the finest details.

The Workspace

The 2,000 m2 l’Officina dei Giardini production site in Turin is big enough to pre-assemble and house large constructions. Conservatories and other constructions can be put together here in order to be able to follow the development of a project day by day, test its functionality and performance, and lastly present it to the client before delivery.

Hand-crafted in Italy

L’Officina dei Giardini employees who create and assemble the constructions in our workshop as well as members of the teams responsible for constructing them on site have been specially trained to work in any part of the world.

Designed by l’Officina dei Giardini, the ‘OdG Evolution’ thermal break, iron profiles bring together excellent thermal performance with the aesthetic character of the original profiles used in the 19th century

How we work

A step-by-step guide

The client sends to l’Officina dei Giardini:
* a brief description of the site where the construction will be built
* some photographs of the site and its surroundings
* some suggestions regarding the construction to be created
* an idea of the maximum dimensions of the construction

Depending on the location of the site, we will suggest the most appropriate procedure to follow in order to obtain the necessary planning permission for construction of the conservatory. We then produce and send the client a graphic rendering (form and dimensions) of the conservatory together with a selection photographs of constructions produced by l’Officina dei Giardini. We then supply a breakdown of costs for construction of the conservatory design. After drawing up a contract with the client, Officina dei Giardini produces a time schedule for the work involved. At this point we are ready to support the customer and their architects by producing the drawings and plans required to obtain planning permission. When the necessary permission has been granted, a site visit takes place in order to calculate the final construction costs. Our designers begin working on the final design, communicating and exchanging information with the client on a regular basis. All details of the project are submitted to the client for approval so that production can begin. The client is invited to the Officina dei Giardini in Turin to see the pre-assembled construction and choose details for the final construction on site. At the end of this meeting we send the client a detailed report of the all their choices. So as to leave nothing to chance, each creative decision is shared and discussed with the client. When the construction site is ready the conservatory can be transported and installed anywhere in the world.

Building regulations

Sharing our experience

Each region, town and country has its own town and country planning regulations governing the construction of conservatories. Respecting them means avoiding hitches. Sharing our 20-year experience means l’Officina dei Giardini can work effectively with the client and the architect chosen by the client to produce all the documents and drawings necessary to formally present the request for planning permission.