The Guidebook to Conservatories

There are many different types of conservatories that you can choose from. Depending on your preference and the style of your home.

In this case, Lean to conservatories are popular among the public and are in high demand. They’re also known as Mediterranean. If you’re after something that is a bit more on the simple side, then this is definitely the conservatory for you. They are also a good option if you’re on tight budget, as they tend to be priced relatively low.

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Victorian style conservatories are considered to be the most popular, with a bay at the front, pitched roof and ornate roof ridge. Elegant and spacious, their bay offers great garden views and adds an eye-catching feature that will suit any property.

Edwardian & Georgian

In regards to the Edwardian or Georgian style conservatories, they are very similar to the Victorian-style; however, these have a flat front and a rectangular shape. Many would consider the Georgian house style to be the archetypical English home, with the name Georgian architecture given to certain architectural styles between 1700 and 1840.

Gable End

Gable conservatories on the other hand, are characterised by their roof, as it doesn’t slope back to the centre, but stays upright to give a feeling of height. They bare a lot of resemblance to the Georgian and Edwardian styles, but are considered to be more of a modern version.

P Shape

P Shape Conservatory is a mix of lean to and Victorian or Edwardian styles to create a P shape. These are often fairly large and good for providing flexible extra living space. T-shape conservatory is a conservatory style that has central projection that often extends across most of the width of your home. Good for detached houses with large gardens.

Orangery & Conservatories

Experts have stated that there has been a growing trend towards more substantial conservatories being built. The correct name for these builds, are orangeries, although in many cases they are referred as garden rooms or sun rooms. Orangeries are often described as half of a traditional conservatory and a small single-storey extension. They tend to include more brickwork, often with brick pillars or supports in the corners. They have a semi-solid roof with a glass lantern in the centre, or a fully tiled roof.

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