The different types of conservatories
The range of conservatory designs is limitless, however most are based on a few fundamental styles.
Types of conservatory design
As well as being versatile in use, conservatories offer many different choices of design with a whole range of shapes, styles and materials.
However while the design possibilities may seem infinite, nearly all are based on a few fundamental styles.
A Victorian style conservatory has a ridged roof and a multi-faceted end wall creating an elegant rounded effect.
Edwardian conservatories have a ridged roof combined with a rectangular base, giving the classical feel of the Victorian design, but with greater available space.
Edwardian gable conservatory
The Edwardian gable conservatory is designed so that the ridged roof meets a gabled end, resulting in very clean lines that suit many modern homes
A lean-to conservatory, sometimes known as Mediterranean or sun-room is the simplest design. The conservatory is a single-sloped roof with the longer wall adjoined to the house. It is also a useful style for fitting into a corner area.
P, L, T or U-shaped conservatory
P-shaped, L-shaped, T-shaped or U-shaped conservatories combine any of the above and the choices take on a massive scope. The options allow for a conservatory to be attached to almost any home.
There is always the option of an orangery. The classic orangery uses a parapet wall and solid corner construction. This provides a more traditional design with all the benefits of a modern conservatory.
Off the wall
You can choose the material for the lower part of your conservatory. You can take the glass panels right to ground level or build a low wall, usually of material that match the house. This will be highly insulated optimising comfort levels.
As well as the style options above you may opt to create a custom conservatory. The bespoke option allows for a truly individual design to suit your home and your needs.
For more advice and information about conservatories, get in touch with a local GGF Member company.
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