Which type of conservatory is best for my home?
Conservatories are a fantastic option for adding additional space to your home without the need for planning permission. However there are many different types and styles of conservatories to choose from, so how do you know which style is right for your home?
Different Types of Conservatory
Lean to conservatories
Lean to conservatories provide a clean and simple look to your home, adding a touch of mediterranean class to your home. They are perfect for awkward areas or outside areas which lack width. The pitch of the roof is variable so that a shallow pitch could fit under a low bungalow roof, whilst a steeper pitch would match the roof of a terraced, semi or detached house.
Edwardian conservatories offer a classic design and extra headroom, creating an airy and spacious feel, ideal for entertaining and for everyday use. They are square or rectangular spaced, making them suited to the majority of properties which have enough outdoor space.
Victorian conservatories are the most popular style of conservatory in the UK. Victorian conservatories are distinguished by their architectural features. Their bay-front typically has three or five front facets, giving it a curved appearance. Widely angled for maximum space, a steeply pitched roof and ornate ridge detail give this style of conservatory a more classical appearance.
Gable fronted conservatories
Gable fronted conservatories are similar to Edwardian conservatories in that they feature the same rectangular floor space, making them a very practical room for entertaining or everyday use. The difference between the two styles lies in the roof. The roof of a gable fronted conservatories stays in an upright position, creating a gable-end, while the other part of the roof is sloped. The height of the conservatory creates a feeling of more space and light.
If you are unsure of which style of conservatory is right for your home, give us a call for friendly, impartial advice.