As mentioned in our previous blog “Choosing your Conservatory”, the style of your conservatory is a decision that requires careful consideration. Not only do you need to choose a style which complements your existing architecture, but one that’s also suited to how you plan on using your new living space.
Style of conservatories have been evolving over the years, with several glass roof options which help keep your new living area cool in the summer, and warm in the winter.
The Georgian style conservatory is perfect for laying out furniture and other décor due to its square and/or rectangular shape, this allows you to make the most of your new living area with minimal space being wasted. A Georgian style conservatory is known for filling the room with as much bright natural lighting as possible due to its high sloping roof, providing an uplifting and spacious living area.
Georgian conservatories were originally adopted by affluent home owners on period properties, however with the world of conservatories evolving, they are now more affordable and adaptable to many different styles of home.
The Victorian style conservatory is without doubt the most popular as it seamlessly fits the style of most homes, whether it’s an older period property or newly built. A typical Victorian Conservatory has a steep pitched roof with a bay front which are now commonly built to last with uPVC and Aluminium options. It’s distinguishing architectural feature is sure to add a stylish new living space to your home.
A Gable-end conservatory can really add a sophisticated look to your home, being inspired by the original Georgian style conservatory, however the front of the roof doesn’t slope back to the centre, instead the front of the conservatory is upright, thus creating a “Gable-end”.
Gable-end conservatories tend to be square or rectangular making them perfect for an extra living room area, as minimal space is wasted when planning your furniture layout. The Gable-end roof allows natural sunlight to fill your living space whilst the height of the conservatory gives a spacious feel to the room. They have a stylish front elevation with windows that extend all the way to the apex, giving them a strong and impressive look perfect for period properties.
The Lean-to styled conservatory is the simplest of all designs. With its clean lines giving you a contemporary look, which is perfect for modern day properties. Lean-to conservatories are ideal if you prefer simple, understated lines of a Mediterranean sunroom.
You can get both a traditional or contemporary styled Lean-to conservatory which makes them adaptable to current architectures, they are also perfect for properties with restricted space under the eaves, or houses which are too difficult to fit a conservatory. The angled pitch of the roof can either have a steep or shallow pitch, meaning certain obstacles can be overcome.
T Shaped Conservatories
T shaped conservatories work best on large properties, its T-shape is a combination of a Victorian, Georgian or Gable-end style conservatory, it’s T-shape style allows you to create two separate living areas within one room. The centre of the conservatory projects into the garden, which gives the illusion of bringing the outside into your home whilst maintaining a warming porch like affect. This style can be beautifully complimented with panoramic sliding or French doors.
It’s not just one of the most celebrated and beautiful conservatories available, but also adaptable to almost all types of properties due to it’s bespoke design capabilities.
P Shaped Conservatories
The infamous P-shaped conservatory is a truly grand design, of which is perfect for large detached properties due to its combination of Victorian styles and Lean-to mechanics which can be both 3 or 5 faceted.
These conservatories create an adaptable style as it can extend in multiple directions, this makes it perfect to use for two separate living spaces. The longer part of the P shape is commonly used as a dining area, with the secondary rounded living space being used as a smaller sitting area or children’s play room.