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A rough guide to conservatory styles

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When you come to design your conservatory, you’ll hear a lot of names and styles thrown around, like Victorian, Edwardian and Lean To. If you don’t know the basics of conservatory styles, a lot of this can simply go over your head. We’re here today to help get everyone on the same page, and give you a rough guide to the more common conservatory styles. If you have any questions about the in depth differences between the two, feel free to call DG Solutions today and we’ll be more than happy to talk you through them.

Victorian

Victorian conservatories are one of the most popular styles due to their traditional appeal. The Victorian conservatory tends to have 3 or 5 facets outside of the main house, with ornate detailing along the top of the windows. The roof comes up into an apex which has crown-like detailing running along the ridge at the top.

The Victorian conservatory is particularly popular in Glasgow where Victorian architecture is especially prevalent. Most people go for the Victorian style when they want their conservatory to match the traditional style of their house, and are looking for an ornate extension to their home.

Edwardian

Sometimes called a Georgian conservatory, the Edwardian conservatory is an adaptation of the Victorian style. While they both exhibit an apexed roof with a crown, the Edwardian conservatory places a much bigger emphasis on open, light and airy space. There is a much more minimalist appeal to this traditional conservatory, and with the regular four-wall shape, a much more efficient use of space.

Gable end

The Gable or Gable End conservatory is very similar to the Edwardian style. However, unlike the Edwardian conservatory which is square or rectangular with an apexed roof, the Gable End conservatory has a square base and a vertical front roof. This adds to the feeling of space and presence, and tends to work better with the older properties on the market.

Lean to

Lean To, or Home Extender conservatories as they’re sometimes called in the North, also have a square or rectangular floor plan. The major difference here is that the roof is a single sloped face which backs up onto the wall of the house. This adds to the modern appeal of this style of conservatory, making it the best choice for many modern homes, bungalows and other low-pitched houses. Lean To conservatories also go by the names ‘sunrooms’ and ‘sun gardens’.

P-shaped

P-Shaped is a bit of a misnomer when it comes to this conservatory, since it’s more like an L-shaped Edwardian Conservatory. This hybrid of styles has led to this conservatory being known as a Combination Conservatory, and can be adapted based on whether you want a T-shaped, B-shaped or any other letter-shaped conservatory.

Lantern

Lantern Conservatories are generally larger in style than the others in this list, and are particularly popular with period style properties. These conservatories are distinguished from the other styles by having a second set of vertical windows extending up from the roof.

As you can see, there’s a wide range of conservatory styles available to you, and here at DG Solutions we can help you design the best one for your property. If you have any questions or if you’d like to book your free consultation today, call DG Solutions now.

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