Conservatories come in many different shapes, sizes and prices. Whichever one is best for you, will depend on how much space you have, and what you would like to use your new conservatory for, as well as your own preference. To help you make an informed decision, we have outlined some of the UK’s most popular types of design and build.
So called because they appear to be leaning against the house, Lean-To conservatories are probably the lowest-priced option available. With its simple rectangular shape and gently sloping roof, a Lean-To conservatory is perfect for homes with comparatively small gardens as well as one-storey properties such as bungalows.
Lean to conservatory buyers guide
For many people, the Victorian-style is the epitome of conservatory design. Standing out from the home, with a rounded wall at the end, the Victorian conservatory looks attractive and makes full use of the available space. Probably the UK’s single most popular choice, these conservatories look good with most kinds of properties.
Victorian conservatory buyers guide
An Edwardian conservatory (also sometimes referred to as Georgian), is similar to a Victorian, but has a square, or rectangular shape and a pitched roof on each side. Thanks to its classic design, an Edwardian conservatory provides plenty of space and is good for use as a play room, storage space or dining area.
Edwardian conservatory buyers guide
As its name suggests, a P-shaped conservatory is in the shape of a letter P, often combining typical features of both Victorian and Edwardian designs. Naturally, this design offers a lot more space, and helps to make the conservatory more versatile. With a P-shaped conservatory, it’s possible to split the available space into two separate functions; one side could be used for dining, while the other could make a play area for children.
P-Shaped Conservatory buyers guide
Often referred to as sunrooms, orangeries are not technically conservatories. The difference between the two is that while a conservatory’s walls are predominately glass, an orangery has stone, brick or hardwood walls – but with large windows and perhaps even a sunroof. As sturdy as any other part of your house, an orangery is an excellent means of bringing more light into your home, as well as providing more space.
Orangery buyers guide