Different types of conservatories
26th March 2015
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If you’re thinking of extending your house by having a conservatory installed then you’ll have many decisions to make before it’s completed. One of the biggest decisions, and one that will not be changeable once the conservatory is up, is what shape and style it will be. Here are the main types of conservatory you can choose from..

Lean-to:  This the the easiest form of conservatory for those who want to extend their house but who perhaps do not have much in the way of garden to play with. They are a standard rectangular shape with a sloping roof and can be glass from floor to ceiling, or have a small brick walled base. These are typically the best bet for anyone on a tight budget. 

Victorian:  This is probably the most common form of extension across Britain as they stand out from the house but look good against most properties so they are highly versatile. They are usually five sided with a pitched, ornately adorned, roof.

Edwardian:  This is similar to the Victorian conservatory in that it has a pitched roof, but, instead of having a rounded end, it is made up on only three side, giving it a square or rectangular shape, making it perfect for dining, storage or a kids play room.

P-shaped:  This one combines the Victorian and Edwardian shapes with the resulting design looking like a ‘P’. This provides a great amount of extra space, especially as it is possible to split the conservatory into two halves so it can be multi-functional.

A gable-end conservatory can add real grandeur to your home. Gable-end conservatories date back to the Georgian style, of which modern gable-end conservatories are a variant. With a gable-end conservatory, the front of the roof doesn't slope back to the centre. Instead, the front of the conservatory stays upright, like the end of a house. This is where the gable-end conservatory style gets its name from.

Gable End – these conservatories are rectangular or square but differ from other styles as the roof does not slope back to the centre. Instead, the front of the conervatory stays upright, like the end of a house. This style is more reminiscent of the grand orangeries that accompanies country houses. This type of conservatory provides a space that often created the illusion of being larger than it actually is.

If you’re thinking of adding a conservatory then why not get in contact with Dream Installations Ltd today and see how they are able to create you a stylish, warm and secure extension to your house.

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