A Guide to Four Different Types of Conservatory
16th December 2015
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A conservatory.  Great for providing extra space in your home for a lower cost compared to a home extension.  This add-on room gives you a well lit space that can be used as an extra living room, kitchen extension, a garden room, children’s play room, a games room, dining space…. there are so many options.

We often have a simple idea in our minds of what the conservatory looks like, with the framework and glass windows from floor to roof.  However, there are over five different types of conservatory.  Here’s a guide to four different types that are available.


Gable End Conservatory – This design of conservatory is where the front of the roof does not slope back to the centre, it stands upright.  This design maximises space and allows more light into the room.  The footprint of the conservatory or inside space takes on a rectangular shape, so it’s easy to plan the intended room space working with this shape. You also have a full house wall as the fourth wall to work with in the room planning.

Edwardian Conservatory – The Edwardian conservatory is very stylish with a four sided pitched roof and square or rectangular living space inside, again making it easy to plan your room.  This style of conservatory was designed to compliment Edwardian style homes, where there wasn’t a high proportion of windows, although the houses have a wide frontage.  The conservatory would provide extra space and additional sunlight into the home, so typically of the era achieving the effect of expensive simplicity.

Victorian Conservatory – This is the most popular design of conservatory, designed to be in keeping with Victorian homes, but it has gone beyond this, because of the style and creation of space the design provides to the home.  In Victorian times the popularity of the conservatory blossomed in the UK, due to the love of botanicals, especially exotic plants that could not survive out in the cold weather, but were able to grow within a light room protected from the cold by the glass.  The Victorian conservatory has between three to five facets, providing a fit for most homes to suit the amount of space that is required.

Lean-To Conservatory – Using that extra patio space or providing an entrance to your home, the lean-to is the most flexible type of conservatory that can even be added to a home that has lower eaves.  In British weather, it isn’t always easy to enjoy the full extent of the garden, because there are only so many days in the year that we can sit out in the sunshine or warm weather.  Within a lean-to, you can enjoy the full view of your garden, whilst sitting and relaxing in the warmth of your home.


To find out more about what type of conservatory would work well for your home speak to Taunton Windows and Conservatories.  They offer quality windows and conservatories fitted by clean, friendly and tidy workmen.



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