Conservatories fall into two broad categories: contemporary and traditional. Contemporary conservatories usually have pitched, flat or lean-to style roofs. They’re usually simple square or rectangular structures. Traditional conservatories take their inspiration from historical structures. There is a general consensus on these styles but always check with the company you choose for your project as often there may be small differences in style and interpretation. An experience company should always be able to help you with this.
So what are the different designs and there notable features…
These are the widely used styles and design features:
Think ornate. These conservatories have faceted fronts, like a bay window. They also have pitched roofs and ornate ridges.
They may be different eras in history, but in conservatory terms this is a symmetrical structure with a pitched roof. It has a flat front, and more useable floor space than the Victorian because of its square or rectangular shape. Like the Victorian, it may have plenty of ornate detail.
Contemporary and unfussy rectangular structures with a single roof pitch. Some companies add decorative detail for a more traditional look. Also called Mediterranean.
Gable Front Conservatories
A vertical front and steeply pitched roof that can look contemporary, or have lots of ornate detail that makes it appear more traditional. Creates a generous ceiling height.
Often a Victorian-style part (although could be another style) teamed with a lean-to section to make the P-shape.
Symmetrical with a larger middle ‘porch’ section and symmetrical ‘wings’, making a T shape.
Lantern Roof Conservatories
A second tier of windows that creates a ‘roof on top of a roof’. Makes for a grander structure.
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