Adding A Conservatory Can Be An Immensely Rewarding Experience!

The Different Types of Conservatories

Adding a conservatory to your home is a decision that can be immensely rewarding. But before you can sit back in your new room and make the most of everything it has to offer you, you need to consider which type of conservatory to choose.

Wooden framed or uPVC?

The two main types of material that are commonly used to construct conservatories from are uPVC and wood. Wooden framed conservatories can still have double glazed window units, providing the best protection from the extremes of temperature and noise outside. You may also choose conservatories that have a low brick wall forming the base of the conservatory. The windows then sit on top of this.

The materials you select may depend on your own personal tastes, but you should also consider which materials have been used to construct your main home. This will make the conservatory blend into the existing structure.

Choosing a style to suit your home

There are many different styles of conservatory you can have and lots of different sizes as well. The first step should be to consider how much space you have available and whether you will have the conservatory on the side or the rear of your home. Remember too that you may have to seek planning permission before you build your conservatory. This depends on where you want to build it. If you can meet the basic regulations laid down by law you may not need planning permission.

The most basic type of conservatory is the lean to. As the name suggests it gives the appearance of leaning on the house itself. It is one of the smaller options and is usually rectangular in size. It may also be square depending on the amount of space available.

The Victorian conservatory is very popular and is commonly seen in either the three or five faceted design. This basically means that the extended end has either three or five panels. As with all other conservatories you have a choice as to whether you wish to have the dwarf wall or to opt for full length windows for more light and openness.

Another popular style of conservatory is the Georgian design. Also regarded as the Edwardian, this is square or rectangular and juts out from the main house. It has a pitched roof on either side however. This makes it distinctly different from the gable end design, which has a completely flat end and a sloping roof on either side.

One of the biggest conservatory designs you will see is the P shaped conservatory. This offers the most space and the biggest number of options in how to use that space. The name tells you the shape, which is basically the letter P with one end rounded and standing out proud of the other.

Which shape would suit your home?

There are other options too but these are the main conservatory styles you will see. The best one for your home will be the one that makes the most of the available space and is considerate of its surroundings. If you get it right it will complement both your home and your garden.

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