WindowPlan Conservatories Styles

At WindowPlan we will help you in choose which conservatory style is right for you and your property. We will guide you through the many design options available, including the typical styles described below.

Victorian Conservatory

An essentially English design that incorporates a multi-faceted bay end for superb all-round views. In effect, a Victorian conservatory is much like Edwardian conservatory but with one end which incorporates angled or curved facets. This is the most popular style of conservatory and has distinguishing architectural features such as a steeply pitched roof and ornate ridge details. Style variations include:

  • the 3-facet Victorian in which the bay front has three main windows, widely angled for maximum space. This style is suitable for the majority of locations.
  • the 5-facet Victorian with five main bay-front windows, creating a pleasing period profile with a subtle rounded appearance, offering the ideal blend of space and classical looks.

Lantern Shape Conservatory (Orangery)

The original conservatory style, often referred to as an Orangery, now brought up-to-date with modern window and conservatory roof technology.

Choosing a lantern style conservatory ensures drama and style representing the grandeur of times gone by. The 2-tiered effect adds a new dimension to your conservatory and the extra ceiling height adds to the feeling of light and space. Lanterns are typically suited to older style properties and are often chosen for swimming pool enclosures.

P-Shape Conservatory

Combining a mix of lean-to and Victorian styles, a ‘P-shape’ conservatory is the ideal choice for a larger conservatory. By blending two styles into one you can create a conservatory big enough to offer two separate living areas – e.g. a dining room and living room.

A P-shape is ideal for creating maximum space whilst maintaining a sense of proportion with your house. The Victorian section helps to create the P-shape that gives this style its name and can be built as either a 3 or 5 panel design.

Gable End Conservatory

The authentic, elegant Victorian glasshouse. A gable end conservatory has a sense of architectural grandeur and offers a light and airy design which makes excellent use of available floor space and provides additional head room.

Edwardian Conservatory

Also known as The Georgian, this classic conservatory is square or rectangular, with stylish lines. Edwardian conservatories have straight and square profiles without faceted ends. Edwardian conservatories offer a clean and simple look with strong bold lines. The full square corners on the Edwardian style maximise the interior floor area as opposed to the more rounded corners associated with a Victorian.

Double Hipped Edwardian Conservatory

The utilisation of a boxgutter allows the addition of a Victorian style conservatory to an even wider range of dwellings. A boxgutter allows the Conservatory to abut the existing house wall or to simultaneously drain the existing house roof and the conservatory roof.

This design is particularly suitable to properties that have height restrictions that would foul the ridge of a standard Victorian or Edwardian. It is also perfect for bungalows where the roof soffit is at a low height.

T-Shape Conservatory

The T-shape is ideal for larger properties with a long wall on which to build the conservatory.

A T-shape conservatory allows for maximisation of space and gives an attractive symmetrical appearance. A central projection highlights the shape and can create a ‘porch’ effect to the conservatory if this is where the doors are placed.

Lean To Conservatory

Often referred to as a sunroom or garden room, lean-to conservatories bring a taste of the Mediterranean to your home. Traditional or contemporary, this style is ideal for properties with limited space under the eaves or an awkward area in which to fit a conservatory. The pitch of the roof is variable, so that a shallow pitch could fit under a low bungalow roof, whilst a steeper pitch would match the roof of a terraced house.

Buy from the Experts

WindowPlan are the leading company in Rochester, covering the Rochester, Gillingham, Chatham and Kent areas. We have many years experience of transforming homes with quality double glazed windows, doors, and conservatories.

As proven replacement door installers, we provide a 10 year guarantee, FENSA registration and QANW Insurance scheme for the supply and installation of replacement windows, doors and conservatories.

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