History of Conservatories
The first conservatory ever created was in the 17th century. It’s crazy to think that over 400 years ago, the conservatory was first conceived. In those days, they weren’t made out of glass, they were made out of stone. Interestingly enough, you can trace the first-ever conservatory back to being located in England.
Over time, the conservatory design evolved, and the structures became more elaborate, incorporating more glass and adopting the distinctive architectural features associated with conservatories. From here, quality Victorian conservatories were born.
The Timeless Allure of Victorian Conservatories
The roots of the Victorian conservatory date back to Queen Victoria’s reign during the 1800’s. These exquisite structures emerged during the era’s architectural prowess, with a distinct blend of flamboyance and function that continues to allure homeowners today.
In the heart of the Victorian era, a fascination with nature and a desire to bring the outdoors indoors fuelled the creation of modern conservatories. These spaces were more than just glass-encased rooms; they were a reflection of the era’s spirit, marrying artistry and botanical passion.
Victorian conservatories found their origins in a time of exploration, as explorers brought exotic plants and specimens from around the world. These lush havens served as showcases for these botanical treasures, allowing high-class Victorian homeowners to indulge in their stately garden views and expensive plantations.
Elaborate ironwork, intricate latticework, and ornate detailing are what defined the Victorian conservatory back then. The conservatories were not just to showcase a personal home but to showcase the money and class that people had in these times. The more elaborate designs people had, the more money they had to spend.
Modernising Quality Victorian Conservatories
Fast-forward to today, and the Victorian Conservatory has been updated to suit our modern times. Today a conservatory is not used as a social status symbol but more of a way to expand your home’s space, create more natural light and, like the Victorians, connect with nature.
Evolving with Time
The Victorian conservatory has evolved to fit into today’s world, a testament to its timeless charm. Homeowners today still covet the graceful lines, ornate details, and lush greenery that define quality Victorian conservatories.
Capturing Natural Light
One of the enduring advantages of Victorian conservatories is their ability to infuse homes with an abundance of natural light. These glass-encased havens act as sun-soaked sanctuaries, bathing interiors in warmth and illumination. This not only reduces the need for artificial lighting but also creates an inviting ambience that can uplift the spirits of those who dwell within.
Expanding Living Space
Another contemporary benefit of Victorian-style conservatories is the expansion of living space. In today’s world, where space is at a premium, these conservatories provide an oasis of tranquility.
Connecting with Nature
Modern life often disconnects us from the natural world. Victorian conservatories bridge this gap by creating a seamless connection with the outdoors.
Our Roofing Options for Quality Victorian Conservatories
If you’re thinking of getting one of our quality Victorian conservatories, you have the added benefit of helping design it yourself. We have a range of different roofing options so that your conservatory is perfect for your unique needs. Our roofing options include:
We offer performance glazing glass roofs which have a slight blue tint to enhance the colours from your garden without hindering the light levels of the room. Glass roofs are best for southward-facing properties that are exposed to light.
- Heat Reflection
- UV Protection
- Easy Cleaning
- Visible Light Transmission
Guardian Warm Roof
Conservatories are known for being either too cold or too hot. The Guardian warm roof offers a cosy in-between, whatever the weather. This roof is able to keep heat in on cold days and let the heat out during warmer days.
- Ventilation Ring Beam
- Solstice or Roof Windows
- Thermal Technology
- Energy Efficient
We also have a range of different frame colours you can choose from, including:
- Smooth Anthracite
- Anthracite Grey
- Golden Oak
- Chartwell Green
- Black Brown
- Irish Oak
- Simply White
Explore More Styles by Crownhill Conservatories
We also offer a range of different conservatory styles if the Victorian conservatory just isn’t for you.
A modern or contemporary design that is traditional. Edwardian conservatories are either a square or rectangular shape, making it practical and easy to arrange your furniture.
Lean To Conservatories
Lean to conservatories trap sunlight and help to heat up your entire home. These are best suited to people who have high energy bills and want to conserve heat within their homes. They offer an extra amount of living space and open up the home fully to indulge in nature.
Double Hipped Conservatories
The double-hipped conservatory was originally designed for bungalows as they are lower in height than our other conservatories. They have a pitch on either side, meaning they can be installed on almost any home. These conservatories can be installed in both Edwardian and Victorian styles.
If you are interested in a contemporary, quality Victorian Conservatory for your property, please head to our website for more details, call us on 01752 786015, or pop in and see us at our showsite within the grounds of Crownhill Garden Centre, where we have examples of conservatories with various roof options, for you to peruse.