Understanding the difference between different types of conservatory can often be a minefield. Here at Crownhill Conservatories, we can offer you the best advice to maximise the space in your home. Even a small glass extension can do big things for your home – some types of conservatories are cheaper than others – although what you choose needs to suit not just your budget but your needs too!
What do I need to consider?
When considering a new conservatory it is important to know the difference between the different types of conservatory, this will enable you to choose the perfect extension for your home that suits your needs.
Understanding the different types of conservatory available will enable you to confidently choose a conservatory that suits both your home and your budget.
What is a Lean-to Conservatory? (often described as the Mediterranean)
This is a popular conservatory design with a simple roof and great style flexibility – clean lines that complement every property style make it the perfect choice for a modern garden room. It is constructed in such a way that it looks as if it is ‘leaning’ against the house – hence where the name comes from. A lean-to conservatory creates a spacious and sun-filled extension to your home, somewhere cosy from which you can enjoy.
A Victorian conservatory is named after the reigning monarch (King or Queen) at the time that they first appeared and can be found in both urban and rural homes. Often referred to as Victorian sun-rooms, the style includes a bay front, a steeply pitched roof and ornate ridge details. Victorian conservatories can be easily customised to meet your specifications and blend in seamlessly with the style of your property. Rest assured, when you purchase a Victorian conservatory from Crownhill Conservatories, you’re investing in high quality, skillfully designed and expertly fitted products.
The name has been linked with this style of conservatory since it was brought into fashion during the time that King Edward VII (Edward the 7th) was on the throne of England. Edwardian conservatories are more modern or contemporary in design than the more traditional, rounded Victorian conservatory. The roofing is pitched and usually made up of 3 sections sloping upwards from the outer edge of the room to meet at the top. The simple layout of Edwardian conservatories lends itself to small, tight spaces and provide homeowners with a spacious extension that can be used for dining, entertaining, working or playing.
A double-hipped conservatory is an ideal compromise between achieving style and a seamless fit with the home. The ‘double hip’ as it is known means that the pitched roof appears on both sides of the conservatory extension, rather than having a flat face connecting to the house wall. It comes with a box gutter and a sloping pitched roof that connects to your home’s wall – suiting all house types, including bungalows, period properties and new builds, it offers a large, sun-filled addition to your home.
At Crownhill Conservatories Plymouth, we pride ourselves on delivering a five-star service and we aim to exceed your expectations every step of the way. No job is too big or too small – with 60 years of combined experience, our skilled team has installed over 500 conservatories in recent years and we are always here to advise you on your conservatory wants or needs.
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