Types of Conservatories

Conservatories constitute extra space added to homes built with glass, wood, plastic and aluminum. These conservatories last for years with low maintenance. Conservatories can complement existing homes easily and increase the value of space usage, bright up home with graceful landscape.

During the past, conservatories were used for growing plants. When they came in different designs, styles and models, people started using them for more than as a garden – recreational room, study room, kitchen, etc. Since there are many types, designs and styles of conservatories, people often get confused which one to add to their homes. Here in this article we will tell you about the types of conservatories that can have based on your needs.

Victorian conservatory
Victorian conservatory is prominent construction from 19th century and is the most traditional style of design. This classic style of Victorian conservatory comes in multiple faced fronts either angled or curved, versatile styles, colors and finishes. This style of the conservatory can complement new or existing homes easily.

Victorian conservatory is best for other free-standing applications. This conservatory is designed to link main house as glass walkway.

Edwardian conservatory
Edwardian conservatory comes in simple designs either square or rectangular shapes with minimum clutter and has a stunning appealing. This conservatory is an ideal choice for modern homes and they are perfect for those who want to extend their property with simplicity and large floor space. This conservatory brightens the entire home, is good in providing space for dining, living room and study room.

Gable and lantern conservatory
Gable conservatory
A gable conservatory can be easily added to all kind of homes and bungalows. A gable adds to the luxury, prestigious look and brilliance to any homes with real value.

A gable style-conservatory features rectangular shape, vertical roof section that offers additional sunlight to enter and extra floor space. The gable conservatory is perfect to increase living room, enclosure to swimming pool and gardening. Gable conservatory are highly insulated with polycarbonate roofing this make efficient in heat management.

Lantern conservatory
Use of lantern style conservatory dates backs to 19th century and is a two-tiered roofing that gives appearance of traditional Chinese homes. A lantern conservatory adds an extra light and space.

Lantern conservatory are best for adding space to older properties as they bring in an aesthetic appealing and it is a popular choice for swimming pool enclosure. This style of conservatory uses polycarbonate instead of glass that ensure brilliance. Lantern style is a perfect choice for those looking for extra ventilation in conservatory, for best view of the sky. Lantern conservatory is best for constructing at south-facing or area where condensation is a problem.

Lean to conservatory
Lean to style conservatory is simple in terms of design yet with stylish lines is a popular choice of conservatory today. This conservatory is also called as garden or sun-room conservatory since they are designed to face southern sun to trap heat during the winter. Though lean-to design offers simple design in economical style, they are good in maximizing extra space to homes. This type of conservatory is suitable for those buildings for which height is limiting problem and homes with limited place for gardening.

Pergolas are built above fixed pillars to support cross wooden beams that avoid sunlight and heat to make shaded passageway before interior of homes. Pergolas offers extension to homes and protection in terrace. Pergolas come in a variety of designs and styles that add architectural character to homes and gardens. They are best in linking buildings, with climbing plant structures.

Orangeries were popularized in 17th century. They were initially used in cultivating citrus plants in winter. The ease of their complementarity with existing property, make them add value addition as they brighten home’s landscape.

Orangeries are considered half-conservatory as they utilize 80% brick and rest for wood and glass materials for construction. Constructing an orangery is a little bigger process as it needs construction of more pillars, brick work, flat-roofs than installing a traditional conservatory and this makes orangery construction expensive.