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Adding a conservatory to your home is so simple yet so an effective way of creating additional cost effective multi purpose living space while enhancing the desirability and value of your home.
With a raft of styles and glazing options now available to keep your conservatory cool during the summer and warm during the winter conservatories have come a long way!
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The Victorian Conservatory is the most popular style of conservatory, with a versatility that makes it suitable for many house styles. Its distinguishing features, such as a bay front, give a curved appearance, and a steeply pitched roof and ornate ridge details give this style of conservatory a more classical appearance. The Victorian Conservatory style is available in: 3 facet - a bay front that has three main windows that give a curved appearance, widely angled for maximum space and 5 facet - a bay front with five main windows creating a more rounded appearance.
The Georgian Conservatory is a flat fronted style that offers excellent use of floor space due to the square of rectangular internal shape. Each side of the roof slopes back to the centre and the resulting contemporary style is suited to the majority of property styles.
A Gable fronted style of conservatory adds a sense of grandeur to any home. With a high roof slope and the same floor space as a Georgian conservatory, a gable offers excellent use of internal space. The front panel of the roof remains upright rather than sloping back to the centre as on a Georgian, creating a feel of great height within the conservatory.
The Lean-to style of conservatory is for those who prefer the clean understated lines of a Mediterranean sunroom. 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 as low bungalow roof, whilst steeper pitch would match the roof of a terraced or detached house.
For homes that require a larger conservatory a P shape, T shape or lantern style are impressive additions. The P shape and T shape conservatories offer a large and versatile floor space. The Lantern style dating back to the orangeries of days gone by is distinguished by the two tiered feature roof and is popular choice for swimming pool enclosures.
There are a variety of options to customise the exterior and interior of your conservatory. Here we explore the ways you can add your own finishing touches.
Cresting and Finials: These are the decorative fittings that run along the top of your conservatory roof. A choice of crestings and finials are available depending upon the roof system you choose ranging from the ultramodern Pikestaff finial and Renaissance cresting to the more traditional Classic and Baroque combination.
Top Cappings: The bars that run between the panels in the roof of your conservatory are covered with protective cappings. A choice of designs are available that give a streamlined contemporary appearance or a more traditional rounded look.
Dentil Mouldings: A decorative cladding that can be added underneath the guttering on your conservatory for an extra touch of flair.
Glazing Options: If you are hoping to bring more light into your home then a glass roof is the right choice. Special glasses work by deflecting heat from the sun in summer to keep the inside cool and by retaining the warmth from heating appliances in winter. Easy clean coatings are also an option that ensure dirt deposits are washed off with the rainfall. Polycarbonate roofs are a lower cost alternative to glass but still provide excellent thermal properties. It comes in a range of colours and thicknesses, such as Clear, Opal, Bronze, Bronze/Opal and solar control.
Ceiling Fans: Decorative ceiling fans area available in a variety of designs, with or without light fittings and the choice of an optional remote control.
Tie Bars: A Tie bar is sometimes used to help support the weight of the roof or one that is fitted with glass. The position of the tie bar is dictated by engineering principles and a choice of styles are offered.
All roofs offered are engineered for the extremes of the UK climate are approved by the BBA to at least 25 years.