Posted on Feb 6, 2014

Your Guide to the Different Types of Conservatories – and How to Select the Best One for Your Home

A conservatory is a delightful addition to any home, and this is precisely the reason why more and more homeowners are opting to have one installed. With a conservatory, you have an extra room where you can relax, enjoy the sun’s rays, read a book whilst sipping a nice cup of tea, and just bond with your family and friends in a warm, cosy atmosphere. 

And today, having a conservatory installed is easier than ever – all it takes is a professional conservatory installer, who will know exactly what you need and recommend the right type of conservatory for your space. I should know – I had excellent advice when I decided to have a conservatory built on my property in Plymouth. And I can tell you that it pays to deal only with professionals, as they can give you suggestions on the features that you may prefer and have the conservatory installed in no time. So if you, too, are a homeowner in Plymouth and are thinking of having your own cosy conservatory, then here are a few common types to choose from:

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  • A three-facet Victorian conservatory

The three-facet Victorian conservatory is the most common type of conservatory. It is ideal for a relatively large area and has a versatile curved or rounded shape that can fit into most garden spaces.

  • A Georgian or Edwardian conservatory

This type of conservatory is also quite common, and it is similar in shape to the three-facet Victorian, although a bit more square and geometric.

  • A Victorian T-shape conservatory

This has a distinct shape, with a centre that juts out onto the garden space. The Victorian T-shape conservatory is similar to a porch, in that its most unique feature is the doors which lead out to the garden.

  • A five-facet Victorian conservatory

The five-facet Victorian conservatory, as its name implies, has five facets instead of three and is usually suitable for a larger space.

  • A lean-to conservatory

The lean-to conservatory is also referred to as a sun room, and it is suitable for smaller spaces or homes with restrictions on height, like those which only have one floor.

  • A P-shape conservatory

This conservatory is a combination of a lean-to and a Victorian, and it is ideal for homes with larger spaces.

  • A gable front conservatory

This kind of conservatory is notable for its square or rectangular shape, similar to the Edwardian style. The gable front is designed in such a way as to let more natural light into the space, as it has more height than other types of conservatories.

Other factors to consider when choosing a conservatory

Aside from the most important consideration, which is the space available in your home, there are other notable factors to consider when choosing the best type of conservatory for your needs. If you would like easier installation, look for a conservatory which has fewer components. Today, you can also choose conservatories which are ready-made to be installed, with different colour finishes and design features such as twist and lock galleries and unique rafter systems.

If you are looking for the best conservatories in Plymouth, it is also wise to look for an installer which is accredited. Look for one which can give you expert installation support and other additional services such as free delivery and free price quotations so that you know exactly what to expect.

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