If you have a period property or a traditional looking house, you may think adding a conservatory will detract from its character.
However, you can now enjoy all the benefits a conservatory has to offer without compromising the style of your home.
Victorian architectural styles mainly date from the middle and late 19th century and are known for their elaborate detail. Ornate arches, eaves, panels and columns may be found on or in Victorian buildings.
Our traditional Victorian conservatories offer grace and elegance, reflecting the 19th-century decadence and flair of that period. With a pitched roof, ornate ridge and bay window frontage, our Victorian-style conservatories perfectly complement the more traditional home.
Edwardian architecture was made popular during the reign of King Edward VII from 1901 to 1910 and considered to continue until the beginning of the first world war. It’s generally less ornate than Victorian architecture except for some noteworthy buildings built in the Edwardian Baroque style.
Our Edwardian conservatories are simple and understated. Constructed in a square for a classic look, they’ve been designed to maximise space. A key feature is a roof that’s usually made up of three sections, sloping upwards from the outer edge of the conservatory to meet the centre ridge. Edwardian conservatories can also feature a series of small windows at the top of the frames.
Edwardian conservatories are an excellent choice for both heritage properties and modern houses as they bring period elegance. Our design options include part-brick or glass-to-ground, both with energy efficiency guaranteed.
Gable Front Conservatories
Gable Front Conservatories are characterised by an upright front panel and high roof slope that provides maximum light and space. They’re a popular choice if you want plenty of natural light.
Gable front conservatories work well with older properties as their features tend to mirror traditional building styles. Their footprint is similar to our Edwardian conservatories as they’re square or rectangular and come with a front roof that’s vertical and not sloping.
The roof ridge runs the full length of the conservatory and allows for maximum light and space. This is a striking feature that’s unique to gable front conservatories as other designs tend to have roof panels that slope towards a central point.
At Excellent Windows, we offer an option to have a part-brick wall construction or a full height wall on one side.
Orangeries became stylish in the 17th to 19th centuries. It was fashionable in wealthy, elegant homes to create an environment where it was possible to grow orange and other fruit trees by protecting them with the solid build of an orangery.
The concept originally started in Italy and orangeries were then architecturally adapted over later years to suit different climates.
In Britain, orangeries differ from other conservatories as they have a higher proportion of brick to glass to give a strong construction. An orangery is square or rectangular in style – it will have a brick base, a flat perimeter roof and a central roof lantern.
Its solid construction makes it a highly functional room that can be used as more than just a sunroom. Offering an abundance of light, it makes an ideal family room or dining area.
Are you looking for a conservatory to complement your property?
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