4 STYLISH CONSERVATORIES IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME
Many of us are looking for ways to expand or make the most of space in our homes, whether that’s by converting a loft or cellar or adding an extension. Choosing to add a conservatory to your home is one way to increase your space and there are many different styles to choose from to suit all tastes.
If you’re looking to make the most of the sunshine, a conservatory is a perfect place to relax in the sun and draw in natural light into your home – especially as the days get darker.
But not all conservatories are the same, with different types suiting different styles of homes.
You may be wondering what the different types of conservatories on the market are and which is best for your home?
In this article, we take a closer look at some of the different conservatory types available so you can choose the right conservatory for you.
WHAT IS A CONSERVATORY?
A conservatory is essentially just an extra room or small building that’s attached to the main house on one side. The walls and roof of a conservatory are made from glass, with a frame typically made from uPVC, aluminium or wood. It’s this large amount of glass which makes the conservatory stand out from a traditional extension, which would usually be larger and built predominantly from brick. To qualify as a conservatory, a building must have at least 50% of its side walls glazed and at least 75% of its roof made from a translucent material.
DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?
In the majority of cases, you will not need planning permission to erect a conservatory, especially if it’s on the smaller side. Under current rules, you do not need to apply for planning permission if the conservatory is less than four metres in height (or no higher than your home’s roof). It also cannot obstruct a public road or extend by more than three metres if you live in a non-detached house; if your plans conflict with any of these rules then you’ll need to apply for planning permission before going ahead.
TYPES OF CONSERVATORIES:
- Lean-to conservatories
- Gable-ended conservatories
- Victorian conservatories
- Edwardian conservatories
DIFFERENT TYPES OF CONSERVATORIES
The Lean-to conservatory, or Mediterranean conservatory, is the simplest style of conservatory, with clean lines that give it a contemporary look and make them a popular conservatory for modern houses. The simple shape of the lean-to conservatory gives you the maximum space in a highly economical style.
With a gable-end conservatory, the front of the roof doesn’t slope back to the centre. Instead, the front of the conservatory stays upright, like the end of a house. … A gable-end conservatory is square or rectangular in style, like a Georgian conservatory.
A Victorian Conservatory is one of the period types of conservatory, so named after the reigning monarch (King or Queen) at the time they first appeared and can be found in both urban and rural homes. Sometimes referred to as Victorian sun-rooms, they offer ornate high roofs and a faceted or rounded appearance.
It’s a classic conservatory style that features more subdued lines and ornamentation than its Victorian counterpart, sporting plain glass and a symmetrical shape which means that floor space is maximised.
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