The Edwardian conservatory is a very popular option for conservatory design. The rectangular shape not only acts like a natural extension of your home, but also allows for the maximum amount of internal space due to its square edged corners. Whether you require the room to act as a dining room, enlarged living room or playroom, this style will allow the maximum amount of furnishings to be utilised.
Lean To (or Home Extender) conservatories have a square or rectangular plan – like the Edwardian – but feature a sloped roof attached to one of the walls of the house. Because of their modern, functional appearance they are suitable for a wide range of modern properties, particularly bungalows and other low-pitched houses, ideal for homes with a limited amount of space.
Victorian conservatories are the most popular styles of conservatory in England, Victorian style complements most types of property. Victorian conservatories are especially popular on all homes, which contains some of the finest Victorian architecture in the country. Victorian conservatories traditionally have 3 or 5 facets on their front elevation, and ornate detailing along the ridge of the roof.
P shaped conservatories are so called because they have a P shaped plan with an apexed roof. P shaped conservatories are sometimes called Combination conservatories due to the fact that they allow you to combine two different styles of conservatory, such as an Edwardian and a Lean To. It is also possible to adapt an existing style into different basic layouts, including a T-shape or a B-shape.
While some may look similar to a conservatory, there are some very distinct differences. Orangeries are more akin to extensions than conservatories. They generally do not have a door dividing the extension to the main part of the house. You may have a door, perhaps a high quality bi-fold door, but the general idea is that part of you house is seamlessly extended into this new glass building with an atrium style roof.