The classic style orangery originated during the Renaissance, in the 15th and 16th century, Italian nobility used Roman inspired architecture to grow citrus trees. Hence it was given the name 'orangery'. This was done by using large walls and hardier plants to protect the trees. They were designed for two main reasons; durability and convenience. However they were still built to be aesthetically pleasing as well as practical. The idea transformed into larger glass buildings using the walls of their garden as the foundations. This was the beginning of connecting the orangery to the house and the house to the garden. They soon became a feature on many houses who then started to incorporate brick into their orangery designs to suit the architecture of their house.
Edwardian (or Georgian) conservatories are quite similar in style to the Victorian, and also feature an apexed roof. However the main difference is that Edwardian conservatories are square or rectangular on plan, so they have a flat front (compared to the Victorian angle front). When it comes to choosing the right Summit conservatory, there are so many decisions to make and questions to ask.
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.
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.