Conservatories are the most popular extension option for UK homeowners. They are versatile, high performing and by far the most cost-effective way to increase your living space. Enquiries into home extensions saw a dramatic increase last year as people looked for new ways to maximise their living area as they spent more time at home. As home working becomes more normal for millions of UK homeowners, home extensions look set to further increase in popularity in the coming years.
Conservatory styles from the contemporary to the traditional
One of the biggest selling points of a conservatory installation is its capacity for customisation. Conservatories can be bespoke designed to meet a wide variety of specifications and can incorporate both modern and traditional design schemes to match the original property which is being extended.
At Techniglaze, we supply and install a diverse selection of high performing conservatories for homeowners across South West England. With over three decades’ industry experience, we can offer homeowners conservatory styles for any type of home including large lean-to conservatories for modern homes and Victorian and Edwardian styled conservatories for period property extension projects.
Before you begin your home extension project, it’s important to decide which type of conservatory is best for your home. This will depend on the style of your home, whether it’s modern or more traditional, the site’s size restrictions, and your desired use for the extended living space. Personal preference will also play a part in your final decision.
Which conservatory style is best suited for your home?
As mentioned above, when making any home improvements, personal taste is one of the most important factors to consider. You’ll definitely want to choose a conservatory style which is aesthetically pleasing to you. With home extensions, however, it’s equally important to match your conservatory style with your original property’s appearance.
To give you an idea about what conservatory style is best for your home, here’s some information about some of the styles which we can offer:
Victorian style – Ornate styling with a decorative roof crest and multi-faceted glazing, perfect for 19th century period homes. Victorian style conservatories are one of the most popular choices for UK homeowners. Obviously, they perfectly complement the traditional architectural style of a Victorian era property. They are also popular for extending more modern homes with their classic appearance adding a touch of heritage charm to a more contemporary designed property.
Edwardian style – Square or rectangular in design, these conservatories maximise natural light intake and are perfect for modern and traditional properties alike. Edwardian style conservatories are renowned for their symmetrical design. Their geometric shape means that they can easily accommodate a variety of installation specifications. If your home is located on an unusual site such as a raised area or on a steep incline, an Edwardian style conservatory could be the perfect extension solution.
Lean-to – Featuring a single sloped roof which can run the entire length of a property. Can be customised to suit any size extension. The sheer scale potential of a lean-to conservatory means that it is popular with extensions on large detached properties. Lean-to conservatories are often connected to the original property at two separate points eg. the dining area and kitchen. This creates an open plan effect with a through-living versatility achieved to optimise living standards and maximise floor space.
Gable end – Symmetrical and visually impressive, they can be installed on any property type but are particularly suited to Georgian buildings. Gable end conservatories create a unique appearance to the exterior of any property. They are often chosen when a homeowner wants to create a focal point of their home exterior which can be viewed from an exterior patio area. Inside, a gable end conservatory benefits from its raised roof design. This helps to boost the feeling of height to create a light and airy atmosphere.
P-shaped – Combining a lean-to conservatory with a Victorian style conservatory to create a large extended living area for the ultimate in home extensions. For homeowners who want a truly bespoke extended living area, a p-shaped conservatory is the perfect choice. It’s unusual layout is perfect for creating two separate interior areas within the extension such as a dining area and a lounge for relaxing. P-shaped conservatories are perfect for entertaining guests or for people with a large or growing family.
Whatever style of conservatory is best suited to your home, at Techniglaze, we can design the perfect conservatory to match your requirements. If you’d like to find out more about Techniglaze conservatories or any of our products or services call 01761 417 654 or contact us online.