Which Conservatory is Right for you?
Posted on 12th October 2020 at 17:05
The Different Types of Conservatories
When considering adding a conservatory to your home, there are many different choices that you can look at to see which one would best suit your needs.
Whether you’re looking for an all year-round purposeful added room or just a way to enjoy your garden, below we have listed the different types of conservatories and how they are best used.
All styles of conservatory are fully customisable and are designed bespoke to your requirements.
Sunroom conservatories can be considered to be more of a modern conservatory design. They can have flat GRP (glass reinforced plastic) roofs and allow lots of light in. Their main feature is that they have large glass panels and usually have bifold or sliding doors. This allows you to enjoy uninterrupted views of your garden and bring the outside in.
Standard conservatories are typically recognised by their polycarbonate or glass roofs which allow a lot of light in and can be perfect for brightening up your home. Newer conservatories are more energy efficient than older ones and can be used all year round. They can be designed to include low brick walls or even have full height brick walls on one side to aid with privacy.
Traditional conservatories are available in a range of standard styles or can be designed bespoke for your requirements.
These conservatories have a flat front and square or rectangular walls. They let in a good amount of light as they have a high roof. They are designed to create maximum floor space and let in plenty of light at the same time.
Loggia conservatories are modern looking and provides and affordable extension. It has a high proportion of glass, much like the traditional conservatory but it features multiple insulated aluminium pillars similar to an orangery. They have good thermal efficiency as they have well insulated columns. Having a lot of glass, they let a lot of light into your home.
This design of conservatory works especially well with smaller homes. It has a rectangular layout with a single-pitched roof. They attach to your home on a long side and let a lot of light in. It’s a simple design, yet fully customisable.
This type of conservatory is one of the most popular kinds of conservatory that you’ll see. It includes a pitched roof and ornate ridge details; it also includes a bay front. The conservatory is customisable, and the bricks can be chosen specifically to match with your house’s bricks. Modern double glazing is used for the windows as this ensures minimal heat loss.
Orangeries usually have brick pillars between the conservatory window and at the corners. It is in between a conservatory and an extension and works as a cost-effective improvement to any home. The brick pillars are very customisable and are available in a great range of colours to match your property. We can even match the brick style and colour to your home. Orangeries can include roof lanterns which let in a lot of light, or a number of different roofing options.
P shape Conservatories
This type of conservatory is a mix between lean-to conservatories and Edwardian or Victorian designs. This allows for a bigger space to be created while keeping with the proportions of the property and works well especially with larger homes.
Customising Your Conservatory
There are a number of different customisable options when designing your conservatory, from window panels and framework to roofing options. You can fully customise it to make it fit with your taste and style.
Each conservatory that we build is bespoke meaning that you can choose from many options to style the conservatory.
When it comes to roofing options, our solid conservatory roof tiles have five different variations which are plum, pewter grey, stone black, chestnut brown and brick red. Additionally, we can even fit Velux windows into the roof to allow more natural light in. There are additional roofing options for materials too such as polycarbonate, glass, or tiled roofing.
As an added feature, we are able to fit your choice of lights, this can be anything from LED downlights to a lighting pelmet for a more modern look.
With doors, there are many to choose from such as French doors, single doors, patio doors or a set of bifold doors to bring the outside in.
When it comes to windows and doors, there are a range of colours and styles to choose from. We offer traditional colours as well as any RAL colour.
Even down to the design of your conservatory, at Alternative Roof Solutions we can create you a completely bespoke designed conservatory.
So why not get in touch with us today to get a quote, or advice on how we can design your ideal conservatory.
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