Adding more space to your home doesn’t necessarily need to involve adding an extension. Conservatories act as a good intermediary for those looking to add more space to a property without going through the rigmarole of building an extension. But conservatories come in all shapes and sizes, making picking one almost as difficult as finding the perfect birthday present for a family member you barely know!

Let’s take a look at the different conservatory styles that are available (and the differences between them).

Conservatory styles

Victorian conservatories

A Victorian conservatory is versatile enough to be able to fit into any space available. It features a bayfront coupled with a steeply pitched roof.

This style of conservatory is perfect for a large garden all the way down to a small patio area.

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Edwardian conservatories

Similar to a Victorian conservatory, an Edwardian (Georgian) conservatory is often seen as being more space-effective. It is comprised of a high, flat roof, along with square walls that feature 90-degree angles.

Gabel-End conservatories

With a Gable-End conservatory, the front of the conservatory remains upright, whilst the roof doesn’t slope back to the centre. In some ways, it’s similar in style to the end of a house.

Its style makes efficient use of the given space, therefore maximising the interior room’s possible uses.

Lean-To conservatories

If you’re less concerned about efficient use of space and would rather have something more subtle, the Lean-to conservatory could be a good option.

It provides a minimalistic look that fits perfectly next to a garden. The idea is that the conservatory blends quietly into the surrounding property. What’s more, it is highly customisable with a range of coloured and patterned glass, allowing you to add your own style to it.

P-Shaped conservatories

You might be wondering why this style of conservatory is called “P-Shaped”. Quite simply, when looking at it from above, it looks like the letter ‘P’.

A P-shaped conservatory combines a number of conservatory styles into one. It is generally constructed of either a 3-section or 5-section Victorian conservatory with a Lean-To or double-hipped Edwardian conservatory attached as well.

Overall, it creates a classic design that is suitable for older properties, however, it will still look great on newer, modern properties alike.

Using the above breakdown of the different conservatory styles, you should be able to gain an idea of the style that would best suit your home.

Nevertheless, if you’re still stuck on which style to go for, our expert team are able to visit your property and provide advice on the style best suited to you. Just book an appointment online.