A Quick Guide To Different Conservatory Styles

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A Quick Guide To Different Conservatory Styles

Here at RTE, we pride ourselves on our versatility. We do many different conservatory styles. Of course sometimes it can be tricky to know the differences. But don’t worry – we’re here to help!

Victorian Conservatories



This is one of the most popular conservatory styles in the UK, and it’s not hard to see why! It’s a timeless and enduring style. A charming historical quality, as well as an undeniable sense of flair. The most defining feature of a Victorian conservatory is its angled bay front. With three to five wall facets (depending on your preference, of course). Topped off by a ridged apex roof that creates an elegant rounded effect. It was first designed in the middle to late 19th century. If you have the room for it, a Victorian-style conservatory will no doubt always be a very tempting choice.

Edwardian Conservatories



Also known as Georgian conservatories. Edwardian conservatories have some similarities in style to their Victorian counterparts. Most of them will be obvious at a glance – for example, the apexed roof. Unlike the Victorian conservatory, an Edwardian conservatory is square or rectangular in plan. Thus giving it a flat front (as compared to the angled or bay front of a Victorian design). First perfected in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Edwardian conservatories have always been popular for their use of floorspace. Their sense of symmetry and proportion make a beautiful compromise. Somewhere between the traditional appeal of the Victorian and the efficient shapes of more modern designs.


Pavilion Conservatories



Sometimes known as a gabled conservatory. Pavilion conservatories are an offshoot of the Edwardian style. Sharing the same efficient floor plan as the Edwardian conservatories. It differs in the style of the roof. Rather than slope back toward the centre, it stays vertical. Creating one smooth facet from top to bottom. This gives it an unobtrusive design that blends with most architectural styles. Making it popular with homeowners up and down the country.

Traditional Conservatories


tradtional conservatory

Occasionally known as sun rooms or lean-to conservatories. This is because of their appearance of ‘leaning in’ to the house. Amongst one of the simplest designs. A traditional conservatory features dwarf walls and a flat angled roof. The roof slopes downwards, allowing rainwater to run off it. Their straightforward design also means they have the lowest costs and construction times. Their ability to complement most styles of architecture makes them universally attractive. Ideal for those living in cottages or bungalows.



bespoke conservatory

Well, this is a little more difficult to quantify! We pride ourselves on working closely with you throughout the design and construction of your dream conservatory. We’ll provide expert advice and can mix and match your choice of styles to suit your tastes. We do everything in house, too, so that we can be certain of a job well done.

Whatever you decide, for conservatories in Blackburn and Darwen we’re the people for you! We also service Burnley and Accrington amongst other areas. Wherever you live, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01254 873 002, and we’ll see what we can do about making your dream conservatory a reality.

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