Conservatory

We continue exploring the various conservatory styles in this week’s blog. Today it’s the turn of the Victorian conservatory. It’s a distinctive and enduring design, and has the honour of being one of the most popular styles in the whole of the UK. When we take a look in closer detail, there are all sorts of reasons why!   What is a Victorian Conservatory? We went into detail about Victorian conservatories in last week’s blog, To recap on some of their main defining features: An angled bay front. As opposed to a square, rectangular front featured in Edwardian or Pavilion conservatories Three to five wall facets, giving the conservatory a rounded effect A peaking apex roof (which mimicked the style of many Victorian houses at the time) A series of ridges across the roof’s peak. The conservatory’s sides and end all come together. This helps contribute towards some of the more Gothic styles   Why...

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...

Before you start building your conservatory, there are a couple of things to be aware of. The legislation is basically split into two categories: planning permission and building regulations. To sum them up, planning permission is concerned with the way the construction of your building affects the surrounding area, whereas building regulations ensures the immediate health and safety of people in the constructions themselves. This week, we’re taking a closer look at building regulations.

Pavilion Conservatory We are taking a closer look at the various styles of conservatories. What they are? Which properties they suit best? How do I get one installed? This article, it’s the turn of the classic pavilion conservatory. What is a Pavilion Conservatory? A pavilion conservatory. Otherwise known as a gable or gable-end conservatory. A classic conservatory style. Featuring a square base and all-round glazing. Very similar in style to an Edwardian conservatory. The pavilion has a pitched, glazed roof and glazed gable end. The walls can be integral dwarf walls or full height glass panels. Which homes suit them? Pavilion conservatories are very adaptable. They have a classic, symmetrical design and straight lines. Meaning that they are as ‘at home’ on a modern property as on a period one. More ornate conservatories can seem at odds with contemporary architecture. Pavilion conservatories are neat, sleek and unobtrusive. Allowing them to blend with the features of the existing...

Winter conservatory care It's time to conide winter conservatory care. Has the weather turned cold and wintery? It’s time to consider how you can prepare your conservatory to survive the season without any damage. Treated properly, your conservatory should be a room for the whole year. Follow our tips to make the most of it this winter. A cosy conservatory can be a gorgeous place to spend autumn evenings. Soaking up the last light in fine weather and whiling away the hours on darker days. Make the most of the remaining good weather to get your conservatory ready for the winter chill. You’ll be glad you did. Clear out your guttering Debris such as twigs and leaves can build up in your guttering and stop it working. Leading to rainwater pooling on your conservatory roof. Autumn is the perfect time to give your guttering some TLC. Particularly if your conservatory is under or near...