Adding a conservatory to your property is the simplest way of adding extra living space to your home, this additional space is so versatile that it can be used as a breakfast room, dining room, study, play room or just simply a room to relax in, 365 days a year.
Whether you want a traditional style, modern or contemporary, glazed or solid roof, complex or clean lines, this addition will improve your home in limitless ways, without the stress and hassle of having to move.
Here at Tudor Design, we help you explore all of the design opportunities, with the help of our CAD digital imaging service, enabling you to see a wide range of options before making your final decision.
We offer full project management, which includes planning/building regulation advice and application, associated building works, roofing and glazing options, heating options, flooring, electrics, plastering etc. along with a comprehensive product and insurance backed guarantee. We are renowned for offering the very best advice and a truly bespoke service from start to finish.
Conservatory Style Options – From Victorian, Georgian, lean-to, P-shape, Gable or bespoke. A plethora of choice in terms of style, roof, glazing options and colours.
Victorian – A piece of period perfection!
The Victorian conservatory is one of the most popular styles and will complement almost any style of property, from a period style home to a new build and can be adapted to suit whatever size space is available. Typically they have either three or a five facet bay, with traditional cresting and finials or in simple terms, a bay front, a steeply pitched roof and ornate ridge details. The three-facet Victorian, consists of a bay window with three main windows, all of which have wide angles. The profile of the five-facet Victorian is as the three facet, but with five main windows.
Georgian – A union of sense and style!
The Georgian conservatory or sometimes as it is known, Edwardian, is characterised by its square or rectangular footprint. It features a flat front and a square or rectangular symmetrical shape. Typically it has a high sloping roof allowing the light to flood in, making it bright and spacious in its aesthetic appeal. The clear strong lines of its design, is often best with a dwarf wall, in the design. This stylish choice will suit many contemporary homes and allows for many different furnishing options.
Lean-to / Sunroom – Simple and Stylish
The lean-to or Sunroom as it is often called, is ideal if you live in a bungalow or a house with low eaves and prefer something a little less ornate. Either way, a sunroom or low pitched roof conservatory equates to a perfect design solution. This style boasts crisp, clean, elegant lines, coupled with a truly modern feel. The simplicity of its shape still allows for versatility when looking at furnishing options. Originating from greenhouses, yes greenhouses! They were built to face the southern sun. By attracting the sun they also offered shelter against the cold north winds, nowadays by installing a simple heating method, allows this type of room, to be used throughout the seasons.
P -shaped or T-shaped
The P-shape or T-shape conservatory combines the mix of the lean-to and the Victorian style. This is an ideal choice for those wanting a larger conservatory and is, like the Victorian adaptable in its aesthetics of a three or five faceted design.
The P-shape conservatory creates a versatile style. This is because the conservatory extends in different directions. The P-shape conservatory is, therefore, ideal for using as two separate living areas. Modern families often use the longer part of the P-shape style as a lounge or dining area, with the rounded part being used as a children’s play area. P-shaped conservatories often require larger proportions, so are better suited for larger detached properties, giving an impressive result. Another beauty of this style is that it can as much needed space without swallowing up too much of the garden.
Gable – A touch of modern splendour!
The Gable conservatory is one of grandeur and splendour. With the imposing front elevation, the feeling of height and light adds a real sense of presence to any home – a real popular choice with older, period style properties. The front of the roof doesn’t slope back to the centre, instead the front of the conservatory is upright, like the end of a house. This is where the name gable-end derives from.
A gable-end conservatory is square or rectangular in style, like a Georgian conservatory. This gives you maximum space to plan the interior of your gable-end conservatory. The gable front of the conservatory adds style and also maximises light coming into the room, while the height of the conservatory gives the room a feeling of space. The gable roof provides a grand and stunning impact both inside and out, and the front of the gable-end conservatory looks like the rising of the sun. This is often called a sunburst effect.
Gable-end conservatories have stylish front elevations with windows that extend right to the apex, giving them an imposing feel and a stately grandeur that’s perfect for period homes.
Our gable-end conservatory styles are always designed to meet your exacting needs and you can include other elements of our range in the design. These include roof glazing and various decorative and practical finishes.
Bespoke – Inspired by creativity and imagination
If you are looking for something that little bit different, or maybe have an unusual area of space where the traditional conservatories would not naturally flow as an extension of living area, then simply ask and we will happily design an innovative conservatory that is suited to the style of your home.
Colour Options – White, Light Oak, Irish Oak, Rosewood, Black, Cream, Anthracite, Chartwell Green Or combination, this is where you can combine an external colour frame with a white internal finish, allowing a fresh, open feeling, where the dullest of days, feel brighter!
Our top tips when considering investing in conservatory
We have compiled some top tips to help you with your choice and final decision.
• Think about its use
Once you have thought about the purpose of this extension to living area, think about what you envisage going into the size and space,
• Choose materials wisely
Using PVC-u to create your conservatory will enable you to benefit from years of hassle free maintenance and is a far more cost effective alternative to a timber one.
• Think about the position
Conservatories that are south facing receive the sun and as such, will require adequate ventilation and may even require blinds. You may wish to look at the Celsius performance glass in the roof
• Bigger isn’t always better
Once you have decided on the design and size of your conservatory, check to ensure that it does compliment your home and doesn’t take up too much of your garden. We encourage you to think of it as a fluid extension and not as an add-on.
• Consider smart blue performance glass
Think about the type of glazing you would like. Normal glass or polycarbonate? Refer to whether you are south facing or not as you may wish to consider the smart blue performance glass:
Ensure you have adequate ventilation and heating so you can enjoy your conservatory on both the hottest and coolest of days, there are roof fans, radiator options, an electric Roof Vent.