Types of Conservatory – A Short Guide to Conservatory Styles & Shapes

There are many different types of conservatory, each with their own unique shape, size, and style. From Victorian to lean-to to gable, this blog post offers a quick guide to the different types of conservatory to help you decide which is best for your home.

Lean-To

Lean too conservatory with warm tiled roof

Lean-to conservatories are the simplest type of conservatory and are also known as Mediterranean style. It is characterised by a rectangular shape with a single sloped roof that leans onto the main property. A lean-to conservatory is the most affordable option and is great for enhancing smaller homes.

Victorian

Victorian conservatories are one of the most popular styles. The style is characterised by a bay window front, steep, pitched roof, curved, rounded shape, and ornate ridged roof. Victorian conservatories are classic, stylish, and elegant and will truly enhance your home.

Edwardian

An Edwardian conservatory is similar in style to a Victorian conservatory but has straight lines and flat edges rather than being curved like Victorian. It has a rectangular or square shape with a flat front, square walls, and a 4-sided pitched roof. Edwardian conservatories are elegant, classic, and timeless and are versatile enough to suit all styles of houses.

Gable

The gable style is square or rectangular in shape with each side of the roof rising to the centre and meeting at the front to create a triangular frontage. They have a high pitched roof that doesn’t slope to the centre but stays upright to let in lots of light and create an airy, open feel in your home.

P-shape

P-shaped conservatories are a mix of lean-to and Victorian styles. The P-shaped conservatory combines the square shape of the lean-to with the round, bay shape of the Victorian to create a P shape. This is a great way to add extra space to your home.

T-Shape/L-Shape

The T-shape or L-shape combines 2 square or rectangular-shaped conservatories. The L-shape has one long square with another sticking out at a right angle at the end. The T-shape has a rectangle shape with a rectangular central projection extending out across the middle. This style is good for detached houses with large gardens.

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