The Top 10 Types of Conservatories to install this Spring ready for Summer 2018


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Spring is finally here with sunny days and flowers all around. Do you dream about opening up space, letting the sunshine in and finding immense pleasure in the panoramic view of your garden?

Conservatories are ideal for upgrading your home and breathe new life into any property. Spring is the perfect time for installing your conservatory to be ready for summer garden parties. Why not awe your friends when they come for a barbecue?

We have collated the best conservatory types for you to choose from below.

What is a conservatory?

In the United Kingdom, you can call a building a conservatory when at least 50% of its side wall area and 75% of its roof is glazed with a transparent material, usually glass. Historically these garden rooms were used to display tropical plants and flowers. In the late 19th century a social function was given to them, and they became a favourite space for tea parties. Nowadays conservatories are used as a stylish and smart extension of the living space. The architecture varies from Victorian glasshouses to minimalist modern style.


1. Off Set Victorian 

The Victorian glasshouse style is highly popular because the segmental appearance is not only beautiful and unique but also allows to create more complex designs to suit your individual needs. You can choose from a range of different materials such as Polycarbonate or even Solar Control Glass.

The example you can see below is an offset Victorian conservatory with a box gutter connection to the wall and matching steps to complement the style.

Crystal Clear Victorian Conservatory

2. Traditional 5 Segment Internal Victoria 

Advantages of this layout include the fantastic garden view and the beautiful glass structure which is versatile and offers limitless configuration possibilities. The bayfront windows and sloped roof create the feel of spaciousness and airiness.

You can take a look at how smoothly this design fit together with the original property notably enlarging the space.

Victorian Internal Conservatory

3. Oak Edwardian 

The main characteristics of the Edwardian style are lightness, ethereality and muted ornaments. It is usual to use square and rectangular shapes to maximise the view.

This attractive oak coloured conservatory merges with the home effortlessly as if it was always part of the building. Careful, professional planning is the key to beautiful results you will cherish forever. 

Crystal Clear Edwardian Oak

4. Hipped Back with Bi-folding Doors

If you are a fan of the more toned down minimalist effect, this conservatory is for you. It not only lets the light flow in but also creates an infinite living area between your home and your garden. This gives you the illusion to be outdoors even when you are inside.

Another plus is that the square shape and symmetry enable the maximisation of the available space, especially when combined with bi-fold doors.

Crystal Clear Hipped Back

5. Full Glass with Twin Box Gutter

Do you live in a bungalow or low-level cottage? Don’t worry the twin box gutter makes it possible to fit your conservatory into corners as well. It also has a pitched roof to increase space.

The box gutter is superbly insulated to cut condensation, and its broader design prevents rainwater damage.

Twin Box Gutter

6. Gable fronted 

The name comes from the distinctive characteristics: the front of the roof is upright, similar to the end of a house. This roof type is decorative and also gives an impressive impact on the viewer inside and outside as well.

As this look is the modern variant of the Georgian style, it often comes in rectangular or square shape.

Crystal Clear Gable Frontend

7. Lean to Conservatory

This conservatory is well liked, because of the flexibility and simplicity of its design. It makes it suitable for nearly any type of property.

The lean-to conservatory usually comes with the rectangular floor plan, and you can choose from “all-glass” or “dwarf-walls” layout. If you opt for the latter, bear in mind that bricks or block-work are more expensive than glazing.

Lean to Conservatory

8. P Shaped

If you are looking for a bespoke individual solution, the P shaped conservatory can meet your unique This construction is the merge of the Victorian and Lean to conservatories and allows countless design options.

The photo shows an excellent example of an integrated design which harmonises with the home. The bricks used for the dwarf-walls were the same style as the ones used for the house.

P Shaped Conservatory

9. T Shaped 

The combination of the Edwardian and lean to structure makes this fantastic T shaped layout. This style is most suitable for larger properties as it creates two separate living spaces.

This design works best in extensive back gardens as it can take up a significant amount of space.

T Shaped Conservatory

10. Crossover Extension

Another option for a truly striking upgrade for your home is the crossover extension. This means that you can combine an extension with solid walls with a glazed conservatory to have the advantages of both.

Installing bi-fold doors can maximise the wow effect by creating a seamless living space.

Crossover Extension

Want to Know More?

Interested in revamping your home with a bespoke conservatory? Why not get in touch with the Crystal Clear team and we will be delighted to tell you more about our complete range.

Just call us on 0117 9717 880 for more information and a no-obligation quote.