Conservatory styles guide and advice on conservatories and sunrooms in Glasgow, Scotland

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James Conservatories are Glasgow builders and provide conservatories and sun rooms, garage conversions, double glazed windows, and house extensions in Glasgow, and throughout Scotland.

We have recently completed projects in Edinburgh, Paisley, Livingston, Cambuslang, Cumbernauld, Kilmarnock, Stirling, Falkirk, Bearsden, East Kilbride, Motherwell, Bishopbriggs, Newton Mearns, Wishaw, Rutherglen, and other places throughout West and Central Scotland.

Conservatory Styles

Some conservatory companies in Scotland call a Victorian design an "Edwardian" or a "Georgian", or they use the name "Home Extender" when talking about a Lean To conservatory.

Each of these conservatory styles feature a different on plan layout and roof style, and at best this can make it difficult to compare quotes between different conservatory companies. But it could potentially lead to you buying entirely the wrong style of conservatory.

So to make things simple, we have created a guide to the most popular styles of conservatories in the UK.

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Victorian Conservatories

Victorian conservatories are one of the most popular styles of conservatory in Scotland, and the Victorian style complements most types of property. Victorian conservatories are especially popular in Glasgow, which contains some of the finest Victorian architecture in the country. Victorian conservatories traditionally have three or five facets on their front elevation, and ornate detailing along the ridge of the apexed roof.

Edwardian or Georgian Conservatories

Edwardian (or Georgian) conservatories are quite similar in style to the Victorian, and also feature an apexed roof. However the main difference is that Edwardian conservatories are square or rectangular on plan, so they have a flat front (compared to the Victorian angle front).

Gable Conservatories

The Gable (or Gable-End) conservatory style features a square floor plan but with a vertical front roof. This combination lends Gable conservatories a feeling of extra space and presence, and so they work well with older properties.

Lean To or Home Extender Conservatories

Lean To (or Home Extender) conservatories have a square or rectangular plan like the Edwardian but feature a sloped roof attached to one of the walls of the house. Because of their modern, functional appearance they are suitable for a wide range of modern properties, particularly bungalows and other low-pitched houses. Lean-to conservatories are sometimes called sunrooms or sun gardens.

P-Shaped Conservatories

P shaped conservatories are so called because they have a P shaped plan with an apexed roof. P shaped conservatories are sometimes called Combination conservatories due to the fact that they allow you to combine two different styles of conservatory, such as an Edwardian and a Lean To. It is also possible to adapt an existing style into different basic layouts, including a T-shape or a B-shape.

Lantern Conservatories

Lantern Conservatories are generally larger in size, and are particularly popular on period style properties. Lantern conservatories are characterised by having a second layer of vertical windows extending from the roof, giving an extra height and presence to the conservatory.

Custom Conservatories

James Conservatories are one of the foremost conservatory companies in Scotland when it comes to designing and building custom conservatories. We will work with you to design and build your ideal conservatory. Whether you want to incorporate elements from different conservatory styles, customise your double glazing (including both windows and doors), or to create a truly unique conservatory to fit the dimensions of your site, our expert design team will be happy to help.

For more information about our available styles of conservatories call our conservatory experts now on 07940 772 939 on a free, no-obligation basis.