What is the best type of roof for a conservatory?

Building a conservatory? You’ll be wondering what roof style to choose. We’ve listed all the different conservatory roof styles to help you choose.

Conservatory roofBetween their stylish looks and functionality, it’s little wonder that conservatories are popping up all over homes in the UK.  If you find yourself longing for the beauty that a conservatory brings to your home, then now is the perfect time to consider looking into one. 

There are many factors to take into consideration as you search for the perfect conservatory for your home, and perhaps the most important factor is what style of conservatory roof you are looking for. 

From Victorian to Edwardian and everything in between, there is sure to be a conservatory roof style that suits your home.

At first, the sheer number of choices may seem to be overwhelming.  Don’t despair – here’s a brief guide to types of conservatory roof styles available to help you make a decision before contacting one of the best roofing companies to do the work.

Victorian Style

Victorian styles come in three types – standard, five bay, and wide front.  A Victorian style is, to many people, the pinnacle of conservatory design. 

It presents a timeless, traditional design that is versatile enough to suit just about any type of home.  A standard Victorian conservatory features large fronted windows, while a a five bay style features smaller windows to make a rounder space.  A wide front version is also available for those who like having one larger window.  Overall, a Victorian style conservatory is a popular choice that always looks fantastic.

Edwardian Style:

Edwardian style conservatories are straightforward and functional, acting almost like an extra room connected to your house.  Edwardian conservatories can thus be used as a playroom, dining room, storage space or just about anything else you can think of. 

These conservatories come in two styles, standard and double hip, the latter providing a sloped roof on all sides.  Edwardian conservatories are very adaptable and can be added even to bungalows or townhouses.  The Edwardian is a perfect conservatory style for those who love simplicity.

Lean-to Style:

Simple and practical, lean-to style conservatories are typically the most inexpensive option available. 

They are common in the Mediterranean regions of the world because of their lower ceiling and ability to maximise the available sunlight.  They make excellent sunrooms, and are perfect for smaller homes, bungalows, and anyone with little space in their garden.

P-Shape Style:

Shaped like the letter P as the name suggests, this conservatory style blends together features from the Victorian, Edwardian, and lean-to styles.  This is a spacious conservatory style that allows one to split the room into two separate areas, so you can have, for example, a sunroom and a dining area.  With its Victorian style windows and space combining the features of the Edwardian and lean-to conservatories, this is a brilliant and beautiful way to bring you the best that conservatories have to offer.

Gable Style:

A gable style conservatory is perfect for those who are looking for something visually stunning to make their home stand out.  Inspired by the Georgian Period of British history, a gable style conservatory’s high vaulted, sloping roof bring an air of elegance to any home, especially period style homes.  Gable conservatories are best suited to homes with similarly high ceilings, although they can be adjusted as needed.

Although it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by so many options, the help provided by a company like Polar Home Innovations makes it easy.  With over 35 years of experience in the industry and a commitment to using only the highest quality materials from the most trusted manufacturers in the UK, Polar Home Innovations is the very best choice to help you bring all of your conservatory dreams to life.

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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1 Comment

  1. Pat
    October 6, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Hi Jen, love the post. You’re absolutely right a conservatory can really add some class to your home and some value to your property. Love how you’ve laid out a variety of different types and styles, very informative, keep up the posts!

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