A Quick Guide To Different Conservatory Styles

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A Quick Guide To Different Conservatory Styles

We pride ourselves on our versatility here at RTE, and we do a number of different conservatory styles. We appreciate that sometimes it can be tricky to know the differences between them all offhand, but don’t worry – we’re here to help!

Victorian Conservatories

 victorian conservatory style

This is one of the most popular conservatory styles in the UK, and it’s not hard to see why! It’s a timeless and enduring style that has a charming historical quality, as well as an undeniable sense of flair. The most defining feature of a Victorian conservatory is its angled bay front, with three to five wall facets (depending on your preference, of course). The style is topped off by a ridged apex roof that creates an elegant rounded effect. It was first designed in the middle to late 19th century, and if you have the room for it, a Victorian-style conservatory will no doubt always be a very tempting choice.

Edwardian Conservatories

edwardian conservatory style

Also known as Georgian conservatories, Edwardian conservatories have some similarities in style to their Victorian counterparts. Most of them will be obvious at a glance – for example, the apexed roof. However, unlike Victorian conservatory, an Edwardian conservatory is square or rectangular in plan, giving it a flat front (as compared to the angled or bay front of a Victorian design). First perfected in the 18th and early 19th centuries, Edwardian conservatories have always been popular for their ability to maximise the use of floorspace with their sense of symmetry and proportion. They make a beautiful compromise between the traditional appeal of the Victorian design and the efficient, ergonomic shapes of more modern conservatories.

Pavilion Conservatories

pavilion conservatory style

Sometimes known as a gabled conservatory, Pavilion conservatories are an offshoot of the Edwardian style. It shares the same efficient floor plan as the Edwardian conservatories, but differs in terms of the style of the roof. It doesn’t slope back toward the centre, instead staying vertical, creating one smooth facet from top to bottom. This gives it an unobtrusive design that blends with a variety of architectural styles, making it popular with homeowners up and down the country.

Traditional Conservatories

tradtional conservatory

These are occasionally known as sun rooms, or lean-to conservatories because of their appearance of ‘leaning in’ to the house. Amongst the simplest designs, a traditional conservatory features dwarf walls and a flat angled roof that slopes downwards, allowing rainwater to run smoothly off it. Their straightforward design also means they have the lowest costs and construction times. Together with their ability to complement almost any style of architecture, this makes them a universally attractive for homeowners – especially those living in cottages or bungalows.


bespoke conservatory

Well, this is a little more difficult to quantify! At RTE Fabrications, we pride ourselves on working closely with you throughout the design and construction of your dream conservatory. We’ll provide expert advice and can mix and match your choice of styles to suit your tastes. We do everything in house, too, so that we can be certain of a job well done.

Whatever you decide, for conservatories in Blackburn and Darwen we’re the people for you! We also service Burnley and Accrington amongst other areas. Wherever you live, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01254 873 002, and we’ll see what we can do about making your dream conservatory a reality.

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