A Guide To Conservatory Styles by SolarFrame • SolarFrame

Conservatory Styles

Conservatories (or glazed extensions as they are often referred to) are far more advanced than they used to be. Gone are the days of being too hot in summer and too cold in winter, leading to an unused neglected space. New glazing technology means your conservatory is no longer a greenhouse. As a result, the natural heat is retained and glare reflected. This results in a room that can be used all year round.

You aren’t restricted to a glazed roof either. A solid tiled roof expands your living, dining or kitchen area into a versatile space with the look and feel of a brick built extension without the cost of building one. Available with a range of tile colours to match your home’s roof and glazed panels, which flood your home with natural light. Moreover, solid roofs can be retrofitted to old polycarbonate or glass roofs so you can restyle your space for all seasons.

Handy guide to conservatory styles

Another great thing about conservatories is that whether you have a new build or a period property there is a design to suit. It can be overwhelming when you’re faced with making a choice between all the different styles. With this in mind, we have created a handy guide to all the conservatory styles.


A Victorian conservatory typically features a bay-window style front with either 3 or 5 windows, with a steep pitched roof and ornate ridge details, enabling you to create a spacious room whether you have a small patio area or large garden.


The Edwardian conservatory (also referred to as Georgian) is similar in style to the Victorian, however it is square or rectangular in shape. This imposing style with a steep pitched roof allows you to maximise floor space while maintaining character.

Lean -To

The rectangular shape means they’re perfect to make the most of your additional space in an economical style. The shallower variable pitch, makes them ideal for homes with limited space under the eaves, such as bungalows.


The traditional apex roof combined with a fully glazed front elevation it not only impressive, but floods your room with natural light. Often called ‘the sunburst’ the front of a gable conservatory can be glazed in a way that it resembles a rising sun.


Choose a mix of Edwardian or Victorian, with a Lean-To – ideal to create two separate living areas in one. Or even a Lean-To with a Gable creating an impressive central projection - you’re limited only by your imagination!


A combination of brick pillars with glass (rather than all round glazing), makes an elegant extension to any home. The flat roof with a glazed lantern roofs allows for natural light and finishing touches such as spotlights or speakers.

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