Conservatory Type

Which Conservatory Type Is Best For Me?


Adding a conservatory to your home can greatly improve the value of your property but it is also crucial that you also consider all the options in order to select the conservatory type that is most suited to your requirements. From victorian & edwardian conservatory styles to lean-to’s and orangeries there is something for everyone. 

Before looking at the different types of conservatory however it is a good idea to have clear requirements, it may even help to write them down. Considering things like what the purpose of the room would be, for example you may want it to be an extension of your home and take the look and feel of the rest of your house or you may want it to be more of a garden room or extension of your garden where you can grow plants in almost a green house type environment. If you are looking for a conservatory that looks similar to a victorian conservatory however has more floor space you might want to consider an edwardian conservatory. Identifying the purpose of the room will help to set clear parameters for you to then be able to choose the best style of conservatory.  

Secondly what is your budget and timescale, orangeries can be a really great option for those wanting to extend their home and can quite often provide homeowners with a room that adds a wow factor to their home, the draw back however is that orangeries tend to be one of the more expensive options. On the other hand a lean-to or otherwise know as a Mediterranean conservatory can be a good option for homeowners looking for a simple and budget friendly conservatory solution. 

Another crucial factor to consider is the shape of your property, there are many different conservatory shape options for homeowners to choose from including conservatories that take the shape of a U, L, P and even T. It’s worth considering if the shape of your home is conducive to the shape of conservatory you desire. 

Lastly it is also very important that you are happy with what your conservatory looks like. If you have a more modern home or a new build you might want to consider an Edwardian Gable as it can look better with a more modern house. Ensuring the style of your conservatory compliments the style of your property is crucial not only for your satisfaction but also for the potential re-sale value when you come to sell up. The last thing property seekers want to see is a conservatory that stands out like a sore thumb and does not uphold the style and design of the rest of the property. 

If you are thinking about adding a conservatory or renovating your home we can help. Byoot provides a full turnkey solution to our clients, from planning, architects, structural engineers, building control and the build, leaving our clients to focus on their day jobs while we do ours. If you are thinking of extending, renovating or improving your home speak to one of the team on 0208 4509185 or send us an email at

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