Conservatory Styles

General, Windows, Doors & Conservatories

Are you considering on getting a conservatory but are overwhelmed with the amount of different styles and designs? To aid in your decision-making we have listed some of the different types of conservatories available, their benefits and how they can be distinguished from one another. We do understand that your final choice will ultimately come down to your individual preference, size and positioning of your property.

What styles are available to me?


Undoubtedly the most popular type of conservatory, they can be recognised by their pitched roof, facets and curvature.


  • Maximises internal space.
  • Classic, timeless appearance.
  • Great additional living space.


An Edwardian conservatory has a very traditional yet timeless appearance. The rectangular floor area allows for internal space to be maximised.


  • Light and airy.
  • Square fronted corners give the illusion of extra floor space.
  • The conservatory generally features a pitched roof, with a light-attracting apex.
  • An excellent choice for larger extensions.


Orangeries boast from a traditional and elegant appearance. Originally associated with large manor houses and estates, Orangeries are now becoming increasing popular to have on residential homes. With a large floored area, the use of internal space can be fully optimised.


  • Sleek and stylish.
  • Large greenhouse style.
  • Gives extra living space with a sense of sophistication.
  • Available in PVC or timber frames.


Distinguishable by its rectangular floor plan and triangular front, Gable conservatories have front windows that merge into the roof which helps to maximise the feeling of light and space.


  • Adds a distinctive style.
  • Maximises amount of light coming in.
  • Increased height.


Also referred to a garden room or sunroom, Lean-to conservatories are rectangular in shape with an adjacent roof that attaches to the main property. Acting as an extension to your home, these conservatories are a quick and easy way of adding additional living space.

  • Features a low-pitched roof.
  • Perfect for height-restricted houses and bungalows.
  • An economical option.
  • Excellent for homes with smaller gardens.
  • Light and airy.


A way of creating a conservatory that is truly custom to your needs. Combination conservatories usually incorporate Victorian, Edwardian or Gable designs alongside a Lean-to style.


  • Bespoke to you.
  • Can include unique designs and focal points.

If you’re still finding it difficult to choose which conservatory is appropriate for you and your home, we have great local contacts that would be more than happy to offer some professional guidance. Please use the ‘My Tradesperson’ tab located on the homepage.

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