Classic Pine Lean-to Conservatory

Pine Lean-to ConservatoryDespite the popular belief that the octagonal styled Victorian Conservatory was typical of the Victorian period, the Pine Lean-to Conservatory was actually the traditional conservatory style more frequently used on homes throughout the past 150 years.

Modern conservatory branding of the past 30 years has given¬†erroneous names to different styles of conservatories in order to make them sound more appealing. The aforementioned ‘Victorian Conservatory’ being the name given to octagonal or multi-faceted conservatories being the classic example. Another is the name ‘Edwardian Conservatory’ or ‘Georgian Conservatory’ being given to hipped roof conservatories.

Interior of a Pine Lean-to ConservatoryThe most popular lean-to conservatory style is usually the most economic solution, because of the simple roof style. Obviously, there has to be enough height below any windows or the roof of the existing house wall to the rear of the conservatory to get a reasonable pitch. Whilst a 7.5 degree pitch is really the minimum suitable for a glass roof, where possible it is preferential to have a pitch of at least 15 degrees to avoid the look of a ‘glass box’, which is typical of the PVC industry where a conservatory has been fixed to, or below the low eave of a bungalow.

Unless the eave height of a bungalow is over 2.4m or the conservatory is narrow, the only successful way of fitting a lean-to conservatory to a situation with a low eave, is to do a low-eave modification and, effectively raise the height of the edge of the roof to accommodate a suitable pitch.

Pine Lean-to ConservatoriesThe reason a Pine Lean-to Conservatory is usually more economic than a hipped or gable roof Conservatory design, is that the most expensive components of a conservatory roof are usually the ridge, which usually has a ridge capping and frequently ridge crest, and a box gutter, which is required if a conservatory roof slopes back to a house wall or low eave roof. Especially if a fully welded, insulated, self supporting, aluminium structural box gutter is required, avoiding the need for gallows brackets.





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