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.





Extend your home with a Pine Orangery

Orangeries were originally built as far back as the 17thPine Orangery Northampton century for wealthy people who wanted to bring back and cultivate delicate plants from warmer climates. Initially an orangery was characterised by large glass areas in the walls, then glass ceilings also began to be included. Orangeries tend to differ from conservatories in that they are more permanent-looking structures with columns and walls or portions of the ceiling made from materials other than glass. A well-designed orangery can add an extra room to a house, increasing the space and letting in light all year round. Continue reading

Pine Conservatories

Take in the beautiful joinery of a Pine Conservatory roofPine conservatories are a cost effective solution that can improve your house and garden in all seasons. A sun magnet on many days and a lovely cosy nook during the worst the weather can throw at you, it can be functional and ornamental at the same time. It allows you to enjoy your garden and all the TLC and effort you`ve expended on it in at any time of year, without you getting cold or wet. Summer showers don`t need to involve a tactical withdrawal from the garden or barbecue to the TV. Continue reading

Benefits of a Pine Wood Conservatory

More and more people are choosing to add a pine-wood Bemrose_White external painted Oak Conservatory on Listed Building (9) conservatory to their homes and with good reason. Not only does a conservatory add value to the property, it also creates a beautiful additional space in which to entertain guests or simply curl up with a book and relax. Pine-wood conservatories are especially suited to houses which are lacking in natural light, as the glass panels and lightly coloured pine wood will make the adjoining room feel far brighter and more spacious. Because pine has a natural pale colouring, it tends to blend well with other light colours. While dark wood can sometimes be oppressive in a small space, lighter woods such as pine will help to create an airier, brighter conservatory which is a more pleasant place to spend time in. Continue reading

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