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An Edwardian Conservatory for Practical Style
The Edwardian era was a time of great change and innovation, and the conservatory was no exception. These beautiful glass structures were popular during the early 20th century and provided a way for people to enjoy nature while staying warm and dry.
Today, conservatories are making a comeback. They provide an elegant and unique addition to any home, and can be customized to suit your specific needs. If you’re considering adding an Edwardian conservatory to your home, here’s what you need to know.
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Why Choose an Edwardian Style Conservatory?
The Edwardian roof style is probably the most popular for modern conservatory buyers. The square or rectangular shape allows for maximum use of space but angles are added to the roof for style. The Edwardian conservatory works well with most homes.
What Type of Roof Can You Have on an Edwardian Conservatory?
You can choose any roof for all of our conservatory shapes. If you would like to use your conservatory all year round, consider a solid tile roof. This will blend with your house like a brick-built extension. To bring in more light choose a roof system with large glazed panels.
You could opt for a solar glass roof if you want maximum light and to see the stars at night. The addition of blinds will give some protection on the sunniest days if your conservatory is South facing. A polycarbonate roof is ideal for those on a budget.
What is an Edwardian Conservatory?
The Edwardian conservatory, sometimes called a Georgian conservatory, is characterised by a square base with a pitched, or hipped, roof that stretches out from the central ridge. The height of the ridge gives the impression of space whether you choose a glass, polycarbonate or tiled roof.
You can even put an Edwardian conservatory on the back of a bungalow because it can be made with a double hip. This means that the roof would slope backwards to meet the height of the bungalow.
Tiled Roof Edwardian Conservatory
Life at home has changed recently for many people, and the extra space of a conservatory has become more valuable as an extra living space or office. If this is the case for you, you may wish to consider a tiled roof conservatory. This will give you the feel of a room with a plastered ceiling, but with more light coming in as the windows form the walls.
Adding extra living space far outweighs the obvious benefit of the immediate needs. The way the conservatory is used may change as families grow and change and it adds value to the house if you decide to sell. If you like to grow plants, they’re ideal for growing due to the amount of sunlight they let in. You could even try growing citrus fruits.
Will Your Edwardian Conservatory Need Blinds?
Our conservatory glazing system offers superior thermal performance to ensure maximum heat retention and light diffusion. Modern glass is usually enough protection for most people if the conservatory is used for casual use.
If you plan to use your conservatory all year round, you may need blinds, particularly if your conservatory faces South.
An Edwardian conservatory will require shaped blinds, which are approximately 1.5 times the cost of a rectangle blind. Reduce the cost of your blinds by asking your representative to double up over panes of glass.
A New Generation of Edwardian Conservatories
If you thought conservatories were old-fashioned, think again. The new generation of conservatories from Eurocell is bold and modern.
You still benefit from a light airy space inside while the outside combines a sophisticated pilaster and highline cornice to give it a real presence in the garden.