Cardiff's Premier Double Glazing Installer - Windows, Doors, Conservatories and Roofs
Classic Lean-to Conservatory
There are a few things to consider when choosing a conservatory. It’s an important decision that you will live with for many years, so it’s important to consider all of the options.
Simplicity and Elegance
Often the lean-to is chosen because of its simple elegance. Lean-to conservatories are also the perfect option for those who have height restrictions such as with bungalows. Often the height of the roof must start at a higher point than the bungalow wall.
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Why Choose a Lean-to Style of Conservatory?
The lean-to style of roof is the most simple roof construction so is usually the cheapest.
If you look at all other conservatory roofs, you will see that at least one of the roof panes is a triangle. Even the gable conservatory, which has rectangular panes of glass on the roof, has a triangle in the gable.
The shaped glass is more expensive to produce. More glass and longer profiles are also required because the roof is higher.
This difference can be important if you plan to have roof blinds. Shaped blinds are 1.5 times the cost of rectangle blinds.
A New Lean-to Conservatory is Perfect for Limited Space
Ideal for those who live in bungalows, or where the space doesn’t quite accommodate a more complex conservatory, lean-to conservatories are a great way to add some extra living space. The pitch of the roof on lean-to conservatories can vary in size. A shallow pitch works well with bungalows and a steeper pitch is great for a two-storey house. You can even have a reverse lean-to. Naturally, we will discuss all of these options with you.
Conservatories add light and space to a home, offering a bright space which is perfect for entertaining guests in, especially in the summertime when it lends itself perfectly to being a garden room.
To Use Your Conservatory as an Office, Consider a Tiled Roof
Life at home has changed recently for many people and the extra space of a conservatory has become more valuable as a year-round room. 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 but with more light coming in as the windows form the walls.
The addition of extra living space far outweighs, the obvious benefit of the extra space for current needs. Its use may change as families grow and change and it adds value to the house if you decide to sell., and 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 You Need Conservatory 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 being used for casual use.
If you plan to use your conservatory all year round, you may need blinds, particularly if your conservatory faces South.
Lean-to roofs help to reduce the cost as shaped blinds tend to be approximately 50% more than rectangles. Ask your blind supplier if it’s possible to reduce the number of blinds by measuring for 1 blind per 2 roof panes. This will reduce the price considerably.
If you think a lean-to conservatory is right for your home, then we’re more than happy to help you find out more about them.
A Room You Can Use All Year Round
If your aim is to transform your conservatory so that it can be used every day, a tiled conservatory roof will probably be the most appropriate choice.
In terms of maintenance, tiled roofs outperform most of their rivals as they require virtually no upkeep and have a long lifespan.
To enjoy a combination of warmth, light and year-round usage, a new conservatory roof that uses a combination of tile and glazed panels will meet your requirements.