Different Types Of Conservatory Styles Explained

With many different styles, shapes, sizes and types of conservatories now on the market, it can be rather difficult to distinguish between each one and clearly see the differences.

Therefore, the conservatory experts here at G&L Windows are going to talk you through the many types available, so you can make an informed decision for which one is right for you and your home to provide you with the ideal setting, however you decide to utilise your new conservatory.

Conservatories provide the ultimate solution to expanding your living space and increasing the value of your property, without having the hassle of moving house and paying extras fees. But if you are in the process of planning your conservatory, then you may have found yourself stumbling at the first hurdle.

Edwardian Conservatory

Its versatile nature makes this conservatory an attractive option for many. Perfectly suited to modern and traditional properties of varying sizes, the Edwardian conservatory comes in either a square or rectangular shape with a pitched roof on either side. They are often referred to as Georgian and provide ample space that can function as many rooms, such as a playroom, dining room etc.

Victorian Conservatory

The Victorian conservatory has a distinctive rounded wall at the end and an angled roof to give it a touch of vintage charm. Despite its legacy, the Victorian can complement any property beautifully and is actually one of the most popular conservatory styles.

Lean-To Conservatory

Named in accordance to the leaning nature of the ridge hugging into the wall of the house, the Lean-To conservatory is ideal if you are limited on space, or are restrained by height restrictions. Their low pitched roof and simple rectangular shape offers them perfectly to smaller houses or bungalows.

P-Shaped Conservatory

Shaped like the letter P, the P-Shaped conservatory is especially suited to those properties that have plenty of outdoor space. This rather spacious conservatory provides you with the option to divide the room into two, for instance you could have one as a dining room and the other as a playroom for the children, or you could simply leave it as one large living space and use it as you best see fit.


The orangery, also commonly known as a sunroom, is not actually a conservatory as such. The main difference between an orangery and a conservatory is the fact that a conservatory has glass panes for walls, whereas an orangery has either bricks or stone walls with large windows and a sunroof fitted so it can still offer a bright and airy space, lending its name to a ‘sunroom’.

So now you’re hopefully more informed and better placed to go ahead and confidently make your decision, so you can benefit from everything your brand new conservatory has to offer!

G&L Windows

Here at G&L Windows, all our conservatories are manufactured in house in our factory. This allows us to keep a close eye on quality, so we can create beautiful conservatories that meet your needs and budget. We also offer a wide range of other services, such as double glazing throughout Bedford & Wellingborough area. So for more information about any of our services, please feel free to give us a call and our team will be more than happy to help.