Conservatories, extensions and orangeries are a welcome addition to any home, offering a versatile space you can enjoy all year round. Conservatories and orangeries add value to your property, flood your home with natural light and create a seamless connection between your home and garden. Whether you prefer a traditional or modern conservatory design it’s an ideal extension to your living space.
Whatever your desired intentions, our UPVC conservatory and orangery styles serve a multitude of purposes so whether you want a new dining area, kids play area, office space or even to enhance your kitchen, a conservatory or orangery is the ideal solution.
Bespoke Conservatories – Create your dream space, the complete service
With a UPVC bespoke conservatory from Carera Windows, you have the complete freedom to create your dream space that reflects your individuality and compliments your home.
Ornate and traditional, modern and contemporary conservatory designs, we can help you plan your conservatory or orangery to your exact requirements at prices you can afford, right down to the right type of roof, windows, window openings plus handles, doors, decorative glass, security and energy-efficiency features. We take pride in our work. The majority of our conservatories are customised / bespoke and designed to fit customer requirements.
A guide for finding the ideal conservatory
Choosing the right conservatory design for you will depend on budget, space, intended use and your personal preference.
We have outlined some of the UK’s most popular types of styles:
Victorian conservatories are distinguished by their pitched roof and curved appearance. Victorian conservatories traditionally have three or five facets on their front elevation, and ornate detailing along the ridge of the apex roof. This style is classic and effective, suiting Victorian properties and beyond.
Edwardian conservatories are probably the UK’s most popular style of conservatory. Similar to Victorian conservatories, an Edwardian conservatory has a square or rectangular floor plan that maximises internal space and is ideal if you want a classic style of conservatory with a timeless appearance. With its four sided pitched roof and bright open space – it provides the perfect space to relax and enjoy a bright open space.
Thanks to its classic design, an Edwardian conservatory offers plenty of space and is good for use as a storage room, playroom, dining room area or sunroom.
Often referred to as sunrooms, orangeries are not conservatories. Whilst a conservatory’s walls are predominantly glass, orangeries have stone, brick or hardwood walls, but with large windows and perhaps a sunroof. As sturdy as part of your house, an orangery is an excellent means of bringing more light into your home, as well as providing more space.
Lantern conservatories are generally larger in size, and are a popular choice for period style properties. Lantern conservatories have a second layer of vertical windows extending from the roof, giving an extra height and presence to the conservatory.
The lean-to conservatory is a very popular design for bungalows or buildings with low eaves. Lean-to conservatories are rectangular with a roof that leans onto the main property providing a cost effective way of extending your home. Conservatory prices can vary, Lean to conservatory extensions are probably the lowest priced option available. With its simple rectangular shape and gently sloping roof, a lean to conservatory is quick and easy to install as well as being a practical and cost effective solution – a popular choice for DIY jobs. Lean-to conservatories make ideal small conservatories for bungalows and houses with small gardens.
The gable or gable-end conservatory style features a square floor plan but with a vertical front roof. This combination provides a feeling of extra space and presence; they work well with older properties.
Rectangular in shape with a roof that leans onto the main property, this type of conservatory is uncomplicated and suitable for a wide range of house styles. This makes it the ideal choice for modern properties creating the perfect balance between conservatory and extension and a great place to unwind and relax.
A way of creating a conservatory that is truly bespoke to you. Combination conservatories usually have a Victorian, Edwardian or Gable design which is linked in harmony with a lean-to style allowing you to create a conservatory exactly to your tastes.
As its name suggests, a P-shaped conservatory is in the shape of a letter P. often combining typical features of both Victorian and Edwardian designs. This design helps to make the conservatory more versatile. It is possible to split the available space into two separate functions; one side could be used as a sun lounge whilst the other side could be used for dining purposes, storage, growing plants or a playroom.
If you want elegance or grandeur, then a Georgian Conservatory is the ideal choice for you. Its rounded shape makes it a great statement build and it can be adapted to look like a natural and original home extension.
Conservatories, orangeries, other extensions come in many different styles and sizes, ranging from small extensions built to create a little extra space to larger, elaborate installations.
Buying a conservatory is a big decision. Depending on its size, quality and design it can represent a very significant investment. The cost of a modern conservatory will also differ between conservatory companies.
Prices can range from £8,000 to £100,000 and more, so there’s a lot to consider before you buy or approach a conservatory company for a quote. It is useful to consider the following factors:
Carera Windows are UPVC window and doors specialists. UPVC is a firm favourite in the domestic market. UPVC often referred to as PVCU looks good, is a great thermal insulator and is incredibly easy to maintain. It is the material of choice for many homeowners across the UK.
At Carera Windows, our conservatories come with leading industry guarantees that protect your investment for years to come.
Low cost: UPVC is cheaper than aluminium or timber. Wooden/timber windows will cost around twice as much as UPVC.
Low maintenance: UPVC products require very little maintenance during their lifetime. Simply wipe down dirty frames and glass with a warm wet cloth to keep them looking as good as new. Timber conservatories require much more maintenance, micro-porous paints and stains on the hardwood elements should be re-applied every five years. However, with high resin hardwoods like oak it is better if these are applied more frequently to retain a pristine appearance.
Good insulator: UPVC windows and doors are good at keeping the heat in and the cold out. Choosing the right type of glass will also decide the thermal efficiency of a window or door.
UPVC Colour and Wood Effect Conservatories
There was a time when UPVC double glazing was only available in white. With recent advances in UPVC frame technology, you can now choose a coloured UPVC conservatory, with a wide range of colours and finished, each one beautifully designed to compliment your home.
Carera Windows offer a unique palette of many different coloured UPVC conservatories, including our wood grain effect finished ranging from oak and mahogany to our white wood effect windows, all featuring a subtle grain effect to mimic the appearance of traditional timber windows. Enjoying the aesthetic appearance of wood with the benefits of UPVC. Call us today and ask for a brochure.
I hope you find our gallery of Orangery and Conservatory Conservatories photographs of interest. If you have a bespoke conservatory idea in mind, we are here to help, call us TODAY on 0808 100 5007.
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