Experience Counts When Building a Conservatory
To get a thorough appreciation of what a conservatory can do for your home, it may be best to learn a bit of history about these special rooms. About 500 years ago, some landowners decided to cultivate fruits such as oranges and lemons that up until that time had to be imported from warmer climates. Their thinking was that if they provided enclosed areas that would remain warm during the colder months, they would have success.
The earliest conservatories had glass walls and roofs, though some individuals used tarpaulins to provide enclosure on the sides. As time passed, some property owners began to use their conservatory structures to grow other plants, such as tropical flowers. This was quite popular in the 1800s and many of those special-use structures remain on properties around Europe and the UK. At some point, people also used the spaces for parties, usually serving tea and cakes.
Most of the people who have conservatories on their properties today have a structure with at least half of the sidewall area made of glass. In addition, the majority of the roof is glass or a translucent material that allows plenty of light through. Some homeowners describe their spaces as solariums or sunrooms, though the term “conservatory” is definitely regaining its popularity.
People are now using this space for the original purpose of growing warm climate vegetation, for social gatherings, and for additional work or living space. A few companies with experience in the building industry focus on building conservatories with special attention to quality glazing. Some structures that are not used exclusively for plants and flowers are finished with tiled roofs.
You may want to learn more about this interesting and exciting construction sector by visiting the website of a leader in conservatory installation in Yorkshire. They have earned a solid reputation by delivering outstanding craftsmanship and unmatched customer service for more than a decade, in addition to their decades of experience in the glass and glazing industry. The project is taken from the planning stage, including permissions and meeting regulations, to the final fitting.
When you work with these specialists you can select from a variety of styles including one of the most popular, the Victorian. This design has a traditional front elevation and ornate detailing on the centre line of the roof. The company also offers the Edwardian design (or Georgian), which is similar to the Victorian but with a slight difference in shape and internal space.
You may also choose the lean-to style, the gable style, or a combination of two designs. The first has a low-pitch roof and rectangular shape, which makes it an excellent choice for properties that might have height restrictions. The gable design is rectangular as well but the roof has double pitch. If you’d like to have a combination conservatory, you’re invited to talk with a representative to discuss your ideas.
Whatever the design or style, you’re sure to receive quality craftsmanship and materials along with courteous and focused customer service.