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Trade Windows ultimate planning guide to your new conservatory

Are you thinking about extending your home? Installing a conservatory can be a great way to create a light and open space in your home.

There are a few things to think about before you take the next step towards creating your dream home, which is why we have created our ultimate planning guide to help you design a conservatory suitable for your needs.

Consider the use

First you need to consider what you’re going to use your conservatory for. Knowing how you want to use the room will help you choose the right style of conservatory.

Are you looking for extra space to entertain guests or an area to chill out and enjoy the views of your garden? Making these decisions will help you envision how you will use the space to perfectly meet your needs.

Space available

It’s important to consider how much of your garden you’re willing to part with, as conservatories can take up a fair bit of garden space.

A conservatory is made with large panes of glass, which bring in plenty of natural daylight, so despite losing space, you will continue to feel connected to the outdoors even when inside.

Trade Windows conservatories

At Trade Windows, we have a variety of conservatory styles so there’s sure to be something for everyone. Whether you fancy a traditional conservatory style or wish to opt for an orangery design, we’re here to help.

Georgian and Edwardian conservatories

Georgian and Edwardian conservatories are very similar in appearance. They both have simple and symmetrical designs, either square or rectangular in shape with high sloping roofs. The major difference between these two is the Georgian bars on the windows, Edwardian windows don’t have this feature.

Victorian conservatories

Victorian conservatories are the most popular style of conservatory, with an almost circular shape thanks to its bow ends. This style is perfect for properties wanting to add some sophistication to their exterior.

Lean-to conservatories

If you want to extend your property but don’t want to take too much space from your garden, then lean-to conservatories are a stylish choice. They are often square or rectangular with a roof that slopes downwards, making it look like it’s leaning against the wall of a house.

P and T-shaped conservatories

These types of conservatories mix Victorian, Edwardian, and lean-to elements to create a unique shape, providing you with more space, which can be used as two separate living areas. P and T-shaped conservatories work best on larger properties.

Glazed extensions

If your focus is to create a light and airy space but with the privacy and look of an extension, then glazed extensions may be the best option for you. At Trade Windows, we can design an orangery bespoke to your home to ensure you are getting the most out of your new space.

Roof options

When people think of conservatories, they don’t typically picture tiled roofs, but a solid conservatory roof is becoming a big home improvement trend. These styles help increase energy efficiency and make your conservatory a comfortable place to live in all year around.

If you wish to increase the level of natural light entering your home, then a glazed roof is the perfect option. This style will make you feel connected to the outside and will brighten up your space throughout the year.


If you’re ready to take the next step with your project, pop into our Trade Windows showroom to discuss how we can create your perfect conservatory or call our team on 01332 755551.