Welcome back to this week’s edition of our #HomeImprovements blog!

Choosing the style of your conservatory is an important decision and one that you need to consider carefully.

Last time out we covered the Lean-To conservatory. The perfect design is you’re looking for a more simplistic conservatory design. However, if you are looking for a slightly grander structure that allows you to maximise space and internal light then an Edwardian may be just right for you.

Before we discuss the benefits and features of the Edwardian conservatory…. let’s have a quick history lesson. The name of this style refers to the Edwardian architectural period, named after King Edward VII. Although King Edward VII’s reign was rather short (1901 to 1911), he did usher in a transition when it came to style in architecture and one of this period’s lasting legacies is its take on the conservatory.

The main focus of the Edwardian style is lightness and airiness, as opposed to a Victorian, which focuses more on shape. The flat front represents a perfect marriage of form and function. Each side of the roof slopes back to the centre and the resulting contemporary style is suited to the majority or properties.

The Edwardian is based around a square or rectangular shape and aims to maximise your view of your surroundings. As with all conservatories and orangeries, the Edwardian is tailor made to your needs and wishes. However, most consist of a dwarf wall with the glazed frames and roof constructed on top.

So, what are the benefits?

The main benefit is the maximisation of space. The conservatory shape and pitched roof give a feel of internal space, light and airiness. This allows you to maximise the space and leave no space wasted.

The pitched glass roof and resulting vaulted ceiling let in more light. The natural light and airy feel allows you to bring the outside in, so you feel you are relaxing in your garden whilst staying sheltered from the unpredictable British weather.

An eye for design

All our frames come in a   W  I  D  E    variety of colours allowing you to compliment your property as much as possible.