Conservatories – Georgian

Light and airy, the Georgian conservatory has more subdued lines than the ornate Victorian style and is particularly suitable for older properties.
The Georgian conservatory is based on eighteenth century conservatories, but with more glass to let light in, the Georgian conservatory is ideal for traditional properties.The Georgian conservatory has a flat front and a square or rectangular symmetrical shape, meaning that the Georgian conservatory has no wasted space. The high, sloping roof style gives a dramatic vaulted effect, flooding the room with light, making it light, airy, and cheerful.

Georgian conservatories were originally attached to eighteenth and early nineteenth century homes, and the style has been successfully replicated on neo-Georgian homes. The Georgian conservatory gives an exclusive feel to a home – the Georgian conservatory was originally the preserve of the very rich who lived in stately homes, before the Victorian boom time for conservatories.

The Georgian conservatory can be added on to any style of building, but the grand style works best with existing Georgian architecture, such as red-brick houses with white woodwork and white-stone cornices.

Although based on eighteenth century conservatories, the Georgian conservatory today has many modern advantages. The original Georgian conservatory style featured few windows, as glass was expensive and let the cold in. The Georgian conservatory now has lots of windows, letting plenty of light in, making the room bright, airy, and comfortable, but echoes the original style in the window frames and brickwork in the base – authentic features which will come in handy for planning permission.