When opting to extend your Devon home by way of a conservatory, there are many different styles and features available for you to choose from. How about a Lean-to conservatory for your bungalow in Devon? Or a Gable-style conservatory for a large traditional period property? With Renaissance Conservatories, there is a wide range of choices available at your fingertips.

For the purposes of this blog, we are going to talk you through the differences between two of our most popular styles of conservatory – an Edwardian-style conservatory and a Victorian-style conservatory.

When you buy either of these two fashionable conservatory-style options you will be guaranteed thermal efficiency and weatherproofing all year, ultimately giving you a stunning space for you and your family to enjoy comfortably.

Although an Edwardian conservatory and a Victorian-style conservatory are very similar in some respects, the main difference is that Edwardian conservatories are square or rectangular in plan and feature a flat front compared to a Victorian-style conservatory which features an angled front. Let’s find out more.

What is a Victorian-style conservatory?

Victorian-style conservatories first made their appearance after the Georgian era. Featuring a classic style typically defined by extensive ornate features and extravagant details on the roof and ridges of the conservatory highly complementary to Victorian-era properties (1837-1901), a Victorian-style conservatory is best suited to a Victorian or traditional house.

Because of their 19th Century origins, these types of conservatories are usually constructed in one of two primary styles: one with three larger windows and an angled façade, or one with five or more large windows with more rounded edges. They also feature patterned bricks, bay and sash windows, high ceilings, and mid-weight dado rails which typically provide the wall with protection from furniture and other contact.

uPVC victorian conservatory with a brown tiled roof

If you are looking to add heritage charm without old-fashioned performance, then we would highly recommend opting for a Victorian-style conservatory. Or alternatively, how about opting for a modern twist on a classic Victorian conservatory with a tiled conservatory roof?

Contact us for prices on a Victorian-style conservatory for your Devon home.

What is an Edwardian-style conservatory?

Following on from a Victorian-style conservatory is an Edwardian-style conservatory. The designers of these types of conservatories deliberately simplified how they wanted a conservatory to look which is why you will find much less detailing in an Edwardian-style conservatory as opposed to a Victorian-style conservatory.

As historical Edwardian houses feature either rectangular or square floor space, an Edwardian-style conservatory has been designed to complement these accordingly. So, depending on the available space, an Edwardian-style conservatory will either be square for small spaces or rectangular for bigger spaces and will feature three-sided, four-sided, or hipped roofing depending on your personal preference. The square or rectangular shape means that this type of conservatory is designed to let in lots of natural light and maximise floor space, creating an extremely versatile additional living space to use as you wish, from a home gym, space to meditate, or simply a space to relax and unwind with your family.

Rosewood uPVC edwardian conservatory with a tiled roof

Although these types of conservatories are best suited to Edwardian properties, with extension customisation options available such as a woodgrain effect, they can be customisable to suit any type of home regardless of age or style and they are also ideal for creating minimalist modern glazed extension spaces too!

Contact us for prices on an Edwardian-style conservatory for your Devon home.

Buy a modern conservatory in Devon from Renaissance Conservatories

We specialise in a range of different conservatory styles and roof options from a tiled roof, lantern roof, or a glass roof, and will work with you to ensure that you get a spacious, sophisticated, and stunning extension for your home.

Our team of experts will work with you to provide CAD design drawings to help you bring your dream conservatory to life. And what’s even better is that when it comes to what colour you would like, you’ll be spoilt for choice; from Chartwell Green to woodgrain effects, we are confident that you will be able to create any look that you want. View our gallery for inspiration or alternatively, get in contact with our team of specialists today on 01626 333393.

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