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What is the difference between Victorian and Edwardian conservatories?

We’ve spent decades supplying South West homeowners with beautiful conservatories, and this is something we’re often asked. Edwardian conservatories were the prevalent style during the reign of King Edward VII, between 1901 and 1910. This followed the reign of Queen Victoria. Edwardian conservatories are known for their sloping roofs and flat fronts.

Victorian conservatories, however, have much steeper roofs and also curved bow window fronts. With less lavish roof and ridge decoration, an Edwardian conservatory is a refined and elegant extension that maintains the vintage feel of the Victorian conservatory. Thanks to its neat, rectangular shape, it’s also great for hanging up shelves or paintings.

Both are renowned for letting a huge amount of natural sunlight into the home. If you live in a spacious rural setting, like the beautiful Devon countryside, or the Cornish coast, then both types of conservatory would make a wonderful addition to your home.

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  • Colours

    Customise your Edwardian conservatory with a range of colours and finishes, including woodgrain effect finishes. Popular colours include white, anthracite grey and rosewood. However, we also offer bespoke RAL sprayed colours.

    Sage Green

    Sage Green

    Rosewood

    Rosewood

    Light Oak

    Light Oak

    Irish Oak

    Irish Oak

    Grey

    Grey

    Green

    Green

    Cream

    Cream

    Black

    Black

    White

    White

    RAL colour swatch

    RAL colour swatch

    Roof options

    A Edwardian conservatory can be made with a glass roof, a tiled roof or even a lantern roof. You can tailor your conservatory to the exact character of your home.

    Downloads

    For further information about our range of conservatories, please feel free to download a brochure.

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    uPVC and aluminium Edwardian conservatories

    It’s been over a hundred years since Edward’s brief reign, yet Edwardian conservatories are still as popular as ever. Thanks to modern developments in uPVC and aluminium, homeowners can enjoy these conservatories’ vintage aesthetics without undergoing all the old-fashioned maintenance. Both materials are completely immune to splitting, rotting and warping. All that’s required to keep them looking brand new is the occasional clean with soapy water.

    They are also resistant to strong winds and salt erosion, making them ideal for homes in coastal areas like Bournemouth, Torquay and Minehead. For your peace of mind, our conservatories come with a 10-year insurance-backed guarantee, with a 25-year Build Quality guarantee on construction works.

    As a local, family-run business, it’s important to us that we supply South West homeowners with the quality, sustainable products. That’s why all our uPVC and aluminium is sustainably sourced and 100% recyclable. With energy-efficient glazing achieving U-values of 1.8 down to 0.8 W/m²K, your Edwardian conservatory will actually save you money on your energy bills long into the future.

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