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What is the difference between Victorian and Edwardian conservatories?

As a company that’s spent decades supplying South West homeowners with beautiful conservatories, this is something we’re often asked. Victorian conservatories predate Edwardian ones, and there are a number of differences between their styles. Keeping with the artistic flourish of Victorian times, Victorian conservatories have decorative detail all over the roof and ridges. They have steep roofs and a curved, multi-faceted front, similar to that of a bow window. Edwardian conservatories, however, have sloping roofs and flat fronts, with less decorative ornamentation. They are commonly installed with French doors.

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 Victorian 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 Victorian conservatory can be made with either a glass roof or a tiled roof. Both options help to further enhance the extension’s thermal performance.

    Downloads

    For further information on Victorian conservatories, or any of our products, please feel free to download a free brochure.

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    uPVC and aluminium Victorian conservatories

    Over a century has passed since Queen Victoria sat on the throne, and still homeowners are enjoying the ornate designs of Victorian conservatories. This longevity is largely owing to modern developments in uPVC and aluminium. Both materials are immune rotting, splitting and warping. They are also resistant to strong winds and salt erosion, making them ideal for homes in coastal areas like Bournemouth, Torquay and Minehead. Therefore, homeowners across the South West can enjoy the Victorian lifestyle without settling for Victorian quality.

    All our uPVC and aluminium is sustainably sourced and 100% recyclable. Complete with top-of-the-range glazing with U-values of 1.8 down to 0.8 W/m²K, this retro-look extension is incredibly energy-efficient. Your Victorian conservatory will actually save you money on your energy bills in the long-term. As a local company, it’s important to us that South West homeowners are spending less to live comfortably, without leaving a large carbon footprint.

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