What Are The Different Types of Conservatories?

White uPVC Victorian conservatory

So you’re interested in getting a conservatory but next comes making your decision between multiple styles and designs. It’s not until you do your research on available conservatories that you realise quite how much choice there really is!

There are a range of conservatory styles

There are many styles to choose from and the choice you make will depend on your personal taste, the size and position of your home as well as what you intend to use your conservatory for.

The choice is vast and can be fully bespoke to you with your choice of materials – meaning your conservatory is fully unique to you but there are a variety of designs you can base your design off and begin from.

Conservatory styles are unique to each homeowner. Whether you’re looking for a classic white uPVC conservatory, a heritage wood effect conservatory or a modern grey glazed extension, we’ve got a type of conservatory to suit your personal preferences. The beauty of glass extensions is their versatility, so the customisation options are endless.

What are the different types of conservatories?

There are plenty of types of conservatory extensions on the market, and they can all be uniquely designed in a range of designs, colours and material.

Types of conservatories:

  • Victorian conservatory
  • Edwardian conservatory
  • Orangery
  • Gable conservatory
  • Loggia conservatory
  • Lean-to conservatory
  • Garden room
  • Combination conservatory

Here we talk through the different types of conservatories available in more detail:

Victorian conservatory

Victorian conservatories are the most popular style of conservatory and are distinguished by their pitched roof, its three or five facets and curved appearance – providing maximum space. This style is classic and effective, suiting Victorian properties and beyond with its comforting and elegant feel.

Edwardian conservatory

Similar to Victorian conservatories, an Edwardian conservatory has a rectangular floor plan that maximises internal space and is ideal if you want a classic style of conservatory with a timeless appearance. With its four sided pitched roof and bright open space – it provides the perfect space to relax and enjoy a bright open space.


Similar to Edwardian or Victorian conservatories, orangeries have a rectangular floor plan to maximise internal space. It has a traditional elegance that sparks from its conception when they were used amongst the aristocracy to grow exotic fruits at their stately homes. They typically have solid brick pillars and large glazed windows creating a great open bright space.

Gable conservatory

Recognisable by its rectangular floor plan and triangular front, Gable conservatories have front windows that extend to meet the roof which helps to maximise the feeling of light and space, creating a great stylish space.

Loggia conservatory

Inspired by the Italian renaissance period and combined with British innovation, a Loggia is the ideal addition to any home. Inspired by Italian Loggias – a roofed gallery or recessed room open to air on one side and supported by ornate columns, the Loggia conservatory takes inspiration from this and adapts it to sync perfectly with British architecture allowing this design to suit old and new properties alike – redefining the conservatory.

Lean-to conservatory

Lean to conservatories are rectangular with a roof that leans onto the main property and is truly becomes like an extension of your home. Uncomplicated and suitable for a wide range of house styles, it is quick and easy to install as well as being a practical and less expensive solution.

Garden Room

Outside view of a Victorian conservatory glass roof

Rectangular in shape with a roof that leans onto the main property, this type of conservatory is uncomplicated and suitable for a wide range of house styles. This makes it the ideal choice for modern properties creating the perfect balance between conservatory and extension and a great place to unwind and relax.

Combination conservatory

A way of creating a conservatory that is truly bespoke to you. Combination conservatories usually have a Victorian, Edwardian or Gable design which is linked in harmony with a lean-to style allowing you to create a conservatory exactly to your tastes.

Types of conservatory extensions for any property

So now you’ve got an overview of the conservatory styles available to choose from, it’s up to you to decide which conservatory style best suits your home.

At Fineline, we can advise on the perfect solution for your conservatory extension and design a new living space down to the finest details. Get in contact with one of our expert designers and begin your home improvements journey today.

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