Are you looking for a Victorian conservatory? Then look no further, Northern Scotland Joinery has installed many Victorian conservatories to suit all styles and shapes of home and is a popular choice among UK homeowners.
- The History of the Victorian Conservatory -
Conservatories have been popular for centuries; however they only became truly fashionable in the second half of the reign of Queen Victoria. Prior to early 1800’s there had been a tax on glass in the UK, this tax was based on weight which meant that the majority of panes were thin and led to poor insulation. Since the removal of the glass tax, there has been a dramatic change in the design of conservatories and the different styles and designs that can be created.
The next hurdle for conservatory manufactures during this time was the cost of wrought iron and the poor quality of cast. However, in 1856 a change in steel production lowered the cost and became the material of choice for conservatory roofs, accounting for its rise in popularity.
Conservatories really took off during Queen Victoria’s reign, the most grand and famous one of them all was the Crystal Palace. Covering over 19 acres and taking 22 weeks to build, the Crystal Palace was the largest roofed space in the world. The design and style of this famous conservatory was to have a huge influence on the popularity of the conservatory during Victoria’s reign and beyond.
- The Victorian Conservatory Design -
The Victorian conservatory is a classic design, its sharp, elegant angled roof is softened by its facets, providing a rounded and stylised look. All our Victorian conservatorys are built using the best materials on the market. We use Veka profiles and high quality energy rated glass to ensure that your conservatory not only looks great but is long lasting and easy to maintain.
Victorian conservatory styles are versatile and can be adapted to suit the style of your home. Below are a list of adaptations you can make to the design of the conservatory such as:
- Steep roofs that match your existing roofs
- Victorian gothic designs
- Durable and modern materials that match the look of original wrought iron
- Delicate frames
- Intricate detailing
- Complicated, asymmetrical shapes within the roof.
- Elegant architectural details
The gothic influence on Victorian architecture and design makes them ideal for period homes, although they can be adapted to suit any style of property.Get in touch now, to find out how we can adapt a Victorian designed conservatory to suit your property.
If you want a more simple look then check out our Edwardian style conservatories.