Conservatories became immensely popular in the Victorian era, as a way of combining the best luxuries of the “modern” upper-class home, with the natural pleasures of the carefully-curated and trimmed estate gardens that were so popular among wealthy landowners during this time period. Victorian conservatories are distinguished from other conservatory formats by a faceted front, split into three sections, and leading to an overall hexagonal pattern.
Victorian conservatories are distinguished from other conservatory formats by a faceted front, split into three sections, and leading to an overall hexagonal pattern.
Conservatories or orangeries of this type are constructed from attractive, high-quality, and hard-wearing woods, with generous glass panels all around, to let in the optimal amount of light, and to provide a striking view of the garden, sky, and surroundings.
A Victorian conservatory may be the perfect feature for your home if you have ample garden space at your disposal, and live in a naturally lush and pleasant environment such as South Wales. While other conservatories may seem more like semi-set-apart home extensions, conservatories in the Victorian mould really fill a distinct niche of their own.
Jutting out proudly into the garden, and typically being set apart from the home by their shape, lighting fixtures, and arched wooden panels, the Victorian conservatory is perhaps not best suited for being a home cinema, or an extension of your living room.
Rather, one of these timeless conservatories will be ideal if you want to take a step back into the past and set apart a corner of your home where you can curl up with a good book. Or, perhaps, if you want to sip a hot mug of tea or cocoa while watching raindrops snake down the windows, or unleash your inner artist and set about painting your first masterpiece.
Despite their timeless and antiquated appearance, Victorian conservatories can benefit from modern home-construction techniques and materials, in order to maintain temperature and comfort all year round, and without you having to pull out an old-fashioned iron wood burner stove, either.
With proper insulation, and with tastefully and subtly installed heating panels, your conservatory can stay toasty hot in the winter, and blissfully cool in the summer, while nonetheless looking and feeling like something out of a Sherlock Holmes story.
At Thermotech, our Victorian conservatories will come with bases that are brick-matched to your home, along with double glazing as standard for insulation and noise reduction, not to mention the ability to customise the type, colour, and style of your window panels, and more.
Contact us for more information and to arrange your consultation by calling 0800 917 1106 or emailing us at [email protected].
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