Classic Conservatory Styles

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Whether you are looking for a new conservatory installation that is traditional or contemporary, a glazed roof or solid roof, complex design or with clean lines – the market leading Ultraframe conservatory roofing system can create anything you have in mind.

The Ultraframe conservatory system can be used for building all styles of conservatory, this system is the most configurable roofing system on the market.

Browse through the tabs below to learn more about the wide range of conservatory styles that are available with the Ultraframe system. If you have something in mind that is not represented in this section or in the conservatory image gallery, then contact South Lakes Windows as we would love to help.

South Lakes Windows Ltd are recognised “Ultra Installers” and are familiar with the capabilities of the Ultraframe conservatory system and will help you design a new conservatory that truly complements your home and fits your lifestyle.

Don’t forget, that your intended use may influence your choice of conservatory – for instance, if you are planning a conservatory with two distinctly separate dining and relaxation areas then a P-shape conservatory may be your prefered style. Again – South Lakes Windows will talk through all of the available options and create a bespoke conservatory designed just for you.

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The Victorian Conservatory


The Victorian style conservatory is the most popular conservatory, it suits all styles of house and home whether it be a period property or a contemporary new build. When people think conservatory it is the Victorian style that comes to most peoples minds.

The Victorian conservatory style includes a bay front, a steeply pitched roof and ornate ridge details. These days, of course, your Victorian conservatory, made out of modern materials such as PVCu and aluminium, is built to last.

Victorian conservatory styles comprise a three-facet Victorian, which features a bay front with three main windows at wide angles, and the five-facet Victorian. This five-facet style also has a bay front but with five main windows for space as well as aesthetics.

The Ultraframe Classic roof system gives your Victorian conservatory a distinguished and classical appearance. South Lakes Windows can configure your Victorian conservatory in any design.

Your Victorian conservatory’s painted exterior ideally will match the exterior of the property. Victorian conservatory styles often featured thin frames and glass. For manufacturers of modern Victorian conservatories, the trick is to replicate this Victorian style and still meet Building Regulations.

So, whether you want three or five facets, white or oak, your Ultraframe Victorian conservatory installed by South Lakes Windows Ultra Installers will look classic and elegant as well as being a highly versatile space and pleasing on the eye.

Ultraframe Victorian Style Conservatory

Ultraframe Victorian Style Conservatory

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The Georgian Conservatory


Georgian conservatory, similar to the Edwardian style of conservatory,

This conservatory style is characterised by lightness and airiness, with more subtle lines than the ornate Victorian style.

The Georgian conservatory style features a flat front and a square or rectangular symmetrical shape. This makes the Georgian conservatory a practical shape for laying out furniture etc, with no wasted space. Typically, the Georgian conservatory has a high, sloping roof that gives an impressive vaulted effect. The conservatory floods with light, making it a bright, airy and uplifting room.

The Georgian conservatory style has grown in popularity over recent years. You can add your Georgian conservatory onto any style of building, but this grand style works best alongside existing Georgian architecture, typically red-brick houses with white woodwork and white-stone cornices.

In the historical days of the King Georges, the original Georgian conservatory style featured very few windows due to the fact glass was costly and let the cold in. This is the major difference with today’s Georgian conservatory. With lots of light and airy glass, today’s Georgian conservatory has echoes of its ancestors only in its architectural style, such as window frames and style of brick used in the base. If you need planning permission, these are some authentic features that you’ll appreciate.

Ultraframe Georgian Style Conservatory

Ultraframe Georgian Style Conservatory

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The Lean-To Conservatory


The Lean To (Mediterranean) conservatory is the simplest of conservatory styles in terms of design and its clean lines help it maintain a modern contemporary look which still makes it a popular choice of upvc conservatory today. This style of conservatory will be perfect for you if you prefer simple, understated lines of a Mediterranean sunroom.

Whether your conservatory is traditional or modern contemporary, this style is perfect for properties that have a restricted space under the eaves, like a bungalow, or have an area that’s awkward to accommodate a conservatory. This is because the angle of the roof on lean-to’s can vary – so a shallow pitch can will underneath a low bungalow roof while a steeper one would be ideal for a terraced house.

Lean-to conservatories are also called sunrooms or garden rooms, they bring a flavour of the Mediterranean into your home, trapping winter sunlight and converting it into heat through the glass.

The simple shape of the lean-to conservatory gives you the maximum interior space in a highly economical style. With at least one wall already built, a Lean-To will save time and labour, ultimately saving money. Because of its simplicity, and with heating, electricity and water readily available from the house, installation and maintenance costs are also lower.

You can have this conservatory style in one of two roof systems. The Elevation roof features Ultraframe click-lock technology and the ever-popular Classic system.

Lean to (Mediterranean) Style

Ultraframe Lean To Conservatory Style

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The P Shaped Conservatory


P-Shaped – combining a mix of Lean-To styles and Victorian styles, a ‘P-shape’ is the perfect choice for a large conservatory on larger detached properties.

The P-shaped conservatory, combines a Lean-To conservatory with a Victorian conservatory, which can be either three-faceted or five-faceted. If you combine a lean-to with a Georgian-style conservatory, this is called an L-shaped conservatory style. The beauty of the P-shape conservatory style is that it can add much-needed space to the house without swallowing up too much of the garden area or requiring much in the way of a garden redesign.

The P-shape conservatory is very a versatile style. This is because the conservatory extends out in different directions. The P-shape conservatory is ideal for using as two separate living areas. Modern families often use the longer part of the P-shape style as a separate lounge or dining area, with the rounded part being used as a children’s play area for instance. P-shaped conservatories often require larger proportions, so are therefore better suited for larger detached properties, giving an impressive result.

We can adapt the proportions of the main section and the rounded section to fit your available space and to ensure each zone of the conservatory meets its intended purpose. Our P-shape conservatories come in a variety of styles and the rounded part of the design can be Victorian, Edwardian or gable-ended. Your P-shape conservatory can be in uPVC, hardwood or aluminium and in a range of stunning finishes. Your conservatory can be frame and glass, extending from the ground up or built on a dwarf wall to match the existing brickwork of your property.

P Shaped Conservatory Style

P Shaped Conservatory Style

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The T Shaped Conservatory


The T-Shape Conservatory – perfect for large properties featuring a long wall on which to build the conservatory.

The T-shape is a combination style featuring a central projection. The style can be Victorian, Gable or Georgian.

The T-shaped conservatory is a versatile style, allowing you to create two separate living spaces within one room. With T-shape conservatories, the central part projects out into the garden area, this exaggerates the sense of bringing the garden into the home. The central projection on a T-shape conservatory can also create a ‘porch effect’. This can porch effect can highlight your elegant French doors.

The T-shape conservatory style is not only one of the most beautiful styles available, but also works well with just about any home. The T-shape conservatory comes in Edwardian or Victorian styles. The T-shape conservatory tends to be a large style and is a good way of enlarging a traditional Edwardian or Victorian style. The T-shape conservatory is well suited to properties with big gardens, as the part of the conservatory that extends away from the house tends to eat into the garden.

With two sections to the style, many people choose to use the large section as a dining room or to add extra space to their lounge. The smaller section tends to be used as a garden room. If you have children, it could also be used as a play room. The small area of the “T” can be three-facet, five-facet or straight-sided. On a large property, this conservatory section can look stunning with steps leading down to the garden.

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T Shape Conservatory Style

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The Gable Conservatory


A Gable-end Conservatory adds a real sense of grandeur to any home.

Gable conservatories are a variant of the Georgian style. With a gable design, the front of the roof doesn’t pitch back to the centre. Instead, the front of the conservatory remains upright, like the gable end of a house. This is where the gable-end conservatory derives its name.

Like a Georgian conservatory, this style is square or rectangular in style. This gives you maximum floor space to plan the interior of your conservatory. The gable front of the conservatory adds style and also maximises light coming into the room, while the height of the conservatory gives the room a real feeling of space. The gable roof provides a grand and stunning impact both inside and out, and the front of the gable-end conservatory resembles the rising of the sun. This is often referred to as a sunburst effect.

Your Ultraframe gable-end conservatory can be glazed with either glass or polycarbonate, which can be optionally upgraded to a higher thicknesses. You can also include other elements of our conservatory range into your design. These options include roof glazing and various decorative and practical finishes.

A popular gable-end conservatory style option is extra brickwork – perhaps a full-height or three-quarteron wall one side to blend the conservatory even more with the property. Whatever your choice, a South Lakes Windows gable-end conservatory is a grand and majestic option for modern contemporary or period homes of any size that never fails to impress.

Ultraframe Gable Style Conservatory

Ultraframe Gable Style Conservatory

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The Lantern Conservatory


The Lantern is the original conservatory style, now brought up to date with modern Ultraframe technology.

For those with the right budget, a lantern conservatory makes a fantastic statement of grandeur and elegance.

Lantern conservatories feature a two-tier conservatory roof on different levels, creating a ‘wedding-cake’ effect. The two levels are separated by a row of windows that is highly stylish and makes this style ideal for period properties of Victorian and Edwardian vintage, where relatively plain conservatories might not match the grandeur of the existing building.

The lantern conservatory is a style that is often chosen to house swimming pools, orangeries or for larger conservatories. Whether your lantern conservatory comes in brick and stone or classic glass style, it never fails to conjure up the glories of opulent living from an altogether different age.

When you order your lantern conservatory, you might also consider adding coloured or stained glass in the vertical panels. This enhances the Victorian or Edwardian period effect.

Ultraframe Large Lantern Conservatory

Ultraframe Large Lantern Conservatory

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The Large Span (Portal) Conservatory


Designs that are extremely large and require additional support for the weight of roof are known as large span conservatories or Portals.

Large conservatories are built using a supporting skeleton that sits inside the conservatory. This gives the large conservatory structural support.

Large Portal conservatory styles are often used for swimming pools, allowing you to enjoy the pool all year round without worrying about leaves, insects and weather issues that you get with an outdoor pool. You’ll also save money on chemicals and maintenance by housing your pool in a portal conservatory. The large conservatory style is also perfect for a fitness room, Jacuzzi or spa.

How wide can large conservatories go without sub-structure support? Usually up to around six metres, although we would use tie bars in the roof. If your large conservatory needs a supporting sub-structure, it’s usually made from high- grade aluminium or timber and needs to be fixed to the ground. When budgeting for your large conservatory, you should note that this supporting sub-structure must be approved by structural engineers.

Ultraframe Large Span (Portal) Conservatory

Ultraframe Large Span (Portal) Conservatory

Portal Style Gallery…


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