The Victorian Style Conservatory

Victorian conservatories are well known for their classic and elegant design, including beautiful traditional finials and crestings to the roof ridge. They are the ideal way for you to bring a lasting degree of quality to your home that is going to make the most of traditional design without missing out on all the benefits that modern innovations are able to bring to your property. With this in place, you’ll be able to enjoy the best of both worlds so you won’t have to worry about missing out.

Many homeowners choose this design for its timeless traditional appearance. The Victorian famously enhances all aspects of a period home, complementing existing brickwork and style. This is why it makes a great match for properties of the same era. However, don’t fear that it won’t be suitable for modern homes too. You can easily tailor your conservatory to suit a wide range of property styles. Whether you’re looking for something that is going to stand out, or you want a Victorian conservatory that is going to offer a more seamless feel, you’ll get it.

At Double Glazing on the Web, we’re here to help you get the best fit for your home at the best prices. This is made possible through our Victorian conservatory cost calculator, which is a modern and easy tool that you can use to bring your Victorian conservatory to life. All you have to do is follow the simple step by step process to get a free, instant, and competitive guide price that has been based on your exact specifications. Once you have this price, we can then put you in touch with three of your local and accredited installers to get things moving.

The Victorian Conservatory Design

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Multi-Faceted Structure

Strongly characterised by a multi-faceted structure, the typical Victorian conservatory presents you with a spectacular view of your home surroundings. Perfect if you enjoy your garden but also lack the dimensions – the Victorian’s soft and rounded facets will not impose on any outside space. This multi-faceted structure also enables you to enjoy panoramic views and large amounts of natural light allowance that will make your Victorian conservatory a bright, spacious, and beautiful place to be.

You’ll also be able to choose from a wide range of glazing options too that will enable you to capture the right feel for your home. With this in mind, you’ll be able to capture a finish that perfectly suits exactly what you’re after. You can also choose from a range of glazing options that are going to bring you enhanced functionality too. For example, you could choose self-cleaning glass that utilises the warmth from the sun to break down dirt on the glass surface. This can then be washed away by the rain to keep an ‘as new’ feel.

Victorian Dwarf Wall Conservatory

The Victorian conservatory design can either be fully glazed or have a dwarf wall incorporated into its base work. The option you choose will be dependent on your individual requirements. Are you after more light or do you want extra privacy? Also, a dwarf wall conservatory might be able to offer you a more classic Victorian conservatory feel. This is an important thing to keep in mind if you’re looking to bring a Victorian conservatory to a more traditional home. You’ll also have a choice of brick options to help capture the right look.

Alongside this, getting a fully glazed Victorian conservatory is will enable you to let more light in and capture a more contemporary Victorian conservatory feel. You can speak to your installer of choice to see what they can offer you regarding their Victorian conservatory options. This way, they’ll be able to work with you when it comes to bringing a dwarf wall conservatory to your home. Opting for a dwarf wall will enable you to capture a more structural feel for your Victorian conservatory so it’s worth looking into.

Thermally Efficient Victorian Conservatories

Keeping comfortable in your conservatory is one of the main benefits that come with modern design. This is because older Victorian conservatories would often get too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter, otherwise known as the ‘winter’ or ‘summer’ effects. In turn, this means that your conservatory would become unusable at certain points of the year. Consequently, this means that you wouldn’t be getting the best deal for your money and you’ll also be missing out on beautiful living space.

Fortunately, modern Victorian conservatories are equipped with features that enable them to regulate temperature effectively. In turn, this means that you won’t have to worry about any outdated problems ruining the comfort or longevity of your Victorian conservatory. This is made possible by combining an innovative roof, thermally efficient glazing, thermally efficient windows and doors, and the professional installation of your local, accredited installer. Alongside this, you’ll also be able to enjoy a host of benefits outside of comfort.

This includes the fact that you could find yourself saving money on your heating costs on an annual basis! This is because the heat retention properties of a Victorian conservatory will enable the warmth from your central heating to stay in your home for a longer period of time, consequently this means that you could find that you’re relying on it less frequently to keep comfortable during those colder winter months. As a result, this offers you the potential to lower your heating costs. Also, as you’ll be using less energy and experiencing less heat loss, you could also find that your carbon footprint is lowered too!

High-Security Victorian Conservatories

Feeling safe and secure in your conservatory is one of those things that will really help to make it feel like a part of your home. Gone are the days where the back of your home would serve as a weak spot that any would-be intruders could exploit as an easy access point. All modern Victorian conservatories are designed to offer an impressive degree of security to help keep you, your family, and your property safe. This is made possible through a wide range of features that ensures security is kept consistent across the whole build. Through this, you’ll be able to enjoy the complete peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re investing in modern protection.

To achieve this standard, modern Victorian conservatories are fitted with high-security locking systems that are fitted into all entrance points: i.e the windows and doors. These locks are designed to engage at multiple points of the frame to ensure there aren’t any weak spots that could be potentially exploited. They are also integrated into the window frame to ensure they can’t be easily accessed from the outside. This is a common burglary technique that is used to bypass the security of the frames. Alongside this, modern Victorian conservatories are manufactured using premium-grade profiles that comprise internal structures to help them capture an impressive degree of structural integrity.

Also, speak to your installer of choice to see what they can offer you in terms of Secured by Design accredited standards! This is a police backed initiative that is put in place to ‘design out crime’ when it comes down to home improvement options. If you invest in a conservatory that has Secured by Design accredited windows and doors then you can rest assured that you’ll be bringing a standard of quality to your home that has undergone a stringent and meticulous testing process to offer you complete peace of mind.

Victorian Conservatory Roof Options

A Victorian conservatory is available in a wide range of conservatory roof options, which means that you’ll have the freedom to find something that is going to complement both your tastes and existing architecture. Keep in mind that each one of these roofs is going to offer you their own unique charm, so take a look at the list of options below to see which one is going to best suit what you’re after:

Solid Conservatory Roof

A solid conservatory roof is a highly modern conservatory roof option that will bring a modern appeal to your Victorian conservatory. The exterior of this roof comprises a chic, grey panelled look that offers a timeless appeal. On the inside, these roofs feature a beautifully plastered interior. They are also highly versatile when it comes down to their configuration, which means that you’ll be able to choose where and how you want the glazed panels to be installed. Just speak to your installer of choice to see what they can offer you.

Tiled Conservatory Roof

A tiled conservatory roof is an ideal way for you to capture a classic Victorian conservatory look, all without missing out on modern innovations. These tiles are inherently lightweight by design which means that they outclass their traditional counterparts when it comes down to how easily they can be replaced. They are also incredibly low maintenance so you won’t have to worry about any lengthy upkeep. For the inside, these roofs comprise a plastered interior that can easily house glass panels, speakers, and lighting options. Just speak to you installer of choice to see what they can offer you.

Glass Conservatory Roof

A glass conservatory roof is an ideal way for you to bring a bright and spacious feel to your Victorian conservatory without letting the elements in too. This roof design perfectly complements the glazing of the multi-faceted Victorian conservatory build to create a beautifully seamless look. You can also opt for a range of glazing options to increase aesthetic and functional appeal. For example, you can opt for solar glass that will prevent your furniture from fading in the sun. You can also choose from a range of decorative options too that will enable you to bring a personal touch.

Lantern Conservatory Roof

A lantern conservatory roof is a beautiful way for you to bring a stunning addition to your home that helps to bring a focal point to natural light allowance. These roofs are integrated into a plastered interior and can be installed in a range of styles. The modern roof lantern comprises a slim frame design that will enable it to offer a more generous glazed area. This means that you’ll be able to let in more natural light as a result. Alongside this, you can also opt to have more than one roof lantern installed if your Victorian conservatory is on the larger side. This makes them the ideal option for focussing natural light over a kitchen island or a dining table. Speak to your installer of choice to see what they can offer you when it comes to their range.

Looking For Conservatory Ideas? Choose a Bespoke Conservatory

There are many Victorian conservatory styles available to homeowners and each conservatory style can be made completely bespoke to you and your property specifications. With this in place, it won’t matter if your home is modern, traditional, period, heritage, new build, or anywhere in between you’ll be able to find something that is going to perfectly suit what you need. This is because the installers that we’ll put you in touch with will be able to offer you a wide range of options to help you get something seamless to your property.

The most popular Victorian conservatory style has very distinguishing architectural features such as the bayfront, steeply pitched roof and ornate ridge details. This is a completely timeless look that can be easily tailored to suit a wide range of property styles and sizes. Especially when it has so many colours and window and door options for you to choose from. With this in place, you won’t have to worry about missing out on all that Victorian conservatories can offer you. It’s never been easier to bring traditional charm to your home.

Popular style variations can include:

3 Facet Victorian Conservatories

This has a bay front with three main windows – all widely angled for maximum space.

5 Facet Victorian Conservatory

This has a bay front with five main windows – giving a subtle rounded appearance.

Crestings

Crestings are either made from aluminium or uPVC. Aluminium crestings can be finished with a powdered polyester coating which can make surfaces more durable. uPVC crestings are durable as well but generally cheaper.

Colours & Finishes

There is now a multitude of colours and finishes available for uPVC Victorian conservatories – not just the standard White. This colour range has been refined over the years to accommodate the eclectic tastes of homeowners all over the nation. This is because homes are as varied as the people who live in them. Fortunately for you, this means that you’ll be able to enjoy a wider spectrum of options to choose from so you won’t need to worry about having to settle for a colour you don’t like or one that is going to clash with your current home.

How you plan to use your Victorian conservatory will determine its overall aesthetics. If you are looking to maintain the traditional look of your property, then opting for woodgrain colour and finish will complement your property superbly. These woodgrain foils are a beautiful way for you to capture all that the timber look has to offer you without having to worry about any of the maintenance problems that usually accompany the material.

With this in mind, you won’t have to worry about the frames rotting, warping, cracking, discolouring, twisting, or bowing out of shape when they get wet or they are exposed to the elements for a long period of time. This was a common problem with outdated Victorian conservatory designs and would often result in a costly and lengthy repair and replacement service. With a modern Victorian conservatory, however, this isn’t something that you’ll need to worry about!

How Much Do Victorian Conservatories Cost?

Victorian conservatory costs will vary between installers and will, of course, depend on personal specification of materials and style. This is why there isn’t a simple ‘one size fits all’ when it comes down to a Victorian conservatory price specification. You’ll have to approach it as a multi-tiered approach to ensure you cover every aspect of the Victorian conservatory design. This way, you won’t have to worry about any hidden or unexpected costs creeping up on you when it comes down to the final price.

With this in mind, you’re going to have to keep in mind the following things are going to have a determining factor on the final price of your Victorian conservatory build: size, colour, shape, style, accessories, roof option, windows, and doors. Speak to your installer of choice to see what they can offer you when it comes down to cost up each aspect of the final Victorian conservatory price. You can visit our online Victorian cost calculator to get a guide price based on your specifications or you can view our price tables below. Each one of these is going to give you a good frame of reference as to how much you should be expecting to pay.

Lean To Conservatory Roof Prices

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
2500 x 3000 Polycarbonate £1960 – £2396
2500 x 3000 Glass £2136 – £2612
3000 x 3000 Polycarbonate £2226 – £2720
3000 x 3000 Glass £2422 – £2962
3000 x 3500 Polycarbonate £2345 – £2865
3000 x 3500 Glass £2560 – £3130

Victorian Conservatory Roof Prices

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3000 x 3000 Polycarbonate £3092 – £3778
3000 x 3000 Glass £3302 – £4036
4000 x 4000 Polycarbonate £4260 – £5208
4000 x 4000 Glass £4618 – £5644
5000 x 5000 Polycarbonate £5718 – £6990
5000 x 5000 Glass £6260 – £7650

Edwardian Conservatory Roof Prices

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3000 x 3000 Polycarbonate £3110 – £3800
3000 x 3000 Glass £3320 – £4060
4000 x 4000 Polycarbonate £4366 – £5338
4000 x 4000 Glass £4724 – £5774
5000 x 5000 Polycarbonate £5910 – £7224
5000 x 5000 Glass £6450 – £7885

Gable Fronted Conservatory Roof Prices

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3000 x 3000 Polycarbonate £3110 – £3800
3000 x 3000 Glass £3320 – £4060
4000 x 4000 Polycarbonate £4366 – £5338
4000 x 4000 Glass £4724 – £5774
5000 x 5000 Polycarbonate £5910 – £7224
5000 x 5000 Glass £6450 – £7885

Georgian Conservatory Roof Prices

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3000 x 3000 Polycarbonate £3110 – £3800
3000 x 3000 Glass £3320 – £4060
4000 x 4000 Polycarbonate £4366 – £5338
4000 x 4000 Glass £4724 – £5774
5000 x 5000 Polycarbonate £5910 – £7224
5000 x 5000 Glass £6450 – £7885

Double Hipped Conservatory Roof Prices

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3000 x 3000 Polycarbonate £3538 – £4324
3000 x 3000 Glass £3748 – £4582
4000 x 4000 Polycarbonate £4840 – £5915
4000 x 4000 Glass £5195 – £6350
5000 x 5000 Polycarbonate £6376 – £7794
5000 x 5000 Glass £6916 – £8454

Lantern Conservatory Roof Prices

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3000 x 3000 Polycarbonate £3538 – £4324
3000 x 3000 Glass £3748 – £4582
4000 x 4000 Polycarbonate £4840 – £5915
4000 x 4000 Glass £5195 – £6350
5000 x 5000 Polycarbonate £6376 – £7794
5000 x 5000 Glass £6916 – £8454