Any conservatory that is built to your personal requirements can be labelled “bespoke” and the final design is only going to be limited by your imagination, your budget and the amount of room that you have to build it.
Having said that, you don’t need to be “Leonardo Da-Vinci” to come up with a great looking & practical living space.
As previously mentioned, you may be limited by the space available at your property so one task you can carry out that will give you a basic idea of how much space you can utilise is to mark out the proposed floor area – using pegs & string lines or even chalk dust. You should then more easily be able to visualise the impact of your new conservatory.
Your chosen installer will be able to discuss your preferences and help you with planning & design – most offer complete project management from start to finish.
Popular Conservatory Options
P, T or L shaped conservatories are variations on basic designs, for example a P-shaped room could have the long straight section as a Lean-to and the curved area in a Victorian Style.
T-shaped tend to have 2 smaller side “wings” and a larger centre section – and make good use of Gable Conservatories.
L-shaped rooms can be 2 lean-to sections at right angles to each other for longer spaces, whilst the Georgian style lends itself well to more compact areas.
Veranda conservatories are not so much a separate design, but get their name from where the roofing section is extended to overhang, creating a protected area, however, you could have difficulty trying to do this with a faceted conservatory such as the Victorian.
Orangeries are also mainly bespoke designs and you can find out more here: Orangery Conservatories
If you are fortunate enough to have the room to build a conservatory, there are some things that you should consider at outset.
- Planning permission – if your conservatory is going to be over a certain size you will need to have prior planning consent before building – your installer can advise you here.
- The larger the room, the more likely you could be to be building over utility lines (gas water, power) or drains – these issues must be addressed early on.
- Access – how are the workforce going to enter and exit the grounds of your property / dispose of any waste (do you need room for a waste skip?)
- Neighbours – do speak to your neighbours about what you are planning and get them “on your side”.
- Heating, Lighting or Plumbing– is your existing system good enough to cope with any added workload from the conservatory?