Style spotlight: orangery


Our most luxurious home extensions and garden rooms are constructed with full-height masonry walls, box gutters and lantern roofs. ‘A’-rated glazing and self-cleaning Pilkington Activ Blue roof-glass help make an Admiral orangery a home extension that you can use all year.


The ‘P’ shaped example pictured features uPVC windows and doors that are foiled externally in Chartwell green. The orangery’s Livin Room roof features an electrically operated vent that can be set to open and close automatically from its thermostatic control module. A moisture sensor ensures that the roof vent closes at the first sign of rain.


Style spotlight: modern


A versatile and increasingly popular choice, suitable for home-owners who seek a clean contemporary look. While these conservatories look great attached to modern homes, they can be especially effective when added to period properties – they provide a dramatic contrast between old and new. For those properties with less room under the eaves, consider a reverse lean-to design with sliding or bi-folding doors. The example pictured is located at our Chilton conservatories showsite. Its five-leaf bi-folding aluminium doors open all the way across the veranda: a truly stylish bridge between outdoors and in.leanto_int

This particular conservatory features raked ftames manufactured from Duraflex uPVC and foiled in dark grey (RAL 7016) to match its aluminium Visofold bi-folding doors. We used self-cleaning Pilkington Activ Blue glazing for the large roof panels and toughened energy-efficient Pilkington K glass in the doors and frames. You can choose from a range of frame colours and specifications, as well as various hardware options.

Style spotlight: Victorian

A popular conservatory style, distinguished by a three or five faceted front, which gives the conservatory a curved appearance. A particular favourite with owners of period properties, its elegant proportions and fan-style roof add aesthetic appeal.


Our showsite example features 600mm brick dwarf walls and a roof glazed with Pilkington Activ Blue panels. These not only look good, they help keep internal temperatures cool on hot days while maintaining excellent light transmittance and high energy absorption.

We also have considerable expertise in the construction of conservatories using hardwood frames: please ask.

Style spotlight: Edwardian & Georgian

Due to its square or rectangular plan, the Georgian conservatory design offers excellent use of its floor space. Energy-efficient features such as Pilkington Activ Blue roof-glazing help make an Admiral conservatory a home extension that you can use throughout the seasons.  For even better insulation, we could install a solid panelled Ultraframe Live In roof or an Equinox tiled roof.


edwardian_intThe Edwardian differs from the Georgian style of conservatory only in that it features a roof that slopes on all sides, making this design suitable for locations where low eaves heights are a constraint.

We have installed many of these conservatories over the years. Our Chilton showsite example features dwarf walls rendered in chalk white, Duraflex uPVC window frames and open-out French doors on its front facet.