The Victorian conservatory is the most popular style of conservatory as it suits all house styles – be they period property or a new build. The Victorian conservatory springs most readily to mind when people think of conservatory styles.
It was the Victorian era in which the nation’s love of the conservatory blossomed. This was because of the Victorians’ love of foliage and exotic plants, which required a method of keeping plants alive during the cold winter months. In the 19th century, Victorian conservatory styles were created with ever-more-elaborate details to complement the period homes of the time.
The Victorian conservatory style includes a bay front, a steeply pitched roof and ornate ridge details. Victorian conservatory styles can comprise the three-facet Victorian, featuring a bay front with three main windows at wide angles or the five-facet Victorian. This conservatory style also has a bay front but with five main windows for space as well as aesthetics.