Gable conservatory styling options
Georgian Gable T-shape
The Gable conservatory style works very well in combination with others, such as the lean-to, to form very attractive bespoke designs like the Gable T-shape.
As a “regular-shaped” pitched roof it also works well with tiles or slates used in place of glass – it really makes the conservatory look more of an original part of the property rather than an extension of it.
Many times you can see French patio doors used where the styling leans more towards a period room, but, modern and contemporary versions lend themselves well to the use of larger “picture” doors such as bifold.
As with a lot of medium to large conservatories, adding some low level dwarf walls can bring a new dimension of character to the room.
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Construction material for the frame & roof
The material that you use for the frames will have an impact on both appearance and cost, with the primary choices being timber, aluminium or uPVC. For timber you could use hardwoods or even engineered lumber, both of which have long lifespans and amazing visual appeal.
It’s not very often that you see a poly-carbonate roof on pavilion or gable conservatories, as they don’t really fall into the “budget conservatory” bracket – most rooms of this style would be medium or larger examples.
Full glass roofs are well suited to this design and with the advent of solar control glazing, self-cleaning glass and very low U-value double glazed roof panels, the room temperature can be managed very effectively to allow comfortable use throughout the year irrespective of the weather.
Integrated or aftermarket blinds or shades fitted to the glazed roof are also an excellent way of controlling the amount of natural light & heat.
For solid or tiled roofing on gable conservatories you can look at:
Concrete tiles / Clay tiles– in terms of cost per tile, concrete tiles are relatively inexpensive, but clay can get pricey.
Natural Slate – a real classic in terms of colour and appearance, but be prepared with a healthy budget.
Synthetic slate & tile – these days there is quite a decent product range in the market. Prices vary greatly, but the choice of design, colour and material is very good. They are also very light and last a long time.
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