Most Popular Conservatory Roofs


You may not be aware that there are actually multiple styles of conservatory roofs, with all having certain benefits. Some styles are more suited to specific house types while some can be quite generic, and often people can make a choice based on their personal taste when it comes to having a conservatory fitted.

With some designs of conservatory roofs more traditional and some more modern, there are a whole host of ways you could have your conservatory. There are around 6 popular conservatory shapes each with a slightly different roof style, with the option to also have your own custom design of course.

Traditional Conservatory Roofs

The more traditional conservatory roofs are often what comes into mind when you think of a conservatory, and you may not even realise that. Styles such as the Edwardian or Victorian are both suitable for a range of house styles, making these two of the most popular conservatory roofs. These particular styles can also maximise the available space due to their high ceilings.

On top of this, these more traditional styles of conservatory roof can provide an element of light and space, with the Victorian conservatory roof often having a hexagonal finish at one end.

The Apex conservatory roof, or Gable style, is another traditional style that dates back to the Georgian or Edwardian design. With this particular design, the conservatory looks like an extension of your house as its roof doesn’t slope towards your existing build.

Of course these are not the only conservatory roofs that are popular, as you will see.

Modern Conservatory Roofs

Other conservatory roof styles that have grown in popularity over the years include more modern and innovative designs. A combination conservatory roof, sometimes known as a P-shape, T-shape or L-shape conservatory style, can be the solution when you can’t decide what sort of conservatory you want, or if you want the best of both worlds. A combination conservatory is popular if you are wanting to take full advantage of the space you have at the back of your house. A combination conservatory roof can give the illusion of more than one room too, due to its shape.

Simple Conservatory Roofs

Other designs of conservatory roofs are simple but intended to fit those more awkward houses. A lean-to conservatory, for example, has a roof that is particularly low-pitched in order to fit into difficult locations with restricted space under the eaves.

A double hip conservatory roof is designed for bungalows or other height-restricted properties, with the roof being pitched on both sides instead of a flat roof connecting to the house wall. The double hip conservatory roof allows you to incorporate the style of an Edwardian or Victorian conservatory roof for a more awkward property.

There are a whole host of conservatory roofs to choose from, with some styles being more popular due to the wide range of properties they can be built against. Traditional conservatory roofs have been around for many years and will continue to be built for houses both modern and old for years to come. Likewise, as people look at a conservatory more creatively, more innovative designs have also become increasingly popular in order to maximise space. Popularity can often depend on your own personal taste and the style of house you have, but you can bet that conservatories will continue to be around for decades and maybe even centuries to come!

If you’re looking for a roof replacement or simply want some advice on which conservatory roof style you need, find a conservatory specialist such as PCL Building Products to come and install a new conservatory roof for you.