Lean-To Conservatory Inspiration
A hipped, lean-to conservatory is an elegant way to enhance your home. The downwards slope gives a more decorative effect to your property. The Timms family added this contemporary option to their home to ensure they had extra space and light for their home.
In this occasion, the conservatory was being installed as a study area that they could use their computers. This would also double up as space they can enjoy meals, as a joint dining-study area.
The Timms family has a beautiful back garden so their family can enjoy the rural setting and watch the many types of birds that are attracted to their garden. An Ultraframe conservatory has excellent levels of thermal efficiency, so they can be sure to use their conservatory throughout the year.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LEAN-TO CONSERVATORY
A lean-to conservatory is an excellent option for your home improvements. There are many designs and performance benefits associated with the addition of a lean-to conservatory.
MYTH: A LEAN-TO CONSERVATORY IS ONLY SUITABLE FOR SMALL PROPERTIES
A lean-to conservatory is an ideal addition for smaller or one storey homes. Their square format means they are the perfect fit for homes that have smaller areas for their conservatory to be installed. The pitch of the roof can be easily adjusted to fit under the eaves of the house too, which means they are also ideal for bungalows.
A lean-to conservatory can be installed with a pitch as low as 2.5°. They can also be elevated to 30°. Even then, this can be exceeded using the right structural support. Meaning this design can also be used for more significant properties, not just smaller ones with limited space.
You can use your lean-to conservatory for anything from a dining-room to living area. The addition of a lean-to for your home means you and your family can benefit from a fully thermally efficient design which gives your home the extra space you have always wanted.
UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF A HIPPED CONSERVATORY ROOF
With a one-storey house, you don’t have to limit yourself to a flat roof. An Ultraframe lean-to conservatory is a perfect option in place of a flat design.
A double-hipped lean-to conservatory is pitched on both sides. This means that it is the perfect addition to any style of home. It is also compatible with smaller, height-restricted properties, including Edwardian and Victorian styles of home.
When you choose an Ultraframe roof, you’ll be able to select from a wide range of products. The Ultraroof allows you to choose between traditional or contemporary roof tile capping around the hipping and ridge-section.
The Ultraroof is a solid conservatory roof system that can include glazed sections to improve interior illumination.
THE IMPORTANCE OF VENTILATING YOUR LEAN-TO CONSERVATORY
Ventilation helps to prevent the build-up of condensation, which can lead to a range of damp-related problems. The Timms family were able to enjoy their conservatory all year round because it was well-ventilated.
All Ultraframe conservatory roof systems include trickle vents as standard. This encourages the uplift of warm moist air that’s then filtered outside. You’ll also be able to upgrade to manual or automatic roof vents to improve airflow.
What’s great about a lean-to conservatory is that you can choose a bi-fold door, or sliding patio door to be installed. This means you can also create a seamless transition between your home and garden too.
DESIGNING YOUR ULTRAFRAME CONSERVATORY – SOME POINTERS
To make the most of your new space:
- Limit your use of furnishings and keep them to the edges
- Use bright colours where possible to reflect natural light
- If you can, use aluminium, as it allows for more glazing
- Use floor-to-ceiling glass where possible to maximise light entry
- Include self-cleaning glass that burns off residue automatically
- For an authentic look, use coloured woodgrain foils in your design
Lean-To Conservatory Prices
You can use our free online design tool to get a quick and instant quote for your lean-to conservatory. If you have got inspiration from this design, then a lean-to conservatory might be the best choice of home improvement for you!