A Lean-To Conservatory - is it the right option for you?
If you are considering a conservatory as an addition to your home then a lean-to might be the option for you. There are many options to mull over when choosing a conservatory. The style and whether you need planning permission are probably your first thoughts. What type of conservatory compliments your property, and the space you have to play with also needs to be taken into account.
A lean-to conservatory is a popular option and you’ll probably be attracted to its style because of its simplicity and versatility. This is also the most cost effective solution.
What is a lean-to conservatory?
Lean-to conservatories are sleek in design with a simple roof. They are extremely flexible and have a reputation for solving those space limiting issues. Clean lines that compliment every property style make them the perfect choice for a modern garden room. The shape of a lean-to is usually square or rectangular with a choice of roof options including tiled roofs. The longest side runs across the house, and the sloping roof gives the impression that it’s leaning.
If you are considering a lean-to conservatory with a tiled roof then take a look at our warm tiled roof page for more information. There are other roof options you can consider too, from glass and poly carbonate (being the cheapest) to solid roofs which are becoming increasingly popular.
The lean-to conservatory suits nearly all styles of architecture. It can be customised with your choice of doors, windows and decorative finishes. You can opt for Upvc, timber or aluminium. They all have varying long lasting properties and come in a range of coloured uPVC foills.
The Benefits of a Lean-To Conservatory
Installing a lean-to conservatory in your property has many benefits. Its simple design makes it suitable for both modern and period properties. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a conservatory to compliment your house, rather than over-shadowing it. Other benefits that a lean-to conservatory has are:
Lean-to conservatories are sometimes referred to as sun rooms or garden rooms. They make an ideal additional living space for your home by bringing the outside in. Due to their rectangular shape a bifold door is a great addition giving it that contemporary feel. They are much simpler in design and cheaper than their equivalents; Edwardian and Victorian conservatories.
Different Options For a Lean To Conservatory
You won’t normally need planning permission for a lean-to conservatory, but this is something we will confirm with you. We do however recommend you visit the government’s planning portal to view the regulations yourself.
Variations to base and structure
Lean-to conservatories come in many variations and options for the base and overall structure of the conservatory. These include dwarf walls, full height glass or UPVC panels. You can also choose from timber or aluminium structures.
UPVC panels are normally the most affordable options however, dwarf walls provide a greater level of privacy, security and efficiency.
Roof Options For Lean To Conservatories
Lean-to conservatories are so versatile and have many roof options. Thermally efficient glass roofs that are filled with gas prevent unnecessary heat loss. Some models are even self-cleaning keeping the windows dirt free all year round.
Solid tiled roofs are becoming a really popular option as they compliment the climate in the UK. Take a look at our warm roof page if this is an option you are interested in.
Polycarbonate roofs are the least expensive option and a perfect choice for those on a tight budget. However, you need to consider the long-term effect due to its inefficient sound proofing and insulation.
If you are interested in a lean-to conservatory to maximise on your internal living space then get in touch via our contact page or call us on 01246 558695. Our team of experts at Warm Roof Conservatory Specialists are on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Conservatories are Adding Value To Customers Homes
Is it time to move or improve? a constant question asked by home owners, need extra living space yet you love the area you are living in, then a new Conservatory or Replacement Conservatory roof may be the answer you are looking for.
The modern home owner is often looking for living solutions that respond to multiple issues, including extra storage, workspace, hobby space and relaxing, a new conservatory or replacement conservatory roof can deliver. If you are thinking about an extension or changing the way you use your home then call Warm Roof Conservatory Specialists for a hassle free, discussion.
We will happily give you a 3D design of your new conservatory, a fully inclusive price to install and provide all of the necessary building controls along with our comprehensive insurance backed warranty.