Choose a uPVC Conservatory – modern uPVC offers more benefits than ever before.
True Window and Glass have over 40 years experience installing almost every kind of uPVC Conservatory, Orangery, and Sun-rooms to our customers’ homes. The most difficult choice may be choosing a style that’s right for you and your family and with that in mind please let us explain the different conservatory types and styles.
Probably the most popular style of a bespoke uPVC conservatory, distinguished by the traditional front elevation, comprising of 3 or 5 facets and the use of ornate detailing along the centre of the roof. The Victorian can be adapted to suit whatever space is available whether it is a large garden or small patio area without overshadowing its surroundings.
The Edwardian or Georgian is a conservatory installation that makes the most of the available floor space with a square or rectangular footprint. Probably the most popular style that is so easy to live with, add a set of bi-folding doors or a glass roof for a conservatory to be proud of.
The Georgian width is always significantly more than the projection and a Georgian style may be referred to as the ‘hipped back Edwardian’.
With front elevation windows extending to meet the roof apex the Gable End conservatory maximises the feeling of light and space, perfect for bespoke uPVC extensions.
A structural tie bar is an integral part of this roof design to give extra lateral support. TWG also offer this style in a ‘hipped’ or sloping roof with guttering between the home and conservatory.
A Sunroom (otherwise known as Lean-to) conservatory can be the ideal choice for bungalows or homes where there may be a height restriction and a conservatory fitted with a low pitch roof is required.
Whilst simplicity is the key to a Lean-to conservatory, versatility and adaptability are its strong points.
Using a combination of one or two or more different conservatory styles will give you high design flexibility. For example, a ‘P’ shaped uPVC conservatory using a combination of a Victorian and a Lean-to offers you two distinct areas, one which could be used for dining whilst the other relaxing or a children’s play area. A conservatory style that can be adapted to awkward corners or difficult locations, the combination conservatory has it covered.
Although White is still the choice for most upvc conservatory owners TWG can offer you a conservatory finished in Cream, Mahogany, Rose Wood, Light Oak, Light Green, etc.
Complete the look of your conservatory with a wood grain effect that has the aesthetic appeal of timber but without the associated maintenance such as painting or rot proofing, our textured finishes can be supplied in most standard colours.
Gone are the days when plain glass would be fitted to a conservatory, Tinted, Obscure, Self Cleaning and even energy saving glass that helps reduce your heating bills – the choice is all yours.
TWG recommend Pilkington Activ™ and Planitherm Glass. You may wish to view this short video produced by Pilkington Glass
Modern polycarbonate conservatory roofs are glazed with 25mm high quality polycarbonate, a transparent thermoplastic, which is stable, extremely durable and lightweight, ideal for conservatories, deck and patio roofing, gazebos, awnings and walkway structures. Polycarbonate conservatory roofing is non-toxic, stain resistant, and weigh approximately six times less than comparable amounts of glass sheeting. Carports, patios, awnings; are all structures commonly made from polycarbonate.
TWG recommend self-cleaning glass for extensions and hard to reach areas, including conservatory roofs and orangeries. Manufactured with a special coating which is integral to the glass, will not flake or discolour and should last the lifetime of the glazing. This coating reacts with UV rays from natural daylight to break down organic dirt (bird droppings, tree sap, etc). Rainwater running down the glass will wash away the loosened dirt, compared to normal glass the water dries very quickly reducing unsightly streaks or marks. Whist self-cleaning glass is very effective at using the forces of nature to remove both organic and inorganic dirt, in dry periods there may still be a need for manual cleaning using either a soft cloth and warm soapy water or a garden hose to replicate the action of rain.
TWG install double glazed panels with toughened safety glass on all our glass roofed conservatories to ensure a strong and safe construction. The use of safety glass ensures should the worst happen the glass will break into small pieces similar to a car window screen. All conservatory installations are covered by a 10 year insurance backed guarantee. For conservatory repairs on older conservatories the TWG Repair and Care Service is here to help.
TWG offer you a free no-obligation quote and we will give you time to think it over, so why not make an appointment for one of our salesmen to call, measure and talk you through the options.