Lean-To Conservatories Style

The Lean-to conservatory, or Mediterranean conservatory, is the simplest style of conservatory, with clean lines that give it a contemporary look and make them a popular conservatory for modern houses. This conservatory style will be ideal for you if you prefer the simple, understated lines of a Mediterranean sunroom.

Whether your lean-to conservatory is traditional or contemporary, the style is perfect for properties that have restricted space under the eaves, like a bungalow, or have an area that's too awkward to accommodate a conservatory. This is because the pitch of the roof on lean-to conservatories can vary – so a shallow pitch can fit under a low bungalow roof and a steeper one would be ideal for a terraced house.

Lean-to conservatories can also be called sunrooms or garden rooms, and they bring a flavour of the Mediterranean into your home, trapping the winter sunlight and converting it into heat through the glass. The simple shape of the lean-to conservatory gives you the maximum space in a highly economical style.

Outstanding Lean-To Conservatories

With Ultraframe, you can have this conservatory style in one of two roof systems. The Elevation roof features Ultraframe click-lock technology and the ever-popular Classic Roof system.

These types of conservatories have their origins in greenhouses that were built to face the southern sun. This attracted the sun and offered shelter against cold north winds. These days, a Mediterranean conservatory style is number one on the list of people wanting to improve their homes.

Lean-to conservatories have a simple design and, with at least one wall already built, they save time and labour, which saves money. A Mediterranean conservatory style is not an expensive option, because of its simplicity, and with heating, electricity and water readily available from the house, installation and maintenance costs are lower.

A lean-to conservatory can also improve the energy balance of your house, provide shelter and catch the winter sun. You can use your conservatory as a greenhouse, a playroom, a dining room, lounge or kitchen. And now, with great features like floor heating and double-glazing available for your Mediterranean conservatory, you can have a new living area room for a fraction of the usual price.

Conservatory Installation

Lean-To/Mediterranean Style Conservatory Guarantee

Ultra Installers are required to offer you this kind of insurance cover. Please ensure you ask your chosen Ultra Installer about the details and you see the policy papers. It is their responsibility to provide this to you when you have used the 'Instant Quote' part of the web site which registers your interest in buying a conservatory.

The "Insurance Backed Guarantee" they provide to you should cover these important ingredients:

  • If the retailer takes deposits, this needs to be covered.
  • Includes work in progress and failure to comply with the Building Regulations.
  • Ensure it covers the full value of your installation.
  • Check that its fully transferable, if you sell your home.

Lean-To Conservatories

Conservatories are often wrongly seen as a soft target for opportunist thieves because of the amount of glass in the building. This is simply not true, With good security features a conservatory is as secure as any other room in you home.

There are a number of things that you can do to make your conservatory as secure as possible:

  • Ensure that you have internal beading on your glass, which prevents people from moving the glass externally.
  • Doors should be fitted with Multi point locking systems.
  • Windows should be fitted with a shoot locking mechanism which pushes two bolts into the actual window frame
  • Force resistant hinges should also be fitted to all windows and doors.
  • Ask your installer if your conservatory is covered by BS7950/7412 which is awarded for improved security requirements of mechanical loading, human intervention and glazing security.
  • If you are having a glass roof ensure you are getting toughened glass.

There are many other security precautions on the outside of the conservatory you can undertake such as security lighting, secure locks on garden gates and even prickly bushes planted round the garden can deter would be thieves.

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