Building roofs is quite technical and so sometimes we use technical language. Sorry about that. However, to keep things simple we've designed a manual to explain and translate many of the commonplace words and terms used in the conservatory industry.
Each reference includes a list of alternative words ("also known as"), a full description of the product/component and, where relevant, a picture to illustrate its relevance.
To find the explanation for your term simply browse alphabetically below.
Also known as: See lantern style roof. Conservatories were originally built as greenhouses in which to cultivate tender, exotic species in conditions of warmth and humidity. Many citrus trees were cultivates (thus the name orangery) but before long, glasshouses became rooms in their own right, ideal for relaxation and entertainment in exotic surroundings. In the 19th Century improved iron and glass building techniques put conservatories within the reach of humbler folk