The best conservatory styles for bungalows
More so than ever, many homeowners want to add extra living space to their homes following lockdown. With Ultraframe's huge number of conservatory styles and roof options, we have a simple and cost-effective way to renovate your home.
However, many homeowners need guidance about the right conservatories for bungalows. Common queries are:
Can I add a conservatory to my bungalow?
What style options are available for a bungalow conservatory?
Do conservatories for bungalows need a specialist builder or installer?
These are just some of the questions bungalow owners typically have about adding a conservatory to their home.
If you're wondering what is available and possible for a bungalow conservatory, this handy guide will answer your queries.
Conservatories for Bungalows – How Does It Work?
When thinking about conservatories, many homeowners picture them adjoining a house wall, quite high up. This makes many people think that bungalow conservatories are impossible, but this is not true.
There are two main designs of conservatories for bungalows:
Adding the conservatory to the gable end of the bungalow. Doing this usually means you have a high enough wall to attach a conservatory, which is no different than any other type of home. This would mean you could have a conservatory where the roof is at the same full height.
If the elevation where you want to add a conservatory to your bungalow is not a gable end and you have a roof that comes down to just above window height, this is not a problem. Conservatories on bungalows of this nature can still be added. This is done using a component known as a box gutter. The conservatory roof would slope backwards and downwards towards the bungalow guttering, and the box gutter would join the two together.
Conservatories for Bungalows – Style Options
As you can see, it is not an issue adding conservatories to bungalows with the right know how and the most advanced conservatory roofing system on the market – Ultraframe.
When you use the Ultraframe system and a box gutter, the style options for a bungalow conservatory are almost as varied as those for two-storey homes.
Here are the top three styles of conservatories for bungalows:
Gable Conservatories for Bungalows
A gable conservatory is distinguished by a high open ceiling which is flat on the front elevation, just like the gable end of a house. This is a great choice for a conservatory on a bungalow as while the back of the conservatory will slop down to the box gutter, the high, open aspect of the front area will give a real feeling of height and space.
Georgian Conservatories for Bungalows
A Georgian is often considered the best style choice for a bungalow conservatory because many two storey homes will also choose to have their Georgian conservatory attached to their home with a box gutter so that it slopes on all four sides. This means that Georgian conservatories on bungalows are not specially adapted or compromised in any way in terms of aesthetics. As with a gable conservatory, a Georgian offers an angular floor space which allows for the optimum use of floor space. This is because furniture can be set along all elevations without wasting space. The angular floor space and overall shape of a gable or Georgian conservatory mean bungalows can be altered with various modern styles.
Victorian Conservatories for Bungalows
A Victorian conservatory is distinguished by its curved front elevation, which may consist of three or five facets. Just with the other two styles detailed above, a Victorian conservatory would be attached to a bungalow by using a box gutter, meaning that the part of the roof nearest to the house would slope backwards and downwards to meet the bungalow roof.
Gables, Georgians and Victorians are all great style choices for conservatories on bungalows. If you want to build a conservatory on the gable end of a bungalow, you will usually be able to add a conservatory that is no different in style to one that would work on a two-storey home. If you want to add a conservatory to an elevation of a bungalow with a gutter, then using an Ultraframe roof and a box gutter is not an issue.
Contrary to what many people think, it IS possible to add conservatories to bungalows and for them to look beautiful. Bungalows often have a smaller footprint and overall square footage than a two storey home. They can be a highly valuable addition both in terms of adding much needed extra space and increasing the property's value.
If you have a bungalow and would like to find out further information about conservatories on bungalows, contact your local Ultraframe installer today. They will offer their advice on the best type of conservatory to suit your bungalow and help you add beautiful new living space to your home.