Conservatory Designs

2010 29 Apr

P-Shape Conservatory

Posted by admin in New Construction at April 29, 2010

P-Shape Conservatory

Going back to their very origins, conservatories, also known as ‘solariums’ or ‘sunrooms’, are essentially greenhouses that have been modified such that one can relax and spend one’s time looking at and appreciating the beauty outside, from the inside. Nowadays, thanks to a wide range and variety of options that are available through the internet, building conservatories isn’t too difficult at all. One can choose from amongst materials like uPVC, treated softwood, aluminum and hardwood.

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With many financing options available, one need not feel compelled to settle on an inexpensive style. An important thing to remember is that a conservatory is going to be a part of your home, so one should avoid compromising in this area. Feel free to decide on what style you like best – Victorian, Edwardian or Georgian, or work with the architect to design your own. An excellent choice when it comes to conservatory styles, is the P-Shape conservatory.

What’s fascinating about the P-Shape conservatory is that it is actually a combination of two different styles of conservatories, namely, the Victorian conservatory and the lean-to ‘garden room’ type of conservatory. Its peculiar name derives from the fact that when it is observed from above, the P-shape conservatory looks very much like the letter ‘P’ in the English alphabet. The P-shape conservatory is perfect for those home owners who have large properties that are detached. This is because the P-shaped conservatories combine, as mentioned before, two unique styles of conservatories, due to which it can have three or even five facets.

The reason the P-shape conservatory is such a hit with home owners and families is that getting one is almost tantamount to getting two extra rooms in your home! The two distinct sections of the same conservatory allow for one area being designated as a dining area while the other might be used as a lounge area. What makes this type of conservatory even more popular is that the home owner can exercise his or her discretion regarding how its extensive space is to be used. If you have a P-shape conservatory and would rather use the two sections as one large space, you’re free to make your aesthetic modifications without your efforts making the ensemble seem contrived in any manner whatsoever.

If you’re interested in the technical aspects of P-shaped conservatories, then you might want to focus on this next bit. We’ve already discussed why the P-shaped conservatory is named so, and mentioned its outward appearance and listed its advantages in terms of functionality. However, if you wish to participate to a greater extent in the construction of your P-shape conservatory, then you might find this quite interesting and not just a little fascinating.

When one talks of a P-shape conservatory, one is essentially referencing the conservatory’s floor-plan. In this plan, the vertical shaft of the ‘P’ is the lean-to part of the structure that is attached to the main building, almost as an ‘add-on’. The rounded bit of the ‘P’, the semi circular bit if you will, is the Edwardian or Victorian part of the structure. Thus, when combined, the vertical lean-to and the rounded Victorian or Edwardian conservatory styles are merged and amalgamated in the form of the ‘P-shape’ conservatory. What this does is, it allows you to have an extensive area extending into your yard or garden while providing you with the added bonus of having a conservatory immediately next to the wall along which it is built.

In essence, this gives home owners the advantage of having a relatively isolated portion of the conservatory for a ‘home away from home’ feeling, while providing for a corridor-like passage into the main structure of their home. To clarify a point, though, a P-shaped conservatory is only when a lean-to is combined with a Victorian type of conservatory-structure. When the lean-to is combined with another style, it is no longer a P-shaped conservatory.

For instance, if the lean-to is combined with a Georgian or Edwardian style of conservatory, it is then an ‘L-shape’ conservatory. This is because the Edwardian or Georgian conservatories are rectangular in shape, due to which the two ends extend in directions that are perpendicular to each other. While this type of conservatory is nice, it is not as preferred as the P-shaped conservatory owing to the fact that the latter is a lot more versatile than the former.

P-shape conservatories are an ideal choice for home owners looking for larger conservatories, and those who intend to entertain guests in their conservatory area. P-shape conservatories can be built in superior quality uPVC, and different finishes are available, such as Oak, Light Oak, White, and even combinations of these can be chosen.

When it comes to P-shape conservatories, truly, the sky is the limit.

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