Elizabethan Conservatories

UPVC Elizabethan

Though most people still prefer the elegance and beauty of real wood, uPVC (Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride) materials provide durability and lower maintenance than required with real wood or painted wood structures. This versatile material comes in many colors and finishes including those that look like real wood and painted wood. It is beneficial to the environment to use building materials…

UPVC Elizabethan

Wooden Elizabethan

Modern construction uses many techniques and many materials that mimic the look of more expensive materials, however, many people prefer the look and feel of true wooden structures. Elizabethan Wooden Conservatories are an excellent choice to increase value and add warmth to the home or office.

Wooden Elizabethan

As with all things as they migrate and evolve, building materials change from generation to generation to match supplies readily available and most economical for the builder while maintaining cost efficiency and meeting the needs of the buyer. Building styles often seem to morph into charming blends of many styles and coin such terms as Tudorbethan. Though some of the actual architecture from the early ages still exists, it would be impossible to duplicate in modern construction except within the most elaborate estates in the world. For the more conservative decorator who wishes to preserve some of these stunning styles from days gone by that bring visions of King Arthur and the mysterious Camelot modern alternatives are in existence to meet the modern budget.

Some of the most beautiful country homes in the world display the styles often associated with Elizabethan even though Americans are more likely to refer to it as a Queen Anne style or Tudor style. Generally this class of construction includes steeply pitched rooftops; herringbone brickwork intermingled with half timbering, mullioned or oriel window designs on the upper floors overhanging lower floors, pillared porches, and dormer windows giving a divergent and elegant effect. In keeping with these style patterns in modern times, adding one of our Elizabethan Conservatories can be the extra touch to complete a breathtaking landscape.

In original structures of this time period, the attractive timbers were the weight bearing walls of the structure. In order to be more economical while still maintaining the sophisticated style, trim work that mimics the original structures are applied after the building is constructed. They are often added timbers, trims that can be made of real wood or laminates, and are being replaced in recent times with variations of vinyl and uPVC (Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride) materials. These materials maintain the beauty of real wood while eliminating the maintenance of wood from the owner’s busy lifestyle. These materials will be long lasting and require little or no maintenance as the owners retire in their quiet existence.

Adding one of our Elizabethan Conservatories of either true wood products or combination of uPVC products, will add glamor and elegance as well as being a functional part of a home or office building. The styling of the conservatory would be an extension of the style of the home, not simply a structure attached as an afterthought. It will be perfectly blended to provide a transition from the main home to a garden or other scenic area. Whether its purpose will be joyful entertaining, or quiet reflection, Elizabethan Conservatories will add many hours of pleasure to their owners.