What will look correct on my home?
What is a Victorian Style or an Edwardian Style?
So often it seems as though conservatory
suppliers are trying to confuse us.
Some conservatory companies call a Victorian
design an Edwardian or a Georgian. Others will
use names like Home Extender for a Lean-To. The
reasons for this vary - often it is marketing
(which would you prefer - a Home Extender or a
Lean-To), and sometimes it even depends on where
in the country you live. The truth is, the
conservatory industry itself does not have a
To be clear it's usually better when describing
your requirements to actually detail the
conservatory design. For instance you "are
looking for a bell ended/bay fronted Victorian
with a pitched roof".
To make life even more interesting you can even
get Victorian style conservatories with different
numbers of bay sections or splays. The most
common are three section bay fronts and five
section bay fronts.
Then, to even further confuse things, suppliers
will sometimes refer to three bay fronted
Victorians as five sided conservatories (the LH
and RH sides being the extra two sides) whilst
five bay fronted Victorians are also referred to
as seven sided conservatories.
CONFUSED?, this confuses even
the people who work within the conservatory
industry everyday! THE "SECRET"
IS TO BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE! - do
not be afraid to ask, especially if the
salesperson or designer's comments/descriptions
don't make sense.
REMEMBER YOU ARE THE CUSTOMER -
if they are not willing to explain the
"fundamentals" then surely they can't
be deserving of your custom. Personally speaking
nothing makes me quite as angry as salespeople
who won't talk my "language" whether
that is cars, computers or conservatories.
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