Choosing between a veranda and a conservatory comes down to personal preference and the needs of your home, as well as other factors such as space and aesthetics.
A conservatory is a fully enclosed space that extends from your home and is usually connected to your other spaces by an interior wall. A conservatory has walls made with brick or other common materials found in residential properties such as stone. Other styles resemble traditional greenhouses and feature large panes of glass carefully fastened together with steel, aluminium or uPVC.
At Majestic Designs, we use 70mm frames in our conservatories with uPVC reinforcement and welded joints for strength and durability. We also install A+14 energy rated double glazing as a standard across our range. Conservatories are suitable in all weather conditions and give your property an additional closed living space.
There are many different conservatory styles to choose from depending on the aesthetic of your property and your own personal tastes.
A Victorian conservatory can give your home an understated, elegant flourish. Comparable to a Victorian bay window in style and shape, Victorian conservatories are suitable in both traditional and contemporary homes and will bring the grandeur of the Victorian era to your property.
Much like a Victorian conservatory, an Edwardian conservatory can give any property an elegant flourish regardless of the aesthetic or age of your home. Featuring a square or rectangular base to optimise floor space, the roof of an Edwardian conservatory can be pitched and positioned in any direction.
Designed with a single sloped roof, lean-to conservatories are comparable to traditional ‘sun rooms’ and are ideal for catching natural light. When it comes to designing your lean-to conservatory, you can choose dwarf walls or floor to ceiling panes of glass.
A conservatory usually requires additional groundwork as foundations are often needed for installation. In contrast, a veranda does not require foundations and depending on the nature of your property, may allow for a much quicker installation.
The main difference between a conservatory and a veranda is that the latter is an open, roofed space. A veranda is ideal for introducing a living space to your property that delivers maximum airflow and natural light. A veranda also creates a seamless transition between your interior and exterior spaces, unlike a conservatory which acts as an additional closed living space.
Lastly, a veranda offers an uninterrupted vista of your garden, delivering panoramic views of your exterior space regardless of adverse weather.
If you’re looking for an additional covered living space that acts as a closed-in extension of your property, then opt for a conservatory. However, if you’re looking for the perfect space for social occasions, then a veranda may be for you.