Information on Lean to Conservatory Structures

The lean to conservatory is the most popular conservatory style currently on the market today. They are seen all over the world on almost every kind of property, their appeal seems to be universal. There are several good reasons for their extraordinary popularity.

Lean to conservatories are by far the cheapest to design, manufacture and install. This is because the design itself is very simple and features none of the more complex parts needed to produce structures, such as P-shaped or Victorian conservatories. Basically, the Lean to Conservatory is comprised of three walls which form a square or rectangular shaped structure leaning against the wall of a house. The side of the house forms the fourth wall and completes the structure. There are no curved or angled sections, the shape itself is formed purely from right angles at ninety degrees, this is why it remains simple and easy to construct.

The lean to roof also has a fairly simple design. Sometimes it will be completely flat, finishing off the conservatory’s box shape. This can make it quite easy for water to leak through the roof though so very often there will be a shallow slope which runs downwards from the external house wall to the front of the lean to conservatory. This greatly aids water run off.

Most lean to structures are produced from uPVC plastic which is most often white in colour. This material is cheap, good looking and weather resistant. It is also fairly easy to clean with a damp cloth. Other materials such as aluminium and timber are also used to build these conservatories. Hardwood is very often used on older properties where bright white uPVC may look slightly out of place. If you are considering using timber over uPVC then expect the cost of the project to increase significantly.  Additionally, you should consider including uPVC double glazing for the windows.  This will ensure your lean to conservatory is much more comfortable and energy efficient.

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