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Gable Fronted ConservatoriesThe gable end conservatory is one of the first styles adopted by people when they started using conservatories. At the time, it was only used as a glass room in which plants and fruits were grown. The style was an obvious choice because of its simple architecture. The rectangular roof panels of the gable end conservatory provide an easy way to build it.

Even though it is one of the oldest styles of conservatories, the gable end design is still one of the most popular and beautiful designs among all styles of conservatories. When you enter the conservatory from the house, the first thing that will strike you is the view that is available out of the conservatory. This is because the pitch of the roof of the conservatory is forty five degrees. This differentiates the wall of the conservatory and its roof, creating a dramatic and eye-catching effect.

Homeowners who find themselves in need of more space, but are unable to procure the necessary amount of money, can opt to install a gable end conservatory since this is a much cheaper than the cost of moving to a new house. The conservatory is very practical and can provide a very warm and relaxing place in your house where you can take a break. This style of conservatory also has the added benefit of not requiring much maintenance and upkeep once the construction is finished.

Another great thing about gable end conservatories is that they suit almost all types of architectures. Removing the finials as well as the cresting and using a steel structural tie wire creates a very minimalistic feel, which is perfect for modern homes.

However, if you wish to have a more period feel to the conservatory, you can use a flamboyant cresting along with a ball finial and a tie bar which is made from brass and has detailed iron work. This should give the feeling of a nineteenth century conservatory. To further magnify this look, the height of the frame should be increased from 2100 mm to 2400 mm so as to create more space. You then need to move the transom line so that it matches the door height; now you can have top lights on top of the door.

The maximum amount of projection and width that you can have without the need of structural enhancements is approximately five metres. If you are planning to upgrade the glazing used in the roof structure from polycarbonate to glass, then you will need to have the roof ridge specified by a structural engineer.

There are many different ways to glaze the gable end conservatory. The most common style is upright mullions which line up with the frames. For those who are looking for more stunning designs, you can choose from the sunburst and the cartwheel among the numerous other designs that are offered. The most efficient and practical way to make such designs is by using a Georgian bar.