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Victorian ConservatoriesThe wealthy people of the Victorian age built these conservatories as a way of presenting tropical plants and fruits like oranges, hence they were nicknamed 'Orangery'. During the time, these conservatories were made out of wood or steel and used just one pane of glass. One can find extraordinary examples of these conservatories which are still in perfect working condition, even though they were built in the 18th and 19th century.

These particular designs of conservatories were made to suit Victorian style architecture. The traditional three-sided front along with the extremely popular Victoria bay window is one of the hallmarks of this style. The one-of-a-kind front side of the conservatory allowed for a more natural, flowing design along with a distinctive roof. The Victorians were great admirers of iron monger, so the crests were specifically designed to be in harmony with the iron.

The angles of the conservatory are specifically designed to allow for an easy layout of furniture. Usually, there are two chairs which are placed against the angled walls along with a sofa, which is placed 90 degrees to the house. A coffee table is then placed in the centre of the conservatory. When you are judging the size of the conservatory, particularly a Victorian conservatory, calculate the dimensions of everything that you are planning to put in the room, so that you have enough space, not only to place the furniture, but move it around when you feel like changing its layout.

You must remember that when you are using a Victorian style conservatory, there is a chance that you will get a floor space which is not very functional. This is because Victorian style conservatories are quite wide, but not very deep. To tackle this problem, you should have a very deep design and an average width so that it is pleasing to look at while at the same time, remains very practical.

When constructing larger conservatories, it is essential to increase the number of forward facets so that the space inside the conservatory remains convenient. On some buildings, this could result in 5 or even 6 facets. This has the added bonus of creating a more rounded design which is very good to look at. These multi faceted structures require a roof brace or a tie bar to provide support to the structure.

There are 3 different types of bases you can choose from when you are building your Victorian conservatory.
You can choose to have a Victorian conservatory with a dwarf wall base. This gives the conservatory an old world charm which looks even better if your house sports a similar design.

You can choose to have a Victorian conservatory with a full glass height. This gives your conservatory a very clean look and shows off the layout of your furniture.

You can also choose to have a Victorian conservatory with raised UPVC panels. This gives your conservatory the best of both worlds.