Which Materials to Choose From When Buying a Conservatory

Though there are a number of materials from which conservatories can be made, many companies only use one, or the other. However, each material has its own individual attributes. We all understand that specific styles don’t suit our homes and so being able to choose a certain material is a necessity in order for your house to look good.

Hardwood
Hardwood is a definite prospect for conservatories and can look stunning. The material offers a beautiful natural look and can really create a very open space. Hardwood conservatories should be sourced from managed forests to ensure there is little environmental impact.

Such conservatories go wonderfully with homes that have hardwood windows and can really add a stylish and elegant appeal to your home.

Masonry
Of course, stone masonry is just as attractive, if not more so on certain homes. These stone walled conservatories with tall, large windows, and a glass roof are as elegant as conservatories come. Originating from a more sophisticated time, masonry is a classic expression of wealth and a showcase of beautiful workmanship.

Though it was once used for horticultural pursuits, it is now used for a variety of conservatories and offers a strong, classically styled open conservatory, for those looking for a beautiful talking point to add onto their homes.

Aluminium
One of aluminium’s main benefits is its strength and ability to hold large areas of glass with little physical area for support. Aluminium conservatories offer excellent strength, larger glass panels and full height windows. This allows for a very minimalist and contemporary design where light can stream in from all sides. Aluminium provides a strong and light alternative to masonry and hardwood, allowing for a modern, but everyday usable design that you will cherish for decades.

PVC
PVC is a manmade material that is renowned for its light and strong weight bearing characteristics. This material is a form of composite plastic and offers amazing durability for all the weather conditions you can think of as well as rigidity. PVC can create a conservatory that lasts for years and remains just as good as when it was first built. It is also extremely lightweight and has amazing weight bearing properties. This allows a large area of glass to be placed on the structure with little area of PVC for support and is therefore a very well lit conservatory. Such factors make PVC the material of choice for many buildings and conservatories.

Each material has its own positive elements and offers an individual style. When making your choice there are a number of factors to take into account, though asking a professional conservatory company for advice can be a great help and allows you get an expert opinion.