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Victorian Conservatories

With great versatility and adaptability, a Victorian conservatory is the ideal conservatory for those looking to maximise their space in a stylish and classic way. We provide Victorian conservatories in Hampshire that suit a whole range of properties, no matter what look you’re hoping to achieve.

Victorian conservatories have all the classic aesthetic attributes of an Edwardian conservatory with the benefits of angled roofs and bay windows. This means you have amazingly full vistas when viewing the landscape from inside your conservatory, with all the strength and security that comes with a sturdy conservatory frame. This ability to look out at ease means you have uninterrupted viewing, a massive bonus for avid wildlife fans or those who enjoy watching the seasons change from the comfort of their own home.

Quality products, lots of options

They also come in a variety of different colour options and a hard-wearing UPVC frame, which is incredibly durable. At Wessex Windows Systems we have a long family history in the design, manufacture, production and installation of high quality products for your home. We pride ourselves on providing the very best fittings possible and when it comes to our Victorian Conservatories prices we manage every aspect of the product, so that everything is included in the price you pay, from conception to completion.

 


Our Seamless Service…

it may seem like a daunting task to have your new conservatory installed, but not when you can count on the proven track record of Wessex Window Systems, based on over 30 years of experience throughout Hampshire. We design and install conservatories to the very highest of standards – ensuring you get the very best in product, service and customer support every time.

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Design

Think about the conservatory design you would like for your home, then discuss your ideas with us. Bring some rough measurements or maybe a photograph of your home and garden to our Winchester Showroom in Kings Worthy, Hampshire. We will then draw up the plans on our computer, showing you how it will look from every angle – as part of our free design and quotation service.

Survey

One of our expert surveyors will then visit your home to take detailed measurements and confirm the position of the french doors, patio door or bi-folding doors and opening windows to your conservatory. If you do need planning permission, we can sort it out with the local authority in Hampshire.

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Installation

Unlike many other companies, Wessex Window Systems will handle everything, from digging the foundations, forming the base and building the dwarf wall, to erecting the frames, roof and fitting the glass. We precisely schedule each step so you know exactly who is arriving and when. Adding a conservatory is far less disruptive than a typical home extension, meaning the job can be done quickly and efficiently,

Finishing

We will plaster the internal walls, lay the floor and install the electric sockets and lighting if requested. If you have ordered a ceiling fan, we can fit it. We even clean up afterwards. When all the jobs are done, we may ask you to fill in a questionnaire, just to make sure you’re totally happy.

Hampshire’s finest Conservatories and most welcoming service

There is no better way of extending your existing Hampshire home than with a Wessex conservatory. Those who view your home will see it from a totally new perspective, whilst you will benefit from the most luxurious living.

We understand that because a conservatory makes such a difference to your home, it is important to get it right. Our culture of customer satisfaction means that customers take priority in the whole process; from initial discussion to final installation and fitting out. We will design the perfect conservatory for you and your home.

Energy Efficiency

An important consideration when deciding to improve your home with a new conservatory is around the product’s energy efficiency. Poor quality products and shoddy workmanship can mean that valuable heat is lost. During the winter, this  could make your conservatory a less enjoyable place to be, as well as bringing up your heating bills. By installing our energy rated windows as part of your conservatory, your home home will be more environmentally friendly and a more affordable place to live.

Security

When considering the functionality of your new conservatory, security is obviously an important factor. We understand this consideration which is why we have invested heavily in developing the latest technology and manufacturing market leading products. This means that customers of Wessex Windows can purchase their conservatory with confidence that the investment made will keep unwanted visitors out and their family safe.

Noise Reduction

When adding a conservatory to a property, consideration has to be made for how well it keeps noise form the outside world out. For countryside properties, this may be less of an issue, however in built up areas, the sounds of busy life want to be kept out, and we have developed top quality products to achieve this.  Whatever your needs and preferences, we have the right product for you and your property.

Opening up your new conservatory…

Every home is different. Every homeowner is different. This is why we offer so many options to our customers and this includes the types of doors.  Conservatory doors can come in the form or Patio Doors, French Doors or Bi-Folding Doors. All 3 come in various styles, colours and finishes, but also with their own features and benefits which are outlined below.

Bi-fold Doors

Why settle for the ordinary when you can have the extraordinary in the form of a set of Bi-folding doors from Wessex Window Systems. Built using the very latest technology, Bi-folding doors operate on a concertina system which will allow you to fully open up the rear of your property out into your garden in Hampshire, Southampton, Winchester or Portsmouth. Get a free quote for the latest bi-folding doors or visit our showroom in Winchester

Patio Doors

If you would like to increase the amount of natural light that enters your conservatory, whilst minimising the space taken up by the doors, then Patio doors might be the best option for you and your home. The great expanse of glass used within the construction of a set of patio doors helps to create excellent views out on the exterior of your property in Hampshire. Practical and versatile with stunning classical appearance, they have been the customer’s choice for decades.

French Doors

Investing in a set of French Doors from Wessex Window Systems is a great way for homeowners within Hampshire to bridge the gap between the interior of their properties and their gardens. Double opening French doors turn a simple doorway into a grand entrance and the expanse of double glazed or triple glazed glass allows a huge amount of light into your Hampshire home helping to create a feeling of spaciousness, even when closed.

Fully sculptured, contemporary or traditional – the choice is yours…

Other than size and shape, what makes one conservatory different from another, and perhaps more suited to a certain type of property? Subtle differences in the dimensions and contours of the window and door frame type may seem inconsequential but, in reality, make a huge difference to the overall appearance of the finished product.

UPVC

Choosing UPVC is the easy choice for many homeowners and their conservatory due to it being affordable, low maintenance and long lasting.  UPVC frames are also thermal efficient and provide a good level of noise reduction. The negative for many people is that UPVC conservatories often don’t provide the aesthetically pleasing addition that people are looking for, however recent developments in the industry such as woodgrain finishes, mean that homeowner can get the best of both worlds with their new conservatory.

 

Aluminium

There are few limits to the designs that can be created with an aluminium conservatory, so the most contemporary ideas for a breathtaking conservatory can usually become a reality. Powder coated aluminium is unlikely to ever fade, plus can come in almost ny colour.Aluminium is, in our view, the ultimate building material – lightweight and yet strong and incredibly durable – so creating your conservatory from aluminium is an investment that will last for many years to come, plus aluminium is also an ideal building material if your conservatory is going to be particularly large or exposed to severe weather conditions. Aluminium’s properties enable it to be extruded with fine detail, so traditional features can be built into the design of any aluminium conservatory.

Heritage

You could be forgiven for mistaking Traditional Heritage windows and doors for authentic timber products, such is the replication of the aesthetics in style, dimension and finish. The window sash sits flush with the window frame in the closed position – a standout feature of 19th Century timber windows. However, the Traditional Heritage frame is actually a composite material which boasts 21st Century advantages such as a low maintenance finish, integral thermal efficiency and durability. Traditional Heritage windows and doors are mechanically jointed as opposed to welded and this is one of several reasons why these windows can be considered for use in conservatories and orangeries.

A quality conservatory requires a quality roof…

Any conservatory roof should be glazed appropriately to ensure a comfortable living environment all year round. Conservatory roofs can be fitted with a variety of technically advanced glazing materials, each with specific light and heat control benefits, affected by factors such as geographical location, cost, energy conservation and aspect.

Polycarbonate

An economical, lightweight, yet tough alternative to glass, polycarbonate roofing is durable and resistant to the effects of UV and sunlight. A polycarbonate roof is available in a range of thicknesses. Many conservatory roofs are created using polycarbonate (PVC) material as it is great at eliminating heat loss and keeping generated warmth inside for longer periods.  PVC roofs can be supplied in an opal, bronze or clear finish.

Glass

Conservatory roofs can have double glazed units of toughened safety glass or laminate glass. A glass roof is much quieter during precipitation than polycarbonate roofing. For the best long term result, opt for the highest thermal efficiency unit your budget allows, plus consider the benefits of Pilkington Self Cleaning Glass. Bronze, green, grey or blue anti-sun glass is also available to reduce glare and heat build up on conservatory roofs. Glazing features such as Georgian bars, arches, rectangles and diamond leads can be added to more complex conservatory roof designs

Solid Roof

More and more people are now opting for the less traditional solid roof on top of their conservatory or orangery. Solid roofs give ultimate privacy and energy efficiency, however they obviously limit the amount of natural light that other roofs types can deliver. Roof windows and integrated spotlights can help overcome any lighting issue allowing you to maximise enjoyment from your home improvement.

Every colour under the Sun…

Although white has been the accepted colour choice for conservatories for a generation, Wessex has many more options than that in both the UPVC and Aluminium ranges.

The aluminium range now comes in 21 stylish colours, whilst with UPVC, woodgrain finishes are becoming more and more popular and come in 9 different colour options.

 

Planning

Wessex Window Systems will take care of all necessary Planning Permission & Building Regulations for the installation of your conservatory with your local authority. Under the present legislation, if certain criteria are met you will not require planning permission in the Hampshire, Southampton, Winchester or Portsmouth areas for conservatories, unless you are adding a conservatory to a house that has already been extended. In addition, developers sometimes place further restrictions so it is worth checking if your house is a ‘new build’.

In order to remain exempt from planning permission, conservatories must adhere to the following principles:

  • At least half of the new wall and three quarters of the roof is either glazed or translucent material.
  • They are built at ground level and are less than 30 square metres in floor area.
  • The conservatory is separated from the house by external quality door(s).
  • Glazing and any fixed electrical installations comply with the applicable building regulations requirements.
  • From 1st October 2008 new rules for conservatories and extensions took affect which replaced the old rules and affect conservatories as follows:
    • No extension forward of the principal elevation or side elevation fronting a highway. This means that any conservatory on the front or side of a house that will be closer to a public highway than the original house will need planning permission. A highway is any public right of way including footpaths.
    • Maximum depth of a single-storey rear extension of three metres for an attached house and four metres for a detached house. The width of a conservatory running along the back length of a house is not constrained at all unless it projects beyond the house which is constrained by rule 3. A house is only detached if there is no solid structure connecting it to a neighbour. A “link” house is therefore not detached nor would be two houses with a common garage. The rules on what counts as being detached have not changed from the previous ones.
    • Side extensions to be single storey with maximum height of four metres and width no more than half that of the original house.
    • Maximum eaves height of an extension within two metres of the boundary of three metres from the lowest point on the ground.
    • No balconies or raised platforms.
    • On designated land no permitted development for rear extensions of more than one storey; no cladding of the exterior; no side extensions.
    • No more than half the area of land around the “original house” would be covered by additions or other buildings.
    • Maximum height of a single-storey rear extension of four metres.

    While permitted development rights now allow for the construction of many Edwardian conservatories without planning permission you may have to limit their size and material construction if you want to avoid building regulations. If a conservatory you are building does not meet any of the above four rules then it will have to adhere to building regulations in full.


See some of our Victorian conservatory projects

Take a look through the Victorian Conservatory projects we’ve completed for some of our previous happy customers, or visit our projects page for a wider look at other types of projects

Small Victorian Conservatory

The customer wanted a small addition to their property, so we created a Victorian style conservatory made from UPVC with French doors and a PVC roof....

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2 Orangery House

Not one but two Victorian orangeries are a welcome addition to this property that is in keeping with its traditional exterior. Both orangeries boast solid roofs...

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Grey Solid Roof Replacement

Needing a replacement roof for this conservatory, this customer chose a solid grey metrotile roof, in a Victorian style to add a touch of elegant for...

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Victorian Solid roof Conservatory

This green Victorian solid roof conservatory allows the customer to relax in their orangery regardless of weather. The green UPVC and French doors offers an elegant...

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Wessex Windows are here to support you

Our support to our customers includes gaining planning permission to make sure the fitting is suitable for your home, going over the most suitable roofing options for your property, choosing from an array of different colours for your conservatory frame, deciding on the perfect glazing for you and your budget, and completing the installation of the product.

To gain an in depth of our Victorian conservatories prices, with the above services all included in the final fee, please call one of our experts. Alternatively, you could drop into our Winchester showroom to see our products in person and speak to us there.