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Hipped Edwardian Conservatory Guide

Specifications and Information

Hipped Edwardian Conservatory InformationThe hipped back Edwardian, also known as the Georgian, is basically two Edwardian conservatories joined back to back. This style of conservatory emulates the traditional roof structure of a home with four pitched areas meeting at a central roof ridge. This design can be used with the roof ridge either parallel or perpendicular to the host/ supporting structure. When using the roof ridge perpendicular to the host wall, the normal five metre width by five metre, maximum projection rule applies. But when the roof ridge is used parallel to the host wall the maximum projection applies, but any width can be used, making this a very popular style when a very large floor area is required.

The hipped back Edwardian style is the upgrade of the lean-to style when considering a conservatory extension on a bungalow or where there is a height restriction on the host wall. At the junction of the conservatory roof and the host wall, a structural, aluminium 'box gutter' needs to be installed, to carry the weight of the roof and to collect the rain water. There are a number of 'box gutter' designs to overcome different conditions on site. A structural tie bar will also become necessary when the projection is more than three metres or the roof glazing material is toughened glass.

The hipped back Edwardian design is very popular when deciding on a commercial conservatory extension. Hotel, bars and restaurants, in particular, use this design, not only because it is an economical method of construction but also to create an indoor, outdoor area that can be used all year round and has loads of 'wow' factor. On the domestic side, even when there are no height restrictions on the conservatories' host wall, this style is preferred for it's aesthetically pleasing shape.

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