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Hipped Lean to Conservatory Guide

Specifications and Information

Hipped Lean to Conservatory InformationThe lean-to style of conservatory is still the most popular design available in the UK market. This is mostly due to low cost and it's functional design. But a lot of people are put off by it's box shape design. The hipped lean-to was introduced, primarily to improve the lean-to's aesthetic appeal. This roof design is also used to overcome obstructions on the house wall, like extractor fans and overflow pipes. As there is no predetermined width of the wall plate (the roof bar that attaches to the house wall parallel to the ground ) the hips can be adjusted to miss complications on the house wall.

The conservatory roof pitch on the front and on the side panels can not differ by more than ten degrees because the hip bar will not allow any more than that. This limits how near you can position the hip bar to the right or left hand end of the conservatory.

The hipped lean-to design is normally used when the projection of the conservatory is about half that of the width. This creates a balanced appearance that is aesthetically appealing. If the projection and width are similar this roof design does not work well. One should try and keep the hips at forty five degrees to the front of the conservatory and the pitch of the main roof slope to about ten degrees.

The maximum projection for a hipped lean-to is about four metres, before structural enhancement is required. But like the lean-to and the hipped back Edwardian there is no restriction on width or the requirement of structural tie bars, due to the load bearing been taken up by the house wall. The view from inside the conservatory of the roof is also pleasing. The hips creating interest, the pitch creating volume and no intrusion of any structural tie bars.

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