Pavilion or Gable-fronted Conservatories | Crystal Living

Pavilion or Gable-fronted Conservatories


What is it?

This conservatory style usually has 3 facets or sides and is rectangular in shape. The longest side facets project out from the house at right angles and meet the front facet at a corner point to each side. The roof mirrors that of the existing house with the sides sloping upwards to meet at a central ridge. A gable-fronted conservatory is so-called due to the angled window frame filling the triangular void between the apex of the roof and the front facet. Originally, this was created to mimic a sunrise, although nowadays variations in design are available.

Why choose it?

The duality of modern finish and traditional styling makes the Gable, also known as the ‘Pavilion’ a popular choice. The inclusion of the gable window increases the light flow into the room and creates a spacious environment. The simple rectangular shape maximises the available floor space, which increases the number of uses this room can provide.

Whose it for?

Those who want a conservatory to blend into, rather than overbear, their modern home, prefer this modest design. The garden room style and roof detailing found in the Gable conservatory makes this a simple yet sophisticated choice. This style of conservatory is ideal for those who have a larger garden and want to increase their indoor/outdoor living space by projecting their conservatory across their land. There is a limitation to the width that a Pavilion can adopt so is more suited to those favouring projection.

Can this style of conservatory be used on a bungalow?

Yes. A back hip roof and box gutter can be attached to provide a bungalow or cottage with a gable-fronted conservatory.

Which doors best suit this type of conservatory?

Various styles of door are available but French doors are the most popular choice with a gable front. This continues the light and airy theme and opens up the house to the garden beyond. Patio doors and single doors are also available but its position is determined by the dwarf wall or PVC base. A fully glazed structure will provide you with the choice of where you would like to position the door.

Which flooring best suit this type of conservatory?

The choice of flooring largely depends on how the room will be used. A playroom would benefit from the tough water resistance of a cork floor whereas the beauty of a natural stone option can be enjoyed in a more occasional lounge. Under-floor heating can be installed underneath ceramic tiling to heat the room during the winter months while its insulating properties will absorb and retain the heat from the sun during the summer.

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