A Conservatory is a glazed structure with a glass roof and walls that serve as a charming solution for enjoying the outdoors without having to leave your home. Conservatories can be attached to existing buildings or manufactured as standalone structures. Conservatories can be used year-round for entertaining and dining or designed as commercial showrooms. Solar Innovations®’s classic conservatories are custom designed unlike any other with elegant lines and superior detail. Solar has the in-house production capabilities to create custom elegant structures in any size or configuration with no limit to the amount of windows, doors, or decorative elements.
Modern Function Modern greenhouses and conservatories are often visually similar but have different functions. Like greenhouses, conservatories have the ability to house and propagate plants, but they are primarily used as an additional living space. Conservatories can have several uses and serve as multi-purpose rooms for entertaining, dining, office space, growing plants, and more.
Our conservatories are constructed from durable aluminum framework, but they are not limited to an all-aluminum design. Copper, Stainless Steel, and lead coated copper cladding options are available for use on the interior or exterior of the conservatory. Solar Innovations® can also design aluminum exterior conservatories with wood interior in solid Mahogany or Spanish Cedar. The sturdy aluminum exterior helps protect the wood interior in this combination system. Laminates of Southern Yellow Pine, Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, and Northern White Pine can also be used for the interior, though Northern White Pine laminate is available for straight eave applications only. Solar also has the ability to integrate Redwood and Cherry into the structure.
Conservatory windows can be customized with any shape or pattern of grid work. Solar’s complete line of extruded aluminum decorative elements can also be included in the conservatory design. These options include: moldings, gutters, ridge cresting, and finials, all of which provide details that were previously only available in all-wood conservatory designs.
Residential and Commercial Conservatory Applications
Conservatories can be used in residential settings as a dining room, family room, or game room. However, custom conservatories by Solar Innovations® can also be found in commercial applications such as rehab facilities, resorts, country clubs, restaurants, and retirement homes. They are perfect for entertaining guests and the natural light makes them an ideal environment for growing plants.
Conservatories are also perfect display areas and showrooms for businesses.
Solar’s conservatories can be integrated with an existing HVAC system to ensure the structure remains comfortable year-round. Conservatories can also be outfitted with a number of glazing solutions including LowE glass that enhances the quality of the insulation.
Solar’s custom conservatories can also be adapted to a structure’s traditional framing. This type of conservatory is known as an orangery. An orangery blends conventional construction, which includes cement, vinyl, stucco, or wood, with aluminum framed skylights, doors, and windows. Lantern or hip-end skylights are two commonly used configurations for an orangery roof. Solar Innovations®’s aluminum system can easily match trims and grid styles in standard wood construction as well.