Luxury Wooden Conservatories, Combining Traditional Craftsmenship & Modern CNC Engineering with Premium Hardwood
Each Country Hardwood wooden conservatory is designed specifically for you, to reflect your ideas and aspirations. Using our highly skilled design team, we work closely with you throughout the project to deliver a unique addition to your home which will complement the existing architecture and enhance your living environment.
We use high quality natural West African Hardwoods (Utile) from renewable sources, and all our timbers are specially selected for their high quality and fine grain. As well as combining beauty and natural durability, the inherent thermal quality of wood reduces heat loss to a minimum and its rich colour and texture bring a wonderful feeling of warmth to your home.
For some ideas and inspiration on how to create a bespoke conservatory design and turn your vision into a stunning reality, visit our Conservatory Gallery – here you’ll find more information about our stylish Victorian, Edwardian and Gable fronted designs.
Why Choose a Wooden Conservatory?
A wooden conservatory has a look and feel that simply cannot be replicated in UPVC. Wooden styled and wooden framed conservatories have a more premium look and feel and offer a wide range of customisation. Our design team can integrate bespoke wood carving and architectural features along with bespoke ironmongery, window bars, finials and other luxury decoration. Choosing a wooden conservatory is a good choice for many reasons, namely down to styling and value. Wooden conservatories add more value to your property as well as being more aesthetically pleasing. Other reasons include low maintenance, excellent thermal properties, excellent durability and more.
Isn't UPVC better than wood?
Early wooden conservatories were not as durable as modern versions and often suffered from higher maintenance, rot, damp and other issues. Modern hardwood is treated through multiple processes that significantly extend the life of the wood meaning that modern wooden conservatories can last just as long as their UPVC equivalents. UPVC although highly durable can also succumb to weathering, UV damage, moss and other ageing factors.
What's the difference between a Wooden Conservatory and a Wooden Orangery?
A wooden conservatory will generally have a timber frame from the ground to the pitched roof. Most conservatories are timber frame all the way to the floor, however some can feature a brick base. Orangeries typically have a brick base, timber frame, a flat roof with a centralised roof lantern. Although very similar in their appearance their structure is often quite different due to the roof lantern and flat roof components.
What Wooden Conservatory Types are Available?
There are various options including timber, oak or pine woods that can be used for the conservatory frame. The woods can either come in stained form or in a white primer / Farrow and Ball paint colour. All of the wood used in the frame is sprayed with a micro-porous spray allowing the wood to breathe. The frame arrangemens are completely customiseable, common styles include P Shaped, T Shaped, Victorian, Edwardian, Georgian and Elizabethan. You can learn more about our conservatory styles. Here at Country Hardwood we also suppply DIY Conservatory kits with simple assembly instructions.
Each Country Hardwood conservatory is hand crafted and bespoke so whether you are considering improving a modern house or extending your period property, we can provide just what you need - designed specifically for you and your property, to reflect your ideas and aspirations.
From a simple lean-to conservatory to a stylish Victorian, Edwardian for Gable fronted design, our highly skilled design team will work closely with you throughout the project to deliver a unique addition to your home which will complement the existing architecture and enhance your living environment.
For some ideas and inspiration take a look at some of the bespoke conservatory design projects we have completed and turn your vision into a stunning reality.
Conservatories used to be known for being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but glass technologies have advanced so much over the years that this isn’t now the issue it once was. With many manufacturers of double glazing offering self-cleaning and solar control properties such as the Pilkington Activ range, the glass you choose can actually offer many benefits such as reduced energy bills and noise level control.
You can now take this even further by choosing triple glazing and benefiting from the latest glazing option available on the market which can help to bring your energy bills down. Originally devised to combat the harsh winters of Canada and Scandinavian countries, triple glazing can reduce the heat loss through the windows by up to a third more than efficient double glazing. As the name suggests there is an additional pane of glass included in the unit which provides its exceptional thermal insulation properties. As triple glazed units benefit from having a very low U-value*, windows that use them can often exceed the current maximum “A” window energy rating.
As well as the energy benefits offered by triple glazed units, the reduction on noise levels from outside disturbances and enhanced security also makes triple glazing an ideal solution for properties in built up suburban areas. Further information on triple glazing and glazing options for conservatories and orangeries is available on our website www.countryhardwood.com. *U-value reflects the thermal insulating performance of a building. the lower the co-efficient is, the better the insulating performance.