Finer Points of Conservatory Glazing Patterns
Decorative details provide character and style to any conservatory addition, whether you’re planning a sunroom, orangery, or pool house. Windows are the most versatile areas to style and give the conservatory a completely different look. From full height window frames to clerestory or transom windows and feature gables, all of these can be decorated with traditional or custom made glazing patterns. Diversity of architectural styles inspire the conservatory glazing patterns in our projects. They range in styles from traditional Georgian to gothic arches or custom curved tracery. There is something for every style, Victorian to Prairie.
Each design has it’s own personality from traditional 4-pane, arts and craft margin designs, Gothic arches, and others. Less can be more in a transitional or modern conservatory design, the openness of a plain window can make a conservatory have that contemporary look.
There are different ways conservatory glazing patterns can be created:
- Applied Leaded – Created with 2mm x 9mm contoured lead, applied to inside and outside surface of outer leaf of glass; options include: single rows, triple rows, flat lead, and a blackened (acid wash), or natural finish
- SDL (Simulated Divided Lite) – Simulated divided-light windows have just one piece of glass with removable muntins formed by a 26mm profiled timber glazing bar internally and a corresponding 26mm applied aluminum glazing bar externally with a matching interior spacer. An aluminum frame inset, in each timber door or window leaf, secures the glazing frame.
- True-divided Lite – A traditional method, muntins or grilles separate or divide the multiple panes of glass.
View a collection of our sample conservatory glazing patterns here.
Below, we’ve collected a few of our favorite conservatory window designs for your inspiration in the slideshow below.