Finer Points of Conservatory Glazing
Whether you’re planning a conservatory, sunroom, orangery, pool house or skylight, the details are what give your home addition character and style. 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.
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 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, tripple 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. The glazing frame is secured in an aluminum frame inset within each timber door or window leaf.
- True-divided Lite – A traditional method, these have multiple panes of glass that are separated by muntins or grilles.
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.