Much of the charm of Georgian conservatories stems from their classic lines and
prime materials- wood and glass- but their amazing versatility is a
result of innovative design and ambitious use of technology.
A full glass roof was used to maximize the opportunity for daylight
at street level and indeed, no artificial lighting is required inside the wood and glass
conservatory- even on overcast days.
Meanwhile, the roof system
was clad with pre-finished aluminum extrusions to protect the woodwork
from the effects of the city and provide for a completely
This traditional design of the Georgian conservatory uses no gutters.
Rainwater is allowed to fall
freely from the roof and be absorbed by a bed of gravel at the
perimeter of the structure.