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Conservatory Craftsmen’s name is on the product. They pride themselves in supplying the most superior product to the market. They spend a inordinate amount of time on the front end of the project. Meaning they design, engineer and re-design (if necessary) to assure that when on-site their time is spent as efficiently as possible. A typical jobs site-time is about 10 days. Their customers are floored to see just how fast we can install a conservatory flawlessly. Left to the untrained installation could take weeks or months and could possibly lead to unwanted results.

You can trust Conservatory Craftsmen, they are professional conservatory builders and have designed and built conservatories in the USA for over 30 years.
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Case Study: Linkways & Lanterns

Many times, clients wish to attach a conservatory to a nearly impossible location on the house.

This location is most often restricted by a window or other feature on the house at the point of connection.

A ‘Linkway’ becomes the logical connection solution. Here is what we do.
In both of these case studies, we recommended to the architect on the project the linkway solution.

A linkway is a short hallway of a smaller structure which allows the ridge height to be lower and connect to the house below any existing window above.

The ridge connection to the conservatory has, in these two field studies, been connected at the base of the lantern roof, also a feature of the design in these two examples.

Conservatory lanterns provide added height and cubic space to a structure. Often, the lantern transom windows will operative (automated) to allow a chimney effect for the removal of warm air ventilation.

Lanterns require steel portal frames to transfer the load of the lantern to the side wall. In these two examples, the portal has been wrapped in sepele mahogany for improved visual appeal.

In both studies, the architects started with a concept in mind. The details of the concept were refined by Conservatory Craftsmen. As the drawings evolved, the shop drawings were produced by Conservatory Craftsmen and submitted to the owner and architect for approval.

Fabrication takes place in our shop facility and assembly on site, along with glazing by our trained and experienced conservatory crew.

Featured Project: Atlanta, GA

Size Use Design Material
400sf Retreat Hipped Lantern w/Linkway Sapele Mahogany

Featured Project: Livingston, NJ

Size Use Design Material
600sf Living Area Victorian Lantern w/Linkway Sapele Mahogany

Case Study: The Inside ‘L’

We are often requested to address unusual spaces or exterior corners of a home. Space a homeowner would like to take advantage of but are unsure how. This space is often found between a garage and dining area. It may even be an area of an underused patio space.

Unfortunately, they don’t realize that the location they selected is the most difficult on a house. The inside corner of an L shaped house.

Featured Project: Oyster Bay, NY

This slate tile roof was a tight corner for an orangery addition. Tile was removed from the roof, up 3 feet. Grace underlayment placed on the roof, all the way over our roof ‘gutters’ and then covered with a roofing membrane.

Size Use Design Material
275sf Garden Room Orangery Sapele Mahogany

Featured Project: Lake Geneva, WI

Project Completion Date September 2017

The homeowner signed on with a local design/build firm. Our in house designers, along with their staff architect, worked together on creating the space that met the homeowners expectations as well as budget.

The final approved design turned out to be more of an orangery than a conservatory, which is a glass roof that sits atop of traditional framed construction. However the roof is not extending to the exterior load walls of the room. Those loads are transferred by steel or lam beams and carried to the footings.
So the solution to the roof of the house that drains to the conservatory is to design a bit of flat roof, covered with membrane and a built up curb on which the glass roof of the orangery sits.
The other opportunity here is the creation of roof soffits in the room that make for stunning lighting, or sound. The soffits also break up the intensity of sunlight and provide natural shading as well.
Size Use Design Material
400sf Living Space Orangery Sapele Mahogany

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