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.