The lean to conservatory is the first thing that comes into people’s minds when they think of a conservatory. This style of conservatory has been made popular by the high street diy stores offering them in lean to conservatory kits as a modular build.
Take a typical Lean to Conservatory, this flat fronted design is the most spacious and its internal spaces give you the most room for your money. With no diagonal facets its conservatory base is the easiest of all the conservatories to mark out and build. Its roof is usually polycarbonate with horizontal roof bars running from the house wall to the front of the conservatory. Its roof comes in two angles 2.5 degree and 5 degrees with plastic firings to fill in each end. Personally I would always go for the 5 degree options as the rain tends to run off quicker and the steeper angle inhibits moss and that familiar green slime that can build up over time. Always get the thickest polycarbonate roof you can I would say that a 25mm roof for your lean to conservatory is a minimum.
Door position on the Lean to conservatory is also key to maximizing the space that you have available. A poorly positioned door can create a corridor through the centre of the floor dividing the Conservatory furniture so that a seating plan is difficult. If possible one of the best places for the door is on the side of the conservatory. I like to position doors one frame away from the house this allows a little bit more flexibility with things like TV positions or allowing the doors from the house to fold flat back on to the house wall. But if you want the doors next to the house make sure the doors come with Door restrictors as standard to prevent the wind from catching them and slamming shut.
All lean to conservatories come with double doors as standard but you can ask for additional separate doors if you are taking out a window to get into your conservatory and with a couple of cuts the results to the existing house are instant.
The great thing about the lean to conservatory is that with a bit of skill and calculations the wall plate of the conservatory can be positioned on the fascia of a bungalow allowing the frames to carry on under the soffit.