A variation on the Lean-to style are Veranda Conservatories, where the roof-line extends over the front to create a “canopy” or covered veranda which is perfect for a seating area to enjoy the outside but still retain a decent level of protection from the weather.
Veranda Conservatories Styles & Designs
Depending on how your conservatory is situated, a veranda can be built over most leading edges of the conservatory, in the front, side or even both sides.
Free standing verandas are also an option, this design would be where there are at least 3 open sides to the frame – the fourth side could be where it connects to the property.
An excellent way to make the most of a veranda conservatory is to use full width Bi-fold Doors or even a double set of French Doors to really open up the space and blur the threshold between home & garden so that you can really enjoy the whole of your garden. Whilst Bi-fold doors look cumbersome, the track system allows them to be moved with ease.
Whilst most Conservatory installations in the UK fall into the “permitted development ” category and have no need for planning permission, it is advisable to check before starting work. There is a general guide here: