Depending on your preference, garden size, Budget and plans you may be considering a remodel of your garden. Maybe a Gazebo or a conservatory. But do you know the difference between the two, and how they can both fulfil different and similar purposes in your garden
A gazebo is a type of temporary outdoor structure, often fabric that has many uses and benefits. Historically, conservatories were attached greenhouses that didn’t have climate control and weren’t incorporated into the main house. Now, they are common living spaces, entertainment centers, and places to grow plants.
Today, conservatories can be designed to suit any architectural style and come with a variety of glass packages and gazebos can be permanent semi permanent or collapsible.
Gazebos are less visually intrusive
A pavilion gazebo is a roofed structure that has no built-in floor and is supported by 4-6 posts. They are typically attached to a deck, concrete base, or paver patio. Most often, pavilions are long, rectangular structures. The main difference between a pavilion and a conservatory is how they are attached. A conservatory provides the roof and walls over a patio and a pavilion serves the same function minus the walls.
They have a full roof
Conservatories and gazebos have varying degrees of climate control. Traditionally, conservatories were merely attached greenhouses that lacked climate control. Today, these rooms are used as living spaces, entertainment centers, and hobby rooms. They can also serve as areas for growing plants. They can be built in many different styles and glass packages, which allow homeowners to match them to their homes and architectural style.
Conservatories and gazebos are available in many shapes and sizes. They can be simple polygonal shapes or angular and rectangular. Roofs are often made of aluminium, glass, or wooden beams. With conservatory, you can have a roof that is fully insulated, with full glass or a partial roof.
A wooden gazebo often has a pointed roof to let sunlight enter the deck, and a small wooden gazebo can comfortably seat eight people. They are an excellent place for parties, gatherings, and just relaxing. The wooden gazebo is an excellent choice for a garden and is a versatile, comfortable place to spend your free time. n days with nice weather though, as they are open to the elements.
They provide shade
While pergolas and gazebos may not create the same impact as the summertime sun, they do have their own benefits. They are the perfect place to host outdoor parties, enjoy the evening sun, or enjoy a meal under the stars. A conservatory can also provide protection from rain and wind, which are common in the winter. Traditional shading methods such as roofing are good for protecting from the sun, band offer more protection from the weather.
A gazebo’s main specifications and design are similar to a conservatory’s. Its steel frame is powder-coated and has six upright poles and twelve stakes. Its canopy is made from water-resistant fabric with a 2-tier vented design. The canopy can be opened or closed, and is equipped with a rusted-free canopy with eight leak holes to keep out the rain.
Conservatories are more expensive
Although a gazebo or conservatory will cost you more money than a pergola, you can find cheap and inexpensive options that look just as attractive. A pergola is made up of slatted panels and features an open roof.
- A gazebo’s roof may be open or it may be completely covered. A pergola or gazebo is a great way to enjoy the outdoors without having to build a fence around it. A privacy screen is also a great option and can double as an attractive display for climbing plants and hanging flowers.
- Gazebos and conservatories are built from wood or metal. Cedar, pressure-treated lumber, and Chinese fir are all common wood choices. Although redwood is the most expensive wood type, it requires staining every few years. It is naturally insect and decay-resistant. Cedar, on the other hand, is softer and more pliable, but costs more.
- Another benefit of a conservatory is that it can protect you from the elements. Because conservatories are attached to your house, they provide protection from noise and weather. They are great for places that are noisy or have bad weather.
- However, they are limited in terms of connection to the outdoors. It’s also important to check the regulations regarding planning permission.
- A gazebo and conservatory are similar in price. As you can see, outdoor timber structures get more expensive as they get larger and better quality. If you’re looking for a cheap gazebo it is possible to buy collapsible temporary ones, something not possible with a conservatory.