Structural Elements of a Lean-to Conservatory
Historically speaking, the lean-to is one of the oldest shelters known to man. Take a walk on a mountain trail, and it is likely that you will find a lean-to, simply described as a building where the rafters lean against another wall. Of course, a traditional lean-to structure is freestanding, but a lean-to conservatory borrows its main structural elements from this tradition.
As an addition to an existing structure, a lean-to conservatory has a sloping roof and three walls. Unlike other conservatories, this type of structure means that a lean-to conservatory, by nature, will never be a freestanding structure. Installing a lean-to conservatory means adding a definite attachment to your existing home.
While a lean-to conservatory can be made of a variety of different materials, the most common option is to choose a uPVC lean-to conservatory. Not only does this drastically lower the installation cost, but uPVC also allows for a long-lasting, wholly weather resistant addition to your home.