Britain’s historic capital, London, is a breath-taking and versatile city, which, having accumulated and conglomerated its buildings over a long period of time, cannot be characterised by any one architectural style or period. Suitably, over the last 30 years, Hampton Conservatories’ vast product range has grown to cover a great variety of styles and designs including everything from luxurious period conservatories to contemporary conservatories and orangeries, thus ensuring that our experts will design a conservatory that will both blend with your property seamlessly (no matter the style or period) and comply with local building regulations.
London’s striking architecture is renowned for its diversity. Very few buildings predate the Great Fire of 1666, except, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and a few dispersed Tudor buildings throughout the city of London. The late 17th Century churches and the financial institutions of the 18th and 19th centuries such as the Bank of England and the Royal exchange are fine examples of London’s historic importance and architectural beauty. The Inner City is dominated by Georgian housing, while railway termini are mainly Victorian. Notable modern buildings include London City Hall, the British Library and “the Shard”, which is the tallest building in the European Union.
London greatly increased in size during the Georgian era to house the surrounding villages that were previously considered separate. This expansion is what allows Georgian architecture to dominate much of inner London. Georgian houses in London are quite distinctive and easily distinguished. This is thanks to their unique features such as their sash windows, rectangular window frames with a 1:2 width to height ratio, and roofs hidden by parapets to give Georgian houses a more rectangular look. In some cases this was done to comply with building regulations in central London and in other cases it was chosen by home-owners for aesthetic reasons alone.
London has 600 listed buildings preserved by the British government for their architectural excellence and historic importance. With well over 30 years of experience and proficiency, our luxurious hardwood products have a fantastic success rate at gaining planning permissions and building consent on listed buildings (Grade I and II). Our team of experts will happily use their rich knowledge and experience with these issues to handle the whole process on your behalf, always keeping you updated on our progress.
We have a vast experience in designing and installing luxurious conservatories in London and its surrounding suburbs. Indeed, our demand in the London area is so great that we have created a base in the city, including our permanent showroom – part of the Chelsea Flower Show – located at 125 Sidney Street, just off the King’s Road.
For cities like London, where many of the houses and flats have living accommodations and gardens that are small, we know that every square metre is a valuable asset that can be used to improve both the quality of life and the value of property. We have designed and built many luxurious glazed structures for city buildings – extensions to basement flats, additions to first and second floor apartments and even on rooftops, thus ensuring that we provide our customers with the best possible professional service as well as the most high-end and luxurious timber products.