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Elegant Victorian Veranda in Hampshire

We recently had the pleasure of installing a stunning traditional Victorian glass veranda for a delighted customer, Mr. and Mrs. HB, in Grayshott, Hampshire. This exquisite addition to their home offers a functional outdoor living space perfect for relaxation and entertaining.

Design and Specifications:

Measuring a generous 6 metres in width, this veranda is designed with careful consideration of both form and function. The span between the leg posts is 4 metres; it was strategically planned with just two legs to avoid a middle leg post. This design ensures that the customer’s intended patio table and chair arrangement remains unobstructed by a central leg, providing ample clear space for outdoor dining and gatherings.

Victorian Charm with Modern Functionality:

The veranda is adorned with ornate Victorian features, adding a touch of classic elegance to the terrace. The solid bollard bases accentuate a Victorian charm, coupled with ornate brackets at the top of the legs. Modern materials ensure a weatherproof and maintenance-free structure that will never need re-painting. Finished in a sleek jet black powder coating, the veranda exudes timeless character while seamlessly blending with the customer’s modernist black-framed patio doors.

Comfort and style combined:

To ensure comfort during the warmer months, this veranda is glazed with mid grey solar-tinted glass. This smart feature effectively reduces heat from the summer sun, creating a cooler outdoor area. The combination of grey-tinted glass with a black painted frame gives this veranda a stylish, sophisticated look while protecting those below from the elements.

In conclusion, this beautiful Victorian veranda installation in Hampshire is a perfect example of how traditional design elements can seamlessly integrate with a modern home. It provides the customer with an elegant outdoor space that enhances their home’s charm and offers a versatile area for outdoor living. We are thrilled to have been part of this project, which ended up including adding a veranda door canopy to the front aspect of their home.


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Veranda Door Canopy Hampshire

What a fascinating idea! A glass veranda as a front door canopy would make a stunning architectural feature, bringing in natural light and in a design that complements this customer’s Crittall Windows style doorway.

Our customers in Hampshire, Mr. and Mrs. HB, initially enquired about having a traditional-style Victorian glass veranda across their rear terrace. Upon visiting them to advise and measure, Mr. HB had the inspired notion to consider our aluminium veranda products for creating a stylish front door canopy. This Hampshire home had been fitted with Crittall windows style glass doors, and most front door canopies the customer had looked at would have either darkened the hallway or seemed inappropriate by design.

With a range of veranda roof models to choose from, at Elegant we can often put forward a design style not seen elsewhere, and sure enough, the perfect option existed. Our Midi veranda model has a design perfectly in keeping with Mr. and Mrs. HB’s modernistic doors, and so finally they could lend much-needed shelter to their front door entrance while adding to and even enhancing their contemporary aesthetic. Therefore, what started as an outdoor living project for their rear patio now became an opportunity to resolve two projects to the house front and back!

The new Veranda canopy forms the perfect addition to the entrance of this Hampshire home. Its glass panels mirror the three columns of glazing in the front door unit, blending seamlessly with the Crittall window style design. It serves wonderfully as a glass door canopy, welcoming guests into the abode while protecting the front step from wet weather. It creates a sense of openness and connection to the outdoors while still allowing light to flood in through the windows, into the hallway within.

Well done, Mr. HB! And well done, Elegant Glass Verandas.

Crittall Windows is an English manufacturer of steel-framed windows and glass doors. Its products have been used in thousands of buildings across the UK, including the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. The style is particularly associated with the Art Deco of early 20th-century architecture, and it is enjoying resurging popularity in architecture today.


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Stunning Glass Room in Hertfordshire

A Perfect Blend of Modernity and Traditional Charm

Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Hertfordshire, our newly installed glass room is a testament to contemporary design seamlessly integrated with classic architecture. Measuring an impressive 7.9 meters in width and extending 3.5 meters outward, this elegant addition to our customers house provides a contemporary blend of indoor and outdoor living.

This glass room needed to be meticulously shaped around the house chimney to the far left, presenting a unique architectural obstacle that is now a feature inside this outdoor space. The chimney not only enhances the aesthetic appeal, but by designing the room around it, this maximises the use of terrace space.

At 2.4m height to the front, this is a tall glass room structure, taller than usual. Having height at the front ensures an airy and open feel, inviting ample natural light to flood the space throughout the day, but this taller design is really due to fitting with the grand scale of the house, wall fixing it into the brickwork above the arched window lintel bricks, in excess of 3m high, and setting the front in keeping with the ground floor windows. It just looks better this way!

This thoughtful design ensures seamless integration with the structure of the house. The use of sleek, modern materials in its construction complements the traditional brickwork and classic windows of the main building, creating a cohesive and harmonious look. The glass walls offer unobstructed views of the beautiful surrounding garden, allowing for an immersive experience of the changing seasons from the comfort of an indoor setting. An ideal spot to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors without compromising on comfort.

In conclusion, our glass room in Hertfordshire is a perfect example of how modern design can enhance and elevate traditional architectural charm. It stands as a beautiful and functional space that enriches our customers options for enjoying time at home.


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Veranda Replacing a Pergola in Marlow Berkshire

In a beautiful part of Marlow, Berkshire, a wisteria-covered wooden pergola required replacing. Our Midi glass veranda system did the job perfectly, complementing the house.

Mr. and Mrs. B have always enjoyed their picturesque home at Marlow in Berkshire, complete with a charming wooden pergola covered in annually blooming wisteria. However, the aged timber frame was past its best, and they recently decided it was time for an upgrade. Seeking a more practical and stylish solution, they opted for an Elegant Glass Veranda. Upon visiting their property, we quickly determined that our Midi system would be the perfect fit for their needs. We specified the veranda to blend seamlessly with their house, ensuring the new structure would further enhance the aesthetic of their home.

Before the installation, we carefully removed the existing pergola structure to prepare the area. The transformation process was smooth and efficient, resulting in a beautiful glass veranda that now provides Mr. and Mrs. B with a more versatile outdoor space, including shelter from rain. Full of light and with protection from the elements, they can now enjoy their garden views year-round as never before. At Elegant, we take pride in delivering bespoke veranda installations tailored to our clients’ unique requirements. Each project is a testament to our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, designed to enhance both the functionality and beauty of any home, providing a perfect balance of style and practicality.

For verandas in Berkshire, contact us today. Let us help you transform your outdoor space, adding value and enjoyment to your property. Our installations are crafted with precision and care, ensuring long-lasting and visually appealing results. With expertise and dedication, we guarantee a beautiful and enduring addition to your life at home.


Before: the old wooden pergola of wisteria


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Glass Veranda in Bath, Somerset

Mr. W. spotted one of our glass verandas in Bath, Somerset, fitted to the home of his daughter’s neighbour. After seeing the glass veranda, he decided to enquire about one for his daughter. The result was fantastic.

The veranda was to be generously 6m wide, with a 5m outward reach, and to include accessory extras. Mr. W. wanted it to have spotlights for the evenings, twin quartz heaters, an under-glass shade awning, all via remote control, and a partial side glass wall to block the breeze. Our glass veranda installations are designed to provide elegant outdoor spaces for individuals and families across the south of the UK. When this particular customer saw the beautiful veranda we had installed for his daughter’s neighbour, inspiration struck, and he knew he wanted to add something similarly fabulous for his own daughter.

The outcome is not only a stunning addition to this impressive Bath property but also a practical and elegant outdoor space where his daughter and family could relax and enjoy the fresh air. The family was so thrilled with the results that the father decided to commission two more verandas from us, one for himself and his wife, and another for his other daughter. It’s stories like these that highlight the joy and satisfaction our installations bring. Our Elegant verandas are more than just a home improvement; they are a lifestyle enhancement, providing a perfect blend of beauty and functionality.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can transform your outdoor space with our Elegant veranda solutions.

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Unique Neighbourly Space

In a unique twist, two neighbours wanted to share a glass veranda installed between their two cottages. Divided by a party wall, this elegant shared solution highlights their close friendship.

This recent project showcases a unique and heartwarming installation: a shared glass veranda between two Victorian cottages. Reflecting their close bond, this collaborative effort has resulted in an outdoor space that is both functional and beautiful, proving that within a limited space, a shared veranda can be a brilliant idea.

Two individual verandas would have created a clutter of leg posts in this small space, and two separate glass roofs would also have needed to be capped off down the middle to avoid rain dripping between them. This single veranda solution cleverly avoids such issues and places just one leg post into each small courtyard, an important consideration in a small space. The single black drain pipe at the rear is routed down through the glass roof using our special “pipe-through” panel, while the various wall pipes at the sides were entirely avoided for reasons of aesthetic appeal. The decided height at the front was designed to avoid each cottage’s side windows.

At Elegant, we pride ourselves on delivering bespoke veranda installations that meet the diverse needs of our many clients. This project was no exception. The shared veranda required careful consideration and execution to ensure it complemented both homes while providing a seamless and elegant outdoor living area. The story of these two neighbours and their shared veranda is a testament to the flexibility of our bespoke installations. If you are inspired by this innovative approach and are considering a glass veranda for your home, contact us today.

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Veranda Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen can make a wonderful feature of the garden, Mr. and Mrs. V asked us at Elegant to install their second glass veranda for exactly that purpose.

In 2022, Mr. and Mrs. V had a glass veranda from us complete with an over-glass sun awning. They loved the veranda so much that they asked us to add another veranda recently to create a stylish outdoor kitchen. This area was to be side-cladded in wood and fitted with our fixed side glazing, forming a glass wall screen to the front.

So impressed with their first Elegant glass veranda, our customer wanted to further enhance their outdoor space. The new glass roof was installed over a raised corner of their garden, creating a chic and functional outdoor kitchen. The customer took on the kitchen project themselves, designing and building the outdoor kitchen layout by hand. The outdoor kitchen certainly looks like a picture; in the photograph above, you can just catch the corner of their first veranda from us in a light grey powder-coated colour. The raised runners of their over-glass sun awning can also be seen supported above the earlier veranda roof.

If you are inspired by Mr. and Mrs. V’s experience and are considering a glass veranda for your home, contact Elegant today. Let us help you transform your outdoor space with your ideas, creating a bespoke home addition that you will love for years to come. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction ensures that your new veranda will be a beautiful and enduring part of your home.

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Interesting Alternative to Glass

No two jobs are ever the same. We thrive on finding solutions for our customers, achieving their expectations, needs, and budget.

One particular customer came to us with a very clear idea of what they wanted: a glass room to create a corner of private tranquility in their garden. They had a hot tub, which was the driving force behind creating this relaxing area, which needed to be covered for all year-round use.

We went about measuring and designing their bespoke glass room. However, there was another request: there was a fence that didn’t particularly look great, and they had a requirement for privacy. We came up with the idea to create a contemporary, aluminum side wall, hiding the view of their adjacent fence while creating private seclusion.

Although the aluminum side wall wasn’t a product option at that time, we were more than happy to investigate and bring one to market, helping to create the customer’s ideal outcome. The end product needed to have an identical matching colour to our framework, in the same textured and very on-trend anthracite grey.

The end project was a beautiful success, individually created for our client, who was thrilled to be able to switch off from the hustle and bustle of life, taking a few steps out onto her patio into her garden glass room, in privacy and without staring at her fence!

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Victorian Glass Veranda in Gloucestershire

We are excited to share our installation of a stunning traditional Victorian glass veranda at a beautiful house in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Our team was tasked with creating a bespoke structure, specially shaped around a ground-floor extension, that complimented the aesthetic appeal of the home and provided ample practical outdoor space.

The veranda was our “Traditional” model, designed in a classic Victorian style, reflecting the ornate charm of that era. What made this project particularly unique was the necessity to shape the glass veranda around a small tiled roof that extended from the main house wall. This required precise measurements and meticulous planning to ensure a perfect fit, maintaining both functionality and visual appeal.

To complement the Cotswold stone of this Gloucester house, the veranda was custom powder-coated in a traditional pale green colour. This choice of colour not only adds to the timeless look, but its hard-baked paint coating also provides a durable and weather-resistant finish, ensuring that the veranda remains beautiful, functional, and maintenance-free for many years to come.

The glass roof of the veranda allows natural light to flood the patio area, creating a bright and inviting outdoor space that can be enjoyed in all weather conditions. Whether it’s a sunny day or a rainy afternoon, the homeowners can now enjoy their garden with the added protection and style provided by their new glass veranda.

At our company, we take pride in delivering high-quality, custom-made solutions that are made for a perfect fit to enhance the beauty and functionality of our clients’ homes. This project in Stroud is a perfect example of our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. If you’re considering adding a veranda to your home, we’d love to help you create something truly and uniquely special.


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Veranda during construction


Stroud veranda CAD

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14m Wide Victorian Glass Veranda

Our lovely customers in Hertfordshire, Mr. and Mrs. P, had only recently ‘downsized’ to this fabulous new home, which features a superbly wide patio terrace.

Their initial enquiry was for a three-metre wide or four-metre wide Traditional Glass Veranda to be built in the far left-hand corner of the patio, which by the time we got to meet them had grown to a five-metre wide, or maybe even six-metre wider design.

The client was under no illusion about how beneficial this feature would be on the back of their home, they didn’t want to regret choosing too small a size, and they could see the added benefit of covering both sets of patio doors. Added to that, they soon came to realise the advantage of having further dry walkway access to and from their kitchen door at the far right-hand end of this wide terrace.

Needing no encouragement from us at Elegant, this forward thinking customer opted to span their entire terrace width, ordering a fabulous 14m wide Traditional Victorian Glass Veranda complete with solid bollard bases and ornate Victorian brackets, all in a powder-coated RAL colour to match their windows and doors.

Our Veranda system here is one continuous 14m width, custom CAD designed to fit the house beautifully, and fitted with care by our own in-house team. Once complete, all agreed that it looked like a perfect picture, adding a touch of charm to the property.


Traditional glass veranda during construction.