A conservatory and sunroom are structurally quite different yet similar in that they bring sunlight into the home.
A conservatory is very popular in Europe and especially in England. Whereas a sunroom is an Australian and North American phenomenon.
In our Australian climate of mild winters and hot summers, there are very few opportunities to have a conservatory. This is mostly due to excessive heat.
If you live in a cold-climate highland town or rural area in Australia, you may consider a conservatory. As long as you have the space. In metropolitan Northern Sydney, you are most likely to find sunrooms in homes that have the ideal northly aspect to accommodate them.
Let’s take a closer look at their respective histories, similarities and differences.