Many homeowners have a redundant conservatory attached to their home which is never used because it’s cold and draughty in the winter and more like a sauna on a hot summer’s day.
With around 3 million conservatories installed in the UK you may well be the owner of a tired, worn out conservatory that is probably shut off from your main home or just used for storage. It may be a conservatory you inherited when you bought your house or it might be one you bought from Wickes or B & Q a few years back that hasn't quite lived up to expectations.
For many years conservatories have been a firm choice for homeowners who wanted to increase their living space at a relatively cheap cost. However, the basic specification of many of these structures prevented them being utilised all year round and many have since become large storage cupboards as they are too expensive to heat in the winter and too hot to use in summer.
Conservatories have long been regarded as the affordable route to extending your home with minimum outlay and the latest generation of construction methods and glazing innovations ensure that they can now be used all year round providing they are ordered to the correct specifications.
An essential consideration for all conservatories during our long hot summers must be how to control the climate inside the conservatory especially if it is subject to prolonged spells of direct sunlight. Direct heat from the sun will rapidly increase the temperature inside the conservatory to unbearable levels and could even prevent you from using your new living space on a hot summer's day.
Conservatories are currently exempt from building regulations subject to certain criteria such as the position, size and intended use of the conservatory. However there are changes being proposed..
Self build conservatories are a very cost effective solution of adding a conservatory to your home and offer superb value for money especially if you are happy to undertake the installation yourself.
The demand for coloured conservatories is becoming stronger with homeowners looking to differentiate their new living space from their main home rather than simply match the colour of their existing double glazed pvcu windows and doors.
Folding sliding doors are becoming a very popular upgrade choice for our conservatory customers offering the opportunity to create a much wider unobstructed opening than traditional french double doors and seamlessly merge your conservatory with your garden.