Popular Features of a conservatory
Budget conservatories are often roofed using polycarbonate panels. This material is very light so the roof structure can also be light. Subsequently, this makes using a poly-carbonate roof quite cost efficient. That low pricing aspect is, in our opinion, why it gained so much popularity in the first place.
The most frequently talked about “down-sides” of using poly-carbonate for a roof are noise during rainy weather and heat build-up during sunny weather.
Full glass roofing with double glazed panels are an excellent option. With products that offer solar control and self-cleaning, a glass roof for your conservatory can help manage internal temperatures as well as look great.
Tiled conservatory roofing can totally alter the appearance of the room, and with the advent of modern lightweight synthetic tiles, you have a wider choice of colour and appearance than ever before.
Various accessories can be incorporated for purposes of style or function, such as tinted, patterned, leaded or coloured glass.
Convenience accessories, to make life a little easier, can be items like remote controlled ceiling fans, electronic roof vents that have built-in functions such as rain sensors or thermostats. Adding sensors means that vents automatically open or close subject to weather and temperature conditions.
High level spotlights are also a favourite.
If you do not have solar control glazing in the roof, you could also look at applying a window film (similar to tinted windows in a car) that will help greatly in reducing UV and direct sunlight glare.
Design and colour
In terms of conservatory designs (appearance), there are so many to choose from. Such as the popular styles known as Lean-to or Victorian. You also have the choice to have your conservatory constructed from timber, aluminium or uPVC.
Clearly, you can paint a timber conservatory any colour you like, but you also have quite a wide range of choice when it comes to colour for both uPVC and aluminium.
What are the benefits of having a conservatory?
Extra living space
The additional space provided by a conservatory can be put to several different uses. It can function simply as additional space for the living / dining room, or you could create an amazing new kitchen extension. As a place to work or study, you will find it hard to get a better location.
Unlimited garden time
A conservatory enables you and your family to enjoy a panoramic view of the outside landscape without having to actually be outside in garden.
Increased property value
Because of the additional room a conservatory creates, potential buyers will usually be willing to pay more to get a house with one. This is because it saves them the hassle of building one themselves. In addition to that, it adds elegance to the house’s general appeal and is thus preferred to a home without one.
This room allows you to enjoy plenty of natural light from within the comfort of your own house.
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