Making The Most of Your Conservatory
Conservatories are a great addition to any garden and are perfect for enjoying summer evenings. Once your design has been picked, you can transform your conservatory into the perfect place to relax and unwind. The Conservatory will allow you to enjoy spectacular views of your garden whilst enjoying evenings.
Conservatories are ideal if you are looking for another room, be it for studying or working from home, and creating a music room or an extra living room.
Once you have your conservatory, you can make the most of it by adding extra items including furniture, which will make your conservatory feel much more like home. A simple, contemporary conservatory is perfect for those who simply want to have an extra room where they can enjoy views of their garden.
Cleaning your conservatory is an easy and infrequent way to make the most of your conservatory. A tidy conservatory will keep your home and garden looking attractive.
Keeping Warm In Your Conservatory
As mentioned elsewhere on the blog, conservatories can add significant value to your home. In the Summer months the glass in the conservatory is a good conductor of heat and the sun is absorbed, giving the room a wonderful atmosphere. However in the Winter, the glass allows the warmth to seep out of the conservatory.
Choosing The Right Conservatory
Any time you think of adding a conservatory to your home, remember that you must think about how the conservatory will fit in the rest of your property. A good conservatory should not only improve on the functionality of your home but is likely to increase the value. Therefore, choosing the right conservatory for your home is a big decision and you should not take it lightly.
Energy Efficient Glass
It takes a long time planning and building your ideal conservatory. It is not a cheap undertaking and sometimes planning permission may need to be sought in order for the conservatory to be completed. It is worth the time and effort though and it not only gives you a quiet place to relax but also adds to the beauty and value of your home.
In the warm summer months, a conservatory really comes into it’s own. However in the colder winter months, the conservatory loses heat and you might be stung by high-energy bills. This is mainly due to the fact that glass allows the warmth to escape from the conservatory.
In this case, you should seriously consider solutions to make your conservatory more energy efficient. Heat reflective glass has a special thin metallic coating on one side that gives a slight brown or grey tint to the glass and allows the suns energy to pass through from the outside whilst reducing heat loss from inside the home. Remember Heat reflective glass does not improve insulation on it’s own; it has to be part of a double or triple-glazed unit.
There are two types of heat reflective glass; the first is sputtered or soft-coat glass. The coating is easily damaged by air or moisture, so can only be used on the inside of sealed double-glazed or triple-glazed units.
The second type is pyrolytic or hard-coat glass. Although this does not have to be sealed into a double-glazed unit, it is a less effective at keeping heat out of your conservatory in the summer months.
Heat reflective glass will also reduce glare on really bright summer days, but still allow light into your conservatory on dull days. The idea for having a conservatory is to have a quiet place to relax in. It does not make sense to have a conservatory that is too expensive to maintain.
What Conservatory suits your needs?
If you’re planning to add a conservatory to your home then it’s worth thinking about what conservatory would be best suited to your home. If you wish to add a structure that is suitable for a specific purpose then a Supercraft Conservatory is a perfect choice.
How A Conservatory Can Improve Your Home.
If you want to increase the amount of space that you have available in your home then a conservatory extension is the perfect choice. As well as providing you with potentially endless possibilities, a conservatory extension will also help you to improve your living environment within the home.
Everyone has their own ideas on how to re decorate their homes and in order to prevent unplanned buildings popping up all over the place, most towns and cities in the UK have several planning restrictions in place. Before ordering a conservatory, it’s worth checking to see if you require planning permission. Always check with your local council office for advice or you can visit the government’s planning portal for information - www.planningportal.gov.uk.
The History of the Conservatory
The definition of a conservatory refers to a building or addon that is attached to another building. For the building to be classed as a conservatory then the 75% of the roof and more than 50% of the outer walls must be made out of a translucent material such as glass. Technically even a small greenhouse attached to your home can be classed as a conservatory. In olden times, goods were stored in the conservatory but in modern day, it’s mainly used as another living space.
Another example of a fitted Supercraft Conservatory.
Purchasing a Small or Large Conservatory
When purchasing a conservatory it is worth thinking about whether it would be better to install a large or a small one? Just like any other home improvement, it depend on your preferences. You must think whether you and t your family will be able to fit inside the new conservatory comfortably.
There are a lot of suitable designs for your house. Supercraft have a large range of conservatories in different styles and our team will be able to talk to you about the things you have to consider before coming up with a final decision first. You really should do this as part of your preliminary steps because you cannot afford to lose money and time by making a simple mistake of not planning it out.
The cost of the conservatories themselves, depend on the type and on the size of the part of the house where you will attach it. Call Supercraft for a free quote and consultation now so you could know what type, size and design of conservatory that would both fit your preferences, and your budget.