Enjoy the British outdoors all year long with a modern conservatory!
Conservatories have a rich history along side the British home. Originally designed and built to protect produce, the Conservatory has continued to be developed throughout the years to become an iconic part of a British home. With modern designs and materials incorporated into the Conservatory, it now has evolved to become an extra room within your home.
There are various types of Conservatories, from the iconic Victorian Conservatory to Shaped types of Conservatories (i.e. P-Shaped, L-Shaped). With a wide selection to choose from, a Conservatory can be created for your specific needs. A generic Conservatory consists of mainly uPVC glass for walls and a uPVC glass roof to allow for maximum light into the Conservatory.
While this used to cause problems when the temperature was either too hot or cold, with modern materials and techniques, this is no longer the case. This means that your Conservatory can be used all year around with very little maintenance needed.
Like all other Windows from Windows Plus, we use the very best materials to create your Windows. This results in the best standard of efficiency for the windows and roof. This results in less energy being wasted and a reduced heating bill. Additionally, you have the option to have Double Glazing or Triple Glazing on your Windows to further save on your bills.
Types of Conservatory
P-Shaped (also L, T, U-shaped) conservatories suit a variety of home styles. Designed after the letter, these type of conservatories incorporate low dwarf walls and uPVC framing and windows to allow sunlight through.
The most iconic type of Conservatory. When you think of a Conservatory, you would likely be thinking of this type of Conservatory.
This is a popular type for good reason, the classic look works well with most homes. With a more rounded style of design with bay windows provides a more attractive Conservatory for your home.
Georgian / Edwardian
Similar to the Victorian style of Conservatory. The Georgian & Edwardian Conservatories are styled after the time period where they became popular.
While keeping with the typical Conservatories standards (i.e. low walls, bay windows, uPVC frames) there are some stylistic changes to the design. The design is more square, unlike the Victorian counterpart. This results in an easier time decorating inside.
A Lantern Roof can be applied to most Conservatories. It results in making the Conservatory feel more spacious while giving it a more modern feel.
This roof can be applied flat roofs and most Conservatories.
Often mistaken for a Conservatory, a Sunroom shares many similarities but has quite a few improvements over a standard Conservatory.
A Sunroom generally are built with low walls and a tiled roof to improve the energy efficiency of the room. To accompany this, heating and cooling systems are used to make a Sunroom more of an additional room in a home rather than just a Conservatory.
Variations of Conservatories
While Conservatories have become wide spread (and for good reasons!), there have been variations made onto the style which results in better benefits. While these benefits are good to have, choosing where or not to go with a traditional conservatory is all down to you.
A Tiled Roof replaces the uPVC glass roof. The first thing you may think of is that this won’t allow as much light into the room compared to a Conservatory. In this line of thinking you are correct, however a Tile Roof protects your room from overheating in the scorching summer and keeps the room warm in the sub-zero winters.
If this is tempting but you still want more light, then alterations can be made by adding windows into the roof, this allows more light to get through.
Often mistaken for a Conservatory, a Sunroom shares many similarities but has quite a few improvements over a standard Conservatory. A Sunroom has a roof that protects you from the heat in the summer but keeps you warm in the winter, with proper ventilation, your Sunroom should never steam up.
A Sunroom generally are built with low walls as well to improve the energy efficiency of the room. To accompany this, heating and cooling systems are used to make a Sunroom more of an additional room in a home rather than just a Conservatory.
The Guardian Warm Roof System is a revelation in the Conservatory scene. As most Conservatories use a light weight-based roof, changing the roof adds weight to the Conservatory supports which it was never meant to withstand resulting in deformation. A Guardian Roof is a lightweight alternative which completely removes the old roof resulting in less weight on the roof. With multiple layers of insulation, this ensures your conservatory is energy efficient.
We highly recommend getting a Guardian roof for any new or existing Conservatory, as we really do believe this can benefit all homes.
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