There’s no disguising the fact that choosing a conservatory can be a difficult and daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We are here to help you get it right. We’ve compiled the following top tips from interior designers, architects and well-known gardening experts.
Think about its use
How do you envisage using your new conservatory? As a playroom? A dining area? An office? Whatever your answer, your conservatory’s day-to-day use should help you determine how large it needs to be as well as which layout will work best.
Choose your materials wisely
Using PVC-U to create your conservatory will enable you to benefit from years of hassle free maintenance and is a more cost effective alternative to timber built conservatories.
Think about the position
Bear in mind the aspect of your conservatory. Conservatories that face south receive the most sun and as such, the need for adequate ventilation and blinds is crucial. You might also want to think about using Celsius performance glass in the roof.
Bigger isn’t always better
Once you’ve decided on the design and size of your new conservatory, check to ensure it will complement your home and doesn’t take up your entire garden. Treat it as a fluid extension to your home rather than just an add-on.
Consider your glazing options
Think about the type of glazing you’d like to use. Normal glass and polycarbonate will allow solar heat to penetrate into your conservatory, raising the inside temperature on hot summer days. To avoid this, whilst reducing heat loss in winter, opt for Celsius performance glass.
Ventilation, ventilation, ventilation
Ensure that you have adequate ventilation so that you can enjoy your conservatory even on the warmest of days. The roof vent lets fresh air in whilst keeping the elements out. You could also consider roof fans or an air conditioning unit.