When looking to buy a conservatory for your home, there are many things to be taken into consideration. Because there are so many different types of conservatories with many options to choose from and you need to be sure your new conservatory is going to be perfect for your home and suit your way of life. Whether you are looking to add some much-needed additional space to your home for an ever-growing family or just want to add a stunning new area where you can relax and take in the garden, a conservatory is a great addition to any home.
Conservatories have come a long way as far as build and usability go. Over the years the different materials and technology used in constructing conservatories has greatly improved. These advancements have made adding a conservatory to your home a great investment, giving you a space, you can use all year round, no matter the weather. Previously, some home owners had found that their conservatories where getting very hot in the warm summer months and becoming very cold come winter and needing a lot of TLC to keep them looking nice. This gave the humble conservatory a bit of a bad rep, but this has not been the case now for a very long time.
What has improved, we hear you ask…
The materials and way conservatories are constructed has changed dramatically over the years. The durable uPVC frames are stronger than ever. The uPVC material is always popular for windows, doors and conservatories and for good reason. It is super strong and very low maintenance, this makes it ideal for conservatories.
Aluminium has become increasingly popular in recent times for windows, doors and conservatories. Previously, aluminium windows or doors where only really seen on commercial buildings or retail units with their extra strong and durable frames ideal for the ware and tear of a commercial business. The aluminium products are more expensive than uPVC, but this additional cost has been widely accepted now and you can see homes with aluminium windows, doors and conservatories all over the UK. Using aluminium for your conservatory gives you an extremely strong frame that is sure to last for years with little to no maintenance needed.
Double Glazed Conservatories
As with windows and doors, the manufacturing of double glazed glass has improved over the years too. Having an old single glazed conservatory would no doubt lead to the “cold in winter, hot in summer” problems that many a home owner used to report. With the latest double glazing technologies, we are able to keep a much more comfortable temperature in your conservatory all year round. The latest glazing options allow you to keep the warm inside during the colder months, with great energy efficiency. They also have many options which are able to keep your conservatory cool in the summer months too, with no magnified sunlight turning your conservatory into a giant oven.
Solid Conservatory Roofs
Another popular trend for conservatories is to convert your glass roof into a new, insulated solid roof. This can completely transform your space and give a whole new look and feel to your conservatory space. Many home owners are choosing to convert their old conservatories with a solid, tiled roof to make it more usable and at the same time, many new conservatory customers are opting to have a solid roof when building their new conservatory.
When conservatories moved from traditional wood to uPVC there was a lot of white uPVC conservatories popping up all over the UK. There is nothing wrong with this, conservatories look stunning in white uPVC and can really work nicely with the white uPVC windows found on households up and down the country. The colour options for conservatories have grown over the year and now you are no longer limited to white or brown, there is a variety of different colour options to choose from to help create your conservatory to match the exact, individual style of your home.
Now you can see the amazing advancements in conservatory technology that we now have on offer it is time to look at the different types of conservatory available. There are styles to suit any home, allowing you to choose a size and style of conservatory that will be a perfect addition to your home and suit your way of life perfectly.
The Victorian Conservatory can add a touch of class to any home, with it’s arched bay fronted design and high pitched roof, it allows for great panoramic views of your garden and let’s in an amazing amount of light to your home.
With its rectangular shape, the Edwardian Conservatory is a very popular choice and gives great additional living space to your home. With it’s pointed roof giving the feeling of great space, the Edwardian is great for blending seamlessly from the standard shaped rooms in your home.
Gable Fronted Conservatory
The Gable Fronted conservatory is based on a square or rectangle Edwardian style but with a stunning triangle front and high-pitched roof. This let’s in an amazing amount of light and the different options for your triangle design are a real hit with home owners.
The Lean Too, or Garden Room as it is sometimes known, is a great choice when you want the feeling that your home is being extended. The simple, clean lines give a very modern feel and can really open up an existing room into your outside space.
If you want to add some real additional space to your home this is for you. A P-Shaped conservatory utilises two of the above styles of conservatory to create a large and open P shaped conservatory for your home. This can add some great floor space for your home if you have the outside space to use.
Ordering a conservatory
As you can see from above there is a great deal of choices available when ordering a conservatory for your home. It is a great investment to add extra space to your home and really create an ideal living space for you and your family that will change the way you use your home.
With so many options it is always best to speak to an expert, so give Extra Windows a call today or pop down to the showroom to design the perfect conservatory for your home.