Conservatories are most often a gateway to your garden, a room filled with natural light that is a pleasant retreat during summer days, bringing the outdoors in. But what about the rest of the year?
Modern bespoke conservatories offer a very attractive solution to extending your home, creating a space that is versatile yet stylish. While still being that summer sanctuary, your modern conservatory can be enjoyed all year round with some innovative design and thermally efficient roofing options.
Instead of being a space that you just clear out in the spring and dust down the cane furniture, a modern bespoke conservatory can be integral to your home all year round as a living space, dining area, games room, home office or studio.
It’s All About The Roof
A bespoke design that sets out to deliver a conservatory that looks more like a room from the inside but is still bathed in natural light, is achieved by utilising a light weight roof that is part solid and part glass. The configuration of solid and glazed sections of the roof is a key part of the design. Arranging the position and number of glazed sections determines where and how much light enters the space, with consideration to how much solid ceiling area there will be with a sleek plastered finish.
The roof is lightweight, so a conservatory frame is able to take the load and is made thermally efficient by the high density insulation between the interior solid finish and external poly-carbonate panels. The glazed sections are made up of specially selected, A rated double glazing that utilises coated low-e glass to control solar heat. With this type of modern roof solution conservatories are cooler in the summer and much more efficiently heated in colder months.