How to Get the Perfect Conservatory
Domestic conservatories have grown in popularity since the late 19th century, and as methods of construction have advanced, more and more homeowners have opted for comfortable conservatories that complement their home’s design and increases its resale value. But, what does the perfect home conservatory look like? Here, we are going to take a look at the various styles and features of a conservatory roof and how you can choose the perfect conservatory roof replacement for your home.
Nowadays, having comfortable conservatories is viewed as a symbol of an improved quality of living, setting a home’s design apart from the conventional and traditional bourgeois. The modern day conservatory is an ideal way of expanding the living space. If planned correctly, a conservatory roof replacement can easily enhance the appearance of your home without making a dent in your bank account. Comfortable conservatories are perfect for a dining area, a guest bedroom or a place to entertain guests, a rec room where you can enjoy the peaceful silence while reading a book or exercising. It can also be used as a play area or sun room. A conservatory can also be the ideal place for nurturing plants if you are gardener, since the temperature inside remains constant. A conservatory is the one place in a home where you can take advantage of natural light, without exposing yourself to the heat during summer or the cold during those long winter months. In short, there is no other room that is as versatile as a conservatory.
It is not unheard of for homeowners to get a conservatory design that doesn’t match their property, which is why it’s necessary to keep in mind the various styles of conservatory roof installations and how they can blend with the type of home you have. Keeping that in mind, the following are some of the more popular styles when getting a conservatory roof in Buckinghamshire.
Victorian and Edwardian Conservatory Roof Designs
While the Victorian, Edwardian and Lean-To styles are the most popular options when it comes to conservatories, their design only blends well with older properties. These conservatory styles come in variations such as full height glass or dwarf walls.
Modern Conservatory Roof Designs
The more contemporary conservatory roof installations are more bespoke in design and add more light and space to the area. Similar to traditional conservatory designs, modern conservatories include many design variations, which is one of the reasons why the prices of modern conservatory roofs depend on the scale of the installation. Needless to say, a conservatory roof installation that’s well planned and properly executed will enhance the appearance of any modern or period building.
Getting a conservatory roof in Buckinghamshire is going to be a major financial investment and requires much thought before making a final decision. Whether you are looking for a bespoke conservatory or a traditional version for your home, you will need to hire a professional conservatory roof installer who will be able to deal with the planning and follow the specified building regulations if required. The following are just some of the practical considerations while getting a conservatory roof installation.
Both traditional and contemporary conservatories can be heated by the process of electrical or water under-floor heating. Ducting the heat of existing radiators through grilles which are installed around the edges of the conservatory’s floor can also be used to keep temperatures warm inside the conservatory during colder months. If using existing radiators, it is advised to control the heating of your conservatory by a separate thermostat and circuit, from the main boiler of your home.
Keeping the temperature of the conservatory regulated will ensure that it is not too hot during the summer, nor too cold during the winter. Making sure that your conservatory remains comfortable all through the year will require using a durable flooring for your conservatory. Stone or ceramic tiles are the preferred choice since they offer better temperature regulation all through the year.
The use of blinds helps maintain the temperature in your conservatory. Blinds not only offer privacy they also protect any furnishings from the rays of the sun. When it comes to the blinds that can be used for conservatories, you will find a huge array of options, from fabric roller blinds that are widely used in conservatory roofs in Buckinghamshire to the retractable pleated blinds and pinoleum (wood) blinds which are also gaining popularity. It should be noted that in order to get the best results from your blinds they need to be fitted by professionals who have experience in conservatory roof installation. Homeowners looking to use blinds for their conservatories are also advised to fit an operating system if they have high windows.
When it comes to roofing and glazing, double glazing is always advised for obvious reasons, along with the use of low emissivity glass for the conservatory. These have a special metal coating which allows the sunlight through, but reflects the harmful UV rays. Using safety glazing is mandatory for both walls and windows within 800 mm of the flooring. The roofing you go for when getting a conservatory roof installation can either be made from glass or polycarbonate, which is lighter than glass, and used in cases where the frame of the conservatory cannot handle the weight of the glass. There are plenty of glass options for conservatories as well from solar control to self-cleaning options.
According to The Conservatory Association, which is a division of the Glass and Glazing Federation in the UK, often times, building regulations and planning permission are often used interchangeably, which is wrong. A planning permission has got to do with the visual impact and the size of the conservatory and not with any technicality. On the other hand, a building regulation has got to do with the entire structure and construction of the property and is something that is often times reviewed. Hiring a professional installer of conservatory roofs in Buckinghamshire will tell you whether or not you require any permission.
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Maids Morten, Chackmore, Akley, Leckhampstead, Wiken, Deanshanger, Old Stratford, Stoney Stratford, Puxley, Pottersbury, Lillingstone Lovell, Stowe, Dadford, Biddlesden, Silverstone, Syresham, Crowfield, Brackley Hatch, Whittlebury, Paulersbury, Cosgrove Castlethorpe, Towcester
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Great Horwood, Little Horwood, Swanbourne, Mursley, Stewkley, Nash, Thornton, Beachampton, Drayton Parslow
Westcroft, Tattenhoe, Shenly Brook End, Shenly Church End, Newton Longville, Blechley, Kiln Farm, Two Mile Ash, Loughton, Bradwell, Wolverton, Greenleys, Furzton, Milton Keynes, Stoke Hammond,