Conservatories are a fantastic addition to any home as they provide the opportunity to create extra space which can be used for anything from a games room or office to a children’s playroom. They’re also cost-effective and well-insulated, adding a great deal of value to the property.
There are many options to choose from when choosing a new conservatory. Depending on your needs and budget, you can opt for an ornate wooden design, a modern glass roof, a solid tiled roof, or even a traditional Victorian ‘louvre’ roof to suit the style of your home.
Polycarbonate is a good choice for a conservatory as it’s a lightweight and durable roofing material that’s ideal for outdoor use. It’s also very effective at keeping out rain and snow and can withstand extreme temperatures of both cold and hot.
The only disadvantage of this roofing material is that it can reverberate loudly when it rains – particularly on a solid conservatory roof panels This is especially a problem when using a solid conservatory for living purposes, but it can be fixed through our unique retro fit solution that cuts the resonant frequency of the roof noise down to a comfortable level for conservatory use.
Glass is a popular option for conservatory roofs as it’s a great insulator and it looks stunning too! It’s available in a range of colours and tints, making it easy to find a style that works for you.
It is also very versatile and can be used in a variety of ways to add character to your conservatory, from ornate window frames to bespoke decorative gutters and ridge cresting. It’s also a highly energy efficient glazing material as it can reflect up to 80% of solar heat and reduce internal temperatures by up to 25″C.
A good quality conservatory can be a great addition to your home and is the perfect place to enjoy some time out in your garden. But, as with any building, you need to choose the right material for the job.
Hardwood: For a wooden conservatory there are a range of hardwoods available which are incredibly strong, with European Oak and American White Oak offering the best of both worlds. The timber will need to be treated with a wood preservative every year, otherwise it can become rotted and damaged easily.
Aluminium: Aluminum is a lighter and cheaper alternative to wood which can be painted in any colour you like including natural finishes which highlight the timber, and it’s also very low maintenance. The downside is that it can be prone to chipping and can be prone to damage when it gets wet so it’s important to treat it properly.
Solid: A solid roof system is becoming increasingly popular as a way of making your conservatory a year-round room to enjoy. It’s insulated from the eaves and above the rafters, so it keeps your conservatory warm in winter and cool in summer, giving you that all-important year-round comfort you’ve been waiting for.