A conservatory can be a big step for any home to take on. It can be an incredible investment! There’s maybe no better way to really soak up the sun from the comfort of your own home. Positioned in the right way and installed to the right standards, you’ll be able to get years of pleasure from a great conservatory built into your existing home or property.
However, as it is such a major investment, and as it can be a huge step for certain homes and families to take on, there are always going to be a few things you’ll need to bear in mind. Don’t worry! Help is always at hand. Here are five things we think you should always be considering before you invest in a conservatory.
If you’re already thinking about investing in a conservatory, it’s likely you may have already mapped out where you’d like it to go! There’s no harm in this, but we think you should always be considering this step fairly carefully. After all, depending on where you install your conservatory, you may only ever get access to a certain amount of light throughout the day.
Overall, however, where you position your extension will be completely up to you. Maximum sunlight is probably going to be likely if you position it to face the south; however, this isn’t always possible. Do also bear in mind that, depending on where you install your conservatory, you may need to ask for planning permission from your local council or elsewhere.
It can be easy to think that conservatories all come in one particular style, shape or form. However, this is very rarely the case! We are proud to be able to design, build and install a huge variety of different looks for conservatories for all our customers. In fact, we encourage them to take a closer look at what we have available before making a firm decision.
Conservatories can arrive in modern, contemporary styles, or they may look more flattering with a period touch. This means you could install a conservatory that’s inspired by Victorian standards, or you could even go for something that’s Art Deco inspired. The choice really is up to you, but do remember that our team is here to help you when it comes to the design as well as the manufacture and installation. We are experts in the look and feel of a great conservatory as well as in the final product!
You may well be using your new conservatory during the warmer months most of all, but you should be thinking about how you are going to keep your extension warm when winter rolls around. The fact of the matter is, a conservatory left to freeze over in the cold will suffer from condensation. You may even find that you grow mould over the course of the cold snap, which is going to be a hassle for you to get rid of.
Therefore, think about radiators, heaters or even under-floor heating. These will help to keep your extension feeling warm and cosy during the autumn and winter, and what’s more, it will help to make your new space a great place to hang out during the chilly months, too!
As we’ve covered this briefly already, let’s look at usage in closer detail. It’s very likely a conservatory will be getting used the most during the summer, but this isn’t always the case. You may find yourself installing a conservatory that is perfect in summer thanks to its cool construction – but which is absolutely freezing during the winter.
You’re going to need to think about setting up a conservatory that’s great for all weathers. That is, of course, unless you are only ever going to make use of it during fine weather.
Most of all – weatherproof your conservatory! Think about roofing installations and window types before you go ahead and make any firm decisions. Solid windows will keep out the weather, the cold and the wet. A good, weather-resistant roof will also protect you and your guests all year round – there’s every reason you should be thinking about keeping the weather out, no matter what the season may be!
Thinking of setting up a conservatory for your home? The team here at Orangeries and Conservatories are here to help. Get free quotes from reputable companies by filling in our form today!
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 in Conservatories