Conservatory style tips from MyToolkit

Conservatories, do you! Don't you!


Albeit an office, plant room or other, things have changed and planning is key Important aspects to consider and planning is key                                                  

                                                                                                                                   There’s nothing quite as relaxing as sitting in a sunlit conservatory on a Sunday morning with a cup of coffee in hand, and the daily newspaper, but before you can relax in your brand-new space, there are loads of decisions to be made about the shape, size and content of your conservatory. So where do you start?


Room size:

                                          Depending on what you will be using your conservatory for, you can choose any size for your new sunroom. A plant-room or home office style room can be quite small; however, a sitting room or playroom will need at least 8-10m² of floor space to make it comfortable. Depending on the size of plot you have available and your budget, these will affect the overall size of your conservatory too.

Window styles

                                            The type of window that you choose for your conservatory will make a big impact on the feeling you get when you’re in there, so choose wisely. A casement design offers high security, tilt and turn windows allow great ventilation, a sliding sash window is energy efficient, and a bay window is a very attractive feature for any room.

Frame materials

                                            Most conservatories are built on to a 600mm high dwarf wall which is constructed of either brick or stone, however nowadays a full PVC-U glazed structure is quite popular. Modern, lightweight, and requiring very little maintenance, PVC-U structures can be built very quickly, but are not environmentally friendly and don’t suit every style of building.

Ventilation and cooling

                                            A conservatory is designed to let in lots of light and to heat up pleasantly throughout the day, however in the height of summer you will want to have some form of ventilation to keep things cool. You can obviously open the windows, but for a little extra push, roof vents are a great choice. Electric, manual or even thermostatically controlled, these will keep the air circulating around your conservatory.

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Hope this article was of some use to you, even if only to see whats going on in the world of conservatories. 

Until next time, enjoy your weekend and week ahead

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