Deterred by the chill of English weather, we’re sometimes deprived of the simple joys of being outdoors and taking in the sunlight. The Victorians had a wonderful answer for this problem: the conservatory.
Although a conservatory looks like a greenhouse, it differs from a one in that a conservatory is also a living space. Conservatory floors are often finished or glossed and while plants may fill a large part of the space, they are typically grown specifically for decoration. They most often also have seating areas, lighting, fountains, televisions and other modern technologies. A sculpture here or there is a popular touch as well.
If you choose to build a customized conservatory the price can end up being pretty significant so setting a budget can be important as a simple build could start at £350 per square foot, however depending on the features it could rapidly approach a much higher amount. If you decide to get really elaborate, the design work of the room could cost more than £30K.
Speaking of which...What types of options do I have?
Realistically, you could have any type of feature added or customized that you can think of. For example, you may desire items like simple glass framing or maybe copper and glass roofs. You could also have unique roof lines built and detailed architectural accents added to best suit the rest of your home design. These types of rooms serve as extra room for relaxing, studying, dining, or hosting parties and other special occasions. If you wanted to keep the traditional sunroom concept then you could even use it as a pool house, a winter garden, an orchid sanctuary, or even a greenery filled dining room.
The Tech Specs
A conservatory is an additional structure which is most often constructed onto the side of a house that allows for enjoyment of the surrounding landscape. It provides shelter while protecting its inhabitants from harsher weather conditions.
They are generally constructed of few different types of materials such as bricks, breeze blocks, wood, uPVC, and most importantly glass. Some of these sunrooms are designed for scenic view, while others are made to focus more on collecting sunlight for warmth.
Newer rooms are most often constructed of aluminum framing with tempered glass as the main portion of the structure. The physical system of the room is normally constructed of aluminum insulated panels or glass. Skylights may also be added into the insulated panels. The outside of the roof is usually created using shingled roofing material.
Feel free to contact us directly if you would like to discuss your construction needs for your home. We know this can be an exciting step for you so will handle your needs and concerns with the same care that we would handle our own. Please contact us directly at 0208 854 1025 or via e-mail in the box below.
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