Building a conservatory is an exciting project for any homeowner. A room that offers both protection from the outside environment and beautiful views of the landscape, it’s no wonder why many people are opting to add this addition to their home. However, building a conservatory can be quite costly and time-consuming. You may also want to consider if you are going with a solid roof (tiled) or the standard plastic version. It is easy these days (and better in a lot of circumstances) to replace your roof with a solid one which will then allow you to use the room all year round. Such a company is Pure Conservatories based in Wirral who specialise in solid roof conservatories for example. Take a look at these steps before you start your next project!
– Planning your conservatory
– Getting building permits and planning permission – Finding the perfect design for your property
– Choosing flooring, ceilings, and walls that are appropriate to your needs. For example, if you live in a humid climate it is important to choose materials such as metal or tile which will not corrode over time. The same goes for cold climates where glass may be more advantageous due to its insulating qualities. Regardless of what you decide on, make sure to factor in payback costs when comparing different options (for instance; how long does it take until money saved from energy bills outweighs the cost?)
– Hiring an experienced contractor who can provide a detailed budget plan that will additional suit the size and style of your home.
– Factor in the costs of building materials and furnishings.
Conservatory vs orangery
Is it better to build an orangery or a conservatory? An orangery contains more brickwork than glass whereas a conservatory lets more light in (arguably) and can get colder quicker.
Installing a solid roof to your conservatory
Depending on the style of your conservatory, you may need to install a solid roof instead of glass in order for enough light to get through.
A well-built conservatory can last up to decades and provide an attractive addition or even replacement for windows during inclement weather when they become foggy or frosted over.
It is important that the building location is not too close to trees since leaves will likely accumulate which could lead to dampness issues with condensation. The further away from any other buildings it is the better (in terms of heat retention). If there are large gaps between walls then insulation should be added internally as well as externally as this helps keep ambient temperature balanced all year round without creating draughts.