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So what’s the difference between a sunroom and a conservatory? Although both words are often used to describe the same structure, the term ‘conservatory’ usually refers to glass roof structure .A Sunroom usually refers to a tiled roof structure, both can be built with various roof styles.Our sunrooms can be designed to compliment your house style.
Sunrooms - bringing the outdoors indoors
Building a sunroom or conservatory enables you to enjoy the benefits of outdoor living whatever the weather, whatever the season. Raining outside? Tucked inside your sunroom you will be impervious to the weather – while still enjoying the invigorating feeling of space and natural light that your garden provides.
A sunroom is one of those ‘I can’t imagine how we ever managed without it, I wish we’d built it years ago. Built properly, a purchase that will add value to your home, giving comfort and pleasure for many years.
To help with your choice, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions and a number of guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a sunroom? A sunroom is an investment in your home,a solid roof structure adding light and space. A room for every occasion for all the family to enjoy, enchancing your home.
Which direction should a sunroom face? With south or west facing gardens a solid roof structure will give a more balanced temperature. A north or east facing garden may be better suited to a glass roof structure.
Are sunrooms too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter? No. Properly specified and built sunrooms are warm and comfortable in the winter and cool in the summer, provided you use the appropriate roof and floor insulation, the right type and size of heat source, and the right type of glazing materials.
Can I have glass all round without pillars? Yes. Our sunrooms can be built on a steel portal frame system which does not require any pillars. But should you want less glass and more solid walls, our custom designed and built sunrooms can be tailored to your specific requirements.
Do I need planning permission for a sunroom? As a general principle, if a ground floor extension is being built to the rear of your property and is less than 40 sq m in internal additional floor area, it is likely to be classed as planning exempt. However, you should seek expert advice, as there are exceptions to this general principle.
Will my sunroom extension darken my internal room? Maybe but a good design can help minimise the impact of this.
Will my sunroom need foundations? Yes. All extensions should have full foundations to current building regulations to provide structural safety. Our portal steel frame system is secured to these foundations.
Do you do all the work? Yes. We do everything from commencement to completion, including planning applications, if required. Our experienced personnel carry out all construction, plumbing, electrical, and plastering work on the project, and leave everything in a clean and tidy condition on completion.
Do your sunrooms come with warranties? Yes. All work Is fully guaranteed and all materials are fully guaranteed In line with manufacturers recommendations.
Are sunrooms vulnerable to burglars? No more so than any other building. All glass is toughened, all window and door locks are designed with security in mind, all glass is internally glazed or security taped, which makes it extremely difficult to remove the double glazed unit. Nevertheless, like with any building, a good alarm system is an important part of your sunroom security.