Take this as a warning that you cannot rely on the British summer, but you knew that already! It won’t anger you quite as much when it’s pouring down outside if you have a conservatory or orangery that’s fully summer-ready and offers a lovely indoor setting, one that’s just as good as your outdoor setting.
Does it feel too hot in your extension when temperatures are warm? Your roof will largely be at fault for that and should be replaced with a solid tiled roof. One of the finest replacement roofing systems for conservatories and orangeries is the UltraRoof 380. This revolutionary roof can be custom-built to fit any conservatory or orangery style and it often won’t require any changing of the existing windows and doors you have within a structure.
It might be a good idea to change the windows and doors though if they’re not energy efficient.
If you are affected by glare from the sun when in the extension, you could always fit blinds for the windows. Venetian Blinds, roller blinds or pleated blinds are your best blind options.
Whoever prepares your blinds, they should ensure they are made-to-measure so that they fully cover the windows when drawn shut. The blinds should also retain heat in winter.
Do you have a section in the extension perfect for the integration of French, patio or bi-folding doors? If so, use it. Then you will be able to ventilate the space and create a garden passage.
You can also get some of the feel of your garden in your extension with the addition of plants.
In 2019, Gardeners’ World Magazine compiled a list of the top 10 plants for conservatories:
When putting your chosen plants in place, take out any thick textures still in the extension from the winter and add some lighter, softer coverings to your furniture, maybe with floral patterns.
If you don’t yet own a conservatory or orangery but would like one, arrange a Private Showroom Appointment to view several examples alone with a consultant.
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