Conservatory that is too hot or too cold? Not any more.

11th April 2016

conservatory with glass roof and internal pelmet Not your typical conservatory!

Conservatory that is too hot or too cold? Craig Smith, Director at Copperfield Windows, explains why this view is a thing of the past.

Conservatories don’t always enjoy a great reputation. They are quite often seen as an add-on to the back of a house. Too cold in Winter and too hot in summer.

The other reason that conservatories won’t always immediately jump to the top of the list for those looking for extra space, is that if you have lived in a house with an older conservatory, they aren’t always the most comfortable spaces. Old polycarbonate roofs or single glazing add to this historic viewpoint. That’s what you thought you knew about conservatories!

Conservatories have moved on beyond recognition and we’re pleased to say that they aren’t like that anymore. See more here to see what we mean. 

In part driven by technical innovation and in part driven by demand from families for comfortable year round living space, the conservatory manufacturers have created a new generation of conservatories, orangeries, conservatory hybrid products; sun rooms and glazed extensions. These exploit new innovations in glass which deliver ever higher levels of energy efficiency, keeping heat in in winter. Solar reflective glass reverses the effect in summer to deflect heat gain from the sun. Glass even cleans itself...

This is where as an industry we have seen the greatest level of innovation. Glazed extensions and conservatories are available in a wealth of different designs, from contemporary to the classic. We are also seeing hybrid-type products which are built around a conservatory frame but feature brick-work piers and internal boxing to create a much more substantial home extension feel.

The LivinRoom is a good example of this. This adds an internal steel work ladder system to the eaves and glazing bar positions of a classic glazed roof. This is the foundation for a screwed to steel plasterboard framework, which forms the basis of a ‘traditional’ internal plaster ‘soffit’ perimeter ceiling. It’s a great way of adding very flexible extra living space to your home but at a fraction of the cost of a traditional brick extension or orangery installation.

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors suggests that the addition of a conservatory or orangery will increase the value of your property by around five per cent, delivering the great return on investment of almost any home improvement.

Copperfield Windows offers a complete range of conservatory options. They’re a really cost-effective way of adding extra living space to your home and now at the start of spring, it’s a great time to add one to your home. We can support you through the whole process from concept design to delivery.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to email me on or  call a member of our team on 02476 452688.

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