Back in the 80s and 90s, a boom in house prices saw lots of conservatories being tacked onto the back of suburban houses. Sadly, many of them weren’t built to a great standard and those that haven’t been pulled down are in a sorry state of repair today.
These days, we’ve moved on. The
For starters, today’s conservatories usually feature low-maintenance PVCu frames. They’re double-glazed, too, so that your home stays warm in winter and cooler in the summer months.
Today’s models also tend to use computer-designed roofing systems with toughened safety glass to withstand the extremes of weather we get these days.
One of the biggest steps forward in terms of the
This is a very effective system, but it gets even better when you add triple-glazed glass. The other great thing about energy-efficient glass is that it cuts down on the glare you get in summer and increases the amount of light available in dull weather.
It’s all down to special treatment to the glass. On the outside pane is material that deflects the sun’s rays from the conservatory. On the inside, treatment reduces heat radiation and loss. With solar control, glass roofs absorb heat and reflect it back into your conservatory. You’ll be nice and warm all year round.
Roofs are important, and another
As you can see, the days of leaky old conservatories are as distant a memory as Wham! singles and mullet hair-dos. Thank goodness.