Diary of a conservatory conversion to orangery project in West Sussex started in May 2018
Here is the conservatory as it was…. A lovely hardwood conservatory constructed 17 years previous and still in wonderful condition. The plastic roof was holed when parts of a chimney breast fell onto it so was replaced with glass roof. Nothing wrong with it but too small.
A reasonable alternative to a home extension is a conservatory. Conservatories are the best options if you are facing a space constraint. These are considerably lighter on your pockets too. A conservatory provides you with an additional space in your home which you can enjoy all year round. Although the costs involved are lesser as compared to a full extension, conservatories are still a substantial investment and need to be given a good thought to before choosing your option. There are quite a few things that you need to think about before choosing your option as conservatories these days make an integral part of your home and should complement your home.
Conservatories are exposed to the elements and all the environmental damage due to such exposure. Over the years dirt builds up on interior and exterior making your conservatory appear old and worn. Professional conservatory cleaning can help keep your conservatory in good condition no matter what the weather. Regular conservatory cleaning adds years to the life of your conservatory and reduces maintenance costs by avoiding the general wear and tear that is obvious with years of use.
It is important to take care of the general maintenance of your conservatories on a regular basis, periodic professional maintenance is a must for a thorough cleanup. Maintaining your Conservatory up to the mark is no easy task. Often you need to take care of minor repairs here and there apart from regular cleaning and maintenance.
A glass conservatory roof is considered to be the best choice rather than polycarbonate (Plastic) due to a number of reasons. Here are a few reasons can consider:
Having a conservatory installed changes the look of your home completely. It is also quite a substantial investment. For getting your conservatory installed, choosing the right company is of utmost importance so as to ensure that you get your money’s worth. Here is a quick guide to help you with choosing a conservatory company:
A conservatory provides you with a special place in your home. While it is a place for you to relax it is also a major change to the look of your home and a substantial investment too. Hence choosing a conservatory should be a well thought of decision and there are quite a few things that you should keep in mind before making your final decision.
There are quite a few things that you should keep in mind when it comes to selecting your conservatory. One important element is the choice of doors which vary depending on the styles, materials used etc. Fitting in the wrong type of door for your conservatory will simply be a pain in the long run. There are factors such as space available for the door to open inward or outward without any hindrance, the type of door that will best suite the look of your conservatory, materials (timber, aluminium or uPVC) to be used depending on the weather where you stay or what matches your conservatory.
Basic repairs and regular maintenance can go a long way to ensuring longevity of your conservatory.
It is always better to avert problems in the first place than later address them.
Conservatories can come with their own set of problems like damaged woodwork or metalwork, damages to the UPVC, aluminium or wood framework, water leakage problems, broken hinges, door locks etc. Although these are not grave problems these need to be addressed promptly so that there are no serious issues later on.
Orangeries are more of a solid extension to the homes as compared to a conservatory. Typically with a lantern roof. These are best suited for structures that need light but not too much glass and make more of an extension rather than a glass conservatory.
These often look elegant and add better value to the property.