Conservatory Makeovers

Many existing conservatory owners are finding they love their conservatory – its flexible space, the fact that it’s a multi functional room and that the daylight in midwinter can help to banish 'the blues'... find out more about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).


However, many of these homeowners now want to upgrade their existing conservatory.  Their conservatory may be many years old and not as thermally efficient as conservatories built today, they may want to increase their living space or moved into a new home with an existing conservatory.  Perhaps there are some technical issues with the conservatory they have inherited in their house move?

We have put together three different conservatory makeover ideas, examples of how conservatory owners have tackled some of the potential issues.


Replacement Roof - upgrade to a thermally efficient glass roof or consider a solid roof option.

Refurbish - keep the base, replace the window frames and upgrade the roof to either a glass or solid roof.

Demolition - of an existing conservatory and a total rebuild of a different size/shape.

Watch this short video to find out how Davinia transformed her tired lean to conservatory into an Ultraframe Orangery.

The BBC1 programme, the Cowboy Trap will also provide you with further information so you can have peace of mind when choosing an installer.

Top 10 ideas for updating your conservatory.

  1. Upgrade from polycarbonate to thermal efficient self clean glass or a solid roof with internal plastered ceiling.

  2. Get an ‘orangery’ feel by adding a Internal pelmet.

  3. Put energy efficient glazing in the side frames.

  4. Change the frames on one side and add bi-fold doors or large in-line sliders.

  5. Change the colour of the conservatory.

  6. Introduce roof vents with a thermostat and rain sensor.

  7. Retrofit the Cornice decorative gutter cover.

  8. Install under floor heating

  9. Treat yourself to a garden makeover with new decking/patio.

  10. Make the space go further – create two rooms from your one conservatory.