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Choosing the Right Conservatory

8th January 2018

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Adding a conservatory or glazed extension to your home can be one of the best ways of adding value to your property, not just in terms of monetary value – as welcome as that is – but also in terms of how much it enhances your home. A well built and comfortably furnished conservatory provides a wonderful living space, which you’ll want to spend a lot of time enjoying, but what’s the best type of conservatory for you?

Our Ultraframe specialists are well versed in handling our conservatory systems, which means they are able to expertly tailor your option to suit your property. No matter the size or style of your home, you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of a market-leading conservatory system. This includes unrivalled standards of thermal efficiency, security, thermal efficiency and durability. It’s never been easier to enjoy the very best in your home.



Traditional or Modern?

In many ways, the style of your home can determine the type of conservatory, orangery or glazed extension you should go for. If your home is Victorian, Georgian, or Edwardian for instance, a more traditional style conservatory will look better. In fact, a bespoke conservatory designed to match the existing property should look as if it’s always been there!

Conservatories come with full glass walls, or a combination of a dwarf wall and glass. Orangeries, by comparison, tend to have solid walls with glass panels, and a glazed roof with internal plaster ceiling. Typically smaller than the more spacious conservatories, modern orangeries are fairly spacious, nevertheless.

Modern conservatories can be designed to match modern homes, and are made from a wide range of materials. At Ultra Frame, we aim to make our builds as sympathetic to the existing property as possible, and use the latest, most energy efficient materials. Conservatories today are more likely to be used for extended living than occasional use.

The distinctive light and airy interior of our conservatories can serve a range of purposes: living space, dining area, playroom, studio – the list goes on. Because they will remain comfortable and useable all throughout the year, you won’t have to worry about the limits of the seasons when it comes to your home improvements.

Practical Decisions

One of the easiest ways to heat a conservatory is by simply extending your existing central heating and fitting radiators to low walls, or by ducting in heat through grilles along the walls at foot height. Under floor heating – water or electrical – is another option, and can be easily installed at the same time as the conservatory. When it comes to floors, natural stone or ceramic tiles are hard to beat for durability; they look terrific in natural light, as well as under overhead spotlights.

Always go for double glazing, as well as glass with low-emissivity. These offer the right balance between letting sunlight in during the day, and reflecting radiator heat back into the room when it gets cooler outside. Older or poorly designed conservatories can often suffer from an ‘oven’ or ‘freezer’ effect that makes them uncomfortable and sometimes unusable in the summer and winter months. Modern innovations allow us to bypass this factor.

Our conservatory systems come in three distinct styles: performance, designer and classic. Each one of these holds their own distinct qualities, sharing market-leading standards of quality. Other practical decisions can also relate to the internal pelmet, an option for your conservatory interior that enables you to capture a beautiful, ‘room-like’ feel that can be complemented with a range of lighting and speaker options.



Modern Thermal Efficiency

Whether your home is modern, traditional, period, heritage or new build, thermal efficiency will still stand as an important factor in ensuring you remain comfortable. Heightened heat retention can also play a factor in allowing you to warm your property in an economic and environmentally friendly way. Our conservatories are designed to offer your more across the board, so you won’t have to settle for anything less.

Because the heat from your heaters or central heating will remain in your home for a longer period of time, you will need to use them less frequently. This could result in a lower heating cost and carbon footprint across the course of the year. When this standard is combined with our super insulated columns, which are five times more thermally efficient than brick, you could find yourself saving even more.

Find Your Nearest Conservatory Installer

We pride ourselves on making unrivalled standards accessible to homeowners across the nation, investing heavily into the research and development of our products to ensure they always achieve the definitive standard.

Find your nearest Approved Ultra Installer to enjoy a professional, reliable, efficient and prompt installation experience. All of our specialists are tested and assessed before we approve them to guarantee they uphold our usual leading standards.

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