Difference between conservatories and glass extensions

Difference between conservatories and glass extensions

An increasing number of homeowners are investing in glass extensions for their home, keen to create extra living space and to add value to their property. If you’ve been thinking about adding an extension you will need to decide whether you want a conservatory or a loggia. Many people assume that loggias are the same as standard conservatories but they have a number of distinct differences which make them the premier choice for homeowners looking for a glass extension. Let’s take a look at differences between the two…

Conservatory or Loggia?

Despite many apparent similarities, the two extensions have distinctive features which set them apart as two very different builds. Firstly, a conservatory is a property extension with glass walls and roof, available in an array of different styles and glazing options. It is usually supported by dwarf walls. Conservatories often require building regulations in place before work can commence, which can often slow the building process down. 

A loggia is similar in that it is also an extension with glass walls and roof, occasionally supported on dwarf walls, but in comparison it is built within specially designed pillars which provide a greater degree of structural integrity (making it much stiffer than a regular conservatory, making damage from wind less likely). It is also the more energy efficient option, providing a better level of thermal efficiency, which can help you to save money on your energy bills. In addition, loggias are much more visually pleasing, both inside and out, and so are able to add more financial value to your home.

Buying a Loggia

By comparing the differences between the two glass extensions, you can see that a loggia is by far the most superior choice if you are looking to an add an extension to your home. As well as providing more structural integrity, more thermal efficiency and being much more aesthetically pleasing than a standard conservatory, it is also low cost and doesn’t require building regulations. This means that building work can be completed quickly, letting you enjoy your new loggia in next to no time at all.