Does the future of conservatories involve far less glass?

Glass is, of course, what defines a conservatory. So it may surprise you to learn that there has emerged a trend over the last few years for conservatories to use less glass in their construction. There's a range of reasons why householders may opt for less glass, including environmental and cost factors. However, the real reason seems to be one of aesthetics.

Poorly designed early generation conservatories traditionally stood out: they looked nothing like the brick and concrete buildings to which they were attached. Recently, however, people have been looking for conservatories that are more in keeping with their houses, so they don't look quite so out of place. For many, a modern conservatory is thought of as a natural addition to their home, not a bolted-on extra.

One popular way of ensuring your conservatory, or to be more exact extension, stays in keeping with your house is to go for a similar roof appearance is Ultraroof380, which also benefits from being much quicker to install than a traditional roof.

This system offers superior insulation when compared with an ordinary conservatory glass roof. In fact, it surpasses many traditional materials during the winter months. Additionally, Ultraroof380 offers the flexibility of being able to install roof windows and skylights with ease - so you can still enjoy natural light.

It's not just conservatory roofs that are becoming more in keeping with houses. Many homeowners are utilising a range of traditional building materials to make their conservatories much more like extensions both outside and in. Internally, the use of wall coverings such as plaster can help a conservatory to feel more like just another room of the house - rather than the semi-outdoors feel that was common for many older conservatories. This can also help to boost the property's market value.