A conservatory is a room that only those who live in a large house can afford – not in terms of money, but in terms of space. Generally, it is placed somehow outside the house, is made of glass roof and walls and has as the main purpose growing plants inside the house: winter gardens, green spaces or sunrooms. Nowadays, many inhabitants of big cities, especially from areas with cold weather, such as the UK, have conservatories around their houses, and often use services of conservatory refurbishment in Surrey, to maintain and make their rooms more performing. In the United Kingdom, a conservatory is defined as the room which has at least 50 % of its walls outside the house and at least 75% of the roof made of transparent materials, either polycarbonate sheeting or glass. In ancient times, the construction had most of the times a decorative role, and in our days many conservatories are built according to the Victorian style. There are, however, plenty of modern constructions, designed and built by professional companies.
In case you consider conservatory refurbishment in Berkshire or even building one, there are some things you should take into consideration, such as budget, materials and even resource consumption. To begin with, make sure you choose a reputable company and get specialised advice related to the construction materials: most of the times experts recommend brick as the basic element (besides glass, of course), so you should keep this in mind. The insurance company you collaborate with is also very important, because not all of them cover the costs of damaging some parts of the building. It seems that only some of them will pay you for the whole building, in case there is any issue, while others only cover the costs needed for the walls and ceilings, and refuse to pay for the foundations, which can be tricky. In addition to this, you have to think about the energy used and wasted. The conservatory will only function in the cold season, while in summer it may overheat and retain moisture, which is why you should choose the materials wisely, design an efficient ventilation system. Another tip is to place the conservatory in a less heated part of the house, to prevent your plants from dying in the summer time. You should find a way to adjust the temperature and avoid an air too hot in summer and too cold in winter, and the best thing to do to this purpose is to have as much as you can the roof covered (use opaque materials). This way you will manage to use the space from your conservatory no matter the season, daily.
In case you already have such a building, but it has not been taken care of for a lot of time, there are plenty of reasons to restore it. Fortunately, there are many companies on the market, such as Modernise my Conservatory that can help you refurbish the old space and transform it into a brand new useful room.