Climate control in your garden room extension24 Dec
Glazed extensions can bring a touch of elegance and contemporary chic to your property, however, many of us will remember the conservatories of yesteryear; impossibly hot in the summer months and deathly cold in the winter. Luckily, glazing and construction techniques have come a long way in recent years, and modern garden rooms and orangeries are not only aesthetically impressive, they can also be an enjoyable, inviting space all year round.
Garden rooms and glazed extensions are great places to relax and socialise, whatever the weather. However, with the British climate being less than predictable, conservatories, although popular, aren’t always the best choice for UK homeowners. This is because the huge expanse of glass in the roof leads to large solar gains and losses, creating either an overheated, stuffy environment in hot weather, or an unwelcoming, chilly room below in colder seasons. This is particularly evident in older conservatories where less technically advanced glazing has been used.
We prefer to install garden rooms and orangery extensions – the former has a tiled roof and the latter, a flat roof often incorporating a roof lantern. In both of these extension types, the room is still flooded with natural light but whether the garden is thick with snow, or the sun is blazing down, they will remain a warm and comfortable place to be.
Over and above the extension type you choose for your home, there is also a range of climate control options available for garden rooms, orangeries, and conservatories to help you manage the temperature and maintain a constant, welcoming climate all year round.
Installing rain sensors on an opening roof lantern or light will allow the window to close automatically, without you having to do it manually each time the heavens open. Not only is this useful during those very changeable spring months, but it also means that if you’re out and about, your glazed extension will be dry and secure on your return.
Whilst the windows in orangeries and garden rooms are hinged and can be folded back to let in ample fresh air, ventilators positioned in the roof will buy hydrocodone online visa draw air up through the building and out of the vents. These are also remotely operated, and thermostatic and rain controls allow the ventilators to function even when there is nobody at home. This is particularly important for kitchen extensions, as cooking can create extra moisture.
Under floor heating
Tiled, stone floors do not usually lend themselves well to cold weather. So when the winter months roll in, it can be great to have an extra layer of comfort beneath your feet. Underfloor heating is a wonderful way of keeping cosy whether you are relaxing on a Sunday afternoon, practising morning yoga, or celebrating Christmas with the family.
Convector heaters may be a more traditional way of heating your garden room, but as heat rises these can often leave you with a cold floor. Under floor heating will evenly spread the heat and prevent cold spots, and the use of a water system rather than electric is much more cost-effective, helping reduce energy bills and your carbon footprint.
Double glazing is an energy efficient, environmentally-friendly way to keep your glazed extension warm. This comes as standard with all of our products, ensuring they adhere to all relevant building regulations. Our glass can also be fitted with a slight tint which reduces glare and cuts UV light by 98%, preventing the room from heating up. Double or even triple glazing retains more heat energy and reduces energy bills, making it a cost-effective method of keeping your garden room or orangery warm and cosy.