Keep that Summer Feeling for Longer

Summer might be behind us, but you can still enjoy the Autumn sunshine. Now is the ideal time to install a new conservatory.

With the kids getting well into the Autumn term and the shops full of Halloween costumes, it is easy to think that it is time to batten down the hatches and prepare for winter. However, there is still plenty of sunshine to be enjoyed, although with a distinct nip in the air, you might not want to be sitting outside in the garden for long.

This is where having your own little sun trap under glass really comes into its own, and Autumn is the perfect time to choose from a range of custom conservatories to find the one that suits your home and, of course, your budget.

A conservatory is the ideal way to get all the benefits and none of the pain from the unpredictable English climate. Even in winter, you can sit and enjoy sunny afternoons, while protected from the cold wind and that sudden downpour.

By purchasing your conservatory in Autumn, you can also take advantage of shorter lead times and get that conservatory installed in no time. With modern glazing technology, it really is the perfect space for year round use, and could make the ideal spot for entertaining family and friends over Christmas.

By way of example, we will take a look at two very different conservatory designs, and see how both can prove a practical choice, whatever the weather.

Glass construction with Solarlux doors

The modern, sleek design philosophy behind Solarlux sliding or folding doors can create a breathtaking, contemporary conservatory design that makes optimum use of natural light. The concept can be used both externally, from conservatory to patio, and internally, to provide a beautiful threshold from the house to the conservatory.

Some conservatory designs use bi folding doors, that can be opened right up in summer to literally make the boundary between inside and out disappear. In the winter, they provide perfect insulation from the elements, yet can treat you to a stunning and magical vista across a winter wonderland scene.

An orangery

An orangery is a great way to incorporate a distinctive, more traditional, look into your conservatory, while still making full use of the latest technologies and modern materials. Many people like the fact that the thicker pillars provide a little more privacy than something with more glass, meaning less of a “goldfish bowl” effect.

A traditional hardwood orangery can look particularly effective attached to an older property, but don’t be deceived by the appearance. It might look perfectly in keeping with a house that is 100 years old or more, but it can still contain the latest innovations such as underfloor heating and electronically controlled roof vents, making it a practical year round living space.

Enjoy your conservatory all year round

In days gone by, a conservatory was almost seen as an extension of the garden rather than the house, and a place to be closed up and forgotten during winter. Today, you can enjoy a modern conservatory all year round, whatever the weather.