Many features for conservatories related to strength, security & energy efficiency will be ‘standard’, some features you may want to think about before construction and some once the conservatory is complete.
Strength, Security & Safety:
- Steel reinforced window & door frames
- All round multi-point locks on doors and locking latches on window openers
- Anti-lifting tracks on sliding doors
- Internal beading of double glazed sealed units
- Toughened safety glass or laminate glass
- Anti-tamper locks, which are ‘bump & snap’ resistant.
Heating & ventilation:
- Roofing vents – glass opening sections (manual & auto-powered options)
- Under-floor heating – ‘wet’ or ‘dry’ system options (best fitted during construction
- Air conditioning – climate control can be fitted during construction if required
- Slim line low-level electric radiators
- Ceiling fans
- Heat reflecting glazing
Many conservatories feature window blinds rather than curtains. Blinds can be very effective in reducing heat build-up, especially where fitted to the ceiling of the conservatory and there is a huge choice of styles, designs & colours to choose from.
The way you enjoy your living space can be heavily influenced by the type of doors used, you may find that doors which open inwards can restrict space, especially for smaller conservatories.Poly-carbonate roofing panels can also be a useful alternative to fully glazed panels, as they are claimed to be almost shatterproof and 10 times lighter than the equivalent glass double glazed panel.
You should also consider whether your proposed conservatory will need to have planning permission before you start work – find out more on our Planning permission page.