Low Cost Timber Conservatory Options
Engineered wood for building a timber conservatory.
Why use Synthetic, Composite or Engineered timber for your new conservatory?
Easily Workable – Long lasting & Stable
The primary benefits of using engineered woods for the construction of a conservatory are, not only that the resource itself is renewable, but also that the “man-made” timber product is very stable and designed to virtually eliminate rotting of the timber over time.
Engineered wood is also extremely “workable” because of the way the wood-grain is aligned during lamination – you don’t get knots or defects in this kind of timber!
This means that you get a wooden conservatory that has an environmentally neutral stance. Additionally coming with potentially better performance than one made from a typical expensive hardwood.
These features are alone being worth the effort of going for timber, but another bonus is that you can have a beautiful timber conservatory at a reasonable cost.
Why Use Engineered Timber?
- Alternating grains in bonded layers – reduction in shrinking, warping & expanding
- Stronger, longer life span and improved appearance due to absence of defect.
- Can be produced in bigger sections that would normally require a very big old tree to create
- Wastage can be reduced by up to 1/4th by using LSL
- Almost unlimited variations in size for manufacturing windows, doors & conservatories.
- Cost effective
- Great appearance & finish
- Same or better performance than hardwoods
So in effect, you are using a material that has properties that are extremely beneficial for this type of home improvement. You are also being more environmentally friendly (by not using UPVC).
You need a conservatory that looks great, that is going to last a long time, that requires low maintenance, that doesn’t expand & warp every time it rains or shrink & crack every time it goes through a period of dry warm weather. Engineered timber conservatories can deliver all that and more.
Types of Engineered Woods (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engineered_wood)
- Oriented strand board (OSB)
- Glued laminated timber (glulam)
- Laminated veneer lumber (LVL)
- Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)
- Parallel strand lumber (PSL)
Visual Appeal of wooden conservatories.
An engineered wood conservatory is the ideal solution.
Not only is the price lower than hardwood, the wood itself can be stained to any shade you like. Easily taking on the appearance of hardwoods such as Red Oak, White Oak, Ash, Birch-wood, Maple, Cherry or Walnut.
- The picture on the right is a rather nice conservatory / orangery from timberwindowsleamington.com
If you don’t want the hardwood look, then you can simply paint the timber to the colour of your choice.
The “workability” of the wood allows for very fine detail or long spans, giving plenty of freedom for design features – fancy detailed work for a Victorian style room or big wide window spans for a more contemporary appearance.
All this will be combined with the latest energy efficient glazing and security features you would expect from a modern conservatory.
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