Simple Conservatories

3D Modelling by John Paul Designs



A simple conservatory was were the market really started –back in the 1970’s they became all the rage. They were usually constructed in upvc with plastic/polycarbonate roofs.

They were quick and easily constucted onto a cement slab very often no plannng permission was required. They were very often single glazed or poor-quality double glazing and were famous for being too hot in summer and too cold in winter.

Over the years they have improved beyond recognision; the main changes have been in the quality of the glazing units –they are now 4mm or 6mm toughened glass both externally and internally with a minimum of 16mm air gap between. The roof is also constructed in specialist glass normally solar controlled –which helps to lessen the heat input in summer and are constucted in the same glazing as the walls therefore keeping the heat in during the cold months. The roof usually will have electrically controlled opening vents for air circulation. They have become amuch more usable room allthe year-round. Very often they will be equiped with some form of heating -either simple radiators or under floor heating.

Very often they will be consructed totally in glass – giving a very light and airy feeling to the extra space produced. However, they are very flexable allowing the introduction of solid walls usually on one or both sides very often for privacy reasons.

They can be suitable for a whole range of doors from simpe french doors -bifolding or sliding door options

They can be single storey are double storey with the introduction of a mezanine floor for additional space or access to the rooms above.

They can have fully glazed roofs or part slate part with glass panels.

A note -that due to increase weight of the modern construction they do need more substancial foundations.