A conservatory makes a stylish addition to any property and gives you that extra living space. Getting the position of your conservatory right can have a great effect on the atmosphere it creates in your home. Here are all the things you need to consider when it comes to building a new conservatory.
Although north-facing conservatories get less sunlight than those facing south, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The good news is that your conservatory will be a lot more comfortable in the mornings and evenings and you can better avoid the risk of overheating. However, since there’s less heat in the winter, it may start to feel too cold, so you need to make sure your north-facing conservatory is properly insulated. Investing in a tiled conservatory roof can allow you to create a modern year-round room that you can use every day of the year.
If you’re an early bird, then an east-facing conservatory might be the perfect solution for you. This type of conservatories is great for morning use, as they get plenty of sun in. However, east-facing conservatories are very similar to north-facing ones. You need to make sure your conservatory is well insulated to make the most of it during the colder autumn and winter months. Using dwarf walls may contribute to better insulation of your east-facing extension.
South-facing conservatories are by far the most popular conservatories as they get the sun throughout the middle of the day all year round. This may seem like a great advantage at first glance, however, it’s important to note that these extensions can get very hot! In the winter, a south-facing conservatory can do a lot even with just a little sunshine. But in the summer, it can quickly become unpleasant, so you’ll need adequate insulation and ventilation to ensure maximum comfort.
West-facing conservatories resemble south-facing ones, but they don’t get quite as hot. In the afternoon they’ll be very warm but in the mornings they will be cooler. Due to the potential for higher heats levels in your west-facing conservatory later in the day, having enough ventilation is important.
On which side of your house should you place your conservatory?
Conservatories can be positioned at the front, back and side of a property and each offers its advantages and disadvantages.
- Conservatories at the back of properties
A conservatory positioned at the back of your property will give you a view of the nature surrounding your house, but it will cut into the back of your house. If you don’t have a large garden, we would recommend that you choose a front or a side conservatory instead.
- Conservatories at the front of properties
A front conservatory isn’t a popular choice, due to front gardens typically being much smaller than back gardens. But if you do have a larger front garden and enough space away from the road, then a front extension can be a stunning addition to your home.
- Conservatories at the side of properties
Side conservatories are the least common conservatories, because they require a lot of room. If you have space available to build one, then we suggest using dwarf walls and a tiled roof to give yourself more privacy.
When you’re planning the built of your conservatory, it’s important to choose a reliable contractor you can trust. Contact the Warmseal award-winning team who would be happy to advise you on what’s the best conservatory type for your property and provide you with a free no obligation quote.