Design features of a conservatory
It should come as no surprise to read that there are a huge number of conservatory companies offering a wide selection
of conservatory designs to choose from, often with an option to vary the standard design in some way or even have a conservatory
tailor-made to someone's own specification.
Whether they require a contemporary design or a more traditionally designed conservatory such as a Victorian
or an Edwardian style there is something to meet most people's tastes.
A conservatory should add value to the home from a financial perspective.
The design features of the conservatory will reflect someone's personal taste in relation to the likes of its appearance, usage and maintenance.
For instance, if space is a priority then the rectangular shape of an Edwardian conservatory
may be more appropriate than the varying shape of a Victorian conservatory with the former also providing more space for furniture.
There are a wide range of materials that can be used in the construction of the conservatory such as a choice of wood,
aluminium and uPVC that can be provided in various colours.
Dwarf brick walls can be selected or the walls can be constructed entirely of glass.
This glass can come in a variety of types such as double or triple glazed, energy efficient glass,
toughened safety glass, solar control glass and even self-cleaning glass.
Decisions will need to be made as to whether electrical power points are installed in the conservatory,
the type of heating, the type of roof, lighting, roof vents (electrical or manual), smaller opening windows,
blinds, is a single door, patio door or French door required, type of flooring and furnishings.
Unfortunately, crime appears to be on the increase so the security of the conservatory needs to be considered.
More and more suppliers of conservatories are joining Secured by Design that is a crime prevention project
set up by the Association of Chief Police Officers.
This focuses on improving the security of doors and windows in the likes of conservatories.