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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Conservatory considerations

If you have a conservatory, is it a pleasant place to be in the recent warm weather? Or is it more like a cooker than a conservatory right now?

One member of our Eco House Group asks the following question:

"I have seen several ads in magazines recently from firms offering to re-roof conservatories with a new type of glass  which keeps the conservatory cooler in Summer and warmer in Winter.  Has any one gone down this route yet and, if so, would they recommend it." 

Any answers to this question - or other suggestions that have worked well for you, or that you would recommend?

Either post a comment, or if you want to suggest something more detailed, email your response to to be posted here.

1 comment:

  1. We've had a conservatory with that type of glass for 5 years, and it faces north, but has a south facing roof plane - it gets hot when the sun shines. I don't know how hot it would get without the type of glass. It is also self cleaning on the surface... it is very expensive. The most effective heat protection is roof lights to allow hot air to escape, and some side windows to let cooler air in. Shading internally will reduce the heat directly on you if sitting in the conservatory, but theoretically they still let the heat in and make the air hot.