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A conservatory is a pleasant addition to many houses throughout the UK, perfect for enjoying your garden while sipping a cool drink on a
hot summer’s day and ideal for entertaining during a long summer’s evening.

However, when the leaves change to orange and brown and the temperatures drop, the same conservatories are likely to be left unused
and unloved.

Autumn and winter shouldn’t mean you have to give up that additional living space or lose out on seeing the seasons change in your own

With a few adjustments and alterations, you can enjoy an all-year-round conservatory with our warmth-boosting techniques and energy-
saving solutions that will not only keep you warm but also save you money.

Do you have a conservatory that you can use all year?

The first thing to consider when it comes to your conservatory is whether you will utilise it all year. Do you take a break during the colder,
wetter, darker months when the weather becomes too hot in the summer?

And why do you take a break if you do?

Even with a blanket and a hot beverage, are winter nights too chilly to bear?

Is your conservatory’s average temperature continuously cool or does it sometimes exceed “boiling point”?

Is your garden facing north or south?

Is there a draught here?

Is it too loud on the roof when it rains?

Or do you ever discover it leaking as a result of the unpredictability of British weather coupled with that faulty joint or seal you’ve been
wanting to repair?

If you find yourself abandoning your conservatory from time to time, consider converting it into an all-weather conservatory that can be
utilised at any time of year by following a few of our simple and cost-effective modifications.

How to make a conservatory useful throughout the year

With a variety of energy-efficient heating and cooling improvements, you can turn a fair-weather conservatory into an all-season
conservatory. No matter what month it is, these helpful hints will help you better control the temperature in your conservatory for a more
comfortable experience.

Location of the Conservatory

The way your conservatory absorbs and holds heat during the day is influenced by its location. South and west facing conservatories will
warm up during the day, but may need extra ventilation during the warmer months by opening vents, doors, and windows to keep
temperatures cool.

Due to a lack of direct sunshine and the direction of the colder easterly wind, north and east facing conservatories are more susceptible to
lower temperatures and would benefit from additional insulation to keep them warm.

Walls of the Conservatory

Conservatory walls must be made up of at least half glass to be classified as a conservatory and be unaffected by building rules.

The difficulty of controlling the temperature of a conservatory is exacerbated by the fact that glass is usually a poor insulator.

Consider building a brick dwarf wall at the foot of the conservatory to minimise visible glass as much as possible during the summer and
winter when the light shines in and heat escapes.

Any brickwork may then be insulated to assist control the conservatory’s temperature so it can be used all year.

The Roof of the Conservatory

Because the roof is where the majority of heat escapes, an insulated conservatory roof with vents may help you achieve an all-year-round
conservatory by retaining heat when it’s required and reflecting heat when it’s not.

Although polycarbonate conservatory roofs are less expensive, a double-glazed glass conservatory roof filled with insulating argon gas is
likely to be a more cost-effective and energy-efficient choice in the long run.

Glass for Conservatories

Single-glazed glass panels in older conservatories may be allowing heat to escape. Modern double glazed insulated glass panels will
transform the look of your conservatory. Luke Lloyd Builders can fit all types of conservatories to meet a variety of requirements.

Windows and Doors for Conservatories
Aim for as many opening windows and doors as possible when designing your conservatory to maximise the amount of air accessible to
you, particularly in hotter weather. Having your conservatory built by a skilled conservatory installer will guarantee that the joints and seals
of your conservatory’s windows and doors are properly installed.

Knowing how to keep your conservatory windows and doors in good working order can help you avoid draughts and leaks in the future.

If you want to go any farther, you may put draught excluders around doors and draught excluding tape over window seals to keep cold air
out and warm air in.

The Inside of Your Conservatory

Soft furniture, which is comfortable in more ways than one, may also assist to enhance the cosy-factor of your conservatory, particularly
when the weather cools.

To make the perfect all-weather conservatory, add shades or curtains to keep the sun out during hot summer days and to keep the
warmth in during winter, cover underlay insulated flooring with beautiful rugs, and have soft blankets and throws on hand.

Your Conservatory’s Heating

A well-insulated conservatory will assist to minimise the amount of heat energy lost via the roof and windows, but it will almost certainly
not eliminate waste entirely.

Because the building is primarily constructed of glass, connecting your conservatory to your home’s central heating system is not
recommended owing to the quantity of heat that may be wasted.

Instead, go for a wall-mounted or free-standing electric heater that can be manually regulated to provide heat on demand and will help you
keep your energy expenses under control.

Now is the ideal time to begin planning an all-season conservatory.

There are several methods to make your conservatory more useful all year, from basic and inexpensive to larger-scale, higher-budget

Get a free quote and start planning your all-year-round conservatory in Glasgow as soon as possible with Luke Lloyd Builders, operating across west central Scotland