Homeowners looking to spruce up conservatories can do so without getting a brand new one with these four refurbishment methods suggested by home improvement experts.
Britons are opting to stay put and improve rather than move, so it’s important to understand that there are plenty of options for refurbishing homes.
As a prime living space that can be enjoyed all year round, conservatories are always worth investing in if an upgrade is needed, as many older styles of conservatories don’t benefit from modern materials and construction techniques meaning they suffer problems with temperature control, leaking gutters and roofs and damp.
From roof replacements, to upgrading windows, doors and tiles, there are plenty of ways to inject a new lease of life into a conservatory, without having to knock it down entirely to build a new one.
Managing director, John Evans at home improvement company Stormclad, said: “As well as being cost-effective, a conservatory makeover is a sensible choice if your conservatory is structurally sound and can be fixed and upgraded with simple refurbishment services.
“Here at Stormclad, we use the best cutting-edge products to refurbish your old conservatory and utilise the old components to upgrade and strengthen structure. Before embarking on refurbishment, our experienced team will make sure to test any new components that are added to ensure compatibility and that the existing frames can take the load, designers will make you aware of all the options that are available to you in terms of styles, colours, materials and finishing touches.”
Here are the four ways to makeover your conservatory:
- Window replacement
Simple window replacement will help to improve the overall look of an old conservatory, and modern materials, new colours and new stylings can be used to ensure that your conservatory matches with the home as an extension of it. Sculptured, chamfered and flush sash profiles are popular window choices for conservatory refurbishments, that can be easily designed and implemented.
- Replace with high performance glass
Using high performance glass such as SMARTGLASS® Ultra 86 – a high-performance solar control glass with insulating warm edge technology is advisable if you wish to combine a low-maintenance, self-cleaning solar control glass with insulating warm edge technology with classic conservatory stylings that can be enjoyed all year round.
- Door replacement
As a main feature of a conservatory, the look and function of a door is a focal point. Whether it’s a classic door style with simple practicality such as French doors – available in UPVC, timber or aluminium, or an extremely popular and versatile option for letting light in such as bi fold doors, Stormclad can provide an array of options for door replacements to give conservatories a necessary upgrade.
- Roof replacement
If the roof of a conservatory is tired and leaking, there are many roof replacement options to modernise and upgrade your conservatory. Livinroof conservatory roof replacements bridge the gap between glazed and solid conservatory roofing with outstanding flexibility via aluminium or insulated composite external panelling. LivinRoof allows glass sections to be added anywhere in the roof to give a unique, modern feel to the room – bringing the outdoors in.
The WARMroof intelligently incorporates features of the main house, achieving the look of a traditional extension without any of the hassle. As part of this solid roof replacement, a range of tiles and high-quality finishes are available with a 25-40-year warranty.
The Stormclad WARMroof hybrid option is the ideal fusion of light and solid roofing, using double or triple glazed units and a plasterboard finish, the unique roofing system is thermally efficient, with a modern, bright finish. The ideal way to add kerb appeal and value to your home, the roof can be enhanced further with a luxurious timber-lined internal frame option.
To meet the latest building control standards, the Guardian Warm Roof provides a cost-effective solution that retains warmth in the winter, staying cool in the summer months. Both roof options have heightened security and reduced exterior noise due to their fully plastered ceilings. They also eliminate the glare associated with old glazed and polycarbonate roof.
Usually, roof replacements and refurbishments don’t need planning permission, but there are certain regulations that need to be adhered to. For local planning rules, details of AONBs (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), conservation areas and listed buildings, contact the Stormclad team.