From chilly conservatory to cosy family room
A South Wales couple have transformed their old, underused, conservatory into a versatile family room thanks to a stylish new solid roof and A rated glazing from Securahome.
Claire and Nigel Childs had a conservatory built 12 years-ago on the back of their detached Llantrisant home.
But the couple soon realised that the polycarbonate roof and older style glazing meant that during the winter it was too cold to make it comfortable, let alone cosy.
What made matters worse was that in the height of summer, even with all of the windows and doors open, it could become unbearably hot.
Without a happy medium, they became unable to use a part of the house that opened onto the garden and should have been a perfect extra room for the couple and their young son.
“We heard how the modern solid roof extensions are far more thermally efficient than the old-style conservatory and can hold a more comfortable temperature all-year-round,” explained Nigel.
“We contacted Securahome and their design team visited the property to discuss all of the options available to us and showed us the range of solid roof extensions we could have installed.
“They explained all of the modern materials and contemporary designs available and were able to create a 3D drawing of the space available, which really helped us visualise the end result.
“It was important for us to have a room built to fit our needs and we felt that the Securahome team really captured the design we had in mind.
“They were fantastic from the moment they walked into our home and began planning the extension we had in mind. Within a few weeks they were on site and work was underway.”
Nigel and wife Claire kept the original conservatory frame, but installed a part-glazed roof and replaced all of the surrounding glass with new A+ grade, energy-efficient windows.
This created a bright family room that can be enjoyed every day of the year, whatever the Welsh weather throws at it.
The conservatory has been added to the kitchen and will be used on occasions as a dining room or an extra family lounge for entertaining friends.
Nigel explained: “The transformation of the conservatory is really incredible and we now have an extra room that we can use all year round.
“The Securahome team were efficient and here on time. Nothing was too much trouble for them and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending them to others.”
To find out more about how Securahome could transform your home, speak to one of our design team on 0800 808 3224.