The next generation of home extension
Mounting fuel bills have focused many a home-owner’s minds on energy efficiency, both as a means of saving money and ‘future proofing’ their property investment.
In recent years glazing products have seen huge strides forward in terms of window thermal efficiency, and now a new product looks to do the same to the conservatory extension.
The Loggia (pronounced ‘lodger’) can be twice as energy efficient as a traditional conservatory, but just as quick to build.
The energy efficiency of a Loggia comes from its innovative, super-insulated, columns (a typical Loggia column has a TOG value of 23.3, almost five times the 4.7 achieved by traditional bricks).
Added to this, A-rated, thermally efficient glass is used throughout. To further maximise its thermal efficiency, there is even an option to choose a highly insulated solid roof.
This energy efficiency means that unlike a traditional conservatory, there is no need to have interior doors, meaning it can be used to extend an existing room, for example to make a dining kitchen for more family or entertaining space.
Inside, the Loggia has the look of a contemporary, single storey extension, with plastered walls, and options for cleverly concealed heaters and modern lighting.
Best of all, this is an extension that can be quick to construct, taking far less time than a traditional orangery or extension. In fact you could be opening the doors of your Loggia before barbecue season is in full swing.