From chilly conservatory to cosy family room
Why not add warmth to your old conservatory?
Are you chilly? Do you want to add warmth to your old conservatory? A South Wales couple transform their old, underused, conservatory into a versatile family room. This is thanks to a stylish new solid roof and A rated glazing from Securahome.
Claire and Nigel Childs’ conservatory was built 12 years-ago on the back of their detached Llantrisant home.
However, the couple soon became aware that the polycarbonate roof and older style glazing was not efficient. During the winter it was too cold to make it comfortable, let alone cosy and in the height of summer, even with all of the windows and doors open, it was too hot.
Basically they could not use this part of the house which opened up onto the garden. This should have been a perfect extra family room not a chilly conservatory.
Hearing how modern solid roof extensions are far more thermally efficient than old-style conservatories they start to investigate further. “Solid roofs hold a more comfortable temperature all-year-round,” explains Nigel. put simply “they adds warmth to your old conservatory.”
“We picked up the phone to Securahome and their design team came to the property to discuss all available options. They chatted to us on how a solid roof extension could solve their problems.”
“They discussed all of the modern materials and contemporary designs and went back to create a 3D drawing of the space available. This was a great help for us to visualise the end result.
“It was important for us to have a room built to fit our needs and the Securahome team managed to capture the design we had in mind.
“They were fantastic from the moment they walked into our home. They to into plan the extension we had in mind. Within a few weeks they were on site and work was underway.”
What is involved?
Nigel and wife Claire kept the original conservatory frame. They just install a part-glazed roof and replaced all of the surrounding glass with new A+ grade, energy-efficient windows.
The outcome of installing a solid room extension
this creates a bright room for the family to enjoy every day of the year, whatever the Welsh weather.
The conservatory is now an extension to the kitchen and used on occasions as a dining room or an extra family lounge for entertaining friends.
Nigel explains: “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.