A Sunroom Extension will bring more to your home than just a space to enjoy when the sun shines.
A Sunroom differs from a conservatory in that it offers plenty of light without being made entirely of glass. It usually has several elevations constructed of brick, block-work or timber. A Sunroom should be a structural addition to the Property, and the materials used should match or compliment the existing building.
Modern living has meant that small individual rooms have been traded in for larger open plan spaces. A Sunroom is often added to the kitchen to create a light, bright, open-plan family area. The removal of the internal doors and the enlarging of the openings will further maximise the space.
Introducing light into the Sunroom is one of the key considerations, one of the elevations will consist of doors; bi-fold doors are the ideal choice as they offer full height glazing that can be peeled right back, to link with the outside space. Alternatively for the more traditional style of building or decor, French doors could be more appropriate. Bringing in the light from above through a roof lantern or banks of roof lights is an important consideration; the cost and the location of the Sunroom often governs this decision. There are conservation roof lights which fit flush with the roof if you live in a conservation area.
Heating and ventilation is so important and the design must be right from the outset. The walls and ceiling must be adequately insulated, and any glazing must be double glazed sealed units. Under floor heating or perhaps a wood burning stove are alternative solutions to radiators for heating, and an opening window to ventilate the space when it is not ideal to open the doors makes for a year round Sunroom.
A Sunroom Extension makes for a truly all season addition to a home.
To find out whether you will need planning permission for your proposed development project the best place to check is planningportal.gov.uk