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How does the position and aspect of your garden affect the suitability of a conservatory?

How does the position and aspect of your garden affect the suitability of a conservatory?
Category: Conservatories
Posted: 08/01/2018 11:23
Synopsis: A popular question we often get asked here at DIY2Go Conservatories, is does the aspect of my garden really affect the suitability of having a conservatory? It's a very useful and relevant question, conservatories can be wonderful additions to your property as long as you understand what the consequences of having a conservatory placed in each aspect. As long as you specify the correct options to your conservatory then your new room can be enjoyed in all seasons.

A popular question we often get asked here at DIY2Go Conservatories, is does the aspect of my garden really affect the suitability of having a conservatory? It's a very useful and relevant question, conservatories can be wonderful additions to your property as long as you understand what the consequences of having a conservatory placed in each aspect. As long as you specify the correct options to your conservatory then your new room can be enjoyed in all seasons.

South aspect facing conservatories

Often regarded as the ideal position for a conservatory; it will receive the highest levels of sunlight throughout the year. At times however, temperature levels could become less than ideal due to the sun being magnified through the roof glazing material. An effective solution to help alleviate this potential problem is to use Celsius clear or Celsius+ glass in the roof structure.

North aspect facing conservatories

North facing conservatories require efficient insulation and heating due to the fact that they receive little direct sunlight in the winter months. The use of an insulating glass in the windows and Celsius glass in the roof is advisable. If radiators are to be used to heat the conservatory, Planning Approval must also be sought (unless they can be isolated from the rest of the central heating system).

East aspect facing conservatories

East facing conservatories are perfectly positioned to enjoy the early morning sun. However they could also be exposed to easterly winds.

West aspect facing conservatories

West facing conservatories are perfect for those customers looking to enjoy the summer sun in the afternoon and evenings.

For all types of conservatory

Toughened or laminated glass should always be used when:

  • The bottom of the glass is situated 800mm or less from the finished floor level.
  • The glass in a door is situated 1500mm or less from the finished floor level.
  • The glass is adjacent to door jambs to a distance of 300mm or less.