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Conservatory terminology explained

Conservatory terminology explained
Category: Conservatories
Posted: 20/07/2015 08:59
Synopsis: Whilst you are searching for and selecting your DIY Conservatory you may come across various different term which you may or may not understand. I have compiled a list from questions asked over the previous year and given a further explanation. I hope you find this useful!

Conservatory terminology explained

What is a transom? - A conservatory transom is the horizontal bar which is sat beneath a top opening window (also called a dummy sash) - often designers will add these to conservatories with top opening windows as having this all the way around the top of the conservatory whether there is a window or not usually looks better from a design point of view.

What is a trickle vent? - Tickle vents are small vents which are usually added to opening doors and window. These are operated manually and will allow a small amount of ventilation without the need to open a door or window. These can reduce the change of condensation forming internally.

What is the projection? - This is the distance from the house out into the garden and will also be referred to as the conservatory depth.

What is a double hipped roof? - this is a roof that slants back down into the existing building. This roof system is commonly used when fitting a conservatory to a bungalow or permanent structure which is not high enough to take a conventional roof.

What is a firing? A firing is used to fill the triangular gap between the roof and the side panels on a lean to style conservatory. The lean to conservatory can be designed and produced with a frame and glazing in the area but will normally be supplied with an insulated UPVC firing.

What is meant by 'frame height'? The conservatory frame height is the height from floor to the point the roof adjoins. This would usually be 2050mm as standard, however this can be amend to suit the customer's requirements.