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What affect will the aspect of your garden have on your conservatory choice?

What affect will the aspect of your garden have on your conservatory choice?
Category: DIY Conservatories
Posted: 28/10/2011 11:35
Synopsis: Obviously every garden has a slightly different aspect. But how does this affect the conservatory choice? What is the difference between a north facing conservatory and a south facing conservatory? DIY2Go have the answers

Obviously every garden has a slightly different aspect. But how does this affect the conservatory choice? What is the difference between a north facing conservatory and a south facing conservatory? DIY2Go have the answers:

North 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 facing conservatories

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

South facing conservatories

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

West 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.



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