Modern Glass Conservatories
Modern Glass Conservatories
Modern glass conservatories remain one of the most popular home improvement options available on the market, and it isn’t difficult to see why.
Predominantly made out of uPVC and double-glazed glass panels, conservatories allow in large amounts of light into your property as well as providing a classy and bright throughway out into your garden or outdoor area.
With a variety of different design styles available to be chosen from, you can be sure that the conservatory that you will have installed will perfectly match not only your personal taste but also the overall look of your property.
We here at Conservatory Prices UK are dedicated to helping you and other homeowners all around the UK get into quick and easy contact with reputable installation companies operating in your local area.
By using our free conservatory cost calculator you can put together your very own bespoke conservatory design from scratch, choosing from a range of different styles, designs, materials, colours, additional features and finishes, including windows, doors and even the roof.
Once this design is to your liking, we will pass it along to a number of local companies who will be in touch in order to offer you competitive quotes for your installation work.
Our service is entirely free of charge and with zero obligation to you, allowing you to use our calculator any number of times to ensure that your design and your quote are perfect for you.
Finding your ideal modern conservatory for your property has never been so easy.
Today’s Modern Glass Conservatory
While conservatories can be made to suit any kind of property, if you are looking for a more contemporary look for your property, either to offset a more traditional build or to match a similarly minimalistic and modern property design, then you have come to the right place.
Modern glass conservatories are highly sought after for their sleek and modern design, made up almost entirely out of glass and slimline frames that allow for maximised amounts of glass per frame.
This ensures that your property gets massive amounts of natural light even when the sun isn’t shining, providing you not only with a great sunroom but also supplying excess light into the rest of your property.
With their slimline frames allowing for a nearly completely unbroken panoramic view of your garden, many people like to use their modern glass conservatories as a relaxation room, either to sunbathe, unwind or even to entertain guests.
One way of making your glass conservatory look modern is to choose a complementary material.
While uPVC is a commonly chosen material for all kinds of uPVC products, it can often clash with the look of your exterior property. Aluminium is an increasingly popular alternative material, with a sleek appearance that sits flush within their frames and doesn’t draw attention away from other features of your house; also, thanks to a specialist powder coating, the colour of your aluminium frames will remain bright and unfaded even after years of exposure to direct sunlight, unlike uPVC and timber which can fade and warp over time.
If you already have a conservatory and are looking for a way of enhancing its appearance and making it look far more like a modern glass conservatory, replacing the roof can go a long way not only to improve its looks but also making it far more thermally secure and efficient.
Polycarbonate roofs were the standard for conservatories up until a few years ago, and while they are affordable they do lack a prolonged thermal efficiency and can be the cause of heat loss and lack of security in your conservatory.
By replacing your old roof with a brand new glass conservatory roof, not only will you be allowing in far more natural light than the opaque polycarbonate, but you will also benefit from decreased energy bills and a lower carbon footprint thanks to its superior thermal efficiency.
Modern Glass Conservatory Extensions
While glass conservatories often are entirely made up of glass, there are also options to make them feel far more like a natural continuation of your original property.
Making your conservatory appear more like an extension, dwarf walls can be chosen to feature around the base of your conservatory, providing extra thermal insulation and an opportunity for added utility through plumbing, electrical wiring and other interior fixtures that may not be able to be fitted against uPVC panels.
However, if you are looking for a more extension-like structure than a dwarf wall glass conservatory, there are other options available for you to create a modern glass conservatory extension that will perfectly suit the rest of your property.
Extensions are a little bit more expensive than conservatories, but for the added longevity of their structure and the added space, they give you they are well worth the price.
Extensions do not have to just be brick-built boxes, however, as with important additions and changes they can incorporate the best features of a conservatory into their design.
Lantern roofs, like glass roofs, are able to bring in natural light in through the ceiling of your extension, with the raised triangular prism creating to illusion of extra space.
Similarly, bi-folding doors allow you to fully open your interior space out into your garden, so you can more easily incorporate it into your day-to-day life.
Glass Kitchen Extensions
One great way of making your new modern glass conservatory feel more like a natural part of your original property, rather than an afterthought tacked onto the outside, is making it a part of your day-to-day living space.
A kitchen extension is a very popular option for homeowners to use their new conservatory for, giving you that added space to entertain guests and even join with the dining room to create an expansive kitchen diner.
With brick-based elements such as dwarf walls and pillars, your conservatory or extension can be fully plumbed in and be able to have appliances and utilities operating within it, including fridges, ovens and washing machines.
People also are known to use their conservatory space as a utility room, but by making it a part of your larger kitchen you won’t have to worry about having to put your appliances in a separate room.
By expanding your kitchen into your conservatory, the added space can allow you to have kitchen islands and seating areas inside the kitchen, which is especially beneficial for using your kitchen as a communal space for entertaining guests and hanging out with the family.
With predominantly glass frames, your conservatory will also provide great views while you cook and eat your food, bringing in natural light to save on your energy bills and allowing you to enjoy the view of your garden without having to worry about the weather.
Bi-folding doors or French doors also allow you to use your conservatory as a throughway too and from the garden, allowing you to dine outside far easier and more frequently especially during the summer months.