by Alternative Roof Solutions, Northampton, covering Northamptonshire.
What is the difference between a sun room or modern conservatory and a traditional conservatory?
When most people think of a conservatory, it has white upvc windows and usually upvc French or Patio Doors, with either a polycarbonate roof or a glass roof. There are many different shapes of conservatories that are available, but they do all look remarkably similar to each other.
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Why choose a sun room rather than a conservatory?
This does depend on the style of your home, a sun room would not blend well on an older home, so you do need to consider this when deciding on whether a conservatory or a sun room is right for your home. With new modern homes they add a great feature.
Over recent years it has become popular to have coloured windows in your home and anthracite grey is a very popular colour. It makes a statement. The same is true of a modern sun room, they really make a statement and enhance the look of your home, with adding additional space.
The design options for a sun room are almost limitless and unlike a conservatory if you decide on one wall being brick built to give you additional privacy from your neighbours, it does not look out of place. There are also other options for the sides of your sun room, you can have a small wall with windows above or whole walls of glass.
Having walls of glass, allows more sunlight to flood into the sun room, and give you unrestricted views of your garden. The best way to achieve completely uninterrupted views is with a set of bifold doors, which when open, gives the feeling of bringing the outside in. Although modern patio doors with slimmer frames, have the benefit of sliding open within their frames. Both bifold doors and patio doors come with low thresholds meaning that they can be level with the internal floor.
With one of our sun rooms you can also have the windows and doors in a wide range of colours, the most popular colour is anthracite grey, but as all the windows and doors that we supply are available in a wide range of standard colours, we are also able to supply windows and doors in any RAL colour.
When it comes to the roof there are two options, either a modern looking flat roof or a lightweight solid roof, both are energy efficient, meaning that your new sun room can be used all year round.
Benefits of a sun room
Solid roof, so better insulation
Feels more like an extension to your home
Beautiful open views of your garden
More energy efficient
10 year insurance backed guarantee
Increase the value of your home
Easier to keep warm in the winter and cooler in the summer than a traditional conservatory
Like conservatories, you should not need planning permission, although we will go through that with you. A sun room will though fall under Building Regulations as it has a solid roof, but we arrange that for you and on competition provide you with a Building Regulations Certificate.
Whatever style of sun room that you chose at Alternative Roof Solutions in Northampton, our skilled installers will ensure that your new sun room is built to your requirements and comes with an insurance backed 10-year guarantee.
“We would like to thank Alternative Home Improvements for the great work that they have recently completed on our conservatory conversion. The project involved a tight schedule and was completed in a very timely manner and finished to the highest standards.”
Johnathan Bailey, Buckingham