Having a conservatory built onto your house comes with many benefits: it offers another room for you to relax in, meaning you shift some of your living room furniture to make room for something else. It also brings you closer to your garden, giving you a peaceful retreat at the back of your house where you can admire your outdoor space and surreptitiously spy on nature.
However, many people are put off building a conservatory because it is notoriously hard to control their internal environment. Conservatory owners complain that their rooms become sweltering in summer but unbearably cold in winter and therefore they don’t get used as much as they could. FAB Systems construct beautiful and practical conservatories in Stoke-on-Trent which beat the problem of temperature control. Read on to find out more…
Dealing with Summer
In summer conservatories can get unbearably warm; as they are made entirely of glass they become victim of the greenhouse effect. The sun ray’s fall vertically, meaning they penetrate the glass roof and the UV radiation creates heat. The glass reflects the light and heat back in all directions which amplifies the heat but this remains inside the conservatory because the double glazing forms a layer of insulation.
At FAB Systems we use SGG Climacontrol glass which is a revolutionary product that helps to control the temperature of your conservatory or orangery all year round. The glass has reflective properties so instead of letting the UV light penetrate the glass it is reflected back. This keeps a conservatory 9oC cooler than one that uses standard glass. Other benefits of ClimaControl glass are they have glare reduction, so you’re not dazzled by the summer sun; they reflect UV light therefore preventing upholstery from fading and the glass has an innovative self-cleaning system ensuring low maintenance levels.
Dealing with Winter
Conservatories struggle to retain any heat in winter because glass in a poor insulator. No matter how much heat you are pumping in to the conservatory from the inside, if the outside glass is cold, it will bring the temperature down; it could fall as low as the outside temperature if there is no internal heat source and lack of insulation to stop the warmth escaping. ClimaControl glass if made with a thermal insulation system, therefore keeping the conservatory warmer and saving energy. ClimaControl gives 63% better insulation than standard glass.
As well as ClimaControl glass, FAB Systems also offer the option of creating your conservatory with an Ultraframe roof. Ultraframe roofs are built to last and are specially designed and engineered to withstand extreme weather conditions, so you won’t have to worry when there’s a harsh winter. These innovative roofing systems are put through rigorous testing processes so that they can withstand the deadload from heavy snowfall, pressure from wind and impact from rain and hail. The robust structure means guarantees a lifetime of sturdy performance, no matter what the British climate throws at your house.
FAB Systems are proud to build beautiful, practical and robust conservatories made with products from expert engineers. SGG and Ultraframe are leaders in their market and their tried and tested products have proven positive results. Although the British climate and seasons can be unpredictable and difficult at times, this doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying your conservatory.