How To Keep A Conservatory Warm In Winter

A glass wall is a poor insulator compared to a thick brick wall. Thus said, you will need to get some inventive ways to keep your conservatory warm this winter. In short, your conservatory will only be warm if you can keep heat from escaping as well as create more heat inside. Below we have come up with some tips on how you can go about ensuring warmth in the conservatory. Take a look.

Double/Triple Glazing

Most modern conservatories will probably have double or triple glazing. It is however important that you ensure your glazing is in proper condition. True, glass is not the best insulator, but if the glazing is properly done, you will prevent lots of heat from escaping. If your budget allows, you can consider installing PVC window. PVC will ensure more constant temperatures in your conservatory.

Another thing that is worth considering is the replacement of the glass roof. Sometimes the roof of your conservatory will have polycarbonate. Having these roofing materials replaced with tiled roofs ensures that your roof is thermally more efficient.

Installing Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is by far the most effective way to heat your conservatory. However, this heating method will only work well if you have ensured that no heat is being lost through drafts and window seals. Be sure to use a qualified electrician when installing underfloor heating as this is not a DIY job. If you happen to live in the North East, we recommend  Brenden from the Caztec Group, they have completed hundreds of installations for us over the years. You can trust Bren from Caztec – a professional Sunderland electrician

Curtains and blinds are great for forming insulation in your conservatory. Make sure you buy thick blinds and curtains for the winter. To ensure that no heat is lost, your window seals and draughts must be intact. You can contract a qualified heating technician to confirm this for you. Remember that the heat that is lost costs money. You do not want to be paying high electricity bills due to inefficient heating system.

  • Wooden floors or thickly carpeted

Have you ever wondered why our ancestors preferred to use wood for house constructions? The reason is simple really. Wood is great for heat insulation. Wooden floors do not change with changes in temperature. It is also great for preserving heat. Thus if your floor features wooden tiles, you are going to need lesser underfloor heating. You can also look for a thick woolen/sisal carpet and place it on your conservatory’s floor. It will help you in preserving the heat.

Electric Heater

Although this is a more of a temporary solution, it works great if you have a small budget. If you cannot to have some underfloor heating installed, buy a cheap electric heater. Make sure that you have warm blinds and carpets to prevent the heat from escaping.

Keep Windows Tightly Shut

It is advisable to always have the windows shut throughout winter. Of course this means you will need awesome air conditioning to keep the air inside the conservatory fresh. Opening the windows just allows the heat to escape. It will cost you much more to heat the room.

There you have it. 6 tips that will help you enjoy your conservatory’s coziness during winter as you did during summer. Choose the method of heat insulation that doesn’t overstretch your budget.

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We now sell above ground swimming pools | North East Conservatories


We now sell above ground swimming pools | North East Conservatories

above-ground-poolSummer 2015 is fast approaching, day by day, it is only getting hotter and hotter. To escape this heat, many of us go swimming. Do you ever dream of having a swimming pool at home? If the answer is yes, then this article is for you. If you think traditional swmming pools are too expensive, there is an alternative we can give you. Above ground swimming pools might interest you in buying one of these pools, and it can be a wise decision this summer.

Buying an above ground swimming pool has many advantages. In this article, I’ll write about the top four reasons why you should buy one of these pools.

1. It is economical.

Yes, it truly is! A swimming pool in your backyard! For most of us, it is a dream, and that dream can finally come true. Permanent swimming pools take a lot of space, with large space, comes huge investment. It is very costly and most people cannot afford it. Alternatively, we have above ground swimming pools that can be easily bought from the market.

It costs very less compared to the permanent pool, obviously because of the materials used, installation and maintenance. These pools do not give any kind of financial burden and they can be packed and kept during winter. So why wait?

2. To beat the heat

You will only realize the importance of swimming pool when everything around you is hot and the temperature hits 40 degrees. Swimming is one of the most preferred recreational activities during summer, both by kids and adults. Public pools can be a hassle for everyone, its overcrowded, its noisy and lfalling in line just to get an accomodation can be stressful.

Owing an above ground swimming pool helps to escape heat. Furthermore, you’ll be amazed to know how refreshed you will feel after swimming in these pools. So, in order compensate the hot weather and feel refreshed all the time, above ground swimming pool is a must.

3. It saves space

Above ground swimming pools saves a lot of space. Unlike permanent swimming pools, you don’t need large space. All you need to have is a small space on your lawn or even your terrace will do.

For those who have a small backyard, above ground swimming pool is ideal. Most of them are made up of plastic, so you can set it up when needed and remove it whenever you want. It is a DIY project so you dont need a professional to do it.

4. It will be fun

Sounds crazy but this is one of the most important reason. You’ll be refreshed, you’ll stay cool but most importantly you’ll have fun.

Above ground swimming pool promises plenty of fun. If you have kids, then you can teach them how to swim in a fun way. Above ground swimming pool eliminates the risk of drowning as they are not deep at all. You can have plenty of fun with your family.

There are a lot more reasons why you should buy an above ground swimming pool. It is always a wise decision and very much affordable for most of the people. More importantly, if you decide on buying one of this pools, you’ll hardly ever regret it.