Conservatories are wonderful spaces to spend time relaxing in, especially during the spring and summer months. The most obvious benefit of adding a conservatory to your home is the increase of living space. In most cases you don’t have to ask for planning permission so the build can start quickly and easily.
If you own a conservatory, you may have noticed condensation problems on the windows during winter months. It doesn’t look good so let’s look at ways to get rid of this.
What causes it?
In scientific terms, condensation is simply the conversion of matter from a gas into a liquid phase. In the case of a conservatory, when cool external air meets warmer internal air (sometimes through poor ventilation) moisture builds up and causes a water vapour.
Because glass gets much colder than other surfaces they suffer more with this problem and being transparent, the problem really stands out. If left untreated, it can lead to damp and / or moisture problems within the home.
How to avoid it?
There are several things that can reduce condensation, most require a very little effort. Here are some:
- Ventilation is the key. Opening a window slightly and having the heating on in the room will ensure that air is flowing properly around the conservatory.
- Moist air within your conservatory leads to condensation and controlling the ambient moisture will directly minimise condensation. A great way to lower conservatory condensation is to fit a dehumidifier.
- Trickle vents installed in your windows can help to let air flow in and out of your conservatory.
- Open windows when creating a steamy environment.
If you own commercial premises, you should consider the material of your doors very carefully. The temptation is to use domestic door options but they are not designed for the wear and tear that commercial materials offer. These types of doors are long lasting, high quality doors designed with high traffic in mind.
Here are some suitable materials used for doors :
UPVC are the best doors for home, offices and for commercial uses, all you need to do is consider how heavy the use is before you choose which grade to select. These types of doors are best known for durability and longevity. They require minimum maintenance and do not shrink or corrupt like wood doors. They are cheaper too.
Aluminum and glass
Aluminium and glass doors are commonly used in salons, shops and boutiques and are best known for creating a slick and elegant look. These types of doors don’t need any maintenance in the form of painting and staining.
These are mainly used in industries where heavy weight vehicles/machinery operate. They are secure, safe and easily available and affordable in price.
We have been serving the customers from Luton and Hitchin areas and have a list of satisfied ones. If you have a project to start with, feel free to get in touch and we will be more than happy to serve you with your all commercial/residential door needs.
Conservatories are the epitome of modern living and are a great place to relax and add a little more space to your property. This extra space can be used as a dinning room, a bedroom or an office. One of the great things about a conservatory is the way it stays warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer to enhance your property by providing some extra space and light. Chiltern Home Improvements Limited, we’ve been providing conservatories, doors, windows and Fascias in the Luton and Hitchin areas for years. We know that buying a conservatory is a big step and it is best to be armed with as much information as possible before you go ahead and buy, so we’re giving some things to consider, before you invest:
Location is one of the major things to consider before selecting a conservatory for your home. Most homeowners in UK add conservatories to the back of the property but there is no hard and fast rule. It might look better on the side of your home or in some cases at the front. The conservatory installers can will give you all the options, it is usually best to have it facing south to maximise the sunlight.
Style and Type
There is a range of attractive looking styles to choose from from Victorian to Edwardian or modern. Edwardian styles have square fronts and a ridge in the centre of the roof, these provide plenty of practical space whereas Victorian conservatories are very popular with their stylish designs. These retain the central ridge with segments (three or five usually) at the front. Depending upon the style of the house one can choose the conservatory for their home. For example, if you have UPVC windows at your home then add a UPVC conservatory!
What will the conservatory be used for?
Before adding a conservatory you need to decide what you will be using the conservatory for. If you want to use it for dinning room then consider adding wooden floors; if you want to use it as an office, then add additional electrical outputs to plug in your computer equipment. A clear idea at the start can help you shape the room as per your taste and avoid costly changes down the line.