How to Insulate Conservatories for Winter

With energy prices on the rise, your conservatory must get insulated and ready for the winter. There are many ways of insulating your conservatory at Oakland, which will save you money in the long run. Read on to find out more.

Even though conservatories look stunning, older conservatories don’t insulate heat very well, leading to a colder living space deemed unusable. Most older builds are made of glass, which is naturally a poor heat and sound insulator. If you have invested in a conservatory, you’ll want to transform it into a functional space.

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 One of the things you can do is replace the conservatory roof and add a new one. This is a popular and efficient way of insulating your home without losing the room’s character. A new conservatory roof will help regulate the temperature in your home, which will save you plenty of money on your heating bills. You won’t need to use the central heating or the thermostat, therefore reducing your carbon footprint and saving the environment in the process.

Additionally, if you put a robust barrier on your roof, keeping heat inside is another way. If you retain natural heat but aren’t getting any light; then, a glass roof will give you the best of both worlds, resulting in an inviting space.

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You might even have a polycarbonate roof on your conservatory. This is a poor insulator of heat because older models have a thin layer, which doesn’t absorb heat. If you upgrade it to a thicker layer, you can keep more heat in the room. Polycarbonate is a very easy material to install, and it has a lifespan of around 10 years, so it could be a worthy investment in the long run.

If you want to keep the garden feel of your conservatory, there are other ways that it can be insulated during the colder months. For instance, you can go for a solar control film which you can put on the thin windows of your conservatory. The film is very useful because it radiates heat to be kept on your property, and you can feel more private in the long run. As a result, you will benefit from a useful addition to your conservatory.

There are other ways that you can insulate your conservatory. This is through infrared heating, which will heat your objects in the room, making them much warmer. This will ensure that you don’t have to worry about cold floors, saving you money on your heating bills. Another way to make your conservatory is simply by getting a rug. Rugs, especially ones with a higher stitch count, will give your conservatory better insulation. A wool rug is traditionally warm, so you can feel confident that it will make you want to spend time in your new living space.

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You can also insulate your roof because it is a valuable way of escaping. And what’s more, there are a lot of different choices that you can choose from, including uPVC and aluminium foils. This will keep your home warmer all year round, which will make the space more comfortable for you and your family. Insulating the windows is another way of keeping the space warmer in the winter. This can be done with double or triple glazing, creating a robust thermal barrier that keeps natural heat indoors and cold air out. Additionally, with airtight seals, you can stop cold air and water from seeping in. What’s more, you can even add tape or film to trap heat indoors, which will make your home much warmer.

When the weather gets colder in the winter, you will suffer from draughts and condensation. These issues can lead to mould spots and condensation, resulting in your home being unattractive in the long run. As a result, you can ensure your conservatories will be much warmer for you and your family.

One alternative to insulating your home is to use electric radiators instead. This is because it can convert natural energy into heat, making it efficient and saving you plenty of money on your energy bills. The radiators themselves look very stylish and attractive as well.

We hope you found this article helpful, with plenty of ways to insulate your heating. If you want to find out more or ask us any questions, you can either fill in our online contact form or call us on 01277 365 988. Our friendly team will be very happy to help assist you with any questions you might have.   





Stylish Conservatories to Expand Your Ongar Home

Creating additional living space in your Ongar home is so easy with our stunning conservatories. These beautiful glass extensions will enhance the character of your home as well as provide a practical extra room.

We can even refurbish your current conservatory, bringing it up to date with the very latest performance levels and making it feel as good as new.

Here at Oaklands Home Improvements, we offer a wide range of conservatories to our Ongar customers, ensuring that every client can achieve the perfect home improvements to meet their every requirement.

Our guide is here to help you find the perfect option for your home improvements in Ongar.

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Conservatories in Ongar – Your Refurbishment Options

Conservatories of the past can be inefficient and weak, forcing you to replace them, however, with Oaklands Home Improvements, you can opt for a refurbishment.

Our conservatory refurbishment option enables you to keep the conservatory you love, but improve its specifications in performance and technology.

With our high performance insulated warm roof conversion system, your conservatory can become a practical space for you to use all year round.

There will be no more leaks or draughts, and your conservatory will be cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Our service includes a structural assessment too, making sure that your conservatory is safe and secure.

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Conservatories in Ongar – Your New Conservatory

Our conservatories are exceptional, offering homeowners in Ongar a range of options to ensure they can enjoy a functional, yet stylish living space.

We work with the very best materials and products to ensure your new conservatory can be used whatever the weather, and that it is secure against potential intruders.

Choosing a conservatory can be a challenge, as there are so many styles available, but here at Oaklands Home Improvements, we enable you to select the perfect match for your home.

All products are designed to make the most of the space you have and are tailored to your needs, so take a look at our summaries below to find inspiration for your Ongar home improvements.

Victorian Conservatories

Inspired by the Victorian era, these conservatories are one of the most popular options in Ongar. They have a lovely space created through a three or five faceted design. This provides you with clear views of your garden and creates a lovely space where you can relax and rejuvenate.

These conservatories will complement the architecture of almost any home, and they have an exquisite, detailed finish to ensure exceptional beauty.

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Edwardian Conservatories

Our Edwardian conservatories are the ideal choice for when you are looking for a room that is a true extension for your property. These make wonderful dining rooms, living areas, offices and playrooms, and for any function that requires maximum floor space.

They have a square or rectangular shape, which is enhanced by the minimalist and elegant finish. They are the perfect option for blending in with contemporary properties, or with classical homes, as they are unobtrusive and subtle.

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Gable Conservatories

If you want to create a stunning feature in your garden that truly makes a visual impact, then our gable conservatories make a brilliant choice. They have the structure of the Edwardian conservatory, making them a practical space, but instead of the traditional Edwardian minimalist roof, they have a spectacular gable roof, which reflects the end of a house.

This amazing design will create a simply stunning conservatory, that is flooded with natural light and feels spacious and airy. Our gable conservatories are the ideal solution for homes where space is no issue.

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Lean-To Conservatories

One very effective sort of conservatory we offer is the lean-to conservatory. These clever designs are perfect for properties with low eaves, or narrow spaces. You can create a utility room alongside your kitchen, or a dining area attached to your home.

With lean-to conservatories, the possibilities are endless. They are very versatile, able to make the most of almost any space and can be used for almost any function.

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Bespoke Conservatories

When you have a particularly awkward space, a large area to fill, or you simply want to combine elements of other conservatory designs, then our bespoke conservatories are the best choice. These are designed specifically for you, ensuring that your every requirement is accommodated to, so that you get the perfect match for your home and your needs.

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It might just be that one of our standard conservatories would not be appropriate for you and your home. Fear not, because our orangeries attend to this, with their brickwork structure blending in with the main house. Whether your property is contemporary or period, there are plenty of designs to match this. They make perfect socialising space for you and your guests, and with its floor to ceiling windows, allow the light in to offer a fascinating space for any activity.

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Conservatory Prices in Ongar

Conservatories in Ongar come in a range of prices, based on your specifications. Visit our online quoting engine to discover the costs for your home improvements.

You can also get in touch with our friendly team who can help you with the initial design and provide you with a tailored price.