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Get Closer to Nature with a Timber Conservatory

on 05 April 2012 by Conservatory Quotes Online

 

Adding a conservatory to your home will not only enable you to add extra space, but it will also enhance the look of your house. If you want a really authentic look, then a beautiful and elegant hardwood conservatory is certainly the option to go for.

You can give your house and garden more character by adding a wooden conservatory designed in a classic style, anything from the simple lean-to conservatory through to the ambitious traditional Victorian orEdwardian. Or you can push the limits of your hardwood conservatory design to complement whatever building style you like and create a unique contemporary space for your home.

A hardwood conservatory not only adds timeless beauty to your house, but also provides a functional and durable living space that can be used all year round, so you can enjoy the views of your garden throughout the different seasons.

Hardwood conservatories offer a comfortable and versatile structure to your home that can be designed to suit your needs. You can transform the extra space into another living room so you can relax whilst enjoying your garden, or you can combine the living room with a children’s play area that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Wooden conservatories are also ideal for a bright study area or an office, so you can enjoy the surroundings of your garden as you work.

You can minimise repair work and maximise the life of you hardwood conservatory if you follow simple cleaning routines and apply timber treatments and stains on the wooden elements.

Wooden conservatories are designed for long time durability. Hardwood conservatories made from certain timbers like teak and oak are full of natural oils and can be left completely untreated to allow the timber to grey and age in the sun. However, if you would like a modern look , you can choose to oil these timbers and accentuate their natural grain. Less durable hardwoods will be protected from rot with micro-porous paints periodically.

Due to large expanses of glass, conservatories are usually considered areas of high heat loss, so you should plan your heating requirements carefully.

There are several ways to design successful thermally comfortable hardwood conservatories. First of all, timber products are good insulating materials themselves and they can be designed to capture the sun in winter and cool breezes in summer. A thermally efficient double glazing and a good ventilation system will also assist heating and cooling your timber conservatory. Then, depending on how you plan to use your hardwood conservatory, a heating engineer can help you choose a practical and cost effective heating system that will keep your hardwood conservatory warm and allow you to enjoy the beauty and practicality of your additional room all year round.