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How to Make a Conservatory Cosy: Top Tips and Tricks

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The idea to add a conservatory to your property is no doubt a brilliant one, regardless of the size. Any family in the UK will always need the extra space for something, whether it be a play area for the children, or a wind-down area for the parents.

Your conservatory can also be utilised for dinner parties or as a personal sun-spot; the option is all yours. It’s a space to enjoy all year round too, not just for the short-lived British summer! People tend to be afraid of using their conservatory in the winter as they assume it will be too uncomfortable to sit in. Fear not!

Have a read below for how to make a conservatory cosy, all year round…

Why Conservatory Insulation Matters

The first thing that is paramount for making a conservatory cosy is to ensure that it’s appropriately insulated.

Without adequate insulation in place, you could be losing up to 25% of heat through your conservatory roof, making roof insulation a necessity if you wish to maintain a consistent temperature.

The method of insulation application is quite straight-forward, and provides a cost-effective solution to your insulation problems with immediate effect. Compare this with the money you will save on your energy bills, and you’ll be thanking us pretty soon for showing you how to make a conservatory cosy!

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Originally, this concept was appropriated for the Apollo space missions, to maximise the level of insulation, and to protect both the ship and its occupants from the extreme external temperatures experienced in outer space

A Revolutionary Roof Insulation Product

It is remarkable to think that some of the conservatories that are manufactured are made with substances that were first developed by NASA. Talk about having a concrete conversation-starter at the dinner party you could be hosting!

You must be asking yourselves how something from space has been brought down to your local area. Well read on and find out – it’s all down to a a revolutionary roof insulation product.

This product has revolutionised the way we think about and approach insulation – the logic behind this idea is literally out of this world.

Originally, this concept was appropriated for the Apollo space missions, to maximise the level of insulation, and to protect both the ship and its occupants from the extreme external temperatures experienced in outer space.

Nowadays, it is utilised as a way of reducing heat loss from the roof and walls of your conservatory, and making sure the pounds roll back into your pocket.

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By installing Home Logic conservatory insulation, you will be making strides on how to make a conservatory cosy, by being able to keep the space cool in the Summer season, and nice and toasty during the long, Winter months

How Does It Work?

This insulation method offers a complete blanket of protection for your conservatory roof; consisting of layers of foam, wadding, aluminium and tiny air-pockets. Combine these together, and you have a consistent control of vapour and heat intake from January to December, every single year!

The product is installed between the rafters of your roof, and then sturdy boarding is instilled over the top to secure it.

By installing Home Logic conservatory insulation, you will be making strides on how to make a conservatory cosy, by being able to keep the space cool in the Summer season, and nice and toasty during the long, Winter months.

The Benefits of Home Logic Conservatory Insulation

  • Save money by not purchasing a new conservatory
  • Can prevent heat loss by up to 91%
  • Make condensation a thing of the past!
  • No need for planning permission!
  • Change the way your conservatory looks and feels
  • The removal of sun-glare makes the conservatory more comfortable
  • Your furniture remains in perfect condition, due to lack of fading

Benefits of an Insulated and Cosy Conservatory

So now you know how to make a conservatory cosy, let’s talk about the benefits! There’s no illusion behind the magnitude of undertaking a home improvement project such as this, so it’s important to look at some of the benefits behind owning a conservatory.

Let’s see what a conservatory can offer you and your family:

Adds Value to Your Property

Not only is a conservatory a welcoming addition to any home, but should you decide to sell up and move elsewhere, the conservatory will reflect the asking price for your property. This comes into play especially if you have a south facing garden.

Look at it this way – many people would love a conservatory, but aren’t prepared to undertake the task themselves – you’re doing the work for them. Potential buyers will be more inclined to purchase if a conservatory is already in place!

Obviously, the increase in property value will be largely determined by the type of conservatory that’s been installed. Another consideration is the type of roof that’s installed, which is why you should consider a glass conservatory roof rather than a polycarbonate roof.

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It doesn’t matter if you use your conservatory for business or for leisure; you will always be guaranteed ample natural light, all year round!

Creates Additional Space

The obvious benefit of a conservatory is the added room it brings to your home. As mentioned above, extra internal space is a blessing to most homeowners, offering extra storage facilities, or simply an additional room.

The possibilities of how to use a conservatory can become endless – extend your living room into the conservatory, or even the kitchen! Once you think about it – the conservatory can be anything you want it to be.

Let There Be Light!

A conservatory will bring in natural light, where other rooms may not. This can be extremely beneficial to those who are in desperate need of Vitamin D (aren’t we all?), without the need of leaving the home.

There’s no question that sunshine boosts our morale, and makes us feel happier in general, so you can sit there with a smile on your face – partly because of the sun, but also because you’re thinking of the financial savings!

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Conservatories enable you to enjoy the glory of the garden, without the glare and airborne pollutants; a massive benefit to those who suffer with conditions such as hay fever, or who are prone to sunburn. No longer will you have to suffer to soak in the sun!

Enjoy the Garden Space – Avoid the Elements

For some homeowners, a conservatory is designed to be their own little habitable greenhouse and living room simultaneously! This means you can admire the aesthetics of your garden and, as mentioned briefly above, soak in the vitamin D without leaving the room.

This is a massive benefit to those who suffer with conditions such as hay fever, or who are prone to sunburn. No longer will you have to suffer to soak in the sun!

More Advice on How to Make a Conservatory Cosy

Purchase Some Fitted Blinds

Purchasing blinds can be an option, but if you have large windows in your conservatory, this can become quite pricey. However, they do make a little difference to your rooms overall décor and thermal performance.

If appropriately measured and fitted, they can stop heat from leaving through your windows as easily as it would do without the blinds. Roof blinds are also an option, but they are no way near as effective as conservatory roof insulation, and would only offer a purely aesthetic purpose.

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The choice of accessory is completely up to yo; it gives you the chance to show your guests who you are as a person. If you want some suggestions, how about some throws or some scatter cushions? You have no idea how different your room will look when you’re finished!

Makes Use of Some Accessories

Keeping up the theme of aesthetics, add a cosier feel to the conservatory with the addition of some accessories. Not only does it make the space feel warmer, but it gives the conservatory a bit of character as well.

The choice of accessory is completely up to yo; it gives you the chance to show your guests who you are as a person. If you want some suggestions, how about some throws or some scatter cushions? You have no idea how different your room will look when you’re finished!

Keep Your Toes Warm

We mean this literally, although we also hope you don’t have cold feet when it comes to conservatories! Cold feet in your home or conservatory can be the result of two factors – the type of floor material you have or the lack of some floor insulation.

Floor tiles or slake-like materials are the desired choice of flooring for many conservatories in the UK, however they are very cold for the feet. This comes into play during winter and that’s when the extra socks and slippers come out!

Of course, you can put a rug down to solve that issue, but then there’s the issue of when it comes to the Summer months. However, floor insulation offers a suitable floor temperature, all year round.

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It is important to remember that you should not cover these ventilation gaps, as the heat needs the room to breathe! They are there for a reason, and your safety is of utmost importance

So...Your Conservatory's Cosy, But What About Your Home?

You can take the opportunity to insulate your floor boards, as well as several other areas of your home with Home Logic Spray Foam. This revolutionary product is one of the most effective spray foam insulation methods on the market.

This system is ideal for insulating the underside of elevated timber floors. What this does is provide an under-the-floorboard rug, meaning you can kiss a cold floor goodbye!

The best thing about this is that you’ll be obeying the law, as all properties must have under-floor ventilation. However, these ventilation gaps can cause an increase in draughts, and perceptible chill in your home, with some homes becoming up to 50% less thermally efficient because of this issue.

It is important to remember that you should not cover these ventilation gaps, as the heat needs the room to breathe! They are there for a reason, and your safety is of utmost importance.

However if you were to apply spray foam to the underside of your floors, you will eradicate convection air movement, yet still be within the lawful requirements for floor ventilation.

Call or Email Home Logic Today!

If, after reading this, you would like some more information about Home Logic conservatory insulation, or Home Logic Spray Foam, do not hesitate to contact us on: 0800 1700 636. We will do all we can do help show you how to make a conservatory cosy.

Our team of experts are on hand during the normal working hours, to answer your call and your questions. However, if you’re like millions of others, and tend to be busy during the day, drop us an out-of-hours email at survey@homelogic.co.uk, and we will be back in touch as soon as possible.

We also offer a free site survey with no obligation to proceed with any projects!

Find out whether your property can benefit from the addition of conservatory roof insulation without spending a penny, by calling 0800 1700 636, or by simply clicking the button below!