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SOLVED: How Do You Build A Sunroom?

how do you build a sunroom

Spacious, beautiful, and elegant – a sun room can be a prize addition to homes old and new. 

If you’re looking to gain extra room in your property and create a space that stands out as a talking point in your home, then a sun room is one of your best options. 

The process of building a sunroom is incredibly fun, as each step of the way you can start to see your idea of the perfect extension becoming a reality. 

If you’re wondering ‘how do you build a sunroom that is perfect for every occasion?’, then we have you completely covered. To help you to achieve something truly beautiful, here is our seven-step guide to the main decisions that you’ll need to make when building your sunroom…

Step One: Choosing the Area

The first stage of any outdoor construction project is to choose where on your property that you want your sunroom to be located.

It’s important that you consider all sides of your home, not just the most obvious, as you’ll want to consider the pros and cons of the direction that your conservatory will be facing. 

If you have a south-facing garden, then you’ll get lots of light, whilst a north-facing garden will be much more shaded. 

You may also need to consult planning regulations at this stage, as whilst you don’t need planning permission for a conservatory sunroom in many cases, it does depend on the size and position of the structure. 

Step Two: Picking Your Style

Conservatories and sunrooms come in a range of traditional styles, such as Edwardian and Victorian. The style that you choose will determine may of the design features of your new extension. 

If the classic designs don’t instantly appeal to you then don’t worry, you can also have custom extensions built that you can completely design yourself for an end result that is bespoke. 

how do you build a sunroom

To create an energy-efficient extension, choosing a quality glazing material is important. The standard option is double-glazing, which will offer you good protection from the cold

Step Three: Looking at Structural Design Options

Generally, the standard options for conservatories are wood, metal or white uPVC. However, there is no reason why you can’t consider alternative structural design and décor options. 

Most design ideas can be implemented into your conservatory structure and there are a range of options for different colours if standard white, wood, or metal isn’t the look that you’re hoping to achieve. You can customise the frame, colour and the hardware on a sunroom or conservatory with ease. 

Step Four: Deciding on a Glazing Type

To create an energy-efficient extension, choosing a quality glazing material is important. The standard option is double-glazing, which will offer you good protection from the cold.

A modern choice is triple-glazing, which is a great investment if you’re looking to spend a lot of time in your conservatory. Triple-glazing is more energy-efficient, so you’ll consume less energy when heating the conservatory. 

how do you build a sunroom

Adding insulation will make your conservatory much warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, eliminating those common problems that many glass extensions have with temperature regulation

Step Five: Picking the Roofing Material

The roofing material for your extension is a big decision and at this stage, you can decide whether you want a conservatory-style structure or a traditional sunroom. Classically, a sunroom has a solid roof whereas a conservatory has a glass roof, although there is plenty of room for  expressing your own design ideas. 

You can choose strong fibreglass flat roofing, affordable polycarbonate, quality glazing, or even traditional pitched roof – there is a lot of room to create the kind of conservatory that you’ve always dreamed of. 

Step Six: Insulating the Roof

The type of roof that you have installed will determine what kind of insulation you can have installed. For traditional roofing materials you’ll be able to have a material like spray foam insulation installed while for classic conservtaory roofing a top choice is multi-foil insulation. 

Adding insulation will make your conservatory much warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, eliminating those common problems that many glass extensions have with temperature regulation. 

You’ll also get additional benefits, like reduced rain noise, less sun glare and improved moisture protection when you have insulation installed. 

how do you build a sunroom

To turn your conservatory design ideas into a reality, all you need to do is call Home Logic today. Our outstanding conservatory range and exceptional selection of design options will give you everything you need to create a truly amazing conservatory

Step Seven: Getting Creative with Interior Design

The final decision, and perhaps the most exciting, is the interior design for your new extension. With an abundance of light, amazing views and a truly unique structure, you can really create something wonderful in the new space. 

Between your choice for new conservatory furniture, the colour of the walls, the soft furnishings and the floor type, you’ll have a lot of new decisions to make when it comes to fixing up the interior of your glass extension!

Home Logic: Your Go-To Service for Breath-Taking Extensions

To turn your conservatory design ideas into a reality, all you need to do is call Home Logic today. Our outstanding conservatory range and exceptional selection of design options will give you everything you need to create a truly amazing conservatory. 

To contact our team, you can call us directly on 0800 1700 636, or make an enquiry though our website by clicking the button below; our conservatory experts will be in touch with you in a jiffy!