Conservatory Considerations

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Author: Samuel Beckingham
Updated: May 22, 2024
3 minutes read

A conservatory is more than just additional storage space for your home. With the right touches, you can create an environment that’s the perfect temperature and perfectly usable throughout the year. With that in mind, we’ve listed several things to consider to help you enjoy the top benefits of your conservatory.

Openings and Electrics

For starters, it’s useful to consider how many windows and doors you would like. You can also think about the type of glazing, how large windows should be and how far you would ideally want them to open. This can help you make the most of your conservatory later down the line.

For example, think about the time of day you’re most likely going to use it. Where is the Sun going to be at those times? This can influence whether you would want anti-glare glass or special glazing to reduce heat gain.

For doors, these can be single or double and can come in many styles. Thinking about the door opening can have an influence on where you place furniture and how much usable space you’ll have.

This is similar when it comes to electrical sockets. Consider what you’d like to use your conservatory for before you decide where to put sockets. If you want to install radiators, this will also limit what you can put in your conservatory and where.


There are many different ways of heating your conservatory space. From extending your central heating system to using portable electric fan heaters, you need to think about the long term use you’ll put it to.

If you’re considering adding a heating system to your conservatory, it should be on a separate circuit to the rest of your home. This will give you greater control over its use. Underfloor heating, for example, is economical to operate, but will have to be on a separate circuit.


As well as limiting glare and stopping too much heat from entering the conservatory, blinds can be useful for added privacy. You can also get conservatory roof blinds, which come with their own advantages. The only downside is that making use of blinds will cost you extra. This should be factored into your costs when looking at conservatories.


There are a multitude of different options when it comes to flooring for your conservatory. If used as a living space, you can make use of carpet. Alternatively, you can utilise vinyl, laminate, hardwood or floor tiles. Constant access to the outdoors would be better with vinyl, laminate or tiling, but the choice is really up to you.

Think about what you’ll put in your conservatory and consider how you might want to change it in future. You won’t want sunlight to damage your hardwood flooring over time, but blinds can prevent this damage.

Insulation is also important, especially if you want to add a heating network. The best conservatories for winter use will have good insulation in the flooring. This will help to retain heat and provide a more comfortable atmosphere.

Get a Conservatory

Whatever your design or thoughts are for a conservatory, you should now be more prepared over what to expect. Don’t end up like other people and regret not making certain decisions beforehand; get it right first time.

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