Conservatories

A well designed conservatory will provide a beautiful, cost effective asset to any home.

Product overview

A conservatory is a cost effective and enjoyable way to add light and space to your home. And because most domestic conservatories are exempt from mainstream Building Regulations and Planning Permissions – they can be brought and installed with the minimum of fuss.

At Window Wise, we specialise in co-ordinating all aspects of the project from start to finish, including initial design and planning advice, basework, construction, plumbing, electrical and heating requirements. We will then arrange the final floor covering and take care of landscaping, patios, paths, walls ect. If required.

All our conservatory quotations are free of charge. You will be provided with a detailed specification and quotation along with a coloured computer drawing to assist you in visualising how your new conservatory will look.

Style

The Victorian style is the most popular style of conservatory and has a very traditional appeal. That’s because the Victorian conservatory suits all house styles – be they period property or a new build. The Victorian conservatory springs most readily to mind when people think of conservatory styles.

The Victorian conservatory style includes a bay front, a steeply pitched roof and ornate ridge details. The elegant pitched roof design really opens up the room creating a light airy feel. The Victorian Conservatory is available as standard in either 3 or 5 facet design although for larger widths can have up to 9 equal facets.

For larger areas, Victorian conservatories can also be combined with a mono pitch roof to make a ‘P’ shaped conservatory.

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The Edwardian conservatory style has grown in popularity recently and can be added onto any style of building, but the very grand style works best typified by red-brick houses with white woodwork and white-stone cornices. The Edwardian style features a flat front and a square or rectangular symmetrical shape. This makes the Edwardian conservatory a really handy shape for laying out furniture and plants, with no wasted space.

The Edwardian conservatory typically has a high, sloping roof style that gives a spectacular valted effect. Your conservatory floods with light, making it a bright, airy and uplifting room.

For those that prefer the clean understated lines of a Mediterranean style sunroom a Mono Pitch conservatory is the perfect choice. Whether your Mono Pitch conservatory is traditional or contemporary, the style is perfect for properties that have restricted space under the eaves, like a bungalow, or have an area that’s too awkward to accommodate a conservatory.

Mono Pitch conservatories can also be called sunrooms or garden rooms, and they bring a flavor of the Mediterranean into your home, trapping the winter sunlight and converting it into heat through the glass. The simple shape of the Mono Pitch conservatory gives you the maximum space in a highly economical style.

The roof

The Roof is the most important structural element in any conservatory because it provides strength, stability and ventilation for the overall structure. To ensure you get the maximum enjoyment from your new conservatory all Window Wise conservatories are fitted with Ultraframe roofs.

Ultraframe are the acknowledged international leaders in the design and manufacture of conservatory roofs and every roofing system carries a 25-year BBA (British Board of Agrément) life expectancy. With over a million roof installations performing day in, day out in the UK, you can be sure that the addition of an Ultraframe conservatory will give you years of pleasure and may also add significantly to the value of your home.

Window Wise are one of a select group of Ultra Installers approved by Ultraframe and the BBA to advise and install conservatories with an Ultraframe roof.

The walls

The wall product you choose will depend on the style of your conservatory, the location, it’s intended use and your own personal preference.

Dwarf brick built cavity walls combined with standard height window frames and french doors are commonly used with Victorian and Edwardian styles, while full height window frames and patio doors or the superb concertina doors are more frequently seen in Mono Pitch conservatories.

If you’re not sure on what’s best for your home, our conservatory consultants are always on hand to give you expert help and advice on planning your new conservatory.

To Learn More about Conservatory Wall products select one of the links below.

The base

A solid foundation is the key to any build and you can trust Window Wise to take care of this for you. From site clearance, footings, services, insulated base and rubbish removal we will handle it all.

In more recent years conservatories have become used more as all year round living space requiring electrics and heating to maximise use and these can all be accommodated during the building phase.

Our surveyor will visit the site at regular intervals to ensure work is on schedule and deal with any questions you may have.

Roof colours

Window Wise provide the Ultraframe conservatory roof in a choice of nine colours to compliment your choice of windows and doors.

Roof glazing

If you’re looking to bring more light into your home, then a glass roof is the right choice for you. Window Wise offer Pilkington Activ™ which is specially engineered for the needs of a conservatory roof.

Pilkington Activ™ works by deflecting heat from the sun in the Summer to keep the inside of the conservatory cool and by retaining the warmth from heating appliances in the Winter. It also features a true self-cleaning coating that uses the power of the sun to break down organic deposits and rain water to wash it clean away.

A conservatory featuring Pilkington Activ™ either in Subtle Blue or Neutral Clear is the optimum glazing for your conservatory.

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Polycarbonate is a very popular glazing material for conservatory roofs as it is lightweight, durable and exceptionally strong – up to 200 times stronger than glass and virtually shatterproof. All polycarbonates work to lessen the glare and heat from the sun to ensure that your conservatory can be as comfortable as possible all year round.

The standard range of polycarbonate thicknesses is 25mm or 35mm, with a colour choice of clear, bronze, opal, bronze/opal and solarguard. All are designed to reduce glare and minimise solar heat gain.

Bronze/Opal gives a bright internal appearance even on a dull day, reduces solar heat gain and provides privacy. Solarguard limits the potential for heat build-ip within the conservatory, whilst allowing light to enter the roof, deflecting solar radiation and reducing solar heat gain by up to 50%, when compared with conventional polycarbonates.

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Roof options

We offer a range of optional extras to enable you to personalise your conservatory to your individual requirements.

Ventilation: We can provide different solutions to ensure the perfect climate in your conservatory.

  • Ultraframe trickle ventilation ensures the natural upward movement of warm air to carry moisture to the roof apex allowing it to filter outside.
  • Ultraframe roof vents, highly insulated with a choice of manual or electric openers.
  • Ventilated support trims which fit between the wall and roof with built-in ventilation and slider on/off control button.

Heating: Consideration should be given to extending your home’s central heating system. Alternatively, you might consider under-floor heating, electric wall heaters or free-standing heating appliances.

Fans: We can supply an extensive range of contemporary and traditional roof ridge mounted fans for gentle air movement. There can be supplied with either a standard pull-chain or infra-red remote control and are available with or without lighting.

Cresting and Finials: You can choose from a variety of five crestings and four finial options to personalise the exterior of your conservatory roof.

Decorative strips: Ultraselect decorative strips create the opportunity to enhance the interior of your conservatory in keeping with the style of your intended furnishings.

Lighting: You can create the perfect ambience using integrated spotlights in the roof ridge – available in a chrome, brass and white finish.