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Sun rooms vs. conservatories: Which is best for summer?

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There can sometimes be confusion over the difference between a sunroom and a conservatory. Many homeowners often interchangeably use the terms. There are, however, some distinct differences between the two.

A conservatory will usually have more glass than a sun room. Apart from sometimes featuring a brick built dwarf wall and polycarbonate roof; a conservatory’s entire structure is usually made from glass. A sun room on the other hand is more like an extra room incorporated into the home. A sun room will usually feature a more solid tiled roof and therefore feel more like a traditional extension.

Both options are great for creating that much needed extra space. Which one is best for summer will really depend on your own expectations and requirements. Have a look at some of the features and benefits of the two extension options.

Sun rooms features and benefits

  • Fully glazed sides for increased natural light intake
  • Solid tiled roof for a more permanent feel
  • Perfect for use all year round
  • Can be easily connected to a property’s existing heating system
  • Excellent energy efficiency and security levels

Conservatories features and benefits

  • Available in a wide range of styles
  • Visually impressive
  • Optimal natural light intake through fully glazed roof and sides
  • Excellent energy efficiency and security levels
  • Compatible with tiled roofs and roof lantern systems

Extend your home in style

Victorian Conservatory

Whether you choose a sun room or a conservatory, you’ll soon reap the benefits provided by an extended living space. Due to modern advancements in glazing technology such as solar control glass, both sun rooms and conservatories can be comfortably used in summer and throughout the year.

If you want inspiration for your extension project, come and visit our stylish showroom. You can view our full scale extensions and speak to our knowledgeable team members to help you make a fully informed decision on your extension plans. For further information on our range of sun rooms and conservatories call Elitis on 0800 953 36 33 or send us a message online.