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Conservatory vs Sunroom Extension

By 22nd February 2024No Comments

Conservatory Vs Sunroom Extension

When it comes to expanding your living space and bringing the outdoors in, two popular options stand out: the conservatory and the sunroom extension. While both provide a bright, airy environment, there are notable differences between them, particularly in terms of construction, style, and functionality.

At Bellamy Building Company Ltd, we are well-established builders based in Barnsley. This month’s blog looks at the differences between conservatories and sunroom extensions. For more information, call us on 01226 725 358.

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Construction Process

Conservatories are typically constructed by specialist conservatory companies that specialise in designing and building these structures. These companies have the expertise and experience to handle the unique requirements of conservatories. They often offer a range of designs and materials, allowing for customisation to suit individual preferences and architectural styles.

However, sunroom extensions are typically carried out by professional builders or construction firms. They have the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake such projects. Sunroom extensions involve integrating the new space seamlessly with the existing structure of the house, ensuring that it blends with the overall design. This may involve more extensive construction work compared to a standalone conservatory.

Style & Design

Conservatories often have a distinctive appearance, characterised by large glass panels and a pitched or flat roof. They are designed to maximise natural light and provide panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Sunroom extensions, on the other hand, offer greater flexibility in terms of design and style. While they may also feature large windows and plenty of natural light, they can be more seamlessly integrated into the existing architecture of the house.

This means that they can be designed to match the aesthetic of the rest of the property, whether it’s a period home or a modern dwelling. Sunroom extensions can also include features such as vaulted ceilings, skylights, and bi-fold doors, enhancing their appeal and functionality.

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Functionality & Use

Both conservatories and sunroom extensions provide additional living space that can be used for a variety of purposes, including dining areas, lounges, home offices, or garden rooms. However, there are some differences in terms of functionality and use.

Conservatories are often considered more of a transitional space, bridging the gap between indoors and outdoors. They are ideal for enjoying the sunshine and surrounding views, making them perfect for relaxing, entertaining, or cultivating indoor plants.

However, conservatories may be less well-insulated than sunroom extensions, meaning they can be prone to temperature fluctuations and may be less comfortable to use in extreme weather conditions.

Sunroom extensions are designed to be more integrated with the main living areas of the house. They offer greater insulation and climate control, making them usable year-round regardless of the weather outside. This makes sunroom extensions more versatile in terms of how they can be used, whether it’s as a cosy family room, a bright and airy dining space, or a peaceful retreat for reading and relaxation.

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For more information about our sunroom extensions, contact Bellamy Building Company Ltd. We work to the highest professional standard and ensure complete customer satisfaction. Call us today on 01226 725 358. You can also send us a message via our contact form.

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For more information about our property extensions, contact Bellamy Building Company. Call us in Barnsley on 01226 725 358. Alternatively, fill out our contact form.

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