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Glazed extensions and Wintergardens

Glazed extensions, also known as Wintergardens, add an extra room in the home. These light-filled rooms also come designed for all year round use. Usually modern in design, glazed extensions comprise insulated aluminium profiles, high specification glass, strength and high performance. Above all, they provide extra living space in a home.

Information about glazed extensions and Wintergardens

Adding a well-designed glazed extension in the home not only creates a modern glass room in the home. It also adds monetary value. These come designed either as a separate area or connecting two rooms. The expansive glass, combined with large span patio doors, creates one of the best ways of creating a light-filled room. Properties enjoying large gardens or great views also benefit from these products.

In aluminium, these structures provide some of the best design and engineering. One of the best known is Solarlux, as well as other brands such as Sunparadise, Weinor and Sunflex. For the materials, alumiminium remains the material of choice. There’s also the option of profiles using aluminium on the outside and high quality wood inside with a hybrid system.

Typically, glazed extensions come with all manner of solutions to suit the property style, space available and design required. As a result, these advanced and meticulously engineered structures offer solutions from a basic ‘glass box’ extension right up to fully bespoke designs.

In most cases, a new glazed extension comes under Permitted Development Rights. Our advice is to also check with the relevant Local Authority when planning this type of property improvement project.

Of course, choosing a new glass room means thinking about the location to the sun, the right system to choose and the company behind the installation too.

Some of the popular features found in aluminium glazed extensions include:

  • Options for integration within the building or as a built-in extension
  • Standard, minimal or more prominent aluminium framing depending on the design
  • Durable powder coated surface finishes with long service life
  • Integration with some of the best sliding doors or bifolding doors
  • Superb interior comfort, insulation and energy efficiency

Types of glazed extensions available

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Most of the designs available today provide a contemporary solution rather than a traditional style of conservatories and orangeries.

Just like windows and doors, a quality system provides a glazed extension with options not just a standard design. Look towards brands and systems offering a choice of sightlines. Some glazed extensions come with several product choices. For instance, there are slimline versions for less visible aluminium. You can also find industrial styled versions. These use visible cables or stainless steel structural elements as part of the look and design.

For those wanting a full glass and near frameless appearance with no visible metal supports. Specialist providers of these full glass structures provide products such as glass links, windows with eaves or structural glass roofs. Even glass beams provide all the strength of their steel or aluminium counterparts.

Overall, glazed extensions or wintergardens remain one of the best additions to a home. Today these structures are sought-after, on-trend and with some excellent systems and installers to choose from.


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