This ultra-modern conservatory is completely on-trend, with the choice of dark grey uPVC frames. Grey homes and interiors have become a popular choice over the past few years, for homeowners wanting to create a smart contemporary look, especially for the exterior window frames and doors. Our client wanted to create a contemporary sunroom leading off the lounge of their large modern new home, to give them an extra space to relax and enjoy their garden. They wanted a room that would be low maintenance, yet look stylish, and uPVC frames offer these benefits.
Our client chose a square conservatory with full height glass walls to all 3 aspects to allow the maximum amount of light in. The roof style is a slanted gable end that draws your eye. The roof also includes an opening roof light window for extra ventilation when the doors are closed. The client also wanted to make the connection between the new glass space and garden completely uninhibited, so we included in the design full-width bi-fold doors to the rear leading into the garden, allowing the glass to concertina and completely fold away on either side. The fact that the bi-fold doors open in the middle also allows for even more folding combinations, meaning you can have just one side folded back or both at the same time. On the left aspect, we included double patio doors, again opening the space up further to the garden and allowing for full ventilation in the summer.
The glass chosen was our revolutionary New Generation Glass, the best on the UK market, which is fully energy efficient maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout the seasons. Its extremely low U-Value ensures that the glass space will stay cooler, while the antiglare technology will reduce the glare from the sun and filter harmful UVA and UVB rays, keeping you safe and stopping your furnishings from fading. NGGs thermal insulation properties help to maintain the temperature keeping the room warmer for longer and helping to reduce your heating bill.
Internally the glass space is cosy, yet light and airy. We advised the client to have white frames inside to keep the space light; having the dark frames internally would feel too oppressive. Although a smaller conservatory extension, the apex and gable-ended roof as well as the full height glass walls on all 3 sides, help to make the room feel spacious. The modern grey rattan furniture chosen by our client works well in the space and doesn’t feel crammed into the room. Of course, when the doors are open, the space feels even larger as there is no barrier to the garden beyond. A practical grey textured Karndean floor was chosen to make cleaning easy after moving in and out of the space from the garden. The conservatory makes use of the bare brick of the rear external property wall, which makes for a nice modern feature. The main home can be accessed via double patio doors which open into the glass structure and fold back to the wall so that they don’t take up valuable space. The addition of uplighting on the wall and a modern feature ceiling light produces a cosy ambience when the sun sets, creating a lovely space to entertain guests or to relax and stargaze.