We built a conservatory for this lovely couple back in 1996 when we were a young company. We recently had the pleasure of revisiting them to convert their conservatory.
The existing lean-to conservatory was removed, and after inspecting the foundations and replacing the insulation in the cavity walls, we built the new sunroom.
Our customers wanted to use their new sunroom as part of their kitchen, as it had been quite small. We opened up the existing wall and installed a structural beam between the kitchen and conservatory, giving them an open plan living space they can use all year round.
The new frames were added with super spacer bars, adding an extra layer of insulation to the new argon filled low-E glass. A ring beam was installed to hold the extra weight of the roof.
For the roof, we used a delta system in Tapco slate. This warm roofing system is built to achieve a U value of 0.18 which allows excellent insulation and meets all current building regulations without compromising on the aesthetic appearance of the sunroom.
A false dormer window was installed in the roof, to allow extra light into their new kitchen. Our customers also opted for a plastered internal finish with spotlights in their new room.
It was lovely to see our original conservatory still standing tall after 22 years, but our customers will now be able to enjoy their new sunroom for many, many more.