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Is it time to give your Conservatory a New Lease of Life?

A conservatory is a stunning addition to any home, offering a perfect blend of indoor comfort and outdoor charm. However, like any other part of your home, it can start to show signs of wear and tear over many years. It can start to appear dated, or you can just grow tired of the way it looks. At Glevum Windows, Doors, and Conservatories, we specialise in conservatories and conservatory upgrades, having done thousands over the years. So, we know a thing or two about how to make the best of them. Here are some expert tips on how to give your conservatory a new lease of life.


Refresh the Roof

The roof is a critical element of your conservatory. If your conservatory’s roof is old or damaged, it can lead to problems such as leaks, poor insulation, and decreased structural integrity. Many early conservatories were built with polycarbonate roofs that can be very noisy when it rains. Consider replacing your existing roof with a modern glass or solid roof.

There are a wide range of options for Conservatory Roofs. These include traditional glass replacements, flat roofs, a combination of glass and solid panels, tile effect and skylights or lanterns.

  • Glass Roofs: Provide a bright, open feel with excellent thermal properties.
  • Solid Roofs: Offer superior insulation and can make the conservatory feel like a true extension of your home.
  • Hybrid Roofs: Combine the best of both worlds with partial glazing and solid sections.


Redecorate the conservatory

Simply redecorating the interior walls of a conservatory can transform the look and feel and create an entirely different mood.

Bright, warm colours (reds, oranges, yellows) stimulate energy and happiness while cool, subdued colours (blues, greens, purples) have a soothing and calming effect. Soft neutrals, such as creams, whites, and light greys, paired with warm and inviting colours like light blue, sage green, and blush pink can give your conservatory a timeless and elegant feel.


Restyle the conservatory

Changing the furniture, cushions, pictures, and accessories can have a transformative effect on how it looks and feels. You could go ultra-modern or in the opposite direction and opt for more of a heritage, traditional look and feel. Maybe you want to mirror the style of the furniture in the room that the conservatory leads off?


Bring the garden into the Conservatory

Whilst not all plants will relish the conditions of a conservatory there are a fantastic selection of plants will thrive in those conditions. If your conservatory is not heated you should go for plants from deserts or Mediterranean regions, such as succulents or citrus e.g. lemon and limes. If your conservatory is heated you can go for plants from tropical climates.

For year-round effect try evergreen plants like Black Coral Snake Plant, Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, Kentia Palm, Swiss Cheese Plant or Money Tree. For a splash of colour consider Pelargoniums, Bougainvillea or Bird of Paradise.


Install Modern Blinds or Curtains

Blinds and curtains can help control the amount of light entering your conservatory and enhance privacy. Modern designs offer excellent functionality and can be a stylish addition.

Choosing the Right Blinds:

  • Thermal Blinds: Help maintain a comfortable temperature.
  • Blackout Blinds: Ideal for creating a cosy ambiance.
  • Automated Blinds: Convenient and perfect for controlling light and privacy with ease.
  • At Glevum we partner with Appeal Home Shading. With over 35 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for quality and choice, Appeal Home Shading is the conservatory and window blinds supplier that we recommend.


Replacing your Conservatory

Depending on the age of your conservatory, you may well have come to the decision that it is time to replace your conservatory.  Upgrading to energy-efficient, double, or triple-glazed windows and doors not only enhances the look of your conservatory but also improves its thermal efficiency. This can make the space more comfortable year-round and reduce your energy bills.

Benefits of Upgrading:

  • Improved Insulation: Keep your conservatory warm in winter and cool in summer.
  • Enhanced Security: Modern windows and doors come with advanced security features.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: A fresh, contemporary look that complements your home’s style.
  • Hybrid Roofs: Combine the best of both worlds with partial glazing and solid sections.

There are many more options in terms of styles and types than there would have been when your first conservatory was built. One of the latest innovations is the Ultraframe hup! hup! uses highly energy-efficient Ultrapanels in place of traditional brick walls and timber and slate roofs. These ground-breaking panels make hup! extensions five times more energy efficient than the average UK home so that even with plenty of glass, a hup! will be every bit as warm as the rest of your home. This advanced technology also means that hup! extensions can be built five times faster than a brick extension.

Forget horror stories of lengthy builds, mess and disruption to your home, and budgets spiralling out of control – with hup! all of these are eliminated.

Proudly British, hup! extensions are manufactured off-site in Ultraframes state-of-the art factory. Work which would usually take several months with a traditionally built extension has already been done when your hup! arrives at your home. Glevum will then build your new extension – usually in a matter of days.


Why Choose Glevum Windows, Doors, and Conservatories?

At Glevum, we are committed to helping you transform your conservatory into a beautiful and functional space. Our experienced team offers top-quality products and expert installation services to meet all your conservatory needs.

For more information on how Glevum Windows, Doors, and Conservatories can help you, visit our website or call us to schedule a consultation. Let us help you give your conservatory a new lease of life!

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