Windows are one of the most important features of your home, including your conservatory, and regardless of the types of UK conservatories, you can find windows to match. Of course, the window should match and enhance your conservatory, but you should also keep in mind that quality of sound, protection and insulation are also affected by window type. A rotting or poorly fitting window isn’t only unappealing to look at, it can also let insects and dust into your home, can be a challenge to keep clean, and can help to increase your energy bills. However, finding attractive and high quality windows is easy, regardless of whether your style is modern, or more old fashioned and traditional.
Types of UK Conservatories
If you want a great view of the outside, consider fitting a bay window to your conservatory, which consists of two smaller side windows as well as a main central window. Your conservatory or other room can appear much larger than it actually is, and a bay window can allow more light to enter your room. However, it isn’t always easy to install a bay window yourself, because of the window’s curve and shape.
You may want to install what is known as a tilt and turn window in your conservatory, and these windows have several advantages, although if you live in a high rise building they may not be suitable. A hinge on the bottom or the side of the window allows the window to be opened and closed easily, and they have a modern and stylish look thanks to their use of one large sheet of glass. However, if your home or conservatory has an Edwardian or Victorian style, you may want to choose another more appropriate window style.
A great way to effectively insulate your home is by using UPVC sash windows, although again, if your home is in the Edwardian or Victorian style, the plastic look and the white colour may not be the most appropriate style. For excellent ventilation in your home or conservatory, consider installing a casement window, although these windows are usually smaller in size and if you have one installed, you may need to install additional security.
It is easy to find the perfect window type for you conservatory, although keep in mind that your main goal is depends on how you will be using the conservatory. Your focus may be on letting in as much light as possible and having the space as light and as airy as it can be, or perhaps you are more concerned about being able to clean the windows easily and quickly. Many homeowners are concerned with energy costs, and you may be trying to have lower energy bills during the summer, and spend less on heating during the colder winter months. The right windows can transform your conservatory into a pleasant and relaxing retreat.