Use your conservatory in Derby all year round

Don’t you just hate it when the sun comes out and your conservatory in Derby turns into an oven? It’s the time of year where you should be loving the extra space a conservatory can give you, but even with the windows and doors wide open you still can’t relax because it’s simply too hot.

There’s probably not much wrong with your conservatory walls. It’s likely to be an issue with the glass or polycarbonate roof. Today, did you know that you can change the roof to create a room that keeps you warm in winter and cool in the summer so you can enjoy your conservatory all year round?

There are two main reasons for this. The first is solid roof technology has come on in leaps and bounds. The system Trade Windows recommends is Equinox from Eurocell, they’re one of the leading manufacturers of conservatory roofs – so they know what they’re doing. It’s a great system that’s quick to install and looks amazing. You get plaster and ceiling lights on the inside – so it really looks like part of your home. And in lots of cases, it’s only the roof that needs changing.

Permitted development

The second reason is changes to permitted development. It’s part of the planning laws and they’ve been relaxed for private properties so that where before only a glazed roof conservatory would be allowed, now in many cases adding a solid roof comes within the relaxed planning laws.

To find out whether you can change the roof on your conservatory in Derby, you need to book a survey. We will come out and look at the current design. We will be able to advise you on your options and show you what we can do.

Equinox roof options

There are lots of options on an Equinox roof. There are a number of tile choices for the external finish so that you can pick something that looks good and fits in with the main roof on your home. The Equinox solid roof system is designed to add roof lights. We can advise on the best position if you want extra daylight coming in.

Of course, you may want to think about removing the doorway from the house and opening up the room to make it open plan or switch from patio doors to bi-folds. You could even look at adding another conservatory to create a much larger area to use.

See it at our Home Improvement Centre in Derby

We have an Equinox roof on display at our Home Improvement Centre opposite Wicks on Navigation Way, 810 London Rd, Derby, DE24 8WA. It used to have a glazed roof and we switched it a couple of years ago. We don’t need to turn on the underfloor heating as much anymore and it doesn’t overheat, even in the height of summer.

So, if you’d like to use your conservatory in Derby every day of the year, it’s time to pick up the phone and call 01332 755551 to book a survey with us or visit us in the showroom.