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Which is best? A conservatory, sunroom or Garden Room?

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When planning that extra room for your home it is always good to know your options. Here is a handy check list of frequently asked questions that will help.



What is a conservatory?

The definition of a conservatory is a building with at least 50% sidewalls and 75% roof area with translucent glass or polycarbonate glazing.

What are the benefits of a conservatory?

✓ Bright and airy
✓ Brings light into your internal room and see the stars at night
✓ Budget-friendly
✓ Multiple uses meeting most peoples’ needs and compliments most homes
✓ No impact on your rates bill
✓ Multiple bespoke design options: Edwardian, Victorian, Gable, Lean-to…
✓ Easy clean roof glass, with blue tint and solar control for all year comfort
✓ Quick build of around 6 weeks*
✓ Building control not always required



What is a sunroom?

The definition of a sunroom is basically a conservatory with a solid tile roof and ceiling or to put it another way, it is an extension with lots of light.

What are the benefits of a sunroom?

✓ Bright and airy with a vaulted ceiling
✓ Multiple uses which adds an extra room for your home
✓ Compliments most homes
✓ Build of around 8-10 weeks*

Turkington Garden Room

Garden Room

What is a Turkington Garden Room?

A Turkington Garden Room is basically a conservatory with a solid flat roof and ceiling incorporating a lantern roof. To put it another way, it is a contemporary extension incorporating the best of a conservatory and sunroom in a modern eye-catching design.

What are the benefits of a Turkington Garden Room?

✓ Bright and airy
✓ Striking contemporary design
✓ Build of around 8-10 weeks*
✓ Fully insulated walls, floor and roof
✓ Complements most homes
✓ An extra room for your home for all year use

Interior view of a P-Shaped sunroom

What comes as standard with a Turkington extension?

All Turkington extensions come with the following:

✓ Built to building control standards
✓ Fully managed installation process including plumbing, build and electrics
✓ Professional clean on completion
✓ Building control certification (where required)
✓ Electrical certificate upon completion
✓ Multiple bespoke design and colour options
✓ Sidewalls with ‘A’ rated toughened glass, internal cills and high-security locking
✓ Fully insulated walls, floor and high-performance roof / fully insulated roof for all year use

uPVC Edwardian conservatory with a tiled roof

Can I upgrade my design?

Yes, you have upgrades available including:

✓ Cornice guttering
✓ Loggia columns
✓ Pelmets with downlighters in conservatories
Aluminium Bi-folding doors or Lift & Slide doors
✓ Electrical underfloor heating
✓ Roof overhang with downlighters on Garden Rooms
✓ Roof lights in Sunrooms
✓ Downlighters fitted into the ceiling in Sunrooms and Garden Rooms
✓ And many more that your designer can help you with…

Garden Room with a bifold door

What do I need to do when Turkington have finished?

Once we are complete you will need to add skirting board, your floor finish be it tiles, carpet or wood and give it a coat of paint. Then enjoy…

Contact us online for more information about any of the extensions available from Turkington.

* Information correct at September 2019. Specification may vary and prices dependent on build and individual circumstances.

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