After a long and wet winter, it seems that Spring is just round the corner for us here in Northern Ireland. Even a little glimpse of the sun gives us optimism for brighter days ahead! So if you’re thinking what home improvements you might make this year, it might be the case that you quite fancy a bit more of that sun in your life. If so, read on…
We all know that we don’t live in the most tropical of climates. However, having a conservatory that complements the style of your home, giving you generous amounts of light and warmth plus extra living space, might just be the thing to bring more sunshine into your life.
Conservatories have come a long way since they first appeared in the early 1980s. Back then, they tended to be of a standard shape and design and, notoriously, were very often freezing in the winter and cooking in the summer. Glazing technology was in its infancy back then, and many conservatories eventually became glorified storage locations for all sorts of household clutter.
Today, the position is vastly different. Conservatories benefit from all the many advances that double and triple glazing has to offer, including far better insulating properties, much more resilience to rain and wind, improved noise reduction, savings on heating bills, and many more.
Here at Turkington Windows and Conservatories, we have a broad range of both modern and traditional designs and options to make your conservatory personal to you. We can install a wide range of conservatory styles in all shapes and sizes to complement most types and sizes of homes. Choose between Edwardian, Gable, Victorian, Lean-to, or bespoke P shapes and specifically design them to your individual requirements and needs.
Our high-quality uPVC and aluminium framed conservatories are available in a choice of high-performance energy-efficient glass, solar control glass, or polycarbonate options for conservatory roofs. You can view our huge variety of options in our conservatories brochure. Energy efficiency can be enhanced further with our Activ 4s Blue Smart glass. This range reflects excessive solar heat away via a unique coating applied to the glass. This proactive conservatory option also has the added benefit of easy clean technology, as standard. Whichever option is chosen, homeowners across Ireland will be able to use their conservatory all year round without worrying about energy efficiency.
Trends in conservatory design have evolved over the years and today’s conservatories are often a blend of the modern and traditional. And in 2024, this is very much on-trend. For example, our Classic Conservatory hosts the latest technologies in roof and glazing design, all within styles that retain the elegance and craft of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
In contrast, our Performance Conservatory has a contemporary, architect-designed vibe suitable for homeowners who love up-to-the-minute stylings. It features the latest super-insulated column technology which is five times more thermally efficient than standard brick columns. A decorative cornice gives a sense of grandeur and style to the conservatory externally, while internally, the plastered columns and insulated perimeter ceiling pelmet give a cosy feel to the room.
You may also be interested in our Conservatory Extension, which features all the stylings and thermal technology of our other conservatories, with the added benefit that the integrated structural goalpost allows for large spans of doors without the need for additional costly support. This means you can fit the kind of large bifold doors that have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, giving homeowners the opportunity to use their space for truly open-plan living. French or patio doors can also be added to your Conservatory Extension if you prefer – the choice is yours.
Talking of choice, a recent innovation that is sure to take off in 2024 is the opportunity to design your own conservatory according to your individual needs and tastes. How? Well, on our website we have an interactive visualiser that allows you to choose different styles of conservatories along with walls, roofs and building materials. Once you’ve put together your ideal design, you can scan the QR code that appears then, using your phone or other device, ‘project’ a 3D image of the conservatory on to the outside of your house so you can see what the finished build would look like. This is a great innovation that is already proving hugely popular, giving you the freedom of getting what you want, how you want it.
The quest to achieve more space without necessarily moving house has been one that many homeowners have been on for a number of years, and we don’t see that changing as 2024 unfolds. We have 30 years of experience that has helped to build a solid reputation for outstanding value and customer service. We’re leading home improvement experts serving across Northern Ireland and Dublin, and with showrooms in Lisburn and Portadown, and we’re always happy to talk to you about your plans. Contact us here for more information, or give us a call on 02838 393 030.