The best ways to heat your conservatory


A conservatory is a beautiful addition to the home, offering a warm, sunny and inviting space for relaxing and entertaining – at least during the summer months. But thanks to the vagaries of the British weather, conservatory owners can expect plenty of cold and rainy days too, during which they’ll find that their cosy conservatory becomes a cold and unwelcoming space.

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Not just for the summer months

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According to an article in the Telegraph, far too many homeowners find that their conservatories are freezing cold throughout the winter, inevitably leading to that extra space in the home remaining unused for months on end.

Older conservatories are the biggest culprit, but even some of the most modern designs fail to consider wintry weather. Yet that extra room can be a practical and useful year-round space. When searching for your perfect conservatories Gloucester, Guildford and Greenwich can all offer options, but it’s crucial that you consider how you will counter the effects of cold weather in your new extension.

Conventional radiators

Whether your conservatory is ultra-modern or of a more traditional design, you’ll find a huge range of options for radiators that will complement its style. From low-level radiators that fit perfectly beneath a window, to free-standing floor models, there’s an endless choice, meaning that you’re bound to find something to suit your needs.

And if you don’t like the idea of a radiator being on show, you could also consider trench heating, which places the radiator below ground, so it’s out of sight, but still heats the room perfectly.

Underfloor heating

One of the best and most discreet heating ideas for new-build conservatories, underfloor heating takes up no floor space at all, yet provides warmth whenever you need it. Look for a company that includes this option as part of the installation process, such as Firmfix, who have built up a great reputation for creating beautiful and practical conservatories Gloucester and surrounding areas.

Wall-mounted electrical heaters

A great option for anyone with a conservatory that is too cold to use outside the summer season, wall-mounted electrical heaters can be installed with the minimum of disruption. They’re also highly cost-effective, as you only need to switch them on when you need them, so you won’t be wasting any money by heating the room when it’s not in use.