February 4, 2020

Using glass for modern conservatories

Written by Rebecca Clayton

Posterns Court glass conservatory featured in Homebuilding & Renovating article

Posterns Court featured

Posterns Court was featured in “5 steps to the perfect conservatory design” on the Love Chic Living website. The article discussed modern designs for conservatories and tips on how to plan the perfect conservatory.

“Building regulations for conservatories are considered as ‘permitted development’”. Therefore, most conservatories or glass extensions are considered to be a permitted development. For our advice on planning an extension read our technical article where we answer the question “Will I need planning permission?”

Traditional conservatories are usually constructed using a uPVC or a wooden frame to hold the panes of glass in place. “Today’s designs are chic and far more aesthetically pleasing” with many architects designing frameless glass extensions for a minimalistic and sophisticated addition to a home. Glass box extensions can be created using structural glazing for both the walls and the ceiling of the extension to create a dramatic influx of natural light. Many homeowners are concerned that building an extension made completely of glass will cause overheating, but there are many solar control options for structural glass.

Posterns Court was featured in this article as it’s an excellent example of a modern glass box extension that was installed to a traditional property that included a structural glass roof with structural glass beams and structural glass walls with integrated minimally framed sliding doors. To read the full article click here.