At Essex Conservatories, we are building more and more single storey extensions traditionally styled with tiled roofs to match much closer the property with a specific use in mind such as a self-contained annexe for a family member, a home office offering a dedicated space to run a business, extending a Kitchen to become a modern family room and a growing list of requests to provide custom solutions for additional living space reflecting the many ways people want to live today.
Although these projects are extensions they share many elements we associate with conservatories and orangery styling such as vaulted roofs incorporating various forms of glazing with a higher percentage of glass forming the walls using bi-fold doors, sliding doors, french doors & windows creating more contemporary open plan spaces, which flow & connect more naturally with the outdoors.
So, the standard box extension that simply adds extra floor area is transformed into a diverse range of premium extensions, which we describe as Garden Rooms setting them apart from standard fare. By their nature the construction methods employed are technically a lot more challenging to achieve the desired solution making us expand our horizons and expertise as a company. An example is our work in developing structural steel portal frame solutions working with structural engineers and fabrication companies to create wider glazing spans whilst supporting the roof structure.
The Garden Room appeals to those that prefer a tiled roof to mirror the existing architecture of their property so it blends, whilst at the same time visually delivers the WOW factor both inside and out making it feel special.