Fensa and conservatories


When it comes to an extension, you’ll need to make a decision between having a conservatory or a sunroom.

Of course, your choice will have a big impact on the final cost of your project, taking into account factors such as Building Regulations and planning permission too.

Fensa, the window industry regulator, claim the definition of a conservatory to be:

  • No less than 75% of the roof to be constructed from a translucent material
  • No less than 50% of the wall space to be made from a translucent material
  • Either left unheated or heated by a system with its own controls
  • Separated from the main property with external doors.

In fact, because of the fine lines between sunrooms and conservatories, many people mistake the two completely. However, sunrooms can often be defined by not having a glass roof and is instead classified as a single-storey extension.

Sunrooms are popular options too, but conservatories offer the most in space and light potential. They can be used for a number of reasons depending on your needs.

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