A tiled sunroom is perfect if you're looking for an alternative to the traditional polycarbonate or glazed conservatory roof.
Tiled sunrooms are already proving popular in new-build houses as an extension to the open plan living areas, which are now common in these developments.
Tiled sunrooms fall between a traditional conservatory and an extension. They have the benefits of the light, open feel of a conservatory whilst offering the solid, cosy feel of a tiled roof.
In modern living, the hub of the house tends to be a living and kitchen, open plan, family area and a conservatory will often lead from this space. The tiled roof allows this to be a natural extension of the room.
Additionally, ceilings can also be combed which contributes to the feeling of additional space.
As well as in new-build houses, sunrooms also work well in traditional ground floor properties where the garden space is over-looked as the tiled roof offers a degree of privacy.
With bi-fold doors, you can either close off or open up the space to a tiled sunroom, creating flexibility in the layout of your home. Alternatively, you can keep it open plan with no connecting doors and extend the existing room.
There are a range of different styles available - from traditional Edwardian to a modern Gable front design and each is planned to reflect your individuality.
The tiled sunroom has the base of a traditional conservatory and requires the same planning consents and building regulation compliance. CR Smith can deal with these planning/building warrant applications on your behalf.
The Scottish Building Regulations were tightened in October 2010 in order to increase the thermal performance of different structures. The type of sunroom that you choose determines the U-value that it must achieve to comply with the Regulations.
For tiled sunrooms with connecting doors between your home and the extension, the glazed elements must achieve a U-value of 1.6W/m2K. However, if the sunroom is open plan with no connecting doors, then the required U-value of the glazed area is 1.2W/m2K.
In order to comply with these Regulations, CR Smith has changed the specifications of our windows to the following:
Furthermore, we have increased the insulation in the walls, floor and, where required, the roof to achieve U-values of 0.22, 0.18, 0.15 (flat roof sections) and 0.18 (pitched sections).
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CR Smith is also a member of the Energy Saving Trust.