Conservatories can be cold, so this customer wanted a more insulated room. The plan was a house extension with more insulation but to retain a large glass area.
Insulated Room Construction
As the new room will be the same floor size of the conservatory, the existing foundations and concrete base could be used. These were checked to ensure suitability: depth, foundation structure.
Substantial brick pillars were built to support the roof, and allow for insulation. A fully insulated lightweight tiled roof was added, with Kingspan insulation.
One one side two side window were installed, on the other side a bar window at the top. To the back, a 4 section bi-fold door system was installed, leading out to the patio area as before.
Inside, the original door to the conservatory and window on the main house wall were removed to make an open plan area with the rest of the house. Existing structural beams were checked for strength and condition.
The pictures below show the original conservatory, the new build room and construction phases.