What’s the difference between a sunroom and a conservatory?
Sunrooms, garden rooms or orangeries are extensions with large amounts of glass and lead directly to the garden, they are an excellent way of linking the garden with your home, and provide a great place to sit and read, to have dinner, to entertain friends, plus many other uses. The main difference between a sunroom and a conservatory is the amount of time during the year the room can be in use.
Conservatories are often too hot in the summer, and too cold in winter. This is due to their construction (an aluminium frame, covered in PVC, and massive amounts of inefficient glazing). A sunroom has less glazing, and is built using more traditional methods like slated roof, and brickwork piers. As the name suggests they are still wonderfully bright, but with this are warm in winter and cool in summer. The roof instead of being fully glazed has parts that are very well insulated.