A new conservatory will not look like the old glass palaces of old.
Climate change regulations will mean new conservatories will need to be designed to stop our increasingly hot summers turning them into extreme suntraps. That means that glass roofs or walls that take up more than 25% of the property's footprint are out.
The former glass houses will now have solid roofs and walls to improve energy efficiency by keeping them cool in summer and insulated during winter. Forget radiators as these encourage higher temperatures in a confined space and eco-effective curtains and blinds will be the solution for summer heat.