Glass rooms are one of the most popular building extensions. They make a great addition and room style for both homes and businesses. Businesses in the retail industry and restaurant sector use them to create a refreshing atmosphere to promote positive thinking in their customers, and it works well at doing this too. For homes, they are used to provide homes with a great place to view the outside world while still in the comfort of their own home.

Traditionally glass rooms, or as they’ve mostly been known, conservatories, are created by using a large number of glass panes to form a dome shaped room, much like roof lanterns. They would typically be very cold rooms during the winter, but at least warm enough to cultivate a number of plants which would be unable to survive outside during the winter, hence their other name, the wintergarden.

Thanks to advances in glass technology and the availability of alternatives, glass rooms are actually far more practical than before. They can be relatively hospitable all year round, thanks to double glazing and other developments in heating technologies. They can be a great seating area during the summer and a way to enjoy nature during the winter. They provide a great view of the outside world and a way to enjoy the day without getting wet or cold.

Styles have also become more diverse with the improvements in technology. You now have tinted glass windows which provide a shaded environment, allowing inhabitants to have TV’s and so forth in the room, as glare won’t be an issue. You have the option to have larger windows and flat roofs due to the increased strength in glass and its alternatives. You can have different types of doors, such as sliding doors and folding doors. You can have self cleaning glass. The options have expanded massively over the last 50 years, and the different styles have increased in size proportionately.