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Kjer Hartman

Bio Statement Specifications aim at energy savings and planning compliance, and installing insulating accessories such as blinds for conservatories can have a huge impact on the usability of this popular lean-to, all year round.

Heat loss is a consideration of the building regulations governing the erection of a conservatory, though the rules are not overly prohibitive and this kind of extension structure remains popular because of this.

Considering that the main component of this kind of structure is glass and polycarbon, it is quite apparent the regs are there to save money and protect the environment, as well as ensuring local planning compliance.

For example, there is a provision that a conservatory is separated from the main house by a dividing door, otherwise it is considered to be an extension and needs the appropriate planning permission. But maintaining or installing the double glazed or other well-insulated doors means that the main living area of the home will not lose as much heat.

The regulations also include details about how to heat the new room and the use of insulating materials, such as cavity wall insulation and the properties of polycarbon sheets, which are often used to glaze the roofs of these structures.

According to some experts, polycarbon roofing sheets should be at least 35mm, preferably thicker, which improves the environmental impact, considering the roof area that has to be 'glazed' with this or the glass must be at least 75%. Windows, which must cover at least 50% of the walls, must be double glazed.

Once a homeowner has installed a conservatory that is to the highest environmental specification available or that they can afford, there are accessories that can be installed to improve insulation.
Investing in thermal blinds for conservatories can instantly prevent up to 50% of the heat being lost. browse this site is something to consider in winter, and also during the festive season, when the extra socialising room is most welcomed!

The best thermal blinds for conservatories include a laminate that was developed by Nasa and is used to protect astronauts from the sun's rays. Used in many products, from emergency blankets to cryogenic tanks, this Aluminized Mylar is a highly reflective film and prevents heat escaping as well as bouncing the cold back outside where it belongs.