How a Sky Room Differs from a Traditional Orangery or Conservatory
When building a home extension, it can provide more space and greater flexibility with a multi-purpose room, while enhancing your property’s style from both inside and out. However, there are some choices to make about the type of extension you want, including a conservatory, orangery or even a traditional kitchen diner. But have you considered a sky room? This is a great way to transform your home or upgrade an existing conservatory.
What Is a Sky Room?
A sky room is a space which combines many of the elements you’d expect to see in an orangery or conservatory. For example, many property owners love the stylish and contemporary look of an orangery but aren’t keen on having a flat roof with a roof lantern installed. Equally, they feel a conservatory is a little too traditional for the look and feel they’re hoping for, so need a space which strikes a balance between these two options. That’s precisely what a sky room aims to achieve, creating a space which exudes a luxury feel while still having all the benefits of a classic conservatory roof. They’re also ideal for garden rooms where you want to make a statement and conservatories which need a modern roof transformation.
Slimline Glass Roofs
The sleek style of a sky room is created via the use of slimline frames, so an aluminium profile is often the best choice to achieve this. Aluminium is preferred for ultra-slim profiles thanks to its strength, meaning it can hold larger panes of glass without compromising on the quality of the glass roof. Without bulky, obtrusive frames, it produces an elegant look, while remaining discreet. With minimal sightlines, aluminium sky rooms deliver more expansive views and high levels of natural lighting to pour into your new spaces.
Atlas is known for their range of glass roof designs, from lean to conservatories to roof lanterns for extensions. Now, in what they’re describing as ‘the next generation in orangery design’, this trusted manufacturer is bringing us their Atlas Skyroom. They use thermally broken aluminium for their roof systems so that your new space remains energy efficient.
Atlas’s philosophy of ‘more sky, less roof’ is certainly apparent here, removing unsightly rod tie bars or low supports on display. Their unique design is said to have a 70% slimmer internal ridge width and a 33% stronger structure than conventional roofs of this kind.
The look of an Atlas Skyroom is defined by a 300mm high external fascia to provide the feel of a luxury orangery while combining this with the pitched glass roof of a conservatory. Customise the look from an extensive RAL colour palette, which is then powder-coated to ensure your new sky room roof is as durable as possible.
Spitfire Front Door Collections
Spitfire is renowned for its aluminium door collections, and their S-700 range has been designed to create a focal point of your property’s entrance. They can span to as large as 2 metres wide and 3 metres tall, coming with an array of glass inserts and finishes. You could also opt for LED lights, wood effects and carbon fibre effects to give your door the wow factor you’re looking for. Spitfire offers a five-point locking system as standard and an auto-drop base weather seal.