Glazed extension query

I like the idea of a glazed extension. But how do you make sure it doesn't get too hot or cold like conservatories tend to?

Asked by MRS DAKIRI on 19th Dec 2022
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"Hi there you can have heated blinds that tracks and dispersed to heat and cold you can get frosted covers which transparent so you can press a button and they go clear this will help with heat and cold"
Answered on 19th Dec 2022 - Member since Sep 2018 - report
"Creating a glazed extension that maintains comfortable temperatures, especially in a climate like London, involves incorporating proper insulation, ventilation, solar control measures, and high-quality glazing. Here are some considerations to help address heat and cold issues:

Insulation: Ensure that the walls, roof, and floor of the glazed extension are well-insulated. This helps prevent heat loss during winters and heat gain during summers. High-performance insulation materials can be used, such as rigid foam insulation or insulated panels, to improve thermal efficiency.

Glazing: Choose energy-efficient glazing that provides good thermal insulation and solar control. Double or triple glazing with low-impassivity (Low-E) coatings and gas fills between the glass panes can help reduce heat transfer and enhance insulation. Additionally, consider using glazing with a high Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) to control solar heat gain.

Ventilation: Proper ventilation is essential to regulate the temperature and prevent overheating. Incorporate windows, roof vents, or mechanical ventilation systems that allow for controlled airflow. Automated systems like temperature sensors or thermostats can activate ventilation when needed.

Solar Control: Install shading devices such as blinds, shades, or external shading systems to block excessive sunlight during hot periods. These can be manually operated or automated based on sunlight intensity and temperature.

Heating and Cooling: Integrate an efficient heating and cooling system that can maintain a comfortable temperature inside the extension. Options include underfloor heating, radiators, or air conditioning units. Consider systems with zoning capabilities to control temperature in different areas.

Orientation: Take advantage of the extension's orientation to optimise natural light and minimise heat gain. South-facing glazing may provide ample sunlight in colder months, while appropriate shading can help prevent excessive heat gain in summer.

Thermal Mass: Incorporate thermal mass materials like concrete or stone into the extension's design. These materials can absorb and store heat, helping regulate temperature fluctuations.

Working with an experienced architect or designer who specialises in glazed extensions can ensure that the design incorporates these considerations for optimal thermal comfort. They can also perform energy assessments to evaluate the extension's performance and recommend suitable solutions."
Answered on 22nd May 2023 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
"Air conditioning is the only way to make the air cool in the summer


Paul Carroll"
Answered on 19th Dec 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"A glazed extension is pretty much a conservatory unfortunately they do get hot ,blinds and opening will help"
Answered on 7th Aug 2023 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
"There is special glass these days, I believe its argon filled which now stops the hot cold thing"
Answered on 16th Jun 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"There not any way you can stop hot or cold . Expect from turning heating or air conditioning on"
Answered on 21st Dec 2022 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
"Air conditioning & central air the propper way to sort this sistuation out"
Answered on 28th Dec 2022 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"You can fit an insulated tiled roof to a conservatory now that also has the option for Velux or Glass panels if extra light is required. We manufacture and Install the Icotherm Roof System which is specifically designed to reduce the heat in summer and keep the heat in in winter."
Answered on 5th Jan 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
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