Heward Case Study: East Facing Roadside glass roofed conservatory
Conservatory Glazing, UK
- The conservatory was too hot to use when the sun was shining.
- When in full sun, the conservatory was too bright, making it impossible to read a book without sunglasses.
- Soft furnishings were prematurely fading.
- Privacy issues as the conservatory was directly next to a public footpath and road.
- The conservatory was too cold in the winter months and proved costly to heat.
The customer wanted to use their conservatory when the sun was shining and wanted see out. The customer also needed increased privacy.
For the roof, a Low E film designed to reflect residual heat back into the room.
Offering 75% glare reduction, the Silver AG 25 Low E is our darkest winter heat retaining film as well as offering 56% heat reduction and reducing winter heat loss by 19%.
To increase privacy, the neutral Sterling 40 provided a warm look for the side windows and gives 42% heat reduction and 53% glare reduction.
All our solar control glass coatings block out 99% of harmful UVA & UVB
Solar Gard Silver AG25 Low E
Solar Gard Sterling 40
During the consultation and survey of the conservatory, the customer said that they found the room too hot in full sun, it became too bright to read or do craft work. They wanted to get rid of the net curtains from the side windows that were there for daytime privacy as they were a nuisance but still wanted to see out clearly, “after all that is the whole point of a conservatory”. The customer traditionally moth balled the conservatory during the winter months but liked the idea of being able to use it year round.
Installation was completed within one day and the benefits were immediate.
We can now use our conservatory when the sun shines! There has been a considerable reduction in heat and glare from the sun.
The additional privacy has been welcome and brought amusement as we are finding passers by checking their hair in the windows.
This winter has been one of the coldest but this is the first winter we have ever used the conservatory. The glass films have definitely made it warm enough to use all year round.Mr & Mrs Heward | Barton upon Humber