Linegar Case Study: South Facing Glass Roofed Conservatory
Conservatory Glazing, UK
Temperature reduction regulating
- The conservatory was too hot for them and their pet dog to use, despite the glazing being tinted solar reflecting glass.
- Glare from the roof blinds and gaps in the roof blinds.
- Insects were getting stuck behind the roof blinds, including wasps and bees.
- They found their roof blinds difficult to operate.
- Air conditioning in the conservatory was expensive to run and didn’t cool sufficiently.
When the sun shone, the customer had to sit in their kitchen on hard chairs. As the conservatory was the only living space in their bungalow, they needed to be able to use it under all conditions. The customer didn’t like the ‘letter box’ view and not being able to see the tops of their trees.
The decision after our consultation was to remove and discard the roof blinds, filling in the drill holes from the blinds as we went along. We then installed a solar control window film to the roof only.
Solar Gard Silver 20
The customer mentioned that as their blinds cost over £13,000, they were a little hesitant to throw them away. But as soon as the installation of the window films started and they saw and felt the instant difference, they were happy for them to go to the skip.
No gaps or small messy fill in blinds or glare from the light fabrics, which when all the window blinds were closed resembled being inside a tent.
CoolGlass installation for the roof film was less than £3000 and ambient temperature was reduced by 10°- 15°C
“The window film allowed us to see the sky, the tree tops, birds and planes landing at the nearby airport. The air conditioning can now cope and will keep the temperature down, so the space is now much more usable.
First class service! There is no glare and we can now use the conservatory.
The attention to detail and standard of work undertaken by Mark and his assistant, Adam, was excellent.”Mr & Mrs Linegar | Ranskill