Glass Rooms

Why Choose A Bespoke Garden Glass Room?

Not to be confused for a conservatory or extension, a glass room offers a place to relax in an outdoor space. Ideal for both domestic and commercial applications and designed for those who want to maximise as much light and solar gain as possible in the day time, and enjoy gazing at the stars, hosting parties or relaxing in comfort in the evenings.

There has been a meteoric rise in the interest of glass garden rooms in the UK in recent years, as always the trends come from the continent where our European counterparts have long been enjoying their own mini glass havens.

Impressing with clean lines and timeless styles, a glass room be built as a freestanding module or wall mounted variant, incorporating sophisticated design with beautiful architecture.

Modern Glass Rooms

When it comes to choosing a glass room to suit your property, there are a wide range of possibilities and options, including bespoke shapes and sizes, door types, LED lighting, glass types and more. This ultimately means there is something for everyone depending on taste and practical requirements.

Like its name suggests, the greatest benefit of a glass room is simply that, there is so much glass and only the essential aluminium frame work. As a result you get beautiful uninterrupted views of your outdoor surroundings whilst sitting in ultimate comfort.

Most importantly a glass room gives the opportunity to use your patio, terrace or outside space even when the weather is not at its best. With the increasing amount of property owners investing in large Bifolding or Sliding doors on with homes, a glass room can act as a perfect intermediate space between inside at out.

FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

A Glass Room is a fantastic option for both domestic and commercial use. This custom-designed space is the perfect alternative to our Lusso louvred pergola roofs and can be utilised in any application. What sets the Glass Room apart is its ability to allow as much natural light and solar gain as possible during the day, while still providing a comfortable space to bask under the stars at night. With a bespoke design that meets your specific needs, a Glass Room provides a versatile and stylish way to maximise both indoor and outdoor living.


  • Entertain Guests

A Glass Room is a great solution for homeowners looking to add an intermediate area between an inside and outside space and allows you to indulge in the things you enjoy in life, such as entertaining friends and family or simply relaxing in your own private haven.


  • Glass Rooms for Commercial Spaces

For Commercial applications, a Glass Room can add valuable space to cafes, restaurants, pubs, hotels and just about any other real estate, enhancing both appearance and property value.


  • Create an Outdoor Kitchen

The view from your outdoor kitchen is one of the best parts of grilling, cooking and entertaining. A glass room makes it even better by giving you peace-of-mind that rain can’t ruin any more events!


  • In front of Sliding Doors or Bifolding Doors

The structure lends itself perfectly to homeowners that already have bi-folding or sliding doors on their property, allowing them to open up the doors year-round without the risk of strong wind gusts or rain entering the property thanks to the glass roof above.


Using a professional Glass Room company can offer a range of benefits, including:


Expertise and Experience: A professional Glass Room company will have the experience and knowledge necessary to design and build a high-quality garden glass room. They will have a team of skilled professionals who can handle all aspects of the project, including design, installation, and maintenance.


Customisation: When it comes to adding a glass room to your home, a professional company can offer customised solutions that are tailored to your specific needs and preferences. At Azure Outdoor Living, we understand the importance of designing a space that matches the architecture, style, and colour scheme of your home. We will work closely with you to create a design that not only looks great, but also meets your functional requirements. Plus, with our ability to create image renders, you can see exactly how your glass room will look before any construction work begins. Trust us to deliver a high-quality solution that you’ll love for years to come.


High-Quality Materials: When it comes to constructing a glass room, choosing a professional company that uses high-quality materials is crucial. Tempered or laminated glass and polyester powder coated aluminium are excellent options that offer durability and longevity. At Azure Outdoor Living, we take this standard one step further by also ensuring that even the smallest details, such as fixings and hybrid sealants, meet the highest industry standards. We want our clients to have peace of mind that their glass room will last for years to come, withstanding even the harshest weather conditions. Don’t settle for anything less when it comes to the quality of your glass room – choose a company like Azure Outdoor Living that takes pride in every aspect of their work.


Planning Permission Building Codes and Permits: If you’re planning to add a glass room to your garden, it’s crucial to consider the necessary planning permission and permits required by UK building codes. Fortunately, professional glass room companies are equipped with the expertise to comply with all the legal regulations and safety standards. Even though most glass room installations fall under UK permitted development rules, it’s still important to ensure that you meet all the necessary requirements. With the help of a professional glass room builder, you can have peace of mind knowing that your garden glass room is not only stylish and functional but also fully compliant with all applicable building codes and regulations. Azure Outdoor Living can help guide you through the process and offer expert advice where required.


Maintenance and Repairs: If you’re considering investing in a glass room system, it’s important to know that opting for a high-quality product can greatly reduce the need for repairs. With minimal maintenance required, a glass room can offer an elegant and functional addition to any garden space. However, like anything even the best systems may require occasional attention, which is where the benefit of using a professional glass room company comes in. Not only can ongoing maintenance packages be offered to keep your glass room in top condition, but you will also be provided with warranties and guarantees for added peace of mind. At Azure Outdoor Living, we offer a 5-year warranty on all installations, as well as annual service packages to extend the life of our products.


Energy Efficiency: If you’re looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency whilst also adding a stylish and functional feature, a professional Glass Room company will be able to provide the perfect solution for you.

Azure Outdoor Living specialise in installing energy-efficient glass systems that can help to reduce energy costs whilst also improving your overall comfort levels. Our team of experts can explain the many benefits of solar gain, and advise on smart shading options to combat excessive heat and maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.

Our range of products includes thermal spaces such as the Hawaii 80 Wintergarden, a fully insulated and thermally broken glass extension that’s perfect for a variety of uses. At Azure Outdoor Living, we’re here to help with all your glass room needs.


Time and Cost Savings: Working with a professional glass room company can save you time and money in the long run. They can complete the project quickly and efficiently, minimising disruptions to your daily routine and avoiding costly mistakes or delays.


Overall, working with a professional glass room company can ensure that your garden glass room is a high-quality, functional, and long-lasting addition to your home.

Not to be confused for a conservatory or extension, a glass room offers a place to relax in an outdoor space. Ideal for both domestic and commercial applications and designed for those who want to maximise as much light and solar gain as possible in the day-time, and enjoy gazing at the stars, hosting parties or relaxing in comfort in the evenings.

There has been a meteoric rise in the interest of glass garden rooms in the UK in recent years, as always the trends come from the continent where our European counterparts have long been enjoying their own mini glass havens.

Impressing with clean lines and timeless styles, a glass room be built as a freestanding module or wall mounted variant, incorporating sophisticated design with beautiful architecture.

When it comes to choosing a glass room to suit your property, there are a wide range of possibilities and options, including bespoke shapes and sizes, door types, LED lighting, glass types and more. This ultimately means there is something for everyone depending on taste and practical requirements.

Like its name suggests, the greatest benefit of a glass room is simply that, there is so much glass and only the essential aluminium framework. As a result, you get beautiful uninterrupted views of your outdoor surroundings whilst sitting in ultimate comfort.

Most importantly a glass room gives the opportunity to use your patio, terrace, or outside space even when the weather is not at its best. With the increasing amount of property owners investing in large Bifolding or Sliding doors on with homes, a glass room can act as a perfect intermediate space between inside at out.

A garden glass room is an extension of your home or garden that provides a unique space for relaxation and entertainment. The use of glass walls and roofs allows natural light to enter the space, making it bright and airy. A garden glass room offers numerous advantages, such as the extension of living space, beautiful views, and a social space to enjoy with friends and family. Like everything, there are also some disadvantages that must be considered before deciding to on the correct garden glass room for you.

Advantages of Garden Glass Rooms

Natural Light

One of the most significant advantages of a garden glass room is the ample natural light it allows into the space. Natural light creates a bright and airy atmosphere that can improve mood and reduce energy costs. Natural light has numerous benefits, such as improving sleep, boosting vitamin D production, and reducing eye strain.

Extension of Living Space

A garden glass room extends the living space of your home, creating a versatile indoor/outdoor area that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as dining, relaxing, or entertaining guests. The extra space also provides an opportunity to showcase your style and creativity by adding furniture, decor, and plants.

Views

Garden glass rooms provide a beautiful view of the surrounding environment, such as a garden or landscape. You can enjoy the outdoors in the comfort of your home without worrying about unwanted insects, debris or weather conditions. The view also creates a relaxing atmosphere, reducing stress and improving overall well-being.

Plant Growth

Garden glass rooms are ideal for growing plants as they allow ample sunlight and warmth to reach the plants, creating a perfect environment for a variety of plants to thrive. You can use the space to grow your favourite plants, vegetables, or herbs. Plant growth not only improves the aesthetics of the space but also improves air quality, reducing pollutants in the air.

Privacy

Garden glass rooms can offer a sense of privacy as they provide a separate area that can be used for relaxation or work without being disturbed. You can use the space to escape from the noise of your home or garden, read a book, or work from home. The privacy of the space also allows for intimate conversations or gatherings.

Are there any Disadvantages to Garden Glass Rooms?

Heat

When it comes to creating a garden glass room, one crucial factor to consider is heat. However, what may be perceived as hot can vary greatly from one client to the next. This means that individual requirements must be taken into account, in addition to other factors such as the glass room’s position in relation to the sun. If you’re someone who loves to bask in the sun’s warmth and soak up those rays, then you’ll likely want a glass room that provides a bit of extra heat. On the other hand, if you prefer a more moderate temperature, then you may want to opt for a design that allows you to control the level of warmth. Whatever your preferences may be, it’s important to work closely with your glass room provider to ensure you get the perfect setup for your needs.

While the natural heat produced from the sun is ideal for most of the year, it’s important to think about how the room will be used throughout all seasons. If the glass used in your garden room isn’t appropriate, you may find that it becomes warmer than your personal preference during hot weather. However, there are various solutions that can be implemented to prevent this from happening. Products such as solar control glass, blinds, and sliding shading screens can help regulate the temperature in your garden room, ensuring that it’s always comfortable, no matter what the outside temperature is like.

The beauty of the shading products is they can be retrofitted even after the glass room installation, so you can live with your glass room before deciding if you need to add any solar control.

Glare

When constructing a garden glass room, one of the biggest concerns is the amount of light entering the space. Too much light can cause glare, which can be problematic for inhabitants. This is especially true during hot days when the sun is at its most prominent. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this problem. By opting for tinted glass in the roof and adding either sliding shading panels or external blinds both of which can be retrofitted after installation, you can have complete control over the amount of light entering the space. With this simple addition, you can instantly provide comfort and protection for your glass room, making it an enjoyable and usable space all year round.

Cost

Garden glass rooms are a desirable investment for any homeowner looking to add value to their property. While the cost can be a significant outlay, the benefits of a garden glass room are numerous. With a plethora of styles to choose from, it’s essential to do your research and find a reputable company that offers quality construction that will stand the test of time. At Azure Outdoor Living, we pride ourselves on providing a fantastic price to quality ratio, meaning you’ll get a worthwhile investment without breaking the bank. Our skilled craftsmen use only the finest materials to create garden glass rooms that are not only beautiful but also durable. We’re confident that you’ll love your new garden glass room and will enjoy it for many years to come.

Is glass fragile and likely to break?

No! When it comes to safety, we understand just how important it is to use the highest quality materials. That’s why all of our systems use either toughened or laminated safety glass. Not only is this type of glass incredibly strong and durable, but it’s also designed with safety in mind. Toughened safety glass goes through a heating and cooling process that reinforces its strength and makes it more resistant to breakage. Laminated safety glass, on the other hand, consists of two or more panes of glass that are bonded together with a layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), making it even tougher and more resistant to shattering. So, whether you’re using our systems for commercial or residential purposes, you can trust that you’re getting the best and safest materials available.

Privacy

Garden Glass rooms have become increasingly popular due to their minimal profiles and slender sight-lines, providing an unobstructed view of your outdoor space. Privacy is usually not a concern for those investing in a glass room, as the purpose is to extend their outdoor areas. However, for those who desire a more intimate setting on demand, there are multiple options available. External vertical blinds, roof blinds, and tinted or obscure glass are just a few of the options that can provide privacy when needed. If privacy from neighbouring properties is a concern, solid aluminium panels or composite walls can be added to any side of the glass room. With these options, you can enjoy the best of both worlds – an open, airy space with beautiful views, or a secluded space for more intimate gatherings.

A bespoke garden glass room can be a great addition to a home for several reasons:

  • Unique design: A bespoke garden glass room is custom designed to meet the specific needs and preferences of the homeowner. This means that the design can be tailored to match the existing architecture of the home and blend seamlessly with the outdoor space.
  • Versatility: A garden glass room can be used for a variety of purposes, such as an outdoor living space, a greenhouse, a home office, a yoga studio, or a dining area. With a bespoke design, the space can be tailored to the specific needs and desired use of the homeowner.
  • Natural light: A garden glass room allows for an abundance of natural light, which can help to create a bright and airy space. This can also have health benefits, such as improving mood and reducing eyestrain.
  • Enjoyment of outdoor space: A garden glass room allows homeowners to enjoy their outdoor space year-round, regardless of weather conditions. It provides a comfortable and sheltered space to enjoy the outdoors without being exposed to the elements.
  • Increased home value: A bespoke garden glass room can increase the value of a home, as it is a unique and desirable feature that can set a property apart from others on the market.
  • Overall, a bespoke garden glass room can provide homeowners with a unique and versatile space that allows them to enjoy their outdoor space year-round, while also adding value to their property.

When it comes to choosing between a garden glass room and a conservatory, there are several factors to consider, and the decision ultimately comes down to the preferences and needs of the homeowner. However, in recent times, glass rooms have grown in popularity due to their clean lines and stylish aesthetics, making some conservatories appear outdated. Garden Glass Rooms offer greater design flexibility and are versatile enough to be used all year round. With an abundance of natural light, they create a bright, relaxing environment, perfect for enjoying your garden in peace and quiet. Ultimately, the decision between a garden glass room or a conservatory will depend on what you want to achieve and what works best for your lifestyle. Here are some factors to consider


  • Design and aesthetics

Garden glass rooms and conservatories have different design features, which may appeal to different tastes. Garden glass rooms typically have a more contemporary and modern design, with a focus on minimalism and clean lines. Conservatories tend to have a more traditional design, often with ornate details and Victorian or Edwardian styling.


  • Usability

The truth is that Garden glass rooms and conservatories can both provide additional usable space for the home. A glass room is a magnificent way to blur the lines between the indoors and outdoors, allowing you to enjoy nature while staying indoors. On the other hand, a conservatory is a more recognised traditional way to provide a light-filled space to relax and unwind.

A conservatory is generally made from a combination of materials such as UPVC, twin wall polycarbonate, and double glazing. In some cases, you can even plaster the interior walls to give your conservatory a more polished look. Plus, you can add in internal sockets for power to make sure you have everything you need to use the space comfortably.

A glass room Is made from a combination of powder-coated aluminium and toughened glass creates a sturdy and durable structure that is also incredibly stylish. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer unobstructed views into your outdoor space, creating a bright and airy atmosphere inside the room. A significant advantage of a glass room is that there are less building works required, which means that the installation process is quicker and more straightforward. However, it’s important to note that if you’re planning to add electrical points, you’ll need to install IP rated sockets to ensure they are safe to use, and if you want to coat any existing walls, an external rendered finish is required and not a regular internal plaster.


  • Energy efficiency

Conservatories do tend to retain heat for longer, as they are typically better insulated and less prone to heat loss, this is due to the double glazing. Glass may be a good conductor of heat, but air is not. By sealing an air pocket between two panes of glass, double glazing creates a barrier that slows down the transfer of heat.

Not only do Garden Glass Rooms provide comfort and well-being to those using them, but they also have the added benefit of increasing the energy efficiency of your home. By harnessing the power of solar gain, which is the heat absorbed by the glass, you can save money on energy costs and reduce your overall impact on the environment.

It is worth noting that a glass room can have multiple sides sliding sides that give the ability to create wide openings ideal to help ventilate the room and keep it cool in hotter temperatures, whereas a conservatory generally only has a few opening windows and singular doors, that can make it hard to regulate the temperate.


  • Cost

Garden glass rooms and conservatories can both be significant investments, and the cost will depend on the size, design, and materials used. However, garden glass rooms may be more cost-effective than conservatories, as they tend to require less construction works pre and post installation. It is worth noting that neither should be seen as a “cost” as adding an additional room to your home will not only add kerb appeal, but also a significant return on your investment should you come to sell your property. 


Conclusion

Ultimately, the decision between a garden glass room and a conservatory will depend on the individual needs and preferences of the homeowner, as well as the particular features and design of each structure. But for a clean and contemporary look, Glass Rooms are becoming the homeowners preferred choice.

The cost of a garden glass room versus an extension can vary depending on several factors, such as the size of the structure, the level of customisation, the materials used, and the location of the property.

In general, a garden glass room can be a more cost-effective option than a traditional extension, as it typically requires less construction work and can be completed in a shorter amount of time. Additionally, a garden glass room may not require planning permission in some cases, which can further reduce costs.

However, it is important to note that a bespoke garden glass room can still be a significant investment, especially if high-quality materials and custom design features are desired. Therefore, it is important to carefully consider the budget and desired features before deciding on whether a garden glass room or extension is the most cost-effective option.

Ultimately, the decision between a garden glass room and an extension should be based on the specific needs and preferences of the homeowner, as well as their budget and the feasibility of each option given the particular property and location.

If want to invest in a garden room, chances are you’re looking to extend your living space and enjoy the outdoors all year round. While condensation can be a concern in any enclosed space, it typically isn’t an issue until the temperature drops below 31 Degrees F during the winter months. It’s important to keep this in mind and not let concerns about condensation dampen your enjoyment of your garden room. Remember why you chose this space in the first place: to have a comfortable and inviting outdoor area to entertain family and friends no matter what the weather is like outside. With a little bit of care and attention, you’ll be able to make the most out of your garden room throughout the year.


Condensation can occur when humidity levels rise to a level where water droplets begin to form. To measure the amount of humidity in the air, we use a metric known as relative humidity. When the air has reached its maximum capacity for water vapour at a given temperature, it is said to have a relative humidity of 100%. The amount of water vapour it can hold at this point is directly proportional to its temperature. Therefore, managing the temperature and humidity levels in your garden room or conservatory can help prevent any issues related to condensation.


As explained to prevent condensation for those short winter months, you need to keep the moisture in your garden glass room well below the dew point of 100% relative humidity. Here are a few simple prevention tips:


  • Keep your glass room well ventilated

Whether it’s during the day or at night, when the area is not in use, it’s important to ventilate the space properly. One way to achieve this is by opening doors at each end or slightly opening a vent on a glass room if provided. This allows the cold dry outside air to mix with the inside warm air, cooling it down. Cold air holds less water vapour, so when you want to use the space and turn on the heaters, the vapour content is relatively low. This helps prevent the dew point from being reached as the warmed air cools when touching the outside areas of the building, which minimises condensation.


  • Add a dehumidifier to your Glass Room

If you’re looking to enhance your garden room experience, incorporating a dehumidifier into the space is a smart idea. Not only are these units relatively affordable, but they can also be easily plumbed to drain outside for a seamless and low-maintenance setup. Whether you plan on using your garden room frequently or only occasionally, a dehumidifier can help regulate the air quality and prevent the buildup of excess moisture. With this simple addition, you can enjoy your garden room year-round without having to worry about humidity levels.


  • Avoid drying clothes in your garden room

Glass rooms may seem like a convenient place to dry your clothes, but they can present a few issues. One of the main problems is that moisture from the wet clothes can become trapped inside, leading to a damp environment. However, if you do need to dry your clothes in a glass room, there is a solution. By opening the sides, you can allow ventilation to circulate freely, ensuring that the moisture is released and your room remains fresh and dry.


  • Invest in an extraction system

If you’re planning on setting up an indoor kitchen within your garden room, it’s important to consider the ventilation system. adequate ventilation is critical to ensuring a comfortable and healthy living space. An extraction system that can effectively remove unwanted steam, smoke, and even cooking odours is a must-have.


  • Choose Plants that require less irrigation

If you’re someone who loves to fill your glass room with all kinds of plants, it’s important to consider the amount of irrigation they require. While you may want to create a lush and green oasis in your glass room, excess moisture can cause undesirable condensation on the glass. To avoid this issue, it’s a good idea to select plants that don’t require as much watering. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available that still offer a beautiful and natural aesthetic while keeping your glass room dry and comfortable. By doing a little research and putting some thought into your plant choices, you’ll be able to create a stunning indoor garden that’s both practical and visually appealing.


  • Consider the type of glass room you opt for

While keeping the room heated constantly is an option, it’s not recommended due to the associated energy costs and excessive carbon footprint. Additionally, if you’re using a garden room, it serves as an extension of your garden rather than your home, so you’ll want to look into other solutions to keep it comfortable and condensation-free. One solution is to invest in a thermal glass extension, which can function as an extension of your home and keep your space comfortable year-round. If this is something you’re interested in, Azure Outdoor Living can supply just what you need to complete your dream outdoor living space.


Finally remember a Garden Glass Room which ever kind you choose offers you that Alfresco Lifestyle all year round, come rain or shine!

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