Bespoke Glass Verandas

Why Choose a Glass Veranda?

Glass Verandas are becoming increasingly popular for homeowners in the UK, as more and more people are looking to make bespoke use of their outdoor space. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your garden or create a sheltered area outside your home, glass verandas offer a wide range of options that can be tailored around individual requirements. By blending seamlessly with your existing living space and allowing natural light to filter through, they offer an attractive alternative to traditional conservatories. With their sturdy framework and protective qualities, glass verandas are a great way to extend your home’s useable living space while making the most of the outdoors.

What are the benefits of a bespoke Glass Veranda?

Adding a bespoke glass veranda to your home is an excellent way to change the dynamic of your outdoor space. Glass verandas provide homeowners with endless options for creating a unique design that perfectly fits their building’s structure and aesthetic preferences. With glass features and modern materials, you can enjoy natural light but also get much needed shelter from the elements. A glass veranda offers you flexibility and style; from contemporary designs to more traditional options, the possibilities are virtually limitless. So start reimagining the way you live outdoors by letting your creativity flow and discovering all the beautiful things that this transformational choice can bring to your home.

With a bespoke glass veranda, you’ll never have to worry about the weather interrupting your time outside. From a stylish veranda with a fixed glass roof canopy, to a bespoke and weather-proofed outdoor space, you can take full advantage of your garden’s potential all year round. By creating an inviting outdoor environment under a robust glass roof, you can come and go as you please without worrying about Mother Nature raining on your parade. You’ll no longer be left regretting your wasted time due to the unpredictability of the seasonal elements – it’s an investment that will provide returns all year long.

A bespoke glass veranda is not just an extra room for your home, but also a unique alfresco experience. With the summer fast approaching, it is the perfect way to enjoy more time outdoors without being disturbed by the elements. On warm nights you can kick back and relax, sharing precious moments with family and friends over meals or drinks. By creating an outdoor space that you can use throughout the year, you will feel like you are connecting with nature even when in the comfort of your own home. What better way to spend your downtime than by basking in a bespoke glass veranda with those closest to you?

Bifolding and sliding doors are becoming increasingly popular amongst homeowners, offering an effortless way to merge indoor and outdoor spaces. For those looking to get the most out of these bespoke installations, a glass veranda is the perfect solution. Providing a tailor made addition to any home or business, it is the ideal way to extend a properties outdoor usage and add beautiful outdoor living areas. No longer confined by walls, large glass verandas create an open space that blurs the boundaries between our indoor and outdoor spaces. With contemporary looks, they give homeowners and business owners alike, complete control over their designs while feeling secure and protected from bad weather all year round.

For those who would like a little more protection, glass doors can be added to make a complete glass room. The addition of sliding glass doors will instantly transform your veranda into a glass room, giving you complete peace of mind. Whether you’d like to keep the area cosy on a cold evening or simply keep out unwanted insects and pests, customised glass doors are the ideal compromise between bringing the outdoors in and giving yourself maximum shelter. All it takes is one simple upgrade to transform your home’s outdoor area into a glass sanctuary!

FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

Whether a glass veranda is worth it depends on your personal preferences and requirements. Here are some of the benefits of a glass veranda that may help you decide:

  • Extra living space: A glass veranda can provide an additional living space that can be used for various purposes such as entertaining guests, relaxing or dining. It can also be used as an extension of your indoor space, allowing you to enjoy your garden or outdoor views while being protected from the weather.
  • Natural light: With a glass veranda, you can enjoy an abundance of natural light, which can improve your mood and well-being. It also creates a bright and airy atmosphere that can make your living space feel more spacious and inviting.
  • Protection from the elements: A glass veranda can protect you from the sun, wind, and rain, allowing you to use your outdoor space all year round. This can be particularly beneficial if you live in a region with unpredictable weather.
  • Increased property value: Adding a glass veranda to your home can increase its value, as it provides additional living space and can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property.

Overall, if you value having an additional living space that allows you to enjoy the outdoors while being protected from the elements, then a glass veranda may be worth it for you.

More often than not a glass veranda can add value to a house. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Additional living space: A glass veranda provides an additional living space that can be used for various purposes, such as entertaining guests, relaxing, or dining. This extra space can increase the perceived value of the property and make it more attractive to potential buyers.
  • Aesthetic appeal: A glass veranda can enhance the aesthetic appeal of a house by adding a stylish and contemporary touch to the property. It can also improve the overall appearance of the property and make it more visually appealing.
  • Functionality: A glass veranda can improve the functionality of a house by providing protection from the elements, allowing homeowners to use their outdoor space all year round. This added functionality can increase the value of the property and make it more desirable to potential buyers.
  • Energy efficiency: Glass verandas are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners who want to enjoy their outdoor spaces all year round. One of the key benefits of these structures is that they are highly energy efficient. By providing cover from the elements, glass verandas allow you to spend time outside without worrying about rain or snow. And because their roofs let in natural daylight and solar gain, you don’t need to rely on artificial lighting or heating as much as you would with other types of outdoor enclosures. This not only means energy savings for you, but also a smaller carbon footprint for the environment. So whether you want to entertain guests, relax with a good book, or simply enjoy the view of your garden, a glass veranda can provide you with a comfortable and sustainable outdoor living space.

Overall, a glass veranda can add value to a house by providing additional living space, enhancing the aesthetic appeal, improving functionality, and increasing energy efficiency.

This is a question we are commonly asked. Though Glass Verandas can become too hot in direct sunlight, particularly during the summer months. However, modern glass verandas are designed to address this issue and there are several ways to ensure that your glass veranda remains comfortable even in hot weather. Here are a few tips:

  • Choose the right type of glass: Some types of glass, such as solar control glass or tinted glass, can help to reduce the amount of heat that enters the veranda. These types of glass can help to keep the veranda cooler in hot weather. Our range of solar control glass and tinted glass provides an effective solution for temperature control and sun protection. The glass is specifically designed to reflect heat, with a heat reflection rate of 53%, while simultaneously blocking up to 87% of UV rays. This helps to keep your home cool and protect your skin from harmful radiation, while also preventing your furniture from fading or bleaching over time. Available in two stylish colours, blue and bronze, our glass is the perfect addition to any home looking for an extra design feature. For those with glass verandas or outdoor spaces, our tinted roof glass is a must-have for staying cool during the hottest months of the year.

  • Install shading: If you’re looking to transform your outdoor space into a comfortable and stylish haven, then consider investing in exterior shading solutions. An electric awning, along with retractable drop-down screens, is a game-changer. Not only does it provide much-needed shade during the summer season, but it also protects against other exterior elements such as wind gusts, noise pollution and insects. With this solution, you’ll be able to enjoy your patio veranda without having to worry about the sun’s harmful rays or the overall discomfort of being outdoors in the heat. Additionally, by minimising glare and blocking direct sunlight, this solution will help protect your furniture and valuables from damaging UV rays. Overall, outfitting your veranda with exterior shading solutions is a smart and convenient investment that will provide countless hours of outdoor enjoyment.

  • Use ventilation: Proper ventilation can help to circulate the air and prevent heat from building up inside the veranda. If you’re someone who loves spending time outdoors, then having a well-ventilated space is essential. One way to achieve this is by investing in opening roof vents for your veranda. Not only do they allow air to circulate throughout your space, but they also provide an effective way to ventilate your area. Our vents can either be manually or electrically operated, depending on your needs and preferences. Adding opening vents to your veranda can provide tangible benefits, especially during the hotter months where you want to maximise your verandas comfort and functionality. 

Overall, with the right design, glass verandas can be a comfortable and enjoyable living space even in hot weather. It is important to choose the right type of glass, install shading or opening ventilation to ensure that the veranda remains comfortable throughout the year.

No, a veranda and a conservatory are not the same thing.

 

A veranda is an outdoor structure that is usually attached to the house, with a roof and open sides, often used as a covered outdoor living space. It can be enclosed with screens or windows, but it is not designed to be a fully insulated living space.

 

On the other hand, a conservatory is a fully enclosed room that is designed to be an extension of the house, often with glass walls and roof, allowing a lot of natural light to come in. It is usually used as a living space, dining area or as a greenhouse for plants. Conservatories are often designed to be used all year round, and they are insulated and equipped with heating systems to maintain a comfortable temperature.

When it comes to determining whether verandas require foundations, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The specific conditions on-site must be taken into account and each project must be evaluated individually. The weight of the structure, load points and type of structure will all play a role in determining the necessary amount of groundwork. A wall-mounted unit will distribute load equally between the house wall and the patio, requiring less groundwork than a free-standing model. Professional consultation and evaluation of the site is crucial before beginning any veranda construction project.

Generally a concrete slab of approximately 400mm is typically all that’s required. Of course, ground conditions play a significant role in determining the exact size needed, but this is a good guideline to start with. To secure the foot brackets of the structure, special chemical anchor fixings are employed. This ensures that everything is safely held in place and ready to withstand whatever weather conditions may arise. This professional approach to installation ensures that every aspect of your louvered roof or glass Veranda is built to last, providing you with peace of mind for years to come.

In some cases, if the base is in good, solid condition, concrete pads may not be necessary. However, determining the best course of action can be a challenge without expert guidance. That’s where Azure Outdoor Living comes in. Our team of professionals offer full site surveys to assess your outdoor space and provide detailed recommendations for your project. So whether you need a concrete pad or not, we’ll ensure that your structure is built to last.

Generally, the answer is no. Most of our outdoor structures fall within permitted development rights, similar to that of a conservatory. With that said there are a few rules to consider. If you are attaching a structure to the rear of your property, there is a maximum depth of 4m for detached properties and 3m for semi-detached or terrace houses. Should the wall-mounted structure be within 2m of a boundary there is a 3m total height limit, and if it is a freestanding structure a total height of 2.5m should not be exceeded.

You should consider that any structure being installed at your property, must not exceed more than 50% of the original land of the property including any other additional works previously carried out.

It is worth noting that via a neighborhood consultation scheme, structures may be able to extend 8m from the rear of a detached property and 6m from a semi-detached or terrace property. The local authorities will still need to be informed of this process through the prior approval application.

Finally, if your property is in conservation, green belt, or area of outstanding beauty, it is likely you will need to seek permission from the local authorities, however, this is likely to be granted with potentially agreed conditions such as colour and finish.

Should planning be required, the fee is generally £180 and is payable to the local authorities. We would recommend whatever your situation, that you contact your local planning authorities to discuss your project and seek final clarity. Further information can be found on:

www.planningportal.gov.uk

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