A New Sun Room

Conservatories or sun rooms make for an excellent recreational space where you can soak up the morning sunshine over a cup of coffee or watch the sun's last rays dye the sky red as you enjoy your favourite tipple. These glass extensions are a relatively quick, easy and inexpensive way to add on an extra room to your home and have the added benefit of looking incredibly sophisticated.

Glass Options for your Sunroom

One of the most important things you need to consider in order for your sun room to be successful is the type of glass that you install. Sun rooms can get very dirty and very hot in summer, making it essential that you install the right type of glass so that you can fully enjoy them all year round.

Pilkington has many years experience as a leading glass manufacturer and has developed a range of glass specifically designed for sun rooms. The Pilkington Activ™ range is self-cleaning, allowing you to enjoy crystal clear glass with the minimum effort. A special coating reacts with the sunlight to break down organic dirt which is then washed away by the rain. This same coating is quick drying, leaving no unsightly streaks or water marks. This type of glass is ideal in a sun room that has many hard to reach corners and high glass windows and ceilings.

Pilkington Activ™ Blue or Neutral  combines the power of self-cleaning with solar control properties that help to block out the harmful UV rays from the sun. This is ideal in summer, as the light still floods into your sun room, but the room is kept at a more bearable temperature. Not only does this make sure that you can utilise your sun room all year round, but you can save money in the long term on cooling-related electricity bills.

Once you have decided that Pilkington Activ™ is the right glass for your sun room needs, find out more about how to build your own conservatory.