They’re the perfect place for entertaining or for blending indoor and outdoor spaces…and adding a glass extension is a great way to modernise any home. Lending light and additional living room they’re becoming a much sought-after add-on to homes across the UK.
But getting it right isn’t always easy. And choosing the right kind of glazing is of course, key.
We all remember the conservatory trend of the ‘90s; freezing in winter, boiling hot in summer and deafeningly loud when the rain starts to fall, they never seemed to quite live up to expectations.
Thankfully, today’s modern glass extensions are an altogether different breed, thanks to huge developments in glazing technology, these contemporary spaces can now be used and enjoyed all-year round; creating chic additional spaces in every kind of property.
Since its launch in 2002, Pilkington Activ™, the world’s first self-cleaning glass, has been helping fuel this trend for beautiful but supremely functional extensions. Its microscopic dual-action coating breaks down organic deposits which are then washed away by rain; making it ideal for use in hard to reach areas.
You can see it in action in the stunning glass extension at this Cotswold home.
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Created by the award-winning designers David Salisbury, whom cover the whole of the country, the family asked them for help creating a space for entertaining, as well as somewhere to sit back and soak up views of their garden.
David Salisbury’s expert team used Pilkington Activ™ Blue with solar-control properties to design an elegant but contemporary room that adds real value to the historic property. As well as creating an environment that can be used all year round, the self-cleaning nature of the glass helps to ensure the space always looks its best - despite being surrounded by trees and shrubbery.
Find out more about the Pilkington Activ™ range and how you could use it in your home click here.
For inspiration to create a stunning orangery visit David Salisbury’s website www.davidsalisbury.com