uPVC VS LivinRoom Conservatories: Which for Me?

Installing a new conservatory to your home is a big decision so you want to ensure you’re making the right choice and that it’s the right one for you. We install both uPVC conservatories, and LivinRoom Conservatories, both of which have their own different features.

uPVC Conservatories

uPVC stands for Poly Vinyl Chloride material which is the primary material used in the construction of this conservatory’s frames. As well as this, the glass used for these conservatories is either self-cleaning glass which is easy to maintain, toughened glass which is much stronger than standard or polycarbonate roofing panels that are not only inexpensive, but very light too meaning less of a harsh structure is needed to hold them up.

The key features are:

  • Low maintenance frames
  • Bifold, French or Sliding doors are available
  • Solid, tiled or full glass roofing
  • Double or triple glazed glass

uPVC conservatories have much more freedom when it comes to design, as they don’t have to particularly match the house as much as the design of a LivinRoom does. There are many different styles available, including; Edwardian, Elizabethan, Lean-to, P-shaped, Regency, T-shaped, Verander and Victorian.

LivinRoom Conservatories

Combining the light and sky of a conservatory with the walls and ceiling of an extension is exactly where this type of conservatory gets its name from; it has the same feel as a living room. They are made to feel more like an extension, as opposed to a separate room in the house, thanks to their structure. A conventional classic glazed roof is used and attached to a steel work ladder system. This is then plaster-boarded and skimmed in order to form a perimeter ceiling providing an extension-type finish.

The key features are:

  • Choice of roof glazing
  • Choice of frame glazing including sash windows
  • Bifold, French or Sliding doors are available

Although uPVC conservatories are energy efficient, LivinRoom conservatories are slightly better as they have an extra column of insulation and 25mm Heatguard Polycarbonate ‘cloaking screen’.

No matter what conservatory you’re looking to install, we offer a wide range of design possibilities and a wealth of experience to create solutions for individual projects. We also provide a ten-year guarantee on all our installations. Get in touch with us today to discuss what we can do for you and your home.