There are many different options if you want to add a conservatory to your home. This can be a really great investment but you need to choose the right materials, design, and location. You also need to check planning permission to ensure you can do the project. Whatever you decide, timber conservatories are one of the best options.
For starters, timber is by far the best looking material you can choose. Some people like uPVC and aluminium frames can look very modern, but there is something special about wood. Firstly there is the unique graining and choice of natural colours. Then there is the fact that it can make your home fit more carefully into the surroundings.
Lots of options
While uPVC and aluminium frames can come in various colours, the range of options with timber conservatories is really impressive. For example you could choose lighter oak with its beautiful close grain. While not as popular as it once was, mahogany is still a great option. The red colour can be amazing and the wood ages well to become a nice grey colour. There are lots of other options though, including idigbo, meranti, sapele, and more. You should select a timber that suits your needs.
Timber also offers more flexibility when it comes to finishes. You can leave the timber as it is, simply adding a protective clear varnish coat to preserve it. Alternatively, you could opt for a stain to change the colour and improve waterproofing. Finally, you could paint the timber in a choice of colours. However, this will hide the grain and natural beauty of the timber.
You need to think about the upkeep requirements here as paint can peel and blister and will need redoing in time. You will also need to re-stain when it starts to fade. Varnish is durable but again you will need to reapply it in time.
Yet another great reason to choose timber is that it is a sustainable material. You can choose woods from sources that won’t contribute to deforestation. Instead these suppliers work to maintain forests and supply great materials. This protects the environment. Timber is also better in terms of the footprint of the conservatory and the fact you can recycle the wood if you ever replace the frame.
Talk to us about timber conservatories
Wood & Wisdom is the home of some really passionate and skilful joiners. We have the talent and expertise to create wonderful conservatories for any home. More importantly, we give our clients the most flexibility when it comes to designing them.
If you want to look into timber conservatories, please contact us. We are confident we can offer wonderful designs that you will love.