Cold conservatories

On September 23, the calendar officially marked the beginning of autumn and, in addition to the shortening days, the new season is also reflected in the temperatures. While it is still wonderful to sit outside in the sunshine at lunchtime, the rest of the day remains increasingly colder, even in imperial weather. If wind and falling leaves are added to the mix, the patio may already lose its inviting coziness. There are various options for using the green extension to the living room during this transitional period. In addition to plants and privacy screens that can catch a bit of wind, existing roofs in particular can be upgraded to a (cold) conservatory. Find out below what variations there are and what you need to look out for to be able to use your patio living space for even longer.

What is the difference to a conservatory?

The classic conservatory is usually retrofitted to an existing house. However, numerous requirements regarding insulation, the connection to the house and much more must be observed. The result is a living space extension that can be heated and used at any time of year. These additional requirements and the greater effort involved are usually particularly noticeable in terms of costs.
In this respect, cold conservatories are a more cost-effective alternative that involves less effort, is relatively easy to implement and still extends the patio season to include spring, fall and mild winter days. The construction of the cold conservatory protects against wind, dirt and rain, but is not insulated against the cold. Thanks to the glazing, however, a cold conservatory achieves a pleasant indoor climate with sufficient sunlight, even in cold temperatures, which invites you to browse through the newspaper, drink coffee or simply linger.

From roofing to cold conservatories – what to look out for?

The basic construction of our cold conservatories is based on an already installed roof, which is best planned with the subsequent extension to a glazed roof. Thanks to variable roof pitches between 5° and 15°, the installation of our canopies can be easily adapted to the conditions on site. However, it should be noted that the fixing between the house wall and the canopy is not included in the scope of delivery, but must be selected by the installer to suit the wall structure and material. Once the wall connection, covering, length, depth of the roofing and the number of posts have been determined, the order can be placed. Now it’s time to prepare the foundations, and the installation can be carried out by landscapers, carpenters or roofers.

As glass does not tolerate dimensional tolerances, you are on the safe side if you wait until the roofing has been installed before taking measurements for the glazing. Care must be taken when taking measurements, which is why we recommend that these are only taken by trained installers or specialist dealers. Once the measurements have been taken correctly, Panorame sliding walls for the front, side panels and wedge elements as well as the running rails are added. Optionally, you can also choose from different types of awning to better control the amount of sunlight. The green living room is finished.

Our models

In principle, any of our roofing models can be extended to create a cold conservatory. However, there are a few advantages with certain models that pay off for this purpose in particular. The SMARTLINE , for example, impresses as an entry-level product with its simple and solid design, but is rarely chosen as the basic structure for glazed roofs due to the fixed roof pitch of 8°. Our PRIMELINE already has this advantage and is therefore particularly suitable. If post spacings of up to 7 m in width with only two posts are required, the profile-reinforced SUPREMELINE and CUBUSLINE models are particularly suitable. This means that the panoramic sliding walls can be easily pushed to the outside in good weather for a barrier-free look and the garden can be enjoyed without any annoying posts. The CUBUSLINE is a special eye-catcher not only because of its considerable span, but also because of its cubic, modern design. This straight-lined design blends particularly well into modern or urban architecture and adds value to the building.