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How To Get Your Home Extension Ready For The Summer

Summer has officially started and the weather has been pretty kind to us so far, the very least we all deserve after a difficult few months. 

Tiled Roof Edwardian Conservatory

We can only hope that the sun will keep on shining and temperatures will remain high, but remember, this is England, so you know we’re going to get unseasonal weather at some point. 

When that time comes, you ought to stay in the safe sanctuary of your conservatory or orangery. However, that will only be possible if it’s fully summer-ready. 

Last thing you need is to get a major sweat on in the space. You will do though if your current roofing system is very dated and does an ineffective job of insulating the extension. 

Ditch the roof in this instance and have it replaced with a solid tiled roof. This made-to-measure lightweight roofing system will stop your conservatory interior heating up too much, no matter what the external temperature is. The Guardian Warm Roof and UltraRoof 380 are two of the leading solid replacement roofs on the market, both supplied at Eden Windows. 

Very often, these replacement roofs can be installed without any existing windows and doors needing to be replaced at the same time. But if you do feel too much heat coming through them, either exchange them for new windows and doors with a high energy efficiency rating or install some Venetian, Pleated or Roller conservatory blinds to repel any unwanted warmth. 

Whoever supplies the blinds, ask them to provide them made-to-measure as you need them to be sufficiently sized for the windows and doors. 

To make it easier to flit from your extension to your garden, and vice-versa, and also have a door you can leave open to ventilate the space, get French, patio or bi-folding doors fitted into the most suitable facet. 

So that you don’t miss your garden too much when it’s raining outside, add some greenery (plants) to the interior. 

In a Top of the Pops-styley, here is a rundown of the 10 best conservatory plants, according to Gardeners’ World:


  • Mandevilla
  • Bougainvillea
  • Hoya
  • Plumbago
  • Sarracenia
  • Lapageria
  • Strelitzia
  • Hymenocallis
  • Aristolochia
  • Cacti and succulents


For your final job, remove any thick textures and store them away for winter, replacing them with thinner, softer, floral-patterned coverings for any furniture. 

Private Appointments are currently available at Eden Windows if you would like us to get involved in giving your extension the right summery feel. 

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