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As many people are aware, a conservatory is an affordable and effective way of adding space, light and character to a property.

Often requiring no planning permission to erect, and helping homeowners to make the most of their living space, a conservatory can make a great addition to properties of all shapes and sizes.

However, one issue that a lot of people with conservatories face is dealing with extreme temperature.

The amount of glazing in the roof and walls of a conservatory can make it prone to overheating in the summer and freezing in the winter. Solving this issue will allow you to use the space throughout the year and ensure it’s a truly useful addition to your home.

Conservatories and extreme temperatures

While modern conservatories are better built and insulated than those from 10, 20 or 30 years ago, extreme temperatures are still an issue for many homeowners.

One of the best solutions to this common problem is to insulate the roof. As @DailyWaffle says, “Hot air rises, so inevitably a lot of heat is lost through the roof. There are various options for insulating your conservatory roof from basic overlapping blinds to an entire re-roof if your present roof is simply too old to try other types of insulation.”

Insulating your roof will help to reduce the amount of sun coming in during the summer and keep the warm air locked in during the winter months. This should help to make your conservatory a more pleasant place to be.


A LivinRoof is essentially a replacement roof for your conservatory. The system can be fitted into your existing extension or built into the design of a new conservatory that’s being installed.

Unlike traditional conservatory roofs, LivinRoofs are solid. This means that they don’t let light through in the summer and so help to keep the conservatory cool. As LivinRoofs are insulated, they’ll help to keep warm air in the space when it’s cold outside. This can have a big impact on the ambient temperature of your conservatory during the winter months.

One of the main benefits of a LivinRoof is that it can be easily adapted to suit you. The aluminium panels that make up the roof can be replaced with glazing wherever you want to let a little light in. This allows you to perfectly tailor the light in the space to suit your lifestyle and create a conservatory that’s usable throughout the year.

LivinRoofs are compatible with almost all roofing systems and are very energy efficient. This means you should be able to heat and cool your conservatory more effectively and see a reduction in your home energy bills.

If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of a LivinRoof, and learn how this versatile and stylish design can be adapted for your home, we can help. Get in touch today to find out more.