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Ever wondered exactly how much sunshine the UK sees in a year? Or how often in rains?

 

Take a look at our infographic to learn what 'typical British weather' really means...and how SunSpaces garden buildings can protect you from it!

 

Average British Weather Infographic

INFOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPT:

Beating the British Weather

British weather can be extremely unpredictable, but whether it's hot, cold, dry or wet, it shouldn't stop you from going outside and enjoying your garden.

Here at SunSpaces, we provide garden buildings that protect you from the elements and help you to stay warm even when the sun's gone down. Read on to find out what our garden rooms and verandas can do!

In the UK, we get an average of...

  • 1493 hours (62.2 days) of sunshine per year
  • 13 hours of daylight on a spring day
  • 16 hours of daylight on a summer day
  • 10 hours of daylight on an autumn day
  • 8 hours of daylight on a winter day
  • 133 rainy days per year

Average Temperature in °C

  • January: 6.4°C
  • February: 6.6°C
  • March: 9.1°C
  • April: 11.8°C
  • May: 15.6°C
  • June: 18.6°C
  • July: 20.4°C
  • August: 20.1°C
  • September: 17.5°C
  • October: 14.0°C
  • November: 9.4°C
  • December: 7.3°C

Using your garden...even when the weather's disappointing!

With SunSpaces, you can utilise your garden space and enjoy the outdoors even when it's cold and/or wet.

Our garden rooms are suitable for all weather types. You can sit and relax in your garden whatever the weather!

The Garden Room: Perfect for British Weather

  • Weather protection
  • Enjoy your outdoor space in a whole new way
  • Ideal for a variety of different uses

Verandas

  • An unobstructed view of your garden
  • Stay dry when it rains
  • Great for outdoor get-togethers

Garden Awning

  • Great for spring and summer
  • Protect yourself from the sun's rays
  • Also shelters you in light rain

Glass Extensions

  • Versatile and can be used all year round
  • Protection from the elements
  • Open the doors when it's sunny
  • Great for late evening meals

Please note that we can supply heaters with all of our garden structures.

 

Visit www.sunspaces.co.uk to request your FREE information pack!

Dorothy wasn’t lying when she said “there’s no place like home” – that’s why we provide awning house attachments to help you extend home that little bit further. Our vast range of Awnings come in a variety of styles to meet your wants and needs. Attaching an awning to your house will give you all the benefits of an outdoor experience, but with the added comforts of home! Read on to find 3 huge benefits of fitting an awning house attachment to your home: 

The House and Beyond

One obvious benefit of house-suited awnings is the extra space they provide. Whether you like to host parties or simply want a comfortable, communal spot to spend quality time with the family, adding an awning attachment to your house will increase the livable space available to you. For those of you who like to enjoy the garden after dark, check out our Lite Awnings – they are fitted with LED lights meaning the party doesn’t stop till you do.

 

 

Whatever the Weather

In Britain we’re used to unpredictable weather; one minute the sun is out, the next rain is pouring. Luckily, retractable awnings give you the power to stay comfortable regardless of the weather. Adding a Retractable Awning to the back of your house means you can remain outside if the heat gets too much, or if the rain starts to fall. Either way, adding an awning to your home definitely means more fresh air for you!

 

 

Stylish and Practical

Fashionistas might tell you there’s no such thing as stylish and sensible – luckily, this isn’t the case when it comes to awnings. Adding an awning to your house not only transforms the space between your home and garden, it also offers a lot of protection. From decking & garden furniture to windows & conservatories awnings add an extra layer of protection that will maintain the quality of your home for longer – all with no extra work.

 

 

Whatever your need, finding an awning to attach to your house is easy when SunSpace offers so many styles to enhance your house and garden! For a free information pack just visit this page!

Outdoor living structures extend the use of your garden and extend the period in which you can use it. If you have a garden that needs that extra wow-factor, an outdoor living structure would be perfect for you. Not only will an outdoor space entice you to go outside more, it will also give you that extra space to relax, unwind and appreciate the outdoor surroundings, whether rain or sun.


There are a range of outdoor living structures on the market and each type of structure has different values, so depending on your style, requirements and property type, there are specific structures we would recommend. Each of the structures we recommend can be externally styled to your choice, however, when it comes to internal décor, we think a table and chairs and maybe a relaxation area works best!

Awnings 

If you currently have a patio or garden area that you would like sheltering, Awnings are the perfect outdoor structure for you, suitable for rain or sun. These are great if you don’t have much space in the garden as they can be retracted when you don’t need them. Awnings are better suited to properties that get a lot of sun as they are good for protecting you from the summer heat-rays without adding that extra space that you may not desire or have. 

 

Compact Awnings 

Compact Awnings are suitable for canopying sun in the summer months! This structure would be best suited to someone who has a smaller-scaled patio/garden area they would like covered, and would be great for domestic customers.

 

Awning Outdoor Living Structure

Compact Awning

Lite Awnings 

Lite Awnings, however, are a larger outdoor living structure, suited to large verandas or patios. This outdoor structure comes integrated with LED lights so you really do get that wow-factor about your property. We recommend Lite Awnings to those who love being outdoors, especially in the evenings when you can really admire the aesthetic of this outdoor living structure. With their LED lights, this style is great for get-togethers, small parties, evening meals or even, reading and relaxing after a busy day.

 

Lite Awning Outdoor Structure

Lite Awning

 

Elite Awnings

Who knew there could be so many Awning types?  Elite Awnings are the perfect outdoor living structure if covering a very large parameter, perhaps a hotel/B&B or even someone with a very large home (jealous!!). What’s great about these Awning’s is that they use innovative technology that allows them to be opened and closed with a simple remote!

 

Elite Awning Outdoor Living Structure

Elite Awning

 

Verandas

Verandas are a fantastic outdoor living structure if you are after that Awning style but a little more protection against the elements. Verandas can be fit to almost any space and allow you to admire your garden even when it’s raining; is there any better feeling that listening to the rain? Well, you can listen to the rain from the outdoors and stay dry… perfect!  

 

Glass Verandas 

SunSpaces have an array of Veranda types to suit your preference, home, and design. Aspire Verandas add sophistication to your property, without taking up lots of space. The Glass roof of Aspire Verandas mean you can be protected from even the nastiest of weather’s. Glass Verandas can also be detached, meaning you don’t have to have it directly next to your property. If you’d like a detached outdoor living space in another part of your garden, somewhere to relax other than in your home, then Glass Verandas are for you.

 

Glass Veranda Living Structure

Glass Veranda 

Infinity Verandas 

Infinity Verandas’ flexible structures mean they can be designed to directly suit your property and your needs. We acknowledge that each home is unique and different, that’s why the Infinity Verandas are customised – you can choose your roof material and the amount of side panels you would like – giving you only the best Veranda with the greatest flexibility of design and structure. 

 

Infinity Veranda

Infinity Veranda 

 

Sky Line Verandas 

Outdoor living structures can be tricky to choose depending on the weather and your style. However, Sky Line Verandas can adapt to the weather types – meaning you don’t have to worry about getting wet or being too hot. These outdoor living structures are made with a canvas roof, you can protect yourself from the shade or sun and retract it when you’d like to catch some rays! 

 Sky Line Veranda Outdoor Space

Sky Line Veranda 

Garden Rooms 

Additionally, if you would like an extra room at the end of your property, where you can eat, sleep, relax and most importantly enjoy your surroundings, a Garden Room is for you. These structures protect you from every element and can even be designed to have heaters and surround sound systems - now that’s tailor-made! Garden Rooms can be made to any size and come in an array of colours; Grey, Aluminium, white and Cream.

 

Infinity Garden Room

Infinity Garden Rooms are one of the most luxurious outdoor living structures around as they are completely bespoke and tailored to your space. You get to choose the style; whether it be the roof, walls, doors and any other optional extras you can think of that will make your outdoor experience memorable. 

 

Infinity Garden Room

Infinity Garden Room

 

Serenity 

The Serenity outdoor structure is ideal for summer weathers – they look great at the edges of gardens or on patio areas and are a fantastic shelter for when it gets a little cooler in the evenings. We recommend this structure if you like spending a lot of time outdoors! The Serenity works perfect with some comfy chairs and a heater, giving you that ultimate summer garden experience.  

 

Serentiy Outdoor Living Structure

Serenity Garden Room

 

Haven

The name says it all really. The Haven Garden Rooms are great if you would like some peace and quiet, whilst still enjoying the view of the outdoors. This style would be a perfect extra for any home and with its lockable doors, you really can shut off to the world and relax. Haven rooms are very stylish and a seamless edition to any garden space – What’s not to love? 

 

Haven Outdoor Living Structure

Haven Outdoor Living Structure

 

This blog has showcased only a few of the outdoor living structures SunSpaces have to offer. Whether you’re looking to add space, maximise space or just add some shelter, SunSpaces are perfect for you. If you’re unsure about what room is best for your property contact SunSpaces today and request a consultation. 

Though it may seem far away during current UK weather conditions, Spring is just around the corner, which means that it's the perfect time to get your patio and garden rooms kitted out for the (hopefully) warmer seasons! Here are a few of our favourite items:

Riva Bench Set From AmbienteDirect

This modern and minimal bench set comes in both black and white, making it perfect for fans of monochromatic decor. It can also be used as both an indoor and outdoor dining solution, which means that it's particularly suitable for garden rooms, which marry the best of the two. If functional yet stylish family dining is what you're all about, then this is definitely the piece you should be investing in this spring.

Colourful Dining Chairs From Out and Out Original

These dining chair pairs will certainly inject some vibrancy into even the dullest and drab of gardens, breathing new life into a space that has just made it through the dreary winter. Mix and match the sets to create your own cool combination, either by pairing two brights together, or by combining them with the black chairs for a checkered design.


Timber Stools From Gas and Air Studios

If you love rustic, industrial design, then look no further than these beautiful handmade stools from Gas and Air. Made with timber and topped with natural slate, they would make a unique edition to any garden room or patio. Thanks to the distinctive colours and patterns in these materials, you can also be sure that no two pieces are the same, making your item truly one-of-a-kind.

Garden Tea Table From Odd Limited 

This quaint little table from Odd Limited is ideal for fans of vintage chic, making it the perfect serving companion to your traditional tea and cake. If the arrival of sun and daffodils makes you want to crack out the bunting and china, then these are the designers to be watching for your next garden update.

Curved Modular Sofa Set From Primrose 

Those who wish to stick to traditional wicker but add a modern twist should definitely check out some of the pieces available from Primrose, like this cosy curved sofa set. Not only does the round table fit in perfectly for all your casual dining and lounging needs, but you can also add in additional sofa sections if you need to, expanding and splitting the sofa according to the demands of your space and your number of guests.


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Our garden rooms are intended to offer a clear and unspoilt view of your outdoor space, allowing you to enjoy your surroundings all year round from the comfort of your home. Even if you're an experienced gardener who has managed to design an attractive and inviting space, there is always room for a few extra accessories to give it some added charm.

Here are some beautiful and unusual decorative outdoor items that we found online, to lend you some inspiration for improving your garden in the new year.

Temerity Jones Swan Planters

This set of three planters make a delightfully kitsch addition to your garden, reminding you of peaceful lakeside walks and picnics. The fact that they come in a trio also offers you a range of arrangement options, whether you wish to display them together or separately.

Buy from Lisa Angel 


Teapot Birds Nest

One of the best parts about observing your garden is seeing the variety of wildlife which comes and goes with the seasons. This means that it's always a good idea to introduce feeding and nesting solutions to your space, in order to encourage more bird and insect activity in your garden. This delightful teapot nest is an unusual take on the traditional wooden nesting box, offering a great solution for those looking to create the ideal 'English country garden'. 


Provence Plant Stand

This stunning, grey plant stand is perfect for those who are looking to inject a rustic French garden vibe into their space. The best part is that it can be used both outdoors and indoors, so it would look just as good inside your garden room as a pretty yet practical home for all your house plants.

Buy from Cox and Cox

Alert Hare Ornament

This metal-look hare is a clever and eye-catching way to introduce more natural elements to your garden, even if you're sadly not fortunate enough to receive many real garden visitors. Thanks to the weather and frost resistant properties of the material, your ornament is also sure to retain it's visual impact year after year.


Ground Rainbow Bubbles 

These whimsical garden accessories will make you feel as if you've stepped into the fairytale garden of your childhood dreams! Producing an enchanting 'bubble' effect, these colourful orbs are perfect for adding a hint of wonder to pathways and water features.

Buy from Home 2 Garden


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