Sheryl Crow had the right idea back in 2002 when she told the world she was going to “Soak Up the Sun”.
We took that statement to heart and you can too – all from the comfort of your own home – with a gorgeous veranda courtesy of SunSpaces!
The Heat Is On
While Britain is notorious for its wet weather and grey skies, it’s not unusual for us Brits to receive a heatwave from time to time.
In fact, according to the Met Office, 2018 saw the UK achieve the joint hottest summer on record and the hottest ever summer for England in particular.
The hottest day of the year saw the UK hit a peak temperature of 35.3 degrees – just a few degrees shy of the UK’s hottest temp ever of 38.5 from 2003!
Seasons in the Sun
Whether you believe in climate change or not, there’s no denying that the weather in the UK can be pretty unpredictable. From a random spot of springtime heat to a blistering belated “Indian summer”, the UK weather loves to keep us on our toes.
To make things even more unpredictable, these sunny spells can occur seemingly out of nowhere and a bout of “beer garden weather” can arrive without so much as a precursory red sky at night as a heads up.
With such an erratic climate, a sweltering Saturday can be a true surprise gift from the gods. Don’t be caught napping – be prepared for those impromptu summer nights with a handy veranda from SunSpaces.
Okay, first things first, why get a veranda?
Quite literally bridging the gap between your house and garden, a veranda is a structural cover that shelters the area immediately outside your home’s interior. For most back gardens, this is typically a patio or section of decking.
A veranda can turn this open space into a sheltered terrace that essentially acts as another room to your house, providing ample protection from the elements while still allowing you to enjoy the benefits of being outdoors.
If breakfast in the sun is your cup of tea, a veranda can provide. Meanwhile, a veranda can also make for the ultimate compliment to a backyard barbeque, creating the perfect setting to enjoy your outside space all evening long.
Stop. Planner Time!
Next up, do you need planning permission to get a veranda?
While not always the case, there is a chance you may need to get planning permission before you upgrade your home with a veranda.
The need for planning permission can depend on a number of varying factors, including:
- The height of the proposed structure
- The area the new addition will cover
- The status of the property (e.g. listed building, designated land, etc)
To avoid causing yourself summertime sadness, it’s wise to play it safe.
Take the “mission” out of “planning permission” by contacting your local planning department for advice specific to your property.
Drop It Like It’s Hot
If a permanent fixture isn’t quite your cup of tea, you’re not out of options just yet. Why not consider a more temporary solution?
Extendable and compact, our range of drop-down awnings offer all the shady benefits of a veranda with the advantage of also being retractable, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space without permanently adjusting the look of your property.
Simply unveil this canopy when the mood strikes and retract at your leisure when you see fit. Slender yet sturdy, these extendable canvas shelters make for the perfect happy medium if you’re considering a veranda but don’t want to go all-in.
So, there you have it. Enjoy your outdoor living space year-round with our wide range of outdoor fixtures. What are you waiting for? Transform your property today with SunSpaces!
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