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A veranda is a structure built to the front, side or rear part of your house designed to provide you with shelter or used as a sun trap.

 

Types of verandas

 

It is rare to find verandas that are identical. This is because they tend to be customized to suit the owners’ needs. However, there are 2 main types of verandas;

Traditional or Victorian Veranda - Made from wrought iron, these verandas tend to have a roof containing glass panels and columns with quarter arches at the top.

Contemporary Veranda - Ideal for the more modern property, these sleek verandas have a durable, sleek aluminium structure, with either glass or polycarbonate roof panels.

 

The purpose of a veranda

 

Verandas usually often serve a variety of purposes, depending on the reasons and places fitted. The main reasons, however, are to provide an outdoor shelter where you can enjoy your outdoor area regardless of the weather conditions prevailing. Secondly, verandas enhance the look of your home. We can help you decide upon the best design to suit your property to provide a SunSpace that accentuates the look of your home.

 

The benefits of a veranda

 

You might be wondering why you should install a veranda to your home. Well, there are a variety of benefits to reap from the installation of a veranda:

  • An additional room - An additional room is always a bonus for any family home. This added space can be used to put your feet up or even as a children's play area. This added space will serve as a great place to dine with the family and spend time with each other, just as your garden is in the summertime. You can also use the additional space for storage, where you can have peace of mind knowing your items are safe from the rain.

 

  • Entertainment - Hosting social events is often a great challenge. The addition of the veranda provides all essential outdoor space under cover for those inclement British days. Ideal as a shelter from those scorching days (we hope!) or as protection for those breezy days, the veranda space can be used for dining requirements, for lounging requirements, or a place for the kids to play.

 

  • Aesthetics - Ever noticed the difference between homes with verandas and those without? A house with a veranda looks complete and pleasing to look at. A veranda adds charm and a feeling of completeness to a house. Though verandas come in different styles, the end result is the same… the aesthetics are enhanced!

 

  • Value - In terms of real estate, an exterior addition to a property most often makes the difference in prices. A veranda can boost the value of a house by up to £15,493.80. It not only improves the aesthetics of a house but it can also double up as an additional room.

 

  • Space - Living with family is a wonderful experience, you get to watch your kids play around and also as they grow older. But sometimes you need a getaway place to reflect and do your work. A veranda provides the getaway space that you need! The additional space is ideal for enjoying a quiet time without the pressures of other family members. A veranda can also serve as an additional storage space for items like bicycles and toys.

 

With the information on verandas, it is prudent to fit one in your home. You will not regret the choice. Need further information on why you should choose a veranda for your home? Click below to contact us or view our range of Verandas!

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A veranda might not be the first type of home extension you’ll consider purchasing if you want to make use of your outdoor living space during the winter months, but that shouldn’t be the case. All of our verandas, including our Outlook and Outlook+, can be enjoyed during winter.

 

The Outlook Veranda Structure:

Outlook verandas are made with a very robust polycarbonate roof that can withstand up to 50cm of snow and comes in three beautiful finishes. There are also three guttering options to choose from, all of which are sure to stop water from pooling on top of your veranda. Structurally, your Outlook Veranda will withstand anything that British weather throws at it.

 

Using your Outlook Veranda during the winter months:

Garden Furniture

Arranging all of your garden furniture so that it's underneath your Outlook Veranda will not only prevent it from getting damaged by the elements, but it will also allow you to make use of your outdoor living area for much longer, if not all year round.

Accessories

Sunspaces stock a range of accessories that will help you enjoy your Outlook Veranda through the winter months, including:

  • Lighting – which can be remotely controlled, and will allow you to enjoy your outdoor space long into the dark winter nights.
  • Heating ­– SunSpaces stock a range of different outdoor heaters, including a heater with integrated speakers that can be controlled via a remote control or an app on your phone! Perfect for hosting a party during the winter months.

By installing an Outlook Veranda, you lose none of your garden views and can really make the most of your outdoor space. They are one of the most simple and effective ways to enhance open air living whatever the weather.

 

Does an Outlook Veranda sound like the SunSpace for you? Take a closer look at them by clicking the button below:

 

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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. 

 Here at SunSpaces, we make it easy to purchase and install a stylish new veranda. Our sales team will help you through the entire process; our products are supplied with easy-to-follow assembly guides and instructional DVDs. We even offer a full installation service if you'd rather leave the job to the professionals. The only hard part is deciding how you'll decorate your new veranda. Fortunately, we can provide some assistance on that front, too. 

Design Ideas:

  • Add stylish flooring - Have you given any thought to the flooring material that you'll be using underneath your veranda? The SunSpaces team can offer a range of attractive options in this category - click here for information on our full range of products.
  • Buy Luxurious outdoor furniture - In order to get the most from your veranda, you'll want to add some furniture that will allow you to lounge, dine, and generally relax under that contemporary canopy.
  • Coloured shades and blinds - Add a splash of colour and keep the sun at bay with our attractive veranda sunshades! These can be supplied in a number of different colours - for example, the owner of the veranda pictured below chose red and white to match the cushions on their garden sofa.
  • Lighting - Create a soft and glowy or bright and beautiful atmosphere in your veranda using products from our lighting range.
 
 
These are just some of the veranda design options we can offer here at SunSpaces. We pride ourselves on offering a completely bespoke service to every customer - click here to request a free veranda design and brochure, or call 029 2080 3755 to discuss your project with a member of the SunSpaces team.
 

We only use the best materials

Our various garden structures are made using exceptionally high-quality materials, such as rustproof aluminium, toughened glass, and extra-strong polycarbonate. This ensures that our garden rooms are as sturdy as possible.

We design your SunSpace to suit you

Many of our competitors only sell 'one-size-fits-all' solutions, but here at SunSpaces, we know that every project is different. That's why we offer a near-limitless range of different sizes, shapes, and bespoke options for your garden room.

We offer a comprehensive service

We don't just sell you the materials and leave you to get on with-it - we offer expert design advice (courtesy of our in-house architect), and we can even install your garden room for you if you wish.

We don't just sell garden rooms

As beautiful as our sun rooms are on their own, they become even more spectacular in conjunction with our low-maintenance flooring products and luxury furniture options.

We have two conveniently located showrooms

The problem with online shopping is that you don't get to see what you're buying until after you'd paid for it. If you want to take a closer look at our garden rooms before you commit to a purchase, you are more than welcome to visit one of our showrooms - we have one in CardiffSlough & St. Albans

 
 
Still not convinced? You can always order a FREE SunSpaces brochure, or click here for more reasons to buy your garden room from us.
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