Verandas are both beautiful and practical, and they can add a lot of value to a property. But do you know just how widespread they are? Many cultures and architectural styles have used verandas not only as a stylish aesthetic feature, but also as a clever solution to housing issues that have arisen in certain places and periods.
In this blog post, we'll show you some popular veranda types from around the world - prepare to be inspired!
Adding an extension to your home is a very rewarding endeavour, but it can also be extremely challenging. Extensions often require planning permission and extensive (no pun intended!) building work, all of which will add to the already sizeable cost of the materials themselves.
Fortunately, there is another way. We feel that SunSpaces garden structures
are the perfect alternative to standard home extensions; if you're looking for an easy, affordable
way to expand your living space, our stylish, modern extensions
may well be a perfect choice.
SunSpaces almost never require planning permission
In the vast majority of circumstances, our garden rooms can be installed without obtaining permission or consulting the local planning office beforehand. The only exceptions are listed buildings, conservation areas, and garden rooms that would encroach on property borders once built; if one of these applies to you, we recommend contacting the relevant planning authority before proceeding with the project.
You can build our garden rooms yourself - no professional help is necessary!
We specialise in DIY extensions, and even if you've no relevant experience whatsoever, you should find that constructing your garden room or veranda is a walk in the park. Each of our structures is supplied with a clear assembly guide and an instructional DVD to ensure that you know exactly what you're doing from start to finish. And if you'd rather leave the work to a professional, don't worry - we also offer a full, professional installation service!
Our glass extensions are very cost-effective
Not only will you save money on planning permission and professional contractors, but you should also find that your garden room itself costs noticeably less than if you'd bought the materials required for a full home extension. However, in spite of the reduced cost, your modern glass extension will still look fabulously stylish from the outside and feel wonderfully comfortable on the inside!
If you'd like to know more about SunSpaces, the products we offer, and the reasons why they're such a great alternative to normal home extensions, please get in touch today. You can also request a FREE design for your glass extension.
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!
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!
- Weather protection
- Enjoy your outdoor space in a whole new way
- Ideal for a variety of different uses
- An unobstructed view of your garden
- Stay dry when it rains
- Great for outdoor get-togethers
- Great for spring and summer
- Protect yourself from the sun's rays
- Also shelters you in light rain
- 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!
Your home is completely unique to you, and we at SunSpaces want to keep it that way! We are one of the only companies in the UK who specialise in bespoke garden rooms
; this means that instead of selling you a standard, 'off-the-shelf' product, we want to hear all about the ideas you have for your SunSpace so that we can help you to make those ideas a reality.
If you'd like to add a garden room to your property, here are some of the options that we can offer you:
Lots of different sizes and shapes
SunSpaces are built using a modular system that's almost infinitely customisable. We offer an extensive selection of standard sizes, but if you have something specific in mind, we'll be more than happy to discuss your ideas and provide a bespoke solution.
Your choice of colours
Our verandas and garden rooms can be supplied in practically any colour you like; we offer three colours as standard (Graphite Grey, Cream, and White) but if you'd like something a little more singular, we can use customised RAL colours to meet your requirements.
Top-quality flooring materials
How you floor your SunSpace is entirely up to you; however, we at SunSpaces can supply you with composite wood decking and/or porcelain paving slabs if either of these appeals to you. Both options are extremely low-maintenance, with a range of contemporary styles and colours to choose from!
We offer a huge range of accessories
to complement our verandas and garden rooms, including heaters, LED spotlights, coloured sun shades, gutter covers, and a choice of roofing materials.
If you have any other garden room ideas that we haven't mentioned here, don't panic - we'd still love to hear about them! To discuss your garden room project with a member of the SunSpaces team, please contact us
now. You can also click here
to request a FREE design for your SunSpace!
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.
- 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.