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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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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.
 

Here's why:

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.

Are you thinking of having an extension added to your home? The Solarlux Wintergarden from SunSpaces performs just as well as a brick-and-mortar extension, and it’s far more aesthetically pleasing. Glass panels allow light to flood into your home, while also giving you an exceptional view of your garden.

 

The Functionality of a Solarlux Wintergarden

A Solarlux Wintergarden extension will fit so seamlessly into your home that it can be used for functions that you might otherwise reserve for a proper ‘indoor’ space.

 

Why not transform your Wintergarden into a dining room in time for Christmas dinner? Or, if you’re feeling particularly daring, move the master bedroom into this space and feel truly at one with nature while remaining warm and cosy inside. Our lighting options (all available with dimmable transformers) will create a romantic atmosphere, while our skylights are perfect for stargazing.

 

What you need to know:

  • Fully insulated and thermally efficient
  • Can be double or triple glazed
  • Additional ventilation and skylights (optional)
  • Variety of panel and door options (fixed panels, bi-fold, patio style)
  • Huge selection of frame colours to suit any home

SunSpaces’ house extensions are incredibly versatile and can really transform the way you utilise the available space around your home.

 

You can see a host of completed Wintergarden projects in our image gallery. Alternatively, you can contact SunSpaces now to request a quote for your house extension.

 

Are you car proud with a favourite, at home parking spot? Protecting your car from the wrath of the elements can sometimes be a challenging task (particularly with the ever-present British drizzle!). Carports are an excellent choice for those looking to shelter their car, while maintaining an ease of arrival and exit – the kind that doesn’t come with parking in a garage.

SunSpaces offer a wide range of bespoke carport structures – they come in a variety shapes and styles so that they can fit your personal style, location and vehicle. Not only do carports from SunSpaces offer the utility of protecting your car from exposure to nature and the weather, they also make a serious aesthetic statement! Our carports are made using the highest quality materials, with an aluminium frame and polycarbonate roof to keep your car sheltered from rain and sunlight.

What Carport is suitable for you and what Carport types are there around?

 

SunSpaces guarantee that they have a carport to fit your needs. There are two main types of carport: Pitched Roof Carports and Free-Standing Arched Carports – but what is the difference and which one is right for you? Read on to find out: 

Pitched Roof Carports

 

Pitched Roof Carport Type

Pitched Roof Carport

 

Pitched Roof Carports are perfect if you’d like to add shelter to your current drive-way or property. Pitched Roof Carports can fit a range of requirements, they are a great way of utilising the space where you currently park your vehicle. This carport type is fantastic for protecting your vehicle from the elements whilst looking modern – these are not an eye-sore but an eye-catcher. Not only will you have a clean shiny car, you'll have a stylish addition to your home. 

Pitched Roof Carports - The details

• 10-year warranty
• Optional Extra Customisation
• Range of lengths/depths depending on your requirements – from 3 meters to 14 meters
• Polycarbonate and Aluminium structures
• Weather protection

Colours available

• Grey
• Grey Aluminium
• White
• Cream

 

Free Standing Carports

 

Carport Types for Caravan

Carports for Caravans 

 Carport Types for Cars

Carports for Cars

 

We also do Free-Standing Carports which are great for those of you who are looking to have one built away from your property. These are also suitable for business use in a carpark or workspace – they are not just for home use! As you can see from the images above, they are also fantastic for large vehicles like caravans; if you don’t use your caravan all year round, purchasing a free-standing carport is an excellent way of keeping your caravan protected while not in use. Smart huh? 


SunSpaces Free-Standing structures come in single or double frames – so whether it’s a single vehicle you’re looking to protect, or two – we have sizes suitable for you. This carport type is low maintenance and looks extremely stylish, coming in a range of four different colours. Like our Pitched Roof Carport, these are made from high-quality materials; polycarbonate and aluminium, giving you all-round protection whatever the weather. These carports can be customised to your preferences, you get to choose the colour of your carport and the bespoke features you'd like. You can choose from clear (no sunlight blocking), Opal (blocks some sunlight) or Heat-Repelling Clear (protects you from the sun’s rays without blocking light) dependent on your individual preference.

 

 Double Free Standing Carport Type

Double Free Standing Carport

Free Standing Arched Carports - The details

• 10-year warranty
• Optional Extra Customisation
• Range of lengths/depths dependent on your requirements – from 5 meters to 10 meters length and 3 to 6 meters deep.
• Polycarbonate and Aluminium structures
• Great for extra space you’d like to fill
• Great for multiple vehicle use
• Weather protection


Colours available

• Grey
• Grey Aluminium
• White
• Cream

 

With two different carport types in various colours and sizes, what will be the best option for you? Why not get in touch with SunSpaces to discuss the best carport type for your home or business, completely customisable and tailor-made. It’s what your vehicle has been waiting for! 

 

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!

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