You may have finally gotten the conservatory of your dreams, but are now concerned with how little privacy your new indoor space offers. Luckily, there are a few different methods to choose from when it comes to making your conservatory more private. We’ll go over these today so you can weigh up your options.
It may be the simplest and most old-fashioned choice, but there’s something to be said for good old blinds. They come in many varieties, are fairly easy to install and can be rolled up or taken down when you feel like it.
One of the most popular solutions for conservatories is window film, as they not only offer privacy, they also reduce heat build-up and glare. Frosted films are available, along with textured, graphic or coloured options – some offer cut-out details so you can still enjoy the view.
Tinted or ‘mirror’ films are also available, but can interfere with double glazing and could compromise the glass. Some window vinyls can allow you to see through a window at a particular angle, while still appearing frosted from other viewpoints.
If you’re absolutely sure on the look you want for your conservatory glass, you could always glaze for a more permanent option, using either textured or patterned glass.
Switchable LCD electric glass is a more high-tech option, allowing you to easily switch between clear or frosted glass at just the click of a button. It may be costly, but this type of intelligent glass can last up to 25 years if cared for correctly.
Adding solid roof panels to your conservatory can work wonders for temperature control, keeping your conservatory warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Not only this, it’s also a good privacy option, and it’ll have an extra soundproofing element for bad weather (rain, thunderstorms etc.). Solid panels can also reduce mould and condensation.
If you’ve yet to build your conservatory, and are considering privacy options, adding some solid walls would not only give you added privacy, it’d also help with temperature and soundproofing issues, as well as making the structure more solid. Bear in mind with this option, that if the side frame glass is below 50 per cent of the overall structure, you may need to get building regulation approval first. replacement conservatory roof