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Benefits of choosing a sun lounge conservatory over an extension

It may seem hard to choose between a sun lounge conservatory and an extension to your home; both have their own upsides, but with a sun lounge conservatory you’ll be getting plenty of benefits as well as a beautiful addition to your home.

Sun lounge or conservatory?

Firstly, it’s important to note that there is a difference between a sun lounge and a conservatory. Although subtle, these differences make for important distinctions in the kind of room you’ll be getting. A conservatory is made primarily of glass, letting in a lot more sunlight as well as heat; there is often little protection from the sun, which can be problematic on the hottest summer days. A sun lounge conservatory, on the other hand, typically has a more sturdy structure, with a solid roof that offers more respite from the sun as well as giving it more of a ‘new room’ feeling.

The benefits of a sun lounge

The first benefit to choosing a sun lounge is that you’re opening up your home and bringing your garden in, a well as the summer sun in the hotter months. A sun lounge will enable you to enjoy your garden more the whole year round, as well as providing a great summer room. Although a downside to a normal conservatory is the lack of insulation in the colder months, a sun lounge will offer better opportunity for insulation, being built more like a standard room rather than predominantly from glass.

Although similar cost to an extension, a sun lounge is a more attractive, fresher, more modern look to most homes. The work undertaken to complete an extension will also be longer and more disruptive than with a sun lounge, potentially getting in the way of the use of other parts of your house, such as the kitchen, for months on end.

Another great advantage of a sun lounge is that being built with more than just glass, you’ll find it feeling like a new room rather than a conservatory. A complete (or even partially covered) roof gives the sun lounge a sense of being an extension of the house, rather than a space suitable only for the summer that can happen wit ha conservatory.

Admiral Home Improvements

At Admiral Home Improvements, we can cover every aspect of a new addition to your home, from the initial planning, to the design and building of a sun lounge conservatory. We will take care of planning permission, building requirements, as well as all landscaping work, electrical installations, tiling and plastering. For any enquires, or to get started with your new sun lounge, give us a call on 01473 659 062, email us at, or send us a message through our website.


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Marcus & Beverley Kwan

Yet again another great job done, from the initial order and quote to the install of the additional windows and doors, they look absolutely fabulous. Thanks to the team that fitted them with the usual quality and professionalism that I know Admiral always shows towards its customers. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone requiring replacement windows and doors.

Maggie and Stephen Squirrell

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Thank you to the whole team. All very professional and efficient.

Linda Rachel

My husband has always organised any home improvements to our home, and this time he left it to me. After an inspection, he couldn’t find fault with anything and reckoned the job was done very well. Trust me, this is a first  – high praise indeed, so many thanks to all concerned.