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If you are considering investing in a garden room, you may be wondering whether the space will be warm enough for use during the colder winter months. The short answer to this is yes! In this post, we will go into more detail, explaining why to give you peace of mind in your investment.
Garden rooms are designed for year-round use
Because garden rooms are intended to be installed outside, they are specifically designed to accommodate year-round use and be a lasting investment. Our providers use high-quality building methods and materials, taking insulation into account in the design of their products. Heat control is important all year round to ensure the structure is comfortable for use in both colder and warmer weather conditions. This is always factored into the design of garden buildings.
Thermal transmittance is also known as a U-value and refers to the rate of transfer of heat through matter – or a structure (such as a garden room). Better insulation is reflected by lower U-values. The materials used in the construction of your garden room – including floors, windows, roofs and doors – will have a U-value. Check these before investing and speak to your provider to ensure these values are low and the structure you opt for is effective against heat loss.
Many garden rooms come with double glazed windows and doors as standard. Ensure the structure you choose has double glazing to help prevent heat loss during the colder winter months. Windows and doors for garden rooms are available in many different variations. While some structures come with certain windows and doors as standard, you can often customise your garden room and upgrade certain elements of it to ensure it perfectly meets your needs. Check the specifications on the product listing and contact potential providers to ensure you are getting the best quality materials, including double glazing.
Insulation is factored into the design of garden rooms. How well insulated a garden room is will vary on the specific structure and provider you choose. Many are built with insulated wall and floor panels as standard. Thermal efficiency is a top consideration when designing garden rooms to ensure they can be used year-round comfortably. If you are in doubt or confused about the technical elements, contact the provider, and they will be able to explain how their structures are insulated.
Various internal heating options are usually available with garden rooms. Some providers may offer radiators as standard. A multitude of other heating options are usually available as upgrades or add-ons. This may include underfloor heating, wall-mounted radiators and air conditioning. In addition, you can always use free-standing heaters if you choose, as garden rooms accommodate electrical appliances.
Consider what you will be using your garden room for to determine the best heating option for you. If you will be using your garden room as a home office, for example, you will probably be spending a lot of time in there during the winter. It would, therefore, make sense to invest in a space with inbuilt heating. However, if you will be using it less frequently, perhaps as a retreat from the main home, then a free-standing heater may be more appropriate and cost-effective.
As you can see, garden rooms are designed to be used all year round, and this is reflected during the design and build stages of the structure. Consider your personal requirements and compare different structures and providers to ensure your garden room is as comfortable for you as it can be, both during the winter months and the rest of the year. You can start your search for the perfect garden room here.