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Creating a Sun Room in Kent and Sussex

Creating A Sun Room In Kent And Sussex

A sun room can create a strong link between indoor and outdoor space.

A sun room is an extension to a house which incorporating large areas of glazing to create a light and airy room. A sun room is usually a more serious affair than a conservatory and is likely to have less glazing and be connected to the main heating system of the main house, making it more suitable for occupation in the winter.

A sun room is a great space to enjoy the seasons and the interaction between indoor and outdoor space.


The orientation of your sun room will affect the level of the sunlight the room receives during the day and how bright or warm it gets. North facing sun rooms will be colder all year round, while South facing sun rooms may need good shading and ventilation in the height of summer.

Sun rooms and conservatories for listed buildings

A cheap UPVC conservatory is unlikely to gain listed building consent and more considered approach will be required. This might take the form of a traditional room with roof lantern, a hardwood traditional greenhouse style addition or a lightweight contemporary glass and steel box.

VH Architecture have been involved in a number of sun room designs and these have often become family spaces at the heart of the home.

For more information on sun room design call 01233 861177 or email Vernacular Homes.

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