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Heating, Lighting and Ventilation 

Summer, winter! The conservatory essentials that make all the difference
 
Conservatory ventilation
To use a conservatory all year round, quite naturally it will need heating in the winter and shading in the summer. At no point should a cold winter's night or a blazing hot afternoon mean a conservatory is out of bounds.
 
Ventilation:
 
There are two issues to be addressed here: the temperature inside your conservatory on a hot day and the build up of condensation.
Both will be a problem if proper ventilation is not accounted for. Take advice on the various fan and vent options available, most of which you would never know where there.
 
Heating:
 
Getting the temperature right is the key to getting the most out of your new room whether it's the August Bank Holiday or a chilly January evening.
 
When the sun's shining at its best, the problem will keeping it as comfortable as possible through good ventilation, the proper use of blinds and using a fan. Just opening the vents in the conservatory roof won't be enough on a very hot day and can make matters worse if there is no air circulation.
 
For other times when the tempurature needs increasing, it is worth considering radiators, a portable air heater and under-floor heating.
 
The floor option is becoming increasingly popular and can turn out to be very cost-effective in the long term. Once again, asking advice from your installer is the best policy.
 
Lighting:
 
An area of conservatory planning that is often overlooked.
 
Obviously not a problem when the sun's out (except perhaps when it is a piercing light, but that should be sorted by the right sort of blinds) but when its a dull afternoon or a grey evening, additional lighting will be required.

The most obvious places are wall lights, table lamps and a central light which could be beneath a ceiling fan. Standard lamps and spotlights are also a good idea, but choose the position for switches carefully and always consider being able to illuminate the conservatory from inside your home so that you would not be walking out into a darkened room. Dimmer switches are extremely popular as there are many occasions where you would wish to have subdued lighting with perhaps candles on the table.
 
The most popular choice is usually two wall lights with a dimmer switch backed up by a couple of table lamps. Many customers additionally have a central light either by itself or beneath a ceiling fan.
 
Exterior lighting should also be considered. A spotlight onto your pond fountain or waterfall can be particularly attractive, also a flood light onto your lawn and surrounding trees or shrubbery. Enjoying your favourite tipple in the conservatory with subdued lighting and an illuminated attractive garden needs to be experienced for its spectacular appreciation.  
    
Lighting Bug
West Swindon

Lighting Bug Swindon
Factory warehouse open to the public. The complete one-stop-shop for lighting and fans in Swindon. Probably the widest selection of lighting in Wiltshire. 
 
   
Charisma Blinds
Cheney Manor, Swindon
 
Charisma Blinds Swindon
Swindon's leading blind, awnings & shutter specialist. Manufacturing, supplying and installing quality blinds for the home or office. Free estimates and home visits.
  
   
Chelworth Windows, Doors & Conservatories
Wanborough, Swindon

Chelworth Windows Doors & Conservatories Swindon Wiltshire
Top quality windows, doors & conservatories in Swindon for over 20 years. The only local supplier who manufacturers their own windows and doors for a truly bespoke installation. 
 
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