The difference between a glass house/canopy and a wintergarden
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What's the difference between a glass house/canopy and a wintergarden glazed extension?

Every now and then, we are approached by inquisitive customers who require clarity on the difference between our innovative glass house & canopy products and our stunning wintergarden glazed extensions. 

Quite simply, the difference lies in how you plan to use the space. A glass house/canopy provides weatherproof protection to get the most out of your garden space, whatever the weather. Whereas a Wintergarden is a glazed structure designed to extend your living space, that can be enjoyed all year round thanks to its thermal-insulating features. 

Let’s explore each product in greater depth together.

What is a glass house/canopy?

A Solarlux glass canopy is a glazed overhanging projection that can stand alone or attach to the side of a building, creating an unobstructed piece of paradise that refuses to be limited by boundaries. Glass canopies can be transformed into striking glass house structures with the addition of glazed slide-and-turn walls, which can be conveniently stacked into the corner until needed. Designed for optimum weather protection, come rain or shine, a full range of additional accessories include:

Solar protective awnings: Perfect shading from the sun, installed on top, vertical or as an underglass awning.

Integrated LED lighting: Combined LED spotlights allow you to get the most out of warm summer nights.

Ventilation: Sleek, ultra-slim sliding doors are used as a transparent side element for glass canopies, whilst providing essential ventilation alongside space-saving style.

Innovative infrared heaters: Remember, a glass house/canopy is not thermally insulated as standard. The multi-award winning Heatscope™ Design radiant heater offers less light and more heat, utilising modern infrared technology to deliver cosy warmth wherever it's installed.

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Helping homeowners live in harmony with their natural surroundings, popular uses for our glass house/canopy installations include:

  • Effective overhead shelter for patios, terraces, and entrances (canopy)
  • Year-round protection from the elements (glass house)
  • Essential shade for open-air play areas (canopy/glass house)
  • A striking covered walkway between buildings (canopy)
  • A contemporary carport (canopy/glass house)

What is a wintergarden?

A Solarlux wintergarden is a thermally insulated glass room extension that is often linked to the existing building by an internal door. Bespoke, stand-alone Wintergarden structures are also possible for those that seek the ultimate wow-factor. Designed to extend your living space, Wintergarden extensions can seamlessly integrate into existing architectural stylings or as a built-on extension. Well-known for its individuality, additional accessories include:

High performance shading: To avoid the 'too hot in summer' scenario, awnings provide effective shade on the outside. Stylish interior shading options, such as blinds, pleated blinds, and Venetian blinds, also keep the wonderful Wintergarden private, secure, and cool 365 days a year.

Wind and temperature sensors:  For optimum climate control, combine technologically advanced wind and temperature sensors with high performance shading to regulate the temperature even when you're not there.

Heating: For colder days, fireplaces and tiled stoves provide a snug, vintage ambience, whilst underfloor heating, normal radiators and underfloor convectors can be integrated for a more modern feel.

Ventilation: Ventilation is also crucial to maintain the ideal climate for maximum enjoyment. High performance ventilation options include flexible opening bi-fold doors to adjustable ventilators positioned at the bottom of the windows and traditional roof lights to sliding or tilting roof windows.

Lighting: Get the most out of your new extension space whilst creating a soft, cosy ambience, with a variety of lovely lighting options, including subtle spotlight rails mounted under the individual rafters to a range of fixed and swivelling LED spotlights, halogen lights and star spotlights. Dimmable options are also available for the ultimate control over your new surroundings.

User-friendly automation options: For a unique contemporary twist, choose our innovative automatic control that intelligently harmonises technical fittings such as ventilation, shading, and lighting all from one place.

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Providing the ultimate alternative to the disruption of moving to a new house, as well as adding considerable value and kerb appeal, prominent purposes for our Wintergarden extensions include:

  • Calming garden rooms
  • High-end side return extensions
  • Delectable dining rooms
  • Dynamic home offices
  • Enchanting children’s playrooms

Learn to love your home again with Solarlux

Made from only high-quality aluminium in a choice of colours and a combination of wood/aluminium, whether you have set your heart on an impressive high-end glass house/canopy or a gorgeous Wintergarden glazed extension, both structures are designed to suit any application and complement and enhance existing surroundings with ease and finesse.

Working with only the highest quality installers, who are fully trained to install our premium glass extension solutions, contact us for more information.