Winter garden offers greenery all year round
Traditional winter garden is annex attached to the building’s wall, in which both walls and roof are made of glass. This room can be used throughout the year and with highly volatile weather it is a great place to spend quality time.
A lot of usage possibilities
- for hosting guests (e.g. garden parties),
- spend time with the family / eat together,
- cozy place for children to play no matter the weather outside,
- relaxing room for reading,
- growing plants etc.
Based on the purpose depends what temperature should be in the conservatory, which side of the building it should be and how high should be the walls. Although at first winter garden might seem as a luxury and expensive idea, it actually reduces heat loss and heating costs of the house – the wall, where the winter garden is attached to, is protected from wind and cold.
Construction of the winter garden
Malmerk Klaasium offers conservatories which are so called cold solutions, as the walls are openable terrace glazings (framed or frameless systems) which are produced with a single glass.
Rafter’s maximum length should be between 3 and 4 meters. Frame construction of the winter garden is produced mainly of 50×50, 100×50, 150×50 and 200×50 mm aluminium square tubes. Surface of the profiles is powder coated according to RAL catalogue. Conservatory structural elements are being prepared profile by profile in the facotry and are assembled on the site. For covering the roof of the winter garden can be used 6, 8 or 10 mm tempered glass (also laminated, if needed) and PC plastic plates.
Water tightness of the roof is ensured by Schüco profile system (width 50 mm) which is developed especially for glass roofs. The support surface for the glass is from three sides, front side is opened and the glass can reach over the roof’s front edge up to 200 mm. Final air tightness of the winter garden is ensured by butyl gasket glued between glass joints; side profiles and wall connections are finished with covering sheets.
Winter garden with a plastic roof
Plastic is less demanding than glass in terms of the quality of the mounting surface. It can be mounted without any special profiles directly on the roof’s surface. Plastic withstands UV radiation very well and is shatterproof. For larger surfaces is required rafters to be more tightly (min 400 mm). Main cover materials of the roof are 16 mm PC plastic plates with color range of clear, bronze, grey and milky white – opal tones. It is also possible to cover curved surfaces with plastic. The main advantages of the plastic roof are favorable price and small dead load, but nevertheless glass has longer lifespan.
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during weekdays from 8:00-16:30