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dave1888

posted on 30/1/08 at 07:01 PM Reply With Quote
Keeping conservatory warm in winter

Is there anything on the market for keeping the conservatory warmer in winter. Im thinking of some kind of insulation for the roof area.
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speedyxjs

posted on 30/1/08 at 07:02 PM Reply With Quote
Heater?
My sister sleeps in our conservatory and she has an electric heater in there. Just switch it on about 5-10 mins before you go in there





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dave1888

posted on 30/1/08 at 07:04 PM Reply With Quote
I got two BIG radiators in there still gets cold the floor area is 30sqm most of the heat just goes out the polycarbonate roof
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Aboardman

posted on 30/1/08 at 07:07 PM Reply With Quote
roof blinds
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speedyxjs

posted on 30/1/08 at 07:10 PM Reply With Quote
Just had a not very locost idea.
Buy an engine and run the exhaust out the window so as not to poison your self. Start the engine and you could have one big nice sounding radiator. Then when you want a change of sound, buy a new engine.
May i recommend Aston V12?
Sorry, im ill today and cant be bothered to do anything but think of stupid idea's

[Edited on 30-1-08 by speedyxjs]





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Danozeman

posted on 30/1/08 at 07:18 PM Reply With Quote
Roof blinds work a treat. My mate has them and they help keep the heat in well.

My old conservatory used to warm up lovely in about 5 or 10 mins with a little convector heater but as soon as it was turned off itd get cold quickish. My mates never used to.





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TOO BADD

posted on 30/1/08 at 07:28 PM Reply With Quote
There are a few things you can do dependent on what you would like to spend

1, Replace the poly with Athermic or use a 3m film you can purchase to shove up the flutes that is ready made for the job.
2, Replace the poly with Pilkington Active Blueglass or Celcius glass ( both are excellent insulators )
3, Install electric under floor heating.
U value on standard poly is about 2.4 wmk and the glass option is about 1.1 wmk with the athermic around the middle, bearing in mind the glass is 100% quieter in the rain and external sounds !

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Jubal

posted on 30/1/08 at 07:44 PM Reply With Quote
I have this installed in my conservatory (5m x 4m):

http://www.discreteheat.co.uk/

It is much cheaper to install than under floor as it's essentially just a cleverly designed radiator. Runs off the standard central heating and keeps the place warm enough to use all year round as the kid's playroom. Clearly you'll need to have TRVs on all the other rads in the house. Give me a shout if you want any other info.

[Edited on 30/1/08 by Jubal]

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joneh

posted on 30/1/08 at 09:17 PM Reply With Quote
I have a 2kw delongi convector heater mounted on the wall - cost 19.99 from B&Q. Not bad me thinks.

Electric bill estimate came at 90, I read the meter and sent it back again and now its 250!!!! Not very locost after all.






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higgsti

posted on 30/1/08 at 09:42 PM Reply With Quote
dont change the roof to glass this would need to be laminated and your roof spares wont take the weight and if you break any glazing beads your knackered.id go with the roof blinds idea maybee in silver to reflect the heat down ,if you keep them shut you could stick tin foil or something similiar to polycarb or get some solar film fitted
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MkIndy7

posted on 31/1/08 at 12:26 AM Reply With Quote
As for energy saveing or heat conservation I haven't a clue...

But if you have Central Heating i'd suggest a "fan convector".

Its basically a walled mounted aluminium finned radiator that constantly (unless controlled) gives off heat in the natural radiator way to keep the chill off the room, and then when the room is occupied you can switch a fan in the same unit on, that considerably boosts its output.

This is an example thats on Ebay at the moment:

Ebay link

Or item No: 170187045219

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keithice

posted on 31/1/08 at 03:21 AM Reply With Quote
roof blinds... makes my conservatory usable all year round using a standard GCH rad with thermostatic valve... bonus... on a sunny winters day you can open them to benefit from sunshine ... which cuts down the heating bill....





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02GF74

posted on 31/1/08 at 08:53 AM Reply With Quote
one word: bubble wrap
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JonBowden

posted on 31/1/08 at 09:35 AM Reply With Quote
underfloor heating would be ideal, simply because it produces less circulation than using a radiator. However, it is expensive to install. It must be based on a gas central heating system as electricity is just WAY too dear for heating.

Jubals idea of heated skirting board is quite a good alternative since it will also tend to prevent circulation





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Marcus

posted on 31/1/08 at 01:02 PM Reply With Quote
Have a look here

But then I'm biassed I'm the inventor





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jacko

posted on 31/1/08 at 06:13 PM Reply With Quote
Heater to heat the room +roof fan to blow the heat down
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jimmyjjohn

posted on 4/12/13 at 05:16 AM Reply With Quote
REMOVED FOR SPAM

[Edited on 4-12-13 by Fozzie]

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stevebubs

posted on 4/12/13 at 09:19 AM Reply With Quote
Is your conservatory double glazed? If not, it's worth ringing around at this time of year as you may get a fantastic offer on a replacement conservatory....
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scimjim

posted on 4/12/13 at 09:54 AM Reply With Quote
Nearly 6 year old thread chaps
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Peteff

posted on 4/12/13 at 10:40 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by scimjim
Nearly 6 year old thread chaps


It's like back to the future





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40inches

posted on 4/12/13 at 10:47 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by scimjim
Nearly 6 year old thread chaps


It is, but does it matter? Aren't conservatories and winter an annual problem? So this thread should be resurrected every
12 months






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scimjim

posted on 4/12/13 at 12:19 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 40inches
quote:
Originally posted by scimjim
Nearly 6 year old thread chaps


It is, but does it matter? Aren't conservatories and winter an annual problem? So this thread should be resurrected every
12 months


quite right - if we all buy a locked phone every year too, we'll be sorted

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iank

posted on 4/12/13 at 12:24 PM Reply With Quote
Delicious







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ashg

posted on 4/12/13 at 02:32 PM Reply With Quote
there is a simple solution to this problem. you need a bonfire in the middle of the conservatory. it will spread and make it really warm. once it has burnt down you can put it all down to experience and build a proper extension





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