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How To Get Your Conservatory Prepared For A Summer Homecation


It’s around this time of year that we normally turn our attention to our holidays. Making a summer escape to foreign climes will be difficult this year though, and UK campsites and hotels are reporting very high booking levels ever since it was announced they could reopen. 

Replacement Tiled Roof Conservatory

If you have a nice garden for the kids to play in and for you to relax in, as well as a conservatory that can be used, why not just have a ‘Homecation’ with all the family. 

Before taking your break from work, do some work on your conservatory to make it summer-ready. 

How do you go about doing that? 

We’d start by deciding whether a new roof is necessary. It will be if you find the conservatory to be too hot during the summer. 

The addition of a solid roof, in place of your old glass or polycarbonate roof, will make a world of difference. It’s a fantastic insulator and will weatherproof the extension, putting an end to the days when you’d get a serious sweat on in the conservatory during the summer. 

You may be able to retain your existing windows and doors, but it could be better replacing them too if they provide a low level of thermal efficiency. New or old, install Venetian, Pleated or Roller blinds so that you can cover your windows when there’s too much glare from the sun. 

Adding French, patio or bi-folding doors to the extension also makes sense if you want a direct connection to the garden and to also create an opening on those extremely warm days. 

Do you really yearn for your garden and get frustrated that you can’t use it when it rains?

Surround yourself with nature by putting some plants inside the conservatory to give you your fix of greenery. 

In 2019, Gardeners’ World Magazine made up a list of the Top 10 plants for conservatories, and here’s what they came up with:

  • Mandevilla
  • Bougainvillea
  • Hoya
  • Plumbago
  • Sarracenia
  • Lapageria
  • Strelitzia
  • Hymenocallis
  • Aristolochia
  • Cacti and succulents

When you do have to sit out the weather in your conservatory, you will want to do so on furniture covered in soft, light textures, not on or under the thick throws still there from winter. 

It’s with great joy that Planet can announce a reopening of our Kendal showroom. Pay us a visit if you need our help and products to get your conservatory in shape for summer. 


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