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What Is A Loggia?

The Loggia has completely taken the home improvement industry by storm – a new type of home extension that is best described as a cross between a traditional double glazed conservatory and an orangery.

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Loggias first existed during the Italian Renaissance and were the creation of leading architect of the time, Filippo Brunelleschi. Back then, the Loggia was a roofed gallery or recessed room exposed to the air on one side and was supported by ornate columns.

The modern-day Loggia is slightly different but retains many of the architectural characteristics of the original design and offers spectacular aesthetics. It brings together light and sky and features distinctive, solid full height or low wall corner columns that give it an immense amount of strength. Inside, it contains internally plastered walls and ceilings and delivers outstanding thermal efficiency thanks to the exceptionally low U-Values of the roofing system and windows.

It’s so cleverly constructed that it actually takes far less time to expertly build a Loggia than most brick built conservatories and orangeries. Despite this quick turnaround, you’re guaranteed an extension with a consistently comfortable internal temperature, even though a Loggia utilises 50% less heat than a conservatory of a similar size. No amount of bad British weather will get the better of a Loggia either.

A further selling point that may convince some home extension buyers to invest in a Loggia over a normal conservatory is that vertical sliding sash windows can be incorporated into the design. They aid with thermal efficiency, sound insulation and security.

The plastered ceiling inside this extraordinary extension can accommodate spotlights and downlighters to make night time usage possible and any cables for speakers or telephones. You’re also able to add a cornice should you wish to enhance the stylishness of the structure and its perceived height.

More often than not, Loggias aren’t subject to Building Regulations, so you’ll be waiting for less time than you might be waiting for a traditional orangery or bespoke conservatory to be constructed at your house.

Now that you have some understanding of what a Loggia is, why don’t you come and see an example of one at Planet’s showroom in Kendal. It’s the must-have home extension for the 21st Century.

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