A conservatory or glass room is a great way to enjoy your garden in comfort. They’ll extend your living space in a way which maximises natural light and the views of your surroundings. But other than this basic purpose, the two types of glass extension are actually very different. A conservatory is more comparable to your living room, while a glass room is better described as an enclosed part of the garden. Here’s some more information.


A conservatory was once legally defined as having 50% of its side walls glazed and 75% of its roof glazed with translucent materials (commonly plastic sheeting or glass). Since conservatories must now meet the same planning regulations as a brick extension the definition is a little less straightforward, but most still fit these specifications. They are double glazed and insulated, usually with a dwarf brick wall below the window elements.