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Designing a sunroom extension

This kind of glazed addition will bring more space, warmth and daylight into your home. Architect Opinder Liddar discusses how to get the best results for your family
SASA Works added this geometric sunroom featuring oak frames and birch wood internal panels onto an Edwardian house. The roof angle has been specifically designed to allow maximum light gain and internal height
ALISON HAMMOND

With spring on the horizon, what better way to soak up the longer daylight hours than in the comfort of your own home? Large spans of glass will help brighten spaces, and one particularly popular method of creating a lightfilled area that can be used all year round is a sunroom. These additions are more integrated into the house than conservatories, and are usually completed using the more core construction materials. They are specifically designed to strengthen the connection between indoors and out, allowing more natural illumination into the house and better views of the garden, while also helping to provide ample warmth via solar gain.

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Get the advice and inspiration you need to complete your home building project on time and on budget with the March edition of Build It, including: - How to get more for your money - Is gas central heating energy efficient? - Getting sunroom extensions right - Ultimate guide to garage conversions - Do you need an architect? ... and more!