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How A Conservatory Should Be Set Up For The Summer

It’s just a few days now until summer officially gets underway and we can only hope that the weather is kind to us over the coming weeks. Who knows whether it will be a summer sizzler or a bit of a damp squib, weather-wise?

Ultraroof Conservatory

You can’t rely on it being red-hot and have to face up to the possibility of us experiencing a few rainy days, where we’re forced to stay indoors. 

That isn’t so bad though if you have a conservatory where you can take shelter in summer, so long as it is summer-ready and isn’t one of those conservatories that feels like an oven in warm temperatures. 

If it does overheat in summer, what you need is a solid tiled roof to replace your current glass or polycarbonate roof, as it will be the roof that’s mostly to blame for that. 

One of the leading solid tiled roof products is the UltraRoof 380, which is available at Balhousie. 

An incredibly lightweight system, it can incorporate glass panels and be tailored to fit any conservatory style or size. Most importantly, it will keep your conservatory cool in summer, no matter how hot it gets outside. 

Often, you can retain your existing windows and doors when having a solid roof fitted, however, you might want to install window blinds, such as Venetian or Roller blinds, to stop them from transferring excess warmth into the space. 

How else you can make it the perfect summer venue is to have French, patio or bi-folding doors incorporated into the structure to establish a garden opening and also supply ventilation to it on those stiflingly hot days. 

So that you don’t miss your garden too much when the rain comes, bring some greenery into the extension. 

There are a host of plants that are great for displaying and nurturing in conservatories, and a couple of years ago, Gardeners’ World Magazine unveiled 10 of the best of them. 


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


If you still have any thick throws down on your conservatory furniture from the winter, store them away until later in the year and exchange them for lighter coverings. 

It’s always worth having a look at our Special Offers page to get a fantastic deal on products like solid roofs and French doors.

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