Traditional conservatories suffer with heat loss and a pure lack of climate control, but thanks to their high-tech columns, loggias provide superb climate control while keeping the place stylish.
Loggia columns are built to the principles of the Italian Renaissance, with real rigidity and durability thanks to core strength. Of course they come in a variety of design options, but all of them are beautifully built, beautifully insulated and will help turn your loggia into a usable glazed room, rather than a freezing old-school conservatory.
Loggia columns are superinsulated and precision engineered, coming with an incredible U-value of 0.15W/m2oC. That makes them twice as efficient as a cavity wall, and 10 times more effective than the typical window glazing you tend to find in conservatories. They come in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, too, so you can achieve the exact effect you want and come up with a truly unique design. The loggia gives you the freedom to design an enclosed outdoor space that fits your needs, you don’t just have to take an off-the-peg solution that sits unloved on the back of the house before long.
The design of the columns is also modular, to allow for the total integration of side windows, doors and other elements of masonry that can transform your design and room into a work of art. Each one is unique, as the loggia is reinforced with additional structural supports after specific checks are carried out on your postcode to see if they may be required. If bi-folding doors or other structurally demanding additions are made, then the loggia can be reinforced to cope with these requirements, too.
Columns can be sited at a number of places around the perimeter, so you can opt for simple columns at the end, or you can place more in-between frames by door openings or at the abutment to your existing property. This can create a variety of stylistic and structural effects that will make your loggia unique. Columns that sit next to the existing wall can even contain a hidden pocket that conceals a rainwater pipe, draining the roof in the most elegant fashion possible.
The columns are also strong enough to support a full tiled roof, should adequate foundations be installed, essentially providing home owners the opportunity to have a full single storey extension at a fraction of the cost whilst incorporating more of the greater light afforded by a conservatory.