Case Study – Mrs Homer
Jen Homer downsized to her terraced property in Wakefield around four years ago. As a keen reader and seamstress Jen missed her old conservatory which afforded her lots of natural daylight to enjoy her hobbies. Fast forward four years and Jen concluded that it was time to look at her options for adding additional space to her property.
With a fairly small garden Jen was adamant that she didn’t want to end up with a pokey garden and a structure that would dominate the back of her house. Jen was also committed to finding a solution that would eradicate some of the heating and cooling challenges that her previous conservatory presented. Jen explains: “I really enjoy needlecraft and sewing which ideally requires lots of natural daylight. My previous conservatory was perfect, but in truth it was quite difficult to heat and cool at certain times of the day. I guess that’s why it took me nearly four years to decide to have another conservatory-type extension.”
Jen’s search for her new glazed extension started, and indeed ended at Certified Installer Network member, B&P Windows in Wakefield. B&P’s extensive showroom was the perfect location to view all the latest glazed extensions and one look at Loggia and Jen had found her perfect room.
As Jen explains “it was just after a heavy snow fall and it was bitterly cold when I went to visit B&P’s showroom, as soon as I saw Loggia I was instantly drawn to it, it looked absolutely stunning so I began asking questions. When I stepped inside I was surprised by how warm it felt and assumed that it was heated. When I asked what form of heating was being used, I couldn’t quite believe it when they told me there was no heating on in the Loggia. Justin Grafton Holt from B&P explained how the thermal design performance of the Loggia worked. Much like most people these days it was a major factor that I needed to consider to ensure that my heating bills could be easily managed.
“I guess the biggest draw for me was the ability to completely define the look and design of my Loggia. While the showroom example at B&P is incredibly striking in black, it wouldn’t work in my small garden so I eventually opted for white to keep the design really light and airy.”
Justin from B&P explains the impact Loggia is having: “the showroom Loggia is incredibly striking. It really captures the imagination and just proves that really strong colours can create a real stand out feature. It might not be everybody’s cup of tea but it’s a real talking point and allows us to position the features and benefits of Loggia. I can clearly remember Jen’s first visit to B&P. She was convinced we were using some hidden heating elements in the Loggia so she was absolutely blown away by the thermal performance of the column structure when we explained how it worked. Jen has a number of hobbies that really benefit from lots of natural daylight and as we were able to prove, even on a miserable snowy day in April, Loggia is a brilliant all year round solution for people looking for additional space.”
Jen spent some time fine tuning her perfect Loggia and is now enjoying her new space, Jen concludes: “It looks like a real room from the inside, it’s quiet, light and airy and I am able to read and sew in my new beautiful surroundings, I have a lovely outlook onto my garden – it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. All of my reservations about conservatories have been eliminated – my Loggia is on a completely different thermal scale to my previous conservatory – it’s perfect.”
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CASE STUDY DETAILS
CIN Member: B&P Windows
Project: Loggia installation