How to Avoid Common Conservatory Problems

How to Avoid Common Conservatory Problems

When you get a new conservatory, you expect to be enjoying your brand new sanctuary in peace and quiet as you gaze across the beautiful views of your garden. However, for some, the reality can be slightly different. In a few instances, conservatories can develop one or two faults that can hamper your experience of having a conservatory. If you’re thinking about installing a conservatory but don’t want the common conservatory problems that come with it, here’s how to avoid them.


What Are the Most Common Conservatory Problems?

The three most common conservatory problems are:

  • Faulty or jammed doors
  • A leaking roof
  • The temperature being permanently cold
  • Noticeable condensation


Another common issue with conservatories is less to do with the quality of the build, but more the size of the room. Before you build the conservatory, you need to consider its primary purpose. If you’re using it as a green room to grow plenty of beautiful plants, then a small conservatory could be just what you need. However, if you’re using it as extra living space, then the general rule of thumb is bigger the better. You don’t want to regret making it too small!

conservatory seating area

Avoiding the Problems/Finding a Solution


Leaking Roof

One of the most typical conservatory problems is a leaking roof. Ineffective or low-quality work by builders can leave your conservatory vulnerable to the elements. To prevent this from happening, you need to double-check the work carried out by inspecting the seals and ventilation in the room. If you don’t think they’re done to a good standard, then ask that they re-do the work.

Conservatory with plenty of light

Faulty or Jammed Doors

Sliding or double doors are a common feature in many conservatories. For homeowners, having that seamless transition from house to garden can help to make them feel more connected their outdoor space. Unfortunately, they can often become jammed. One solution is to invest in some good quality bi-folding doors. Though they may be expensive, they’re likely to be more reliable.



If you’re experiencing issues with temperature control, it’s likely you could also see condensation in your conservatory. Not only does this look unappealing, but it can also end up damaging your conservatory furniture. To tackle this, it’s best to ensure you’ve got excellent ventilation in place, this could be in the form of a vent or even air bricks. Another way to prevent condensation problems is by closing connecting doors to stop the spread of water vapour.

cane chairs in an orangery

Feeling Cold

Because they’re largely made of glass, getting the temperature right in conservatories can be difficult. Achieving a constant, good temperature requires plenty of heating options as well as air-conditioning features, such as a fan. Blinds can also greatly help to regulate the temperature.


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