Convert A Conservatory To A Home Office

Convert A Conservatory To A Home Office

The work space has changed and, for now, people will want to work from home. Sounds great but you need the right environment to be able to work from home effectively. Some of the key requirements for a home office include, plenty of natural light, warmth, open space, privacy and of course a nice view of the garden and nature would be an added bonus. Working from home sounds great but not if you are stuck in your box room upstairs for 8 hours a day looking out at the neighbours uncut grass.

Project

Convert an old and tired conservatory to a modern home office usable 12 months of the year.

Location

Dublin

Challenges

This was a poorly built conservatory, leaky, doors not closing, gutters leaking. It needed a complete facelift. The walls had little or insulation and the electric heaters were not working

Build

The conservatory roof was removed in its entirety as the existing structure would not be suitable to carry a proper roof. The existing conservatory frames were checked to make sure that they were reinforced. A new roof with installed and 2 roof windows added to let the light back into the main living room of the house. The inside of the roof was insulated using spray foam insulation to make sure the roof was airtight. 

The existing walls were stripped back to the block and reinsulated using 100mm insulated plasterboard. The floor was not removed but the clients installed a new laminated timber floor on an insulated foam which created a warmer floor. 

New smart electric heaters were added, these have a timer and are energy efficient

New doors were added to create division between the house and the new office/living room. These were a high quality double glazed door with excellent sound proofing,

The result is a bright warm home office that easily doubles up as a living room for evening time and weekend use and of course with the advantage of being connected to the house.

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