What To Consider When Designing A Glass Room

With a minimal, seamless design, a glass room extension is the perfect solution for bringing the outdoors in, and enjoying your garden all year round.

With cutting edge German design technology and impeccable craftsmanship, our glass rooms add a stunning and contemporary look to your home.

However, as with all home improvement or extension, there are points to consider before going ahead with any building work.

Here’s a look at what you should consider when designing a glass room extension for your home.



Planning permission

In most cases, you won’t need planning permission for a glass room, as it should fall within your permitted development rights. However, it’s best to check with your local planning department before going ahead, just to make sure. If planning permission is required, The Glass Room Company would be happy to assist you with your application.


Will it suit your property?

Any extension should seamlessly blend in with the rest of your home. One of the benefits of a glass room is that it has a minimal design and frameless glazing which can perfectly complement all types of properties, from contemporary homes to traditional styled and period properties.

A glass room can be custom designed to meet your specifications, so you’ll get exactly what you want rather than having to opt for a ‘standard’ ready made design. This includes a range of 55 colour options to match with other features of your home such as window frames and doors.


A glass room is a versatile addition to your home and can be used for a variety of functions including an extra living room, an extension to your kitchen, a sun room or dining room. However, it’s a good idea to have purpose in mind before going ahead so you can work out the logistics such as:

  • power points
  • ventilation
  • shading
  • heating
  • type of flooring
  • lighting


Essentially, a glass room will be an extension of your living space, but you need to consider the size. How much of your outdoor garden space are you happy to use? If your glass room is too large it may out of proportion with the rest of the property. Too small, and it may get cramped and overcrowded when you have company.

Luckily, our experts are on hand to ensure you get the exact measurements to suit the location and ensure you have the perfect balance for your lifestyle and purpose.



A glass room is a worthy investment that can improve your quality of life and also add value to your property. But obviously you have to take into account your budget.

Unlike a conservatory though, a glass room is modular. If your budget can’t quite stretch to a full glass room, you can actually build it in stages. Why not start off with a glass verandah then add side panels, heating and lighting at a future date? That way, you can still benefit from a beautiful structure in an affordable way.

For more information on glass rooms and a design consultation, contact our experts today for a friendly, no obligation chat.