EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VERANDAS
We’re seeing more and more people choose to get verandas in their gardens across homes in the UK, and it is easy to see why.
A spectacular way to bring the outside in (and the inside out), there’s nothing quite like sitting on a veranda on a warm summer’s evening with a chilled beer and just watching the sunset.
At The OI, we’ve installed several luxury verandas across many homes in Kenilworth. If you’re thinking about getting a veranda installed in your home, then this guide is for you.
WHAT IS A VERANDA?
A veranda is an open-air porch that’s attached to the outside of a home. Verandas can wrap around a house, or sit at the front or back. They have roofs and are commonplace in countries where the climate is warm all year round.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF VERANDAS
Interestingly, the word ‘veranda’ originates from India, but the structure itself comes from Australia.
The word ‘verandah’ comes from India and this was the name for a range of outdoor extensions on a home. However, the veranda we refer to today was first used in colonial buildings in Australia during the 1850’s, and incorporated the Victorian Filigree architecture.
DO YOU NEED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR A VERANDA?
In most instances, you will not need planning permission to install a veranda, unless it is bigger than 50% of your home’s ground floor space – glass verandas are usually smaller than half of the ground floor space. If you’re still unsure, the experts at The OI can help guide you through this.
WHAT ARE VERANDAS MADE OF?
There are two different types of verandas on the market:
- Traditional verandas – these are made from wrought iron and have columns with quarter arches at the top and a glass roof.
- Contemporary verandas – these verandas are made from sleek aluminium and are more durable and weather-resistant. They have glass or polycarbonate roofs.
Our luxurious range of glass verandas are made from high quality aluminium and shatterproof Pigato glass. This glass roofing allows natural light to flood the room, so that you can get perfect sky views and enjoy the trees, birds and the night sky.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A VERANDA, PERGOLA AND PORCH?
A patio, pergola or porch doesn’t have to be attached to a home, whereas a veranda does. Additionally, a porch doesn’t have to be covered, whereas a veranda has a roof.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A VERANDA?
A high-quality, luxury veranda isn’t cheap, but it comes with a range of benefits, including:
- Additional space – a veranda with motorised walls and roof essentially acts as an extra room. This added space serves as a great family or entertainment area, and can help bring the outside in, during summer time.
- Entertainment – There’s nothing quite like hosting a dinner party or cocktail event in a glass veranda. If the weather’s good, you can lift the walls and open the roof. If it is cold and drizzly, you can keep your guests protected. From watching the fireworks on bonfire night underneath the glass, to enjoying a glass of wine on some comfortable garden furniture with friends, it will become your favourite space.
- Increase house value – An exterior addition such as a pergola or veranda can significantly increase the value of your home, and also improves the aesthetics.
SPEAK TO THE LUXURY VERANDA INSTALLERS AT THE OI TODAY.
When it comes to luxury garden verandas, there is no one size fits all solution. The key is to find something that meets both your needs aesthetically and functionally.
At The OI, we excel at installing garden structures such as pergolas and verandas in homes across Kenilworth and Warwick and would love to help you find your dream garden structure. So why not get in touch and kick start your installation?