- Heating Help – Conservatory Content
Our dog sleeps in the conservatory, has done since a pup. No heating but in the winter we cover the top and sides of her cage with an old quilt and drop her a towel down the front. Cage door is always open. Most mornings she is laid on her back asleep or looking out of the door. Did look at a log burner but thought it may get too hot.Posted 4 weeks agothe hustlerMember
Alot of bad info above, it is possible to put a radiaor linked to your main heating system in a conservatory, there is a but though…..If a conservatory can be classes as ‘stand alone’ ie independant heating it is not subject to building regs, as soon as you link it to the main system themn it then becomes subject to building regs and all this brings with it.Posted 3 weeks agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
as for the environment yes ideally we wouldn’t have s heated consverstory however, there are plenty of worse things, like people driving hours to get to work every day or taking several flights a year.
Meanwhile, in Soviet Russia, the bourgeoisie conservatory heat you comrade!Posted 3 weeks agotrail_ratMember
.If a conservatory can be classes as ‘stand alone’ ie independant heating it is not subject to building regs, as soon as you link it to the main system themn it then becomes subject to building regs and all this brings with i
building reg inspectors wont be round to inspect the fact you have fitted a radiator…… its a non issue from a *we need to heat it ” side of things.
suicidal from a cost point of view imo to hook it up to the wet system mind – just a heat sink .Posted 3 weeks agosiwhiteSubscriber
We built a large garden room a few years ago, that is classed as a conservatory from a planning and Regs point of view but has a solid, well insulated roof. It has a CH-linked rad (and woodburner – this is STW after all) and no doors into the house, both meaning that it should have Regs approval. House has been surveyed for purchase twice, and neither occasion did the buyers or their solicitors bat an eyelid. Local building inspection team won’t come out and inspect a neighbour’s illegally-built house, so they probably won’t get too excited about a dodgy radiator.
OP – if you can stomach the building work and cost to run, go for it. Otherwise a small oil-filled rad would be easier and quicker.Posted 3 weeks agotillydogSubscriber
Way more efficient than an electric heater.
Really? More than 100% efficient? .
It is in terms of CO2 emissions:
UK electricity generation emits 256g of CO2 per kWh and distribution losses cause the emission of a further 22g of CO2 per kWh (2019/20 conversion factors from DEFRA)
Total 278g of CO2 per kWh of electricity fed to your 100% efficient electric heater.
Burning natural gas generates 184g of CO2 per kWh net – i.e. condensing boiler(same source as above). Boiler efficiency is typically ~90% for a modern, condensing gas boiler.
Total of 184 / 0.9 = 204g of CO2 per kWh fed to your wet heating system – i.e. over 25% less than the equivalent electric heater.Posted 3 weeks agoDT78Member
get the efficiency arguement above. however gas is a lot cheaper per kWh (well it is for me)
our conservatory is knocked through into the kitchen so no way can be seen as standalone. survey recrmmondstion was to reinstate external wall and door. we plan to replace the lot with an extension. as conservatories go its not that cold so must have that fancy glassPosted 3 weeks ago
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