Loggia Conservatories

Using the best of modern technology, it combines strength with style – it is the conservatory, redefined. The Loggia system is four times stronger than a standard conservatory and therefore has many major structural advantages over a traditionally built brick or block column. Loggia has taken the conservatory market by storm, offering unique style, strength and insulation.

We can offer you:

Loggia by Ultraframe

Depending on the look you want, you can opt for full height columns, or columns that sit on a dwarf wall. They’ll make an attractive focal point for the front corners of your conservatory. For a more dramatic look, you could have columns at the back of your conservatory where it meets the wall of your house. The beautifully designed Cornice finishes off your Loggia in style.

Energy costs are often a concern with conservatories, generally speaking with the Loggia’s integrated electric panel radiant heaters you won’t need to worry about large heating bills in winter. Double or triple glazing also helps to keep the heat in and make your conservatory as energy efficient as possible.

We are the only accredited Ultraframe Installer in the whole of Devon and Cornwall, using our own team of employed installers, Realistic are proud to present this innovative product.

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The Loggia takes the conservatory to a whole new level. Contact us for a free quotation on 01752 841008 or 01823 669413 and let us make your dream become a reality.

T Shaped Loggia

T Shaped Loggia From the Prestige Pack, including the LivinLight and Prestige Cornice, through to the Loggia Ultimate with a solid tiled realROOF – the available combinations are extensive.

Lean To Loggia

Lean To Loggia With a range of upgrades that can be incorporated, the Loggia offers a complete glazed extension solution, with superior thermal performance, and stylish looks. We

Edwardian Loggia

Edwardian Loggia Utilising the latest software, our Loggia consultant can design your new room to meet all of your requirements, maximising the available space and creating a bespoke structure

Loggia Premium

Loggia Premium Loggia Premium takes your installation to the next level; this is when your extension and home become one. The Loggia Premium delivers features of the traditional

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Frequently Asked Questions

We appreciate that you may have a lot of questions regarding our products, which we’ve aimed to cover below. If there are any other queries you have, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Can I use my Loggia all year round?2018-09-17T13:56:16+00:00

The Loggia columns are insulated and precision engineered, and have a U-value of just 0.15 W/m2 Degree C – this is twice that thermal efficiency that you would experience from a regular insulated cavity wall, and ten times more efficient than typical window glazing.

Our Loggia conservatories include double glazed units, a thermally efficient roofing system, and the radiant heating upgrade can be incorporated to add ambient warmth during the winter months.

Can I use my Loggia all year round?2018-09-17T13:55:49+00:00

A U value is a measurement of heat loss in a building component such as a wall, floor, roof or window. It can also be referred to as an ‘overall heat transfer co-efficient’ and measures how well parts of a building transfer heat. The higher the U value the worse the thermal performance of the building covering. A lower U value indicates a higher level of insulation.

The Loggia Column has a U-value of just 0.15 W/m2 Degree C.

What is a U value?2018-09-17T13:55:16+00:00

A U value is a measurement of heat loss in a building component such as a wall, floor, roof or window. It can also be referred to as an ‘overall heat transfer co-efficient’ and measures how well parts of a building transfer heat. The higher the U value the worse the thermal performance of the building covering. A lower U value indicates a higher level of insulation.

Can you design a bespoke Loggia?2018-09-17T13:54:51+00:00

Yes, we can. All of the conservatories and Loggia systems that we supply are bespoke. All you need to do is tell our consultant exactly what you hope to use your new room for, and he’ll come up with the perfect design to suit.

Do we need planning permission for our Loggia?2018-09-17T13:54:04+00:00

Planning Permission

Under the regulations that came into effect on 1st October 2008, adding a conservatory to your home is considered to be permitted development and does not need an application for planning permission, subject to the following conditions:

  • No more than half the area of land around the original house* would be covered by additions or other buildings.
  • No extension forward of the principal elevation or side elevation fronting a highway.
  • No extension to be higher than the highest part of the roof.
  • Maximum depth of a single-storey rear extension of three metres for an attached house and four metres for a detached house.
  • Maximum height of a single-storey rear extension of four metres.
  • Maximum depth of a rear extension of more than one storey of three metres including ground floor.
  • Maximum eaves height of an extension within two metres of the boundary of three metres.
  • Maximum eaves and ridge height of extension no higher than existing house.
  • Side extensions to be single-storey with maximum height of four metres and width no more than half that of the original house.
  • Roof pitch of extensions higher than one storey to match existing house.
  • No verandas, balconies or raised platforms.
  • On designated land** no permitted development for rear extensions of more than one storey; no cladding of the exterior; no side extensions.

Where work is proposed to a listed building, listed building consent may be required.

*The term “original house” means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948 (if it was built before that date). Although you may not have built an extension to the house, a previous owner may have done so.

**Designated land includes National Parks, the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites.

What about Building Regulations?2018-09-17T13:53:29+00:00

Building regulations will generally apply if you want to build an extension to your home. Though, conservatories are generally exempt when they meet a number of conditions.

  • They are built at ground level and are less than 30 square metres in floor area
  • At least half of the new wall and three quarters of the roof is either glazed or translucent material
  • The conservatory is separated from the house by external quality door(s)
  • Glazing and any fixed electrical installations comply with the applicable building regulations requirements
  • You are advised not to construct conservatories where they will restrict ladder access to windows serving rooms in roof or loft conversions, particularly if any of the windows are intended to help escape or rescue if there is a fire.
  • Any new structural opening between the conservatory and the existing house will require building regulations approval, even if the conservatory itself is an exempt structure.

Please contact us for further details or alternatively click here to visit the Planning Portal – The Planning Portal is the UK Government’s online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.

What is the difference between a conservatory and a Loggia?2018-09-17T13:52:54+00:00

– Built with precision engineered columns, providing a greater degree of structural integrity – this allows you to enjoy the strength of an extension with less of the upheaval

– Loggia systems reduce the racking effect wind, as they are around four times stiffer than a traditional conservatory

– Much more thermally efficient to help you save money on heating bills with superior U-values. This allows usage to be extended all year around in comfortable conditions.

– More aesthetically pleasing and inspired by Italian architecture

– Installation is often quicker as the columns eliminate the requirement for traditional brick or stone, which can slow down the building process

– The ability to opt for the Loggia integrated radiant panel heaters, which are neatly concealed in the 90 degree columns, running from floor to ceiling

– You could opt for sliding sash windows in a Loggia, which isn’t possible within a normal conservatory; this is due to the width of the columns which are more accommodating than regular conservatory frameworks

– The ability to add a Cornice which offers style, and height to the design

What will my new Loggia look like?2018-09-17T13:52:21+00:00

We use a sophisticated piece of design software called U-Design, which allows us to create a CAD impression of your new room. We can come up with range of ideas and proposals until you’re completely happy.

Can I install heating in a Loggia?2018-09-17T13:51:43+00:00

The great advantage of the Loggia design is that you can opt for integrated electric radiant panel heaters. These are installed onto the 90 degree angles of your Loggia columns, for a stylish and space saving solution.

Will it take longer to install a Loggia compared to a traditional conservatory?2018-09-17T13:51:11+00:00

No – in fact, the whole process may be quicker depending the design you opt for. The Loggia columns replace traditional brick piers and can save substantial time in the building stage of the installation.

How much will my new Loggia cost?2018-09-17T13:49:56+00:00

We like to be transparent in our pricing, and advise that glazed extensions and conservatories usually have a guide price of between £900-£1500 per square metre.

A Loggia will sit in the mid to high end of the guide price bracket, with LivinROOF and RealROOF systems coming out as the biggest investment.

If you were to base your calculations on the above, it will give you an estimate to work to within your budget.

What colour can the Loggia come in?2018-09-17T13:49:16+00:00

The Loggia is available in four standard colours – Classic White, Pure Cream, Urban Grey or Landmark Green. Alternatively, if you have a specific colour in mind, we are able to spray uPVC and aluminium to suit your requirements at an additional cost.

Windows

Choose from double or triple glazed, durable and energy efficient windows.

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Doors

We offer quality doors that are stylish, streamlined and thermally efficient.

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Conservatory

We have many conservatories such as glass & polycarbonate.

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