Originally Posted by giraffebuffalo
Thanks for the reply Perry and confirming my fears
I will put two sliding doors on either side. Also thinking I will have retractable windows at the top to let out the hot air from the top and allow circulation.
Do you think with that the room will still record high temperatures?
I built my first conservatory with floor to ceiling glass patio doors, glass all round on three sides. I had under floor heating, in three zones, doubled up along the glass walls, to make sure we were warm in winter. It worked very well at night and at all times except when the sun shone. I made the mistake of building right across the back of our home, we had to enter the conservatory to enter the lounge and kitchen. When the sun shone it was so hot we had to take a deep breath and race round the conservatory to open all four doors, before we melted.
My current sun lounge has conveniently placed brick/block walls along the east, south and west walls to provide some shade, the windows to the west and east come only four feet down from the ceiling, we have a solid roof with eight inches of polyurethane insulation, no under floor heating, one inch of polystyrene on the floor, water filled radiators - it is so much easier to live with. We are able to keep the patio doors closed 99% of the time and any excess heat is pulled into our ventilation system to heat the north side of the home.