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Glass and Screened Enclosures: Unlock Your Space's Potential

Glass sunrooms and screened enclosures are popular amongst homeowners who want to bring the outdoors inside, whilst extending the liveable areas of their house. Fully enclosed with glass or screens, enclosed rooms let in natural light and offer beautiful views of the surroundings.

Many people love glass-enclosed patios for creating an indoor-outdoor haven that lets them enjoy the best of both worlds. Use a glass or screen room for all sorts of activities, from entertaining guests to relaxing with a good book.

The benefits of designing an indoor-outdoor haven with a glass room are endless. A glass or screen room can:

  • Enhance the overall aesthetic of the home and create a beautiful focal point
  • Offer a peaceful retreat to relax and unwind away from the rest of the home
  • Extend your living space and increase the usability of your property
  • Allow you to enjoy the views of your garden or outside area without suffering the elements
  • Glass and screen rooms are highly adaptable, with a range of options for glass types, frame and screen materials, and decor to choose from
A well-designed sunroom featuring large windows and insulated panels.

Considerations for Designing a Glass or Screen Room

Designing a glass or screen room is an exciting and important process, and there are several key considerations to keep in mind.

  1. Location and orientation: Aim for a great view of the surrounding landscape, while also providing privacy and protection from the elements.
  2. Type of glass and frame materials: Keep your home comfortable and lower your cooling costs. Spanline’s windows and walling and insulated roofing range are designed just for that.
  3. Climate control and ventilation:  Screened enclosures allow for natural light and airflow while keeping insects out. Outdoor rooms may need additional heating and cooling systems to ensure they can be used comfortably year-round. Using insulated roof and wall panels can help maintain the right climate in your room. Good ventilation is also important to help prevent the room from becoming too stuffy or humid.
  4. Furniture and decor: When designing your glass room, consider your furniture, lighting, and electrical needs. Surrounding yourself with creative ideas and imaginative concepts can help you achieve your desired outcome. Read interior design magazines and peruse Spanline’s latest projects here, for inspiration.

A well-designed glass room offers a beautiful and functional space for the whole family to enjoy for years.

screened patio with a garden view and in built dining room
screened patio with a garden view and in built dining room

Design Inspiration and Ideas

Some popular glass and screen room styles include:

  • modern and minimalist
  • rustic and natural
  • traditional and classic

There’s a range of different structural features to choose from:

  • half or full glass or screened walls
  • bi-fold or sliding glass doors
  • louvred opening roof
  • built-in seating or storage

There are endless possibilities for creating an indoor-outdoor haven. Some examples of indoor-outdoor spaces include:

  • rooftop garden
  • covered patio
  • enclosed porch
  • swimming enclosure
  • flyover patio
  • screened verandah

A screened enclosure with a built-in bar or dining area is a great choice for outdoor entertaining. For those who prefer reading or relaxing, a glass room with comfortable seating and natural light is the perfect retreat.

It gets very cold in Blayney and even snows in the winter months. Mr & Mrs Thompson wanted a living area they could use regardless of the elements. Their new Spanline Glassroom changed the way they thought about winter. Now that they have a room they can enjoy throughout the year, they are excited to invite their neighbours over to spend time together whatever the weather.

Get your hands on some interior design magazines like Belle, Inside Out, Vogue Living, Home Beautiful, and Habitus. Explore a range of design options and choose one that suits your unique style.

For more than 38 years, Spanline Home Additions Australia has been at the forefront of the home improvement industry. We are skilled in creating and producing personalised home extensions such as glass and screened rooms, patios, and carports.

garage to screened room transformation
huge tiled screened glass room with dining set and view of garden

Consider Construction and Maintenance Over Time

Designing a glass or screen room can be an exciting process, but it’s important to also consider practical factors before starting construction:

  • Building regulations and council permits: Be sure that your patio enclosure complies with all local building codes and regulations. Your local Spanline builder holds a valid builder’s license, trade certificates and memberships with industry associations. For every project, we organise everything from onsite inspections, custom designs, plans and council approvals^.
  • Cost Factors: The price can vary widely depending on a range of factors such as size, materials, and features. It’s important to set a budget and stick to it. Spanline can help you do this while ensuring that the final design meets your family’s needs and preferences.
  • Maintenance and Cleaning: Glass can be prone to streaking and spotting, so it’s important to clean it regularly. Be sure to put your glass enclosure in a position where you can easily clean and maintain it.

Build it Your Way

Spanline Home Additions has served Australian homeowners for the past 38 years. We excel at tailoring solutions to meet your unique needs, utilising the finest materials and strict quality control measures. We offer free consultations with experienced design consultants, and comprehensive warranties up to 15 years*.

We pride ourselves on our expertise in designing, manufacturing, and installing custom-made glass and screened rooms, patios, and carports. Our commitment to staying ahead of industry trends, utilising state-of-the-art technology, and employing a skilled team of professionals ensures that our products are designed and manufactured in Australia for Australian conditions. We are dedicated to providing high-quality solutions for homeowners who value design and functionality.

Your Spanline builder holds a valid builder’s license and ensures that every person working on your project has their trade certificates. Our Design Advisors undergo continuous professional development in technical and design education, as well as customer support training, to provide you with the best possible service. We take pride in our commitment to quality and expertise in the industry.

We take care of everything for you. We can organise onsite inspections, custom designs, 3D rendering of your project, and council plans and approvals^. You can trust us to handle every aspect of your project with professionalism and expertise.

Discover why our customers rave about their experience with Spanline:

Spanline Coffs Harbour were excellent to deal with. They were very knowledgeable & couldn’t do enough to help us. Thank you!
Annette Ryder
Annette Ryder
We had a rather small modification made to our sunroom, which was originally built by Spanline over 10yrs ago. The job turned out just as we had hoped. Salesman Frank and supervisor Trevor were quick to provide replies to our queries and updates throughout. We consider that very important, so that we know we haven't been forgotten after signing on the dotted line. All members of the team we spoke with were easy to talk to, accepted our questions and input and made us feel part of the process. Cannot recommend them highly enough.Tony Zahra
Tony Zahra
Tony Zahra
Amazing job by Spanline!! Constant consultation during the build of our deck roof, and with the organising of electrical work to light switches and installation of ceiling fan. We now enjoy entertaining on the covered deck enjoying the sunset and the view to the escarpment
After some research we contacted Spanline about an addition for our house. Scott Basman came out and talked to us about what we wanted from the space. He worked with us on the design, he is very knowledgeable and made sure it was everything we wanted. Lachlan, Adrian and Jake were also amazing throughout the build process, now we have a massive indoor/outdoor space which is perfect for our needs.
Toni Goodyer
Toni Goodyer
Scott Basman and his team did a wonderful job, both with demolishing a timber pergola and erecting a new Spanline roofed entertainment area. The new structure was built efficiently, on time, and is a quality build! Thank you Mick! Thank you team for your courtesy and efficiency! Would recommend you to family and friends.
Fantastic experience from go to woah. Seb went above and beyond to make sure we got the best product for the best price. Zach kept us informed throughout the whole process. The whole team were very approachable and helpful. Spanline submitted all the council approval paperwork and made sure the end product was perfect. I highly recommend Spanline Home Additions ACT. Thanks!!!
Paul Remin
Paul Remin
Thanks to everyone involved in our project,a great job.Special mention to Rob who constructed our patio on is own with attention to detail.Loving the new door & screen,I would have no hesitation recommending Spanline Home Additions Southside
David Wilson
David Wilson
My experience with Spanline Mid Coast was exceptional. Jamie was wonderful in explaining the product and the whole process from start to finish. The builder, Josh Byrne was nothing short of professional and attention to detail in every way. Very happy with my home addition, highly recommend.
Helen Quin
Helen Quin
A verandah was recently added to my home by spanline wagga. Great service by all in particular Adam who was especially precise with the building worksVery pleased with the result and workmanshipMany thanks Adam, Terrell and Craig
Judith Langton
Judith Langton
The difference enclosing my alfresco area, front porch & the side of my home means I can now enjoy my home to its full potential. Well done, Spanline - happy to recommend you - workmanship excellent & staff were always friendly & obliging.
Norma Jacques
Norma Jacques
Outstanding service & finished products from the whole SPANLINE TEAM in COFFS HARBOUR. Highly recommend. A “HAMPTONS CARPORT” & GLASS SLIDING DOOR for south facing ALFRESCO. 👏😊🚙
Janet Kelemec
Janet Kelemec
Had a great experience with choosing Spanline Illawarra for my carport. Nick was the one who did the quote up for me and was reasonable and knew what I wanted and explained everything clearly. Carport was done within reasonable time within 3 weeks from when I got the quote. The builder Scott has done a very good job building the carport. It only took about 3 days to complete the carport. Many thanks to Shahil who is the supervisor of the job, who did the designing as well. He explained everything clearly and when he came to measure he made sure I understood what I wanted. I absolutely love how it has turned out.Thank you to the team at Spanline. You’ve done a great job.
Gwen Thompson
Gwen Thompson

Spanline's Screened Room Insights

  • Glass-screened enclosures and rooms are a functional and stylish addition that can increase the kerb appeal of a home.
  • These spaces can be customised to meet specific needs, such as dining, office, or relaxation areas.
  • Glass and screened enclosures offer protection from the elements, making them ideal for year-round outdoor living.
  • Glass rooms create an inviting atmosphere for entertaining guests or spending time with family.
  • Screen enclosures and glass rooms are generally low maintenance, durable, and made from high-quality materials.
  • Glass enclosures and sun rooms can be customised to provide additional privacy and security by adding features like blinds or curtains, and fitting locks to doors and windows.
  • Using the right materials in construction can help your glass enclosure be energy-efficient, reducing the need for additional heating or cooling within the space.
  • It’s important to work with reputable and experienced contractors, like Spanline, to ensure a high-quality custom outdoor living space.Glass enclosures and sun rooms provide additional privacy and security features like locking doors and windows.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of glass rooms and screen enclosures?

Glass rooms and screen enclosures provide additional living space that is functional, stylish, and adds value to your home. They protect you from the elements, offer seamless indoor-outdoor living, and are low maintenance and durable.

What are the options for energy efficiency in glass rooms and screen enclosures?
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Screens to capture the breeze but exclude insects
  • Louvred roofs to let the sunlight in during the winter months
  • Insulated roof and wall panels to keep the room cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
  • Complementary landscaping to provide extra shade and help cool the air before it enters the space
How can privacy and security be ensured in glass rooms and screen enclosures?

Provide extra privacy and security by having features such as locking doors and windows, as well as privacy screens or curtains.

What to look for in a contractor when considering a glass room or screen enclosure?

Look for a reputable contractor with high-quality materials, customised options, a proven track record, and good-quality references. That’s why Spanline is the perfect choice for your next project!

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