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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:

Had a partial enclosure put in on our outside area to block southerly winds and rain. Very professional service and engaging during the quote process. Installation was efficient and all mess cleaned up. Highly recommend.
J Wellsy
J Wellsy
Love the new space created by Spanline. Very reliable and knowledgeable about products and how to create the best looking space. The team are very Courteous, neat and tidy. Great experience, would highly recommend.
Sara Smith
Sara Smith
From day 1 of enquiry Spanline were very responsive, attended site to understand what we wanted ,communicated continually, and then presented options. The process for contract development, site inspections, approvals and payments were seamless and easy. The installation team was very professional which is evident in their workmanship, and most importantly the works team cleaned their workplace perfectly. Thanks so much to Chris and the team for this great addition to our new home.
Simon Stubbs
Simon Stubbs
Spanline have completed our home with a beautiful front verandah. I was always worried that adding this after the house was finished would look like an tack on but it was done with such precision that it looks like it was always meant to be there. I couldnt be happier 😊
Lauren Black
Lauren Black
Thank you Jason for a wonderful job. Right from the first meeting commumication was great. Once our carport was started it was very efficient & we are very pleased with the job.
Judy Smith
Judy Smith
Spanline Mitchell Canberra provided a professional service, good design ideas, and a great building team leader . Thanks
leanne pagett
leanne pagett
From the design process with Jason to the build with Steve and Isaiah everything has been fantastic. Quality is fabulous, so pleased we have enclosed our patio, making a glass room. 100% recommend Spanline.
Jenny Anikin
Jenny Anikin
Aiden and the team were awesome to deal with nothing was to hard, Paul there builder is a top bloke did an absolutely amazing job couldn't fault a thing . I highly recommend these guys for any projects you may have planned.
rob mutton
rob mutton
Thanks Spanline team. I am soon to get a new Eclipse roof for my outdoor entertaining area.The team have provided great advice and service as we work out together the best options for me.Progress payments are also a benefit as we work through the various stages of the project.Regards,Jeff
Jeff Garner
Jeff Garner
Spanline Canberra - Especially Scott have been so amazing from the very beginning of installing my sunroom, I had and still have so many questions and he is always so willing to answer them and cross check everything so he has the right answer for me. He goes above and beyond answering my email after hours and on weekends which I think is just such amazing service . I can’t thank Scott and his team enough and I can’t wait for my sunroom to be finished in a couple of months
Well done Josh. Very professional job. We would definitely use Spanline again. Very happy with your work
I have referred Spanline Australia for many of my Clients in Sydney, who are in need of a quality crafted carport, patio or alfresco area, and we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback. From start to finish, their team was professional, efficient, and highly skilled. The quality of their workmanship exceeded my expectations, and the final result truly enhances the appearance and functionality of my client’s homes. I highly recommend Spanline to anyone in need of outdoor living or improved home utility. They deliver top-notch service and outstanding results.
Nikki Quittner
Nikki Quittner

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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