The Glass Veranda: Embrace British Weather with Style and Comfort

The Glass Veranda: Embrace British Weather with Style and Comfort

If you are looking for a perfect weather protection system for the ever-changing British climate, consider the glass veranda, also known as a glass canopy. With its versatile features and smart design, it offers a comprehensive solution to shield you from the elements, ensuring that you can enjoy the outdoors all year round. In this article, Samson Outdoor Living will help you with some guidance to choose the best glass veranda structure for your home.

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What is the Glass Veranda?

Our European neighbours are far more familiar with the glass verandas or canopy but there has been a rise in popularity in the UK recently with people adorning their gardens with extra outdoor living solutions. A glass veranda provides a large, open, outdoor space protected from the elements by a roof made almost entirely of glass. The veranda is usually connected to the main house, but with no walls. Glass roof verandas are one of the most stylish additions for a house. A good glass veranda will have strong support posts with built in rainwater guttering for dispersing the rainwater off the roof and through an integrated guttering in the front profile. These aluminium posts and cross beams will also be capable of taking additional accessories at a later date. Some systems have external guttering, and this can enable a more versatile solution in some situations and easier cleaning if you are subject to higher levels of potential blocking from surrounding trees or bushes.

A proper glass veranda will also enable a modular approach to adding front or side infill products, such as sliding glass doors, folding doors, vertical or horizontal blinds to close in the sides with the prevailing wind further enhancing the control underneath the glass canopy.


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What are the benefits of the Glass Veranda?

Elevate your outdoor experience

One of the most significant advantages of a glass veranda is its ability to provide reliable protection against heavy rain. As the clouds gather and the heavens open, you can seek refuge beneath this durable structure, confident that you will remain dry and comfortable. No longer will you have to cancel your plans or rush indoors at the first sign of rain. Instead, you can savour the serenity of nature while staying sheltered under the glass canopy. In addition, the benefits of a glass veranda extend beyond rainy days. As the sun’s rays beat down, the blind can be easily operated, offering shade and respite from the heat. You can relish the balmy weather without the worry of sunburn or discomfort.

But it is not just about functionality – the sleek design of the Glass Verandas adds a touch of modern elegance to any outdoor setting, making it a statement piece that enhances the beauty of your space. A good glass veranda will have strong roof bars, either profiled externally or internally with enough strength to take integrated LED lighting as an accessory offering extended use throughout the evening. The best systems will have dimmable remote operated LED lights and at full brightness act as a proper lighting system and not just mood lighting.

Increase your health benefit and well being

Contrary to common belief, a glass veranda does not transform into a super hot greenhouse under the midday sun. In reality, it is no hotter than being outside without any cover. The glass used in these structures has the added benefit of blocking out a significant portion of harmful UV rays from the sun, safeguarding your skin from potential damage. Most significantly, with open sides and a front that allows for full air flow, perfect ventilation is achieved. Even on the warmest days, with a gentle breeze wafting through, the glass veranda remains a cool and refreshing space to relax.

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Guide to buying

Samson Outdoor Living have been selling glass verandas now for over 15 years in the UK and offer styles to suit all properties, budgets and requirements. Each system is made to measure, and the choice of options and accessories are vast, enabling any demands to generally be met.

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At Samson Outdoor Living, our customer-focused approach means you will not be met with pushy salespeople. Instead, our team consists of knowledgeable consultants and experienced site surveyors dedicated to providing valuable information, expert advice, and transparent pricing tailored to your specific needs.

We also offer a professional fitting service for customers across various locations in the UK, making installation seamless. To ensure complete satisfaction, we can produce drawings when necessary and provide samples for your consideration.

For a hands-on experience, we invite you to visit our showroom in Northamptonshire, where our products are on display for you to explore.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our exceptional service and product


Visit showroom: 6-8 Meadow Close, Ise Valley Trading Estate, Finedon Road, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4BH


How can I order? Our approach

For many years we’ve helped our domestic and commercial awning and canopy customers.

How can I order? Our approach

1. Take several pictures of the area where you are looking to create an outdoor space.
2. Send your images with your details.
3. Tell us a little about what you want to achieve e.g. sun protection, rain protection, all year round use of space and so on.
4. If you have any preferences already, things such as retractable, fixed or both in one system. Don’t worry if you haven’t as we can advise and guide you later if needed. Read more

Email us today or call us on 01933 448 844 to discuss your requirements.