Verandas: The Perfect Way To Summer Proof Your British BBQ
We may be in the throes of a seemingly endless heatwave but as this is the UK you can rest assured, that the rain will eventually return. With temperatures in the 30s for the first time in British history, you may be thinking of planning a spontaneous barbecue or even an intimate social occasion where you and your family can get together and enjoy a warm summer evening sipping bubbly in the garden. However, given the UK’s reputation for unpredictable weather, it’s impossible to guarantee a sunny day for your Summer event – even in the midst of a heatwave.
If you’ve got friends and family coming round for a barbecue and notice the weather is beginning to change, what’s a homeowner to do? It may be too late to cancel and with a lack of space inside your home, there may not be enough room to bring everyone in. Fortunately for avid party planners, sun worshippers, and barbecue lovers across the country, a modern veranda can waterproof your social occasion and create the perfect environment for entertaining.
What is a veranda?
Similar to a conservatory or an extension but without the walls and brickwork, a veranda is a roofed, open-air gallery. Although the word verandah is said to have originated in India, it wasn’t until the early architectural period in Australia that the word veranda became synonymous with a roofed area, held up by balustrades. Almost any type of structure that extends from the roof of a home to cover an outdoor area is considered to be a veranda.
The popularity of verandas in Australian architecture, as well as in other countries such as India and Spain, can be put down to the warmer climate where hot, humid temperatures result in a need for cooler homes with improved ventilation. The opposite is true in countries such as England where a veranda creates a convenient spot for a barbeque in even the most adverse of weather conditions.
Benefits of a veranda
Regardless of the time of year, a veranda can offer you and your family enjoyment and relaxation even in the event of any unfavourable weather. During the hot summer months, you’ll be able to spend quality time with loved ones while enjoying a cool breeze. You’ll also be able to enjoy the warmth, fresh air, and additional protection of a veranda when seeking cover from rainy winter weather.
A veranda is also an ideal cover between your home, garage, or other exterior buildings. It can foster a sense of intimacy with your garden by closing the gap between your interior and exterior spaces, which creates the ideal environment for entertaining or simply relaxing with friends and family.
Bespoke Verandas from Majestic Designs
Whatever your requirements, a veranda is sure to improve your home. Offering protection from the effects of adverse weather, verandas maximise natural light and ventilation while also adding sheltered living space to your home. A veranda is suitable in all kinds of weather and is a great way to shelter your British barbecue – whatever the season.
For more than 19 years, Majestic Designs has engineered our range of bespoke verandas in our state-of-the-art factories right here in Cheddar. Our fully employed team of highly skilled FENSA accredited and MTC registered installers guide our customers from consultation to installation with exceptional craftsmanship and the utmost professionalism.
If you would like any more information about our range of verandas, contact the team at Majestic Designs today.