A green campaigner has called for conservatories to be banned – while sitting in her own one.

Angela Terry stated that glass houses are a hazard to the health and safety of all Britons.

An environmental scientist claimed that the action was about “having no regrets” and protecting our planet.

As she spoke in her Somerset conservatory from a brazen position, she seemed to have decided not to follow the rules.

Susanna Reid from GMB pointed out that it was hypocritical for her to be allowed one, but no other person is permitted one.

Ms Terry said that because she had a house with one, it was exempted from the new laws. 

Angela Terry said Britons need to dump the glass houses because they 'act like a furnace' for the rest of the home

Angela Terry stated that glass houses are a ‘heat trap’ and should be thrown out by Britons.

Conservatories can overheat as they trap the sun during the country’s increasingly warm summers.

The introduction of regulations could mean that new-build homes will be much more resistant to additions.

Every conservatory built as part of new developments will have to prove that it does not produce unwanted solar gain.

GMB was told by Ms Terry that One Home is a media company that works on climate issues.

Global warming causes our planet to heat up faster and more rapidly. In 2019, temperatures reached 39C.

“By 2050 which is just 30 years away every summer will be as warm as this summer.

“So heatwaves are becoming more frequent. Conservatories are able to concentrate heat, acting as a furnace in the house.

“They build up heat during the day, making it much more difficult for you to stay cool at home.”

“So this is what the real issue when it comes to future-proofing. If a developer builds a house and puts up a conservatory, it’s likely that the house will still be there in thirty years.

“So, it’s all about having no regrets. Once they are up, we all know that people won’t want them to go down. This is okay… I am in my conservatory.

“When we bought our house it was already here. We want people to be safe.”

The environmental scientist claimed the move was about 'having a no regret' policy and protecting the planet

An environmental scientist claimed that the action was meant to be a ‘no regret’ policy, and protect the planet.

The Great British conservatory is under threat

Climate change looks set to claim an unexpected new victim – Britain’s conservatories. Although they are a popular addition to middle-class houses, the sun traps may overheat during our increasingly hot summers.

New regulations have been introduced to make conservatories in new-built houses far less common. Any conservatory that is part of any new development must prove it won’t create unwanted solar gain.

This is one of many measures to protect homes from summer heat that could reach up to 40C (104F). Although this is a lot higher than what we currently have in Britain, it would still cause conservatories to heat up, which can lead to indoor temperature increases that are unbearable.

These new regulations, which aim to increase domestic ventilation and decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 30%, will restrict window sizes based on the direction that they face and whether it is likely to heat up. Unheated conservatories, which are separated from exterior walls or doors and not heated, may be exempt. But others will face complex and expensive modelling to show they will not become too hot in the summer – limiting the use of trendy floor-to-ceiling glass. Conservatories could become expensive and unaffordable for newer properties.

Ms Reid asked, “Do you think that your conservatory is okay? Yours still will stand.” But no other person is allowed one. What’s your point?

Ms Terry responded: “So, this house had a conservatory. Because the world is warming, new laws prohibit building new ones.

“What are you doing? You’re building infrastructure. We’re doing this all across the UK, which isn’t ready for hotter or hotter temperatures. 

In 2018, Ms Terry founded One Home in Bristol to promote ideas about tackling climate change in the media.

This scientist holds degrees from Leeds University and an Imperial College London master’s. She has been studying the sector her entire working life.

She was pleased with how her performance was on GMB, tweeting: ‘Delighted to speak on GMB about why conservatories are SO not fit for purpose as we try & stay safe due to #globalwarming.

According to the report, a heatwave is expected each year by 2050. 20 percent of homes are currently too hot even during cool summers.

However, social media users ridiculed her comments. Some even asked if April Fools Day was early.

Debra Prudhoe wrote on Twitter, “So why did she purchase a property that had a conservatory?”

Keith Youngs said, in reference to Downing Street’s parties: “Next, she will have a drinks party at that conservatory. And telling us it’s a work function.”

One lady wrote: “I am sure that there is a conservatory maker somewhere. He would be happy to comment and educate me on what types of blinds and glass actually control heat in my conservatory.”

She said, “Oh, you can also close the doors of your house to use curtains or blinds indoors.

A new law is in place starting June. This means that any developments must prove it won’t create unwanted solar gain from any conservatory.

It is just one part of several measures that are being taken to ensure homes can withstand summer temperatures of up to 40C (104F).

Although they would be far higher than the current British experience, they could cause extreme heat, increasing temperature often uncomfortably.

New rules will also limit the size of windows based on which direction they face, and whether or not there is a risk that the house might overheat.

Exempt from this rule are conservatories which have not been heated and that are separated from exterior walls or doors.

But others will face complex and expensive modelling to show they will not become too hot in the summer – limiting the use of trendy floor-to-ceiling glass.

Conservatories could become expensive for newer properties that aren’t as well-priced.

Rico Wojtulewicz from the National Federation of Builders is head of housing planning policy. The Telegraph was told by him: “We can build heavy glazed buildings. But smaller companies that do multiple housing types in one development might avoid it due to potential costs of dynamic thermal modelling for each home.”