Things to Consider When Choosing a Conservatory:
Many people choose to add a conservatory onto their property. A conservatory is a very versatile additional living space, it can be used as a dining area, play area, sitting room, to enjoy the outdoors indoors. Whatever you please.
A conservatory also has many added benefits:
No need for planning permission
When extending a property there are strict planning permission rules in place. Adding a conservatory to your home will more often than not require no planning permission. UK law states that:
- Terraced and semi-detached homes can make additions up to 6m without planning permission.
- Detached houses can add structures up to 8m without planning permission
You are under an obligation to ensure that your conservatory doesn’t negatively impact upon your neighbours enjoyment of their property.
More cost effective than an extension
With the average price of a conservatory between £8 and £10k it is significantly less than an extension. Adds Value to your property A conservatory will add value to your property. The additional living space will be sure to increase the desirability of your property when you come to sell. Moreover the conservatory is likely to add up to 5% to the value of your home. A worthwhile investment.
With an average price of a conservatory around £8-£10k it is not an insignificant investment. Despite the numerous benefits you need to make sure that you consider a few things when choosing your conservatory.
You may think that a glass roof is the way to go. However, a glass roof can render your conservatory useless for many months of the year. If you want to make the most of your new living space a solid roof is the best option.
Guardian Warm Roofs have superior insulation keeping your conservatory warm in the winter and cool in the summer. No matter what the British weather is up to you will be able to sit and enjoy your conservatory.
Your conservatory is an extension of your home. Choose a style that is in keeping with the property and won’t appear to be stuck on.
As mentioned you will need to consider your neighbours. Also think about where the conservatory will best serve your home. Use existing access if possible and ensure that you can enjoy the view of your garden whilst relaxing in your new space.