Conservatories are a practical way of providing extra light and space to your home without much of the fuss of planning permission and building regulations that go along with adding an extension.
Here's some more information on why a conservatory might be the right choice for you.
Whatever the weather:
The old image of conservatories as freezing cold in the winter and baking hot in the summer couldn't be further from the truth. Modern types of glass, most of which are designed for the less than tropical British climate, help reduce overheating when the sun's out and keep warm air in when it's not.
Pilkington 'K' glass, which has a microscopic metal coating that reflects heat back into the room, is a great option, while double glazing and Argon filled units will add an extra layer of insulation.
There's also a number of heating options and ventilation systems available to make sure the room is comfortable all year round, with systems such as trickle ventilation available that keep air circulating, keeping condensation to a minimum.
According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), adding a conservatory to your home can add between 4% and 5% to its value, as well more desirable to potential buyers.
In fact, a well-built conservatory is up there with new kitchens and garages in the area of home improvements that can up your home's value without the excessive cost of a brick built extension.
It's also one of the fastest and easiest ways to gain extra living space as in general they are exempt from building regulations. If you've any questions about this or any aspect of planning permission, we will be happy to advise you when you discuss your quote.