There are many things to consider when you plan to add an extension to your home, with the primary points usually being what the extension will be used for and how it will benefit you. In recent years, the number of conservatories added as extensions to everyday homes has increased significantly.
Used all year round for their comfort and energy-efficiency, these rooms are cost-effective and practical to invest in. It’s an ideal way to add space to your home for a living or dining area, a playroom, or even an office.
What is a Conservatory?
Legally, a conservatory is defined as a building with at least 50% walls and 75% translucent glass or polycarbonate glazing in its roof area. Built like this, most of these spaces are too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter to use as an everyday area.
To comply with the legal definition and skip the need for planning permissions, most people choose to install an insulated ceiling to the existing roof-line to regulate temperature while leaving the exterior untouched.
The Benefits of Having a Conservatory
Whenever you plan to enhance your property, it’s essential to consider the impact that the changes will have. Investing in conservatories is a popular choice amongst home-owners. Below, the reasons are highlighted:
A conservatory is more cost-effective than building an extension on your home. Extensions are priced per square meter, whereas conservatories are usually priced on size and style. Because they can be made using different materials, you aren’t limited to brick and tile, which means you can play around with your budget.
Extra Space and Versatility
Not only does it add extra space to your home, but it can also be used for practically anything. Whether you need a play area for your kids, a second lounge, or office space, a conservatory can function as all. Installing one to connect your home and garden is a great option too!
Conservatories let more light into your home, which can be beneficial to your health. Studies have shown that people who spend time in well-lit areas aren’t as prone to headaches as those who don’t. During the summer months, you can also save money on your energy bills.
Unlike other extensions, you can create a conservatory in almost any structural design. You have the freedom to shop around for different styles to find what works for your home. Because of the variety of materials that can be used to build this extension, you can also customise the finishing touches.
One of the main benefits of conservatories is that it increases your property’s value. Although you won’t benefit from this instantly, it should be considered an investment for when you want to sell your home one day. Many potential property buyers are eager to have extra space on hand and specifically look for homes with a conservatory installed.
When designed correctly, a conservatory can provide the ideal space you’ve been looking for! To find out more about how we can help you build the conservatory of your dreams, get in touch on 01604 945540 or head over to our contact page for more details.