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5 Benefits of Installing a Conservatory

28 February 2023

If you want to create more space in your home, there are several options to choose. There’s the traditional loft conversion and the building extension if you have the space and a larger budget. Then there’s the possibility of adding a conservatory.

Each has its merits and a lot will depend on what you want to achieve. Here we look at why installing a new conservatory is an amazing option and can help transform any garden space and home for the better.

1. It’s Cheaper Than an Extension

One of the main benefits of building a conservatory is the lower cost compared to a full extension.

In general, you can end up paying between £12,000 and £20,000 for a conservatory. A lot will depend on the size, materials and style that you choose as well as what you want to use the space for.

If you’re planning to build an extension, however, you can expect to invest between £30,000 and £50,000 and you will almost certainly need to add on fees for architects, planning applications and the support of a structural engineer.

You should also take into account the time it takes. An average conservatory can usually be installed within a few weeks to a month while a full extension is likely to take months.

2. Enjoy the Outdoors All Year Round

The reason many people opt for a conservatory is that it creates a space that is intimately connected to their garden. It’s a place to relax and enjoy the natural world. The windows open up to the surrounding world and that makes it something special.

Modern conservatories are well-insulated nowadays and come in a wide variety of designs. They can be used all year round and are perfect for watching the local wildlife.

3. Extra Room for Your Home

Creating extra space in your home can be challenging, especially if you have a growing family. Depending on the size of your garden, you can install a conservatory that can be used for a wide variety of purposes – you might want it as a dining area, for growing plants, as an art or hobby room or just a place where you can sit and read and relax once in a while.

4. Adding Value to Your Property

Calculating how much value a new conservatory will add to your property price is likely to depend on several factors, including the size and the quality of the materials. The figure of a 5% increase is regularly mentioned but this can be as high as 12% if you have a property in a high-value area such as London.

5. No Planning Permission is Required

Another reason why a conservatory is a more attractive option is that it often doesn’t require planning permission as long as it falls within the rules. This means that your installation should:

  • • Be a single-storey construction and no taller than 4m.
  • • Not be more than half the width of your home.
  • • Not take up more than 50% of the land in your garden.

For more information on read our article on Planning Permission and your Conservatory.

The great news is that modern designs for conservatories give you a lot of different options when it comes to materials and design. They come in all shapes and sizes. You can go for wood, uPVC and aluminium frames, triple or double glazing, and various designs such as Edwardian, Victorian, lean-to and gable.

At Vision Home Improvements, we can help you design and install the perfect conservatory for your home, adding value and space along with exceptional energy efficiency.

If you want to transform your home, contact our expert team today.

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