See in the Summer in a new ConservatoryConservatories are a great way to add space to your home without the need for building a traditional extension. Modern conservatories offer a space which is light, bright and warm year round thanks to double glazed doors and windows, and it’s possible to find both traditional style and modern conservatories which will perfectly complement the architecture of your home. Our guide to conservatories will help you to make the right decisions when it comes to purchasing a conservatory.
A conservatory can add considerable value to your home – estate agents recognise the appeal that a modern conservatory has to potential buyers and will give your property a higher valuation. Of course it’s not just monetary value that you’re adding, you are also providing extra space which is ideal for all the family.
Choosing the Right Conservatory
There are various different types of conservatory to choose from - lean-to, Edwardian, P ot L shaped conservarories. Here are some of the material options available:
• Hardwood conservatories – these provide a traditional look and feel and are a very popular choice – be aware that natural wood can cost more than installing an aluminium conservatory, but it’s very durable and hardwearing.
• PVCUconservatories - PVCU conservatories are one of the most popular and cheapest options and provide great insulation against the cold – they’re ideal for more modern homes.
• Aluminium conservatories - aluminium is a great contemporary option and is more affordable than a wood conservatory – it is ideal for conservatory use as its strength allows it to accommodate very large panels of glass allowing for a light and airy space.
• Masonry (stone) orangeries - if you own a period property, a stone orangery can look stunning, and the design of your orangery will be perfectly matched to the existing architecture of your home, blending seamlessly for a traditional look.
Of course there are other factors to consider such as roof type, insulation, type of glass and heating for your conservatory, and a reliable conservatory company will be able to advise on the best options for the type of conservatory you have chosen.
Which Conservatory Company?
Make sure any supplier you approach provides you with a quote for their service, has the necessary certification, is happy to provide customer testimonials and has a bespoke design service available – some companies have computing programs which can take you through the full design process and allow you to see what your finished conservatory will look like. Others only supply conservatories and it will be your duty to ensure the fitting so be aware of that as the will add value to the final price and your budget. Also ensure that a warranty is included as part of the purchase price.
Anglian Home Improvements offer UPVC conservatories, doors and windows and their conservatories are available in a wide range of styles. They offer a ‘price promise challenge’ so if you find an equivalent product elsewhere for less within 7 days, they will match the price.
Conservatory Land are the UK’s number one bespoke conservatory manufacturer and supplier and they offer a one year interest free payment option (subject to status).
Everest offer different styles of conservatories to suit any style request and budget. They have a current ongoing sale of up to 50% off and another 10% cashback on selected items so we're sure you will save money with them.
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