Top Things to Know When Choosing a Conservatory

Do you want to have more space in your home? Do you want to make the most of existing living space? Have you considered having a conservatory? This guide will provide you with the basic information you need to install a conservatory.
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What does a conservatory look like?

Investing in a conservatory is not always an easy decision, especially considering the costs involved in the installation process. Today you will find reasons why you should run to your local home-building expert, like this window company in Birmingham, and get yourself a conservatory or upgrade it if you already have one.

A conservatory consists of glazed panels which allow light to pass through, illuminating the room and creating a perfect environment for indoor plants to thrive. Whether you want a home extension or you just need extra space, having a conservatory is the right bargain. You can decide how you want your conservatory to look like. There are a variety of styles to choose from Victorian, Edwardian, Gable, etc. Professional home-builders can meet your specific needs.

Are conservatories affected by extreme weather conditions?

Conservatories are designed to maintain ideal temperatures throughout the year. The glazed panels keep the perfect quantity of heat inside the room, irrespective of the weather conditions outside.

The model material used for the design of conservatories is called plasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC). It has the following properties:

  • Rigidity
  • Durability
  • Low tensile strength
  • High thermal efficiency
  • Good sound insulation
  • Easy to maintain
Suitable alternatives are timber and the more modern aluminium. Both can offer resistance to adverse weather conditions.

Will a conservatory add value to a home?

People decide to have a conservatory for different reasons. The extra space can be used to grow indoor plants or can simply be used for entertainment.

From the conservatory, you can have a magnificent view of your garden and neighbouring sites, thanks to the glazed panels that line the walls. 

The sight of a conservatory in your home brings great appeal and guests are certain to turn their heads. People who have conservatories are usually considered to be in the upper cadre of society, so you can be proud of your accomplishment and savour every moment.

In terms of financial gains, the extra value of a conservatory can be added to the property if a future sale is contemplated. It can thus be useful advice to get a valuation of your home before you consider installing a conservatory.

What interior decor can be used for a conservatory?

The glazed panels are designed to reduce the amount of UV radiation that can enter the conservatory, so the interior decor and all furniture are protected from damage. This means any decor that suits your taste can be used for the conservatory.

Will planning permission be required?

If specific conditions are met, planning permission is not required. It is good advice to double-check with the local commission and seek expert advice, as planning permission will come with an additional cost.

It is a big decision having to consider whether to have a conservatory or not. Doing research and asking the appropriate questions will help you make an informed decision.

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