How Will You Use Your Conservatory?
When you decide to have a conservatory built onto your home, it is a good idea to be clear from the outset what it will be used for.
Sometimes people have one built and then are not quite sure what the extra room is supposed to do. When you don’t know what a room is for it is all too easy for that room to become a general dumping ground for anything that doesn’t fit elsewhere in your home.
One of the best things about a conservatory is the fact that it adds value to your home, which can be very useful if you decide to sell your house and move on in the future. It is a good idea to have some notion of how you will use the it because this could have implications for the type of materials you choose and whether or not you will want extra heating.
Before you get any quotes for a conservatory you will need to find out from your local council whether planning permission for building one is required in your area. If you don’t need planning permission then that means that you can go ahead and get a quote to have your it built as soon as possible.
You can choose to have a modern conservatory
a gabled style, or a Victorian or Edwardian style building. The style that you choose may have some bearing on the type of material your extension is built from. Most building and glazing companies offer the choice of PVCu, hard wood or aluminium, and occasionally brick built options.
Most conservatories have either toughened glass windows and roofs or polycarbonate; polycarbonate is the budget conscious option but may not be as hard wearing as the toughened glass.
If you decide to use your conservatory as a dining room then you may want to have patterned glass in the windows as this will give you more privacy. If your glazier does patterned glass, then there is usually a choice of patterns but you will need to make sure that all this fits in with the general style of your home.
If you can afford the extra cost
then you might want to consider having your conservatory double glazed, not only will this add even more value to your property it will keep the cold and noise out and the heat in. If you do decide to use your new addition as a dining room then you may want to think carefully about the kind of lighting you have in there. Some people like direct, overhead light in a dining room and others don’t, so you should consider this when you are getting a quote for the conservatory.
Conservatories are a great way to enjoy the beauty of your garden all the year round, and they give you an extra room. For many people having one is a way of bringing the garden into the house.
The extra sunlight that a conservatory lets into your home is often a surprise to many people, and that extra sunlight is good for your health. Whatever you decide to use your conservatory for, you can be sure that you will enjoy it all the year round.