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Glass Extensions For Houses: A Worthwhile Investment?

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No matter which home improvement you’re considering investing in, at the back of your mind, there’s going to be that little voice that asks, ‘will this improvement add value to my home?’.

While there are a few ways to judge whether an investment will be worthwhile, such as the enjoyment you’ll get when making the most of the improvement, the easiest way to judge value in an improvement is to consider the increase in property value it may or may not bring. 

When it comes to glass extensions for houses, the debate is rife over whether the investment is worthwhile or not…

What Do Glass Extensions Have to Offer?

There’s both good news and bad news when considering glass extensions as a potential investment opportunity. Firstly, let’s take a look at the good news, starting with the financial value. 

It may come as a relief to know that most conservatories can add value to a property, up to around 5% in fact! These are just a handful of examples of what conservatories have to offer:

1.    No Planning Permission Required

While the lack of requirement for planning permission may not be a benefit in the long-run, it certainly helps when you’re designing and building your conservatory.

No planning permission means that a glass extension can be added to your house with ease.  

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If you make the most of the unique space you could create a beautiful room to relax in, a practical room for the family, or the best spot to spend time with friends!

2.    Extra Living Space

A key benefit of conservatories is the extra living space afforded. Conservatories can greatly increase the floor plan of your home for a relatively low cost, making your property more appealing to potential buyers and tailoring it more to your own needs. 

3.    Unique Atmosphere

The environment in your conservatory is unlike any other room in your house and it offers a true chance to create something special within your home.

If you make the most of the unique space you could create a beautiful room to relax in, a practical room for the family, or the best spot to spend time with friends. 

4.    Modern Living

Conservatories may be a traditional addition to properties but with the latest developments in conservatory construction and design, the end result of a new conservatory certainly sways more towards modern than traditional. 

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Poor quality materials won’t make your conservatory a pleasant space to spend time in, so from the get-go, it’s worth considering high-quality materials and a good design

Boosting Your Glass Extension Investment 

Now we’ve taken a look at why a conservatory can be a very worthwhile investment, it’s time for the bad news. Put simply, conservatories can be incredibly unpleasant in extreme weather, and the value in a conservatory is only going to be as good as the materials that it’s constructed from.

Poor quality materials won’t make your conservatory a pleasant space to spend time in, so from the get-go, it’s worth considering high-quality materials and a good design.

The second issue, temperature inconsistency, can be dealt with after your conservatory has been constructed, and involves the installation of conservatory roof insulation.  

What Is Conservatory Roof Insulation?

Conservatory roof insulation is the key to ensuring that your conservatory stays at a regulated temperature throughout the year – that means staying warm in the winter and staying cool in the summer. 

Constructed from layers of True Aluminium Foil, Metallised PolyFoil, and ThermoWadding with additional vapour control, conservatory roof insulation is a highly effective addition to control heat loss and heat gain in a conservatory. 

Installed on the underside of the roof, the insulation looks great and provides a strong protection barrier that can keep your conservatory protected agaisnt problems like moisture damage, mould, rain noise, and sun glare. 

The insulation also keeps the investment in your glass extension protected by making sure that the room can be easily heated without spending too much on energy. 

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With a beautifully modern conservatory that stays comfortable and cosy in Winter, you’ll wonder what you ever did without one before!

Is a Glass Extension Worth the Expense?

A conservatory has all the potential already in place to become an outstanding investment for your home, improving the environment for your family and helping you to sell your home if it ever comes to it. However, to unleash that potential you need to make sure the extension is built from good materials and is insulted for year-round comfort. 

With a beautifully modern conservatory that stays nice and cosy in the winter, you’ll wonder what you ever did without one!

For more information about beginning the conservatory design process, or getting your glass extension insulated, contact our team of conservatory experts today by calling 0800 1700 636, or alternatively, by clicking the button below!