10 Things You Need To Know Before Buying A Conservatory

Buying A New Conservatory

The time has come, you have chosen to purchase a conservatory. You are now ready to take the first steps to plan your dream conservatory. However, you may be thinking now what? Well, worry not, we have put together ten things to consider before purchasing a new extension.

1. How Are You Going To Use Your Extension?

How you choose to use your conservatory is entirely up to you. Choosing the right conservatory style for you and your family will probably come down to how you intend to use your conservatory. Maybe you are looking to create a playroom for the children, a personal gym, a new extravagant dining room or even a lounge space you to relax in. 

Whatever you choose, your conservatory will require a different configuration to suit your requirements.

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2. Furniture For Conservatories

So once you have decided on how you want to use your conservatory, the next thing to consider is how to furnish it. There are many ways to decorate your new conservatory. If you are contemplating a glass or polycarbonate roof, you may want to make sure that your furniture with fabrics avoids fading in direct sunlight. A lightweight tiled roof or specialised roof panels will help to prevent any issues with this direct sunlight.

3. How Much Is My House Worth?

Consider contacting estate agents to give you a valuation your property before you get your conservatory built. Doing this will help when discussing how much an extension could increase the value of your home. Furthermore, there are additional extensions to consider, including orangeries and bespoke extensions. 

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4. Do I Need Planning Permission?

Planning permission can be a daunting thing. But unless you have a listed building or preservation area, you may not require planning permission to install a new conservatory. However, it is a good idea to inquire about needing planning permission for your new extension. Furthermore, planning permission can add further costs to your new conservatory project. We advised that you seek expert advice. However, St Helens Windows can take care of planning permission before the installation of your new conservatory.

5. What To Expect From Your Installation

Are you looking to sit back and relax while your chosen company works continuously for you? Or would you like to be fully involved in creating your conservatory? Whatever your answer, it will help you to decide the right home improvement company for your conservatory. Furthermore, you should ensure that the company you use for your new conservatory build has all the guarantees and accreditations in place.

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6. Will My Extension Match My Home?

It is beneficial to find the right extension to match your property. Speak with a Home Improvements Adviser from a home improvement company to get professional design examples and advice on what conservatory designs will suit your home.

7. How Do I Maintain My Conservatory?

Having an extension will require extra time and effort to maintain. Once your extension is complete, the type of material used will determine how much maintenance your conservatory requires. UPVC conservatories require minimal maintenance, maybe a clean down every year depending on the area of your property and where your extension is situated. We recommended that you clean the glass at least every six months, this will keep your extension looking good and avoid any excess build-up of dirt.

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8. Where Is The Best Place To Add My Conservatory?

You will need to decide where you want to have your extension installed on your home. Furthermore, you will have to think about where you require your doors linking to your home. Conservatory doors are available in several styles, including bi-fold doors, French doors and patio doors. Therefore, providing your extension with a unique aesthetic and an impressive entrance.

9. Choosing Quality Materials

When you are spending money on a conservatory, you want to know that it will last. That is why choosing a reputable company is the best choice. 

Look for companies with online review and image galleries. That is a good indication of the quality of their work. Plus, these companies are more likely to use high-quality materials that will benefit your home and stand the test of time.

10. Choosing A Trusted Company Like St Helens Windows

Conservatories are a considerable consideration, so you must get the best quality from your supplier. A reputable home improvements company should provide you with the best quality for your money. Furthermore, once you have done your research and have decided on what company you wish to use. You can rest assured that you are getting the best possible quality and guarantee.

Call 01744 611203 for more information on bespoke designed conservatories.

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