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All you Need to Know about Conservatories

Conservatories are great additions to homes that create extra living space, add value and natural light. You may have some questions before making the investment or installation; we asked our experts in the field several common queries about conservatories so you can make an informed decision.

A Conservatory is a room that adds additional living quarters (space), boosts home/property values & provides ample amounts of lighting for your needs! A few frequently asked questions answered by our local professional contractors include: “Is planning permission required?”, “How long will it take?” And lastly, “Can I afford this?”.

Conservatories provide benefits such as added square footage to your property while increasing its worth, taking short time frames from start to finish.

What is a Conservatory

In a nutshell, a conservatory is an extension of your home. You can invest in one to use as a bedroom, living room, dining room, or simply enjoy your garden on a warm evening. They are generally found to the rear of a property, constructed with either UPVC, timber or aluminium frames. The large glazed panels across the sidewalls and roof allow the space to flood with natural light.

In the past it was common for conservatory roofs to be made with glass or similar translucent material, however, there is now an option to have a supalite roof installed. While this does reduce some of the light into the space, it is also the perfect choice if you want to enjoy your new living space all year round. Helping to keep the space cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Is Planning Permission Required?

The short answer to this is no, however, there are some stipulations, for example, the extension of your property should not cover more than half of your garden space and if you live in a listed building or a conservation area it is always worth checking with your local planning department.

Are Conservatories too Hot in the Summer and too Cold in the Winter?

You have more than likely heard neighbours or friends and relatives complaining that they cannot use their garden room in the summer because it is too hot, or in the winter it is too cold. And while that might be the case for older rooms, a new installation can be built with quality materials to ensure you can enjoy your new living space all year round. With a supalite roof, you can have peace of mind that your new conservatory won’t lose heat in the winter, and will stay cool during the summer months.

What’s more, if you choose Swish Home Improvements for your installation you can have complete peace of mind that high-quality materials are used, with energy-efficient double glazed windows as standard.

Can Conservatories come in Different Styles?

Of course, the sky’s the limit when it comes to conservatory designs. Quality conservatory installations can come in a variety of sizes, shapes, styles and colours. Whether you are looking for a simple white UPVC conservatory or a modern grey colour, you can rest assured that there is a design and style to suit all budgets and needs. If you would like to discuss your requirements in detail, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team today who will be more than happy to go through your needs, requirements and aspirations with you.

How Long Does a Conservatory Take to Build?

The average conservatory installation takes 4-6 weeks to complete. Although, this can vary depending on the size and style of the project. The weather can also have an impact on the installation, here at Swish Home Improvements we endeavour to have your new conservatory installed and complete as soon as possible to ensure there is as little disruption as possible to your life. While you may worry that a conservatory installation is a big job, you can have complete peace of mind that the installation experts we have working for us will make it as easy and as hassle-free as possible.

How much does a new conservatory cost?

Many factors play a part in the cost of a conservatory installation. There is no ballpark figure as the cost will vary depending on the size and style of the project. We have a wide range of options for you to choose from, for a free no-obligation quote get in touch with a member of our team today.

Want to discuss your new conservatory options? Get in touch with Swish Home Improvements

If you have any more questions and would like to speak to a member of our team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our team of experts are on hand to answer any questions you may have or to provide you with a free no-obligation quote.