Adding a conservatory to your home

Adding a conservatory to your home

If you are looking at ways in which you can add extra room to your home without having to fork out for an extension, then you should consider having a conservatory added to the back or side of your house. Conservatories come in all shapes and sizes and although you may think of them as a little old fashioned, they can be extremely modern. You can even opt for a conservatory that is full glass from floor to ceiling.

You can use your new conservatory as an extension of your home. Many people use them as a dinning room, a play room or a snug. Adding curtains or blinds to your conservatory will not only make it look more comfortable and homely but also help to keep it warm. As conservatories can get quite cold in the winter, it is important to consider what heating you are going to have in there. You may have central heating in your home and extend it to add a radiator in the room or you may decide to have panel heaters instead.

Some conservatories may require building permission, so be sure to find this out prior to starting any building work as otherwise you may find that you have to take it all down if retrospective planning permission is not given.