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Bringing the outside in…

01In our modern lives, it feels as if we never have enough space. With ever-growing families, houses that were once fit for purpose, are suddenly being out-grown. We often meet new customers who find themselves in situations where they love their home that they have but if they had one wish, it would to be able to add that extra room to it. To avoid the hassle and expense of moving, they will often look to an alternative solution…a conservatory.

Conservatories can be a welcome addition to your home both in terms of helping to add value to your home but more importantly, it adds an extra room to it.

People find that a conservatory can be a major unique selling point when it comes to putting your house on the market. It can often be a deciding factor for people looking around your home. However, it is important that the conservatory, which you have built, is done so well and that it is well-kept – both important things to consider when planning what to have, and who to employ to do the work for you. It is also important to consider how much space in your garden the conservatory will take and ensure that you are not losing out with that area of your home.

Adding a conservatory can bring you much needed added space. We find that many customers will use it as a dining room and allow them to host dinner parties and that ever expanding family at Christmas. It is often also used as a children’s playroom and house their increasing collection of toys!

  • We are often asked what things people should consider when thinking about a conservatory. The first thing that we would say is that everyone’s home and requirements are different. However, there are some general pieces of advice that we can give:
    Ensure that you seek good advice with regards to planning permission. Every council area is different so it is important that you speak to your local authority to find out what you need to be doing. Some conservatories may not need permission but depending on size and extension from the house, you may need to seek it. It is important to also appreciate that applications can be timely so allow for this in your planning. Don’t get caught out!
  • Conservatories have often got the reputation of being like a greenhouse. If the right materials are not used, your lovely new extended room can become freezing in the winter and like a furnace in the summer. Speak to your conservatory company about the materials being used. The right roofing materials and glass can make a huge difference and mean that you can enjoy your conservatory all year round whatever the weather outside.
  • The company that you use to help you plan and build your conservatory is important. Speak to your sales advisors and ensure that you are happy with the work that they will be doing for you. Ask as many questions as you need to. A conservatory is a big investment and it is a decision that is not to be taken lightly. The right company will guide you through the process every step of the way and make sure that you understand exactly what is happening.

Here at CR Windows, we have helped a large number of customers across Bristol, Bath and North Somerset over the years to extend their homes. We pride ourselves on helping them from the initial planning of their conservatory through to the completion. Have a look at our website or come and visit us in the showroom to find out how we can help you.

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