The location of your new conservatory
One of the first things to consider when buying a conservatory is its location. Most conservatories are typically located at the back of houses. However, there are no rules set in stone and your conservatory could look a lot better on the side of your home, or even at the front. The location will also depend on which way you want your conservatory to be facing, with most conservatories facing south to maximise the flood of sunlight.
Choosing a conservatory style
The next thing to consider when buying a conservatory is the style. It’s important that your conservatory matches your property and there are a wide range of different styles to choose from. You can go for a period-looking conservatory, such as the Victorian or the Edwardian. Alternatively, if you are looking for a more contemporary style, you can have a Mediterranean conservatory with a glass roof and floor to ceiling windows.
Size of your new conservatory
One of the most common regrets of homeowners is picking a conservatory that’s too small. If you are looking to create a year-round living space, you’re likely to need more space. Choosing the right conservatory size is crucial. You need to consider how you are going to use the space and whether that might change over the years. If you’re investing in a quality conservatory, you want a space to suit your needs for the rest of the time you live in that home.
Connection to your home
You need to consider whether you want your conservatory to be an independent space for relaxation, or if you want to use it to extend your home. Integrating it as an extension of your home can allow you to create a seamless connection between your home and your garden and a larger usable living area.
A fully insulated year-round space
Many people find their old polycarbonate conservatories too hot in summer and too cold in winter. However, modern roofing solutions will allow for better insulation, greater temperature control and increased usability of your conservatory. A tiled warm roof can help reduce glare and heat build-up during the summer and help retain all the warmth in your conservatory during the colder months. The tiled roof will also significantly reduce any annoying outside noise, like rain or wind.
Buying a conservatory is a big step and therefore, you need to be armed with as much information as possible before you invest in one. It’s best to get your conservatory right first time, rather than having to remedy mistakes once installation is completed. If you are considering extending your home, talk to one of our team today and we’ll be more than happy to answer any of your queries.