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Conservatories buying guide for 2019

Adding valuable square feet and a stylish designer touch to your home, building a conservatory can be a fantastic way to enhance your property and get that little bit more from your living space. As they’re built from scratch, conservatories come in a huge variety of different shapes and sizes.

From small, bijoux add-ons to major extensions, conservatories can give you as much, or as little, extra space as you need. If you think a conservatory could enhance your property, here are a few things you need to consider before investing in your new extension.


Before you begin planning your conservatory, you need to think about how you’re going to use the space. As @PPAUpdates says, “You can use a conservatory as a dining room, TV lounge or playroom, and you can alter its use as your family’s needs change.” If your conservatory is going to be used as a dining room, you’ll need to think about how your table and chairs will fit into the space and how easy the conservatory will be to access from your kitchen. If it’s going to be a TV lounge, you’ll want to ensure it’s large enough to accommodate a comfy sofa, while a kids play area can be a little more flexible in proportions.


A lot of the time, the size of a conservatory is dictated by the building space available. Look at the shape of your property and the layout of your garden to see how a conservatory could fit in the space. If you’re unsure how to make the most of the building area that’s available, talk to a professional designer – or get in touch with your conservatory supplier and ask for their advice.


Conservatories come in a wide variety of styles. From sleek, modern designs to extensions that draw on Victorian and Edwardian influences; finding a conservatory that perfectly complements your home should be easy. Take a look at your neighbours’ conservatories for inspiration or have a look through a picture gallery to find the style that suits you best.


The materials used to build conservatories vary depending on the size, style and cost of the extension. Glass, polycarbonate, brick, uPVC and wood are all commonly used to construct various elements of conservatories. All of these materials offer their own unique range of benefits. Talk to the company supplying your conservatory to find out which materials would best suit your home and your budget.

Putting time and thought into planning and designing your conservatory will help to ensure the finished extension suits your property and your lifestyle perfectly. Explore our online conservatory gallery today, or get in touch with a member of our team, to find out more.