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New Year, New Home – without having to move!

If you’ve outgrown your current home, you may well be thinking about upping sticks and moving in the New Year. However, if you love your property, and love where you live, moving may not be the best option.

Instead, you could completely transform your home by adding an extension and creating the extra living space you need. So, should you move or should you improve this New Year? Keep reading to find out.

Building a glazed extension

One of the best ways to increase the square footage of your property is to build a glazed extension. More affordable and less intrusive than other types of extensions, a conservatory or orangery could completely transform the look and feel of your property.

Glazed extensions come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, making it easy to find a style that suits your property and your lifestyle.

A lot of the time, a new conservatory or orangery can be built quickly and easily, giving you the extra living space you need in a matter of weeks. These versatile spaces can be used as offices, playrooms, dining areas, or chill-out zones. Add a glazed extension to your kitchen, dining room, or living space to create a more open plan feel and make your home more usable.

Renovating an existing extension

If you already have an orangery or conservatory, renovating the space could help to give your home a new lease of life. Quite often, older-style glazed extensions fall into disrepair because the materials used in their construction leave the spaces cold, damp, and unwelcoming.

These days however, conservatories and orangeries are made of sterner stuff. Tough glazing, insulation, and good design make modern extensions comfortable and durable. 

Renovating your old, tired extension could help your home to better serve your needs and provide your family with a great place to live. Renovating old glazed extensions is generally very affordable. Talk to your local conservatory supplier to find out what exactly is involved and how they can transform your property.

Planning laws

If you’ve been put off building an extension because of the paperwork involved, adding a conservatory or orangery to your home might be easier than you think. According to @PlanningPortal, ”Adding a conservatory to your house is considered to be permitted development, not needing an application for planning permission.”

This means that most UK homeowners will be able to add a conservatory or orangery to their property without having to apply for permission or seek approval from the local council.

If you think adding an extension to your property could give your home the versatility it needs, we can help make your dreams a reality. Get in touch with a member of our team, or take a look around our site to find out more.