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3 Things To Think About When Getting A Conservatory Installed

Things to think about when extending your home

Does home living feel a little dull nowadays compared to how it was, and you’re not quite as in love with your property as you used to be? You could move, or an easier option would be to install a conservatory, which is a sure-fire way of reigniting the strong bond you once had for the place. 

It’s impossible to outline the full list of potential usages of a conservatory, but they include using it as an extra lounge space, or making it the prime spot for those big dinner party gatherings. 

You can get almost every conservatory style for any purpose at Mitchell Glass, so we know all there is to know about this form of extension. 

So, please take the following points on-board from us when you’re looking to extend with a conservatory.

Is planning permission necessary?

One of the first things that must be clarified with any extension, conservatory, or otherwise, is whether it will need planning permission beforehand. 

In the case of Permitted Development Rights applying, no application for planning permission is required, however, it’s always best to clarify matters with your local authority.

You must also find out if it will need building regulations approval. Speak to your local building control officer about that.

An extension with planning permission

How much can you afford to pay?

Do your calculations ahead of making an appointment with Mitchell Glass so that we know what budget you have for an extension. 

We can then provide you with potential designs that fit with your available budget, and tell you what will be achievable. 

Whatever you tell us your budget is, we won’t break it. The last thing you would want is for the project to run over budget and unexpectedly be left short of funds.

An extension with French doors

Will it add value to the house?

Getting additional space is one thing, but you also want an extension to add value to your house in order to get your money’s worth out of the investment. 

How much value it adds can be determined by several things, including its size, how detailed the design is, where your home is located, the standard of workmanship etc. 

Over the last 146 years, we have installed so many conservatories, so we should have a decent idea of what value it will inject into your property.

A black and white conservatory

Visit the Conservatories section of our website for an overview of the lengths we go to when supplying this extension type to customers.

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