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15th May 2020  |  News

5 top tips when purchasing a conservatory!

Have a clear idea on what you are going to be using the conservatory for.

Are you using it as a second sitting room? A kids’ playroom, maybe even an office?  Knowing how you plan to use the conservatory will help you make decisions on what kind of conservatory will serve you best. For example, if it’s a room that’s going to be well-used all year round, then a solid tiled roof is probably the better option. With a glass roof you’ll have to take into consideration that fabrics fade in the sunlight, so make wise choices with your decoration plans.

Look into the different styles available:

Conservatory’s come in many shapes and sizes. Victoria, Edwardian, Gables, Lean-to are just some of the options. You can even choose a combination conservatory and combine some of the above styles! How will they fit in with your plans for the extra space? What about colour matching? Will your new conservatory blend into your home effortlessly?

Get your home valued:

A conservatory is not a cheap addition to your home, but it is an investment. Get an estate agent to value your home before the installation and give you an idea of how much value the conservatory will add if you do decide to sell in the future. If anything, this will only validate your reasons for wanting the conservatory.

What do you expect from your Installer?

Make sure you check out their reviews, look at customer testimonials. Do they offer a guarantee? Speak to them about planning permission. If you do need planning permission, will they take care of it for you? Are they clear on who you’ll be dealing with and what dates things will be happening? A good installer will be transparent from the initial meeting, so you know what to expect and when.

Don’t choose the cheapest option just because it’s the cheapest.

A conservatory is a considered expense, we know that. However, getting the cheapest price possible doesn’t equate to getting the best conservatory. We’ve all heard the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ and in this industry it couldn’t be more true.  Make sure you do your research and if the more reputable company is a little bit more expensive, we’d probably recommend going with them rather than someone you’re unsure of but have a better price. This is a big investment so spend your money wisely.

 If a new conservatory is something you’ve been thinking of for a while and you’d like a free, no obligation quote then contact us today either online or by calling 0800 625 0000. We’d love to hear from you.  We are a Which Trusted Trader and are frequently blown away by our customer testimonials which you can read here.

Post by Sarah Fretwell