Conservatory designs: Diverse range adds to appeal

July 6th, 2012

The rise in conservatory designs and styles has led to the market becoming more sophisticated, as opposed to six or seven years ago.

A report to the UK building and construction industries from AMA Research, suggests that conservatory installations have dropped since 2008, but the diverse range has made the market sophisticated.

The research hints at consumer confidence being a major reason for the fall in sales. What’s important to realise though, is that there are plenty of vetted, professional companies out there with fair prices and superb workmanship.

With a new conservatory:

  • Add a wealth of space and light to your home, with the opportunity to transform the room into whatever you see fit. The most popular are dining rooms and living areas
  • Increase the value of your property. Conservatories will add over £9,000 to your home’s value, making them one of the most worthwhile investments
  • Have a fantastic access to the back garden so you can enjoy the outside all year round, particularly in the summer. Even during the winter months you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the garden from the comforts of your home

With the amount of conservatory designs to choose from, you’ll be able to have a unique look that sets your home apart from the crowd. Popular conservatory designs include bespoke, lean-to, Victorian and Georgian.

The same report also indicates uPVC to be the most popular material in conservatory designs, leading the way against its main competitors; aluminium and hardwood.

uPVC is the chosen favourite amongst contractors too, which is why the material is widely used in the windows, doors and conservatories market. The main reason for this is because of uPVC’s fantastic properties, which make it durable, resistant to weather and the cheapest of the three options.

uPVC is cheaper by far than aluminium and hardwood and has all the qualities you’d want in a construction material for brilliant conservatory designs. Although aluminium is the strongest of the available options, this comes at a price. This is reflected by the metal being the most expensive.

Hardwood can look great, especially with traditional homes. Its downfall though is the heavy maintenance needed to keep it in a good condition. As a wood it’s prone to rotting, warping and bowing, meaning it’ll need a lot of special treatment and even repainting after a couple of years. For many this is simply too much effort to give hardwood serious consideration.

If you’d be interested in conservatory quotes, why not complete our quick form and hear from vetted, reputable companies in your area.