Our top 3 tips for choosing a new home extension

Many homeowners are thinking about making more space in their homes, especially now. Buying an extension isn’t a small or easy choice to make. With many options in materials, sizes & finishes, where do you start? Well, we hope these 3 expert tips can help point you the right direction.

1. Research is key!

You can extend your home in many different ways from modern conservatories to traditional orangeries. There are many conservatory styles that can work with different homes, but doing some research will give you a starting idea your options. Are you looking for a space with lots of windows, or maybe you want a little more of a seamless finish by choosing a tiled roof conservatory. We offer options like integral blinds & modern roof lanterns to add more style to your new extension.

Conservatory roof with solar control glazing supplied and installed

2. Check for local permissions & restrictions

Modern conservatories come in many shapes & sizes, but it worth also bearing in mind, planning permissions changes depending on size & location. Some extension projects don’t need planning permission as they fall under the “permitted development rights”. This typically includes single-storey rear extensions that do not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house by more than four metres if a detached house; or more than three metres for any other type of house. The Planning Portal offers your this information, but it’s best to visit your local authority website for area-specific guidance on regulations.

Large lean to conservatory project with aluminium roof

3. Plan your budget

Ultimately it’s an investment & will add value to your home, and as it’s essentially a new building it will be a sizeable cost. Property agents On The Market say that conservatories could add up to 10% additional value, but it is area depending. Have a look in Rightmove at what’s on sale in your area and find one that includes an extension of some forms versus a similar property that doesn’t. That should give you a good picture as to how much more value it could add on to your home. You may want to get a few extension quotes & review your options on how to best budget for it. With many personal finance lenders & remortgaging offers for completing home improvements, it means you can have an extension without savings.

Cream upvc orangery installation with brick structure

Are you looking for a conservatory or any type of extension for your home in the South West?

We are based in Radstock, Somerset and have worked on properties all around the cities of Bath and Bristol and the neighbouring counties of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. If you would like more information about how Techniglaze can help with your home improvement project, or with commercial glazing, then give us a call on 01761 417654. Or get in touch with us online via our easy contact form.

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