Advertorial: Are uPVC Conservatories the cheapest way to add space to my home?

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In the current gloomy economic environment, the housing market is quite sluggish. This means that it’s tougher than usual to sell houses and it’s hard to get a good price. That might seem like bad news if you’re running out of room in your current home.

Fortunately, there are a number of potential options that could help to increase the available space in your current home: building an extension, extending the attic or tanking the cellar. However, some of these options can appear to be quite daunting because of the work and the cost involved. The thought of building extensions can be off-putting because of the noise and mess, to say nothing of the steep costs or having to deal with architects and the local planning department. uPVC conservatories and orangeries can be the perfect answer to this problem.

There are a number of benefits in having a conservatory built. Generally speaking, conservatory prices are considerably cheaper than the cost of building an extension. They can be constructed relatively quickly and with minimal disturbance because most of the construction work takes place off site. This all means less noise, mess and hassle for you. And perhaps best of all, since October 2008, you no longer need planning permission from the council for many conservatories. Of course, this will depend on the size, make-up and location of your conservatory, but a quick call to your local council will soon set your mind at rest. If you don’t need to get planning permission that reduces the overall building timetable and you should be able to add that extra space to your home within a matter of days or weeks rather than months.

uPVC conservatories can be a real asset for you and your family. Not only will it provide much needed extra space, but it will also allow lots of natural daylight into your home. Your new space is fully flexible. You may decide to use it as a sun lounge, or somewhere to escape to with the Sunday papers. It could become a playroom for the children, or you could even use it to make a lovely light and airy kitchen. Your new conservatory will be very easy to look after. Because uPVC is fully weatherproof, it requires no maintenance, so you won’t have to waste any of your valuable free time sanding or painting the frames each year.