Building a conservatory extension on your home can be an exciting time. Conservatories can not only add extra space in your home but can add value to your home if done properly. If you are planning on building a conservatory for a home office or relaxing space, take a look at our roundup of top things to avoid when planning your new conservatory.
1. Cutting Corners to Save Money
When it comes to building your conservatory, quality can be everything. A poorly constructed conservatory runs the risk of frequent repairs being needed and worse still being replaced a few years down the line. If you are tempted to cut corners with your conservatory construction to save a few extra pounds, take another look at what you actually want from your conservatory, can you hold out on having the extra space until you have saved up more funds to cover the cost? Your new conservatory will be a permanent part of your home so it is important it is done well and looks the way you want it to.
2. Assuming Planning Permission Isn’t Required
One thing that we can never take for granted when planning a conservatory is planning permission. Depending on where you live and the type of building you will be extending with a conservatory, there may be rules on the size, materials used and height of your new conservatory that you will need to follow to avoid having to potentially pull down your beautiful new conservatory.
3. Building Your Conservatory Too Small
One of the most common regrets when it comes to conservatory construction and planning is that they should have built a bigger conservatory. Before setting your conservatory plans in stone, think about what you want to use your conservatory for. Will you want to use your conservatory as a family dining room where a dining table and chairs need to be accommodated? Many people opt for a smaller conservatory only to find that space is tight when they are standing in their new conservatory space. Planning how you will use your conservatory before agreeing to a size will make sure that your new conservatory is big enough for what you want to use it for.
4. Not Choosing a Style that Fits With Your Existing House
Conservatories can be stylish additions to your home and come in a multitude of styles and shapes. If you are planning on building a conservatory onto your home, be sure to take a look at the different styles of conservatory available to ensure it fits in with the style of your home currently. Having a conservatory style that doesn’t blend in with your home can be quite jarring to the eye and with so many styles available out there, it would be a shame not to choose one that makes your home look even more amazing.
5. Not Finding a Reputable Conservatory Construction Company
When it comes to adding a conservatory to your home, quality and skill are everything. Many low-cost builders may catch your eye but create a sub-par finished conservatory after a long line of costly mistakes. When choosing a conservatory builder, be sure to shop around and look at companies who are well-reviewed and recommended by word-of-mouth. If you can, ask to see some examples of conservatory projects they have worked on to get an idea of their standard of work.
If you are looking for a trusted conservatory construction company, contact RB Windows now. We have years of experience creating high-quality conservatories that last. We can work with whatever ideas you have to ensure your new conservatory is exactly what you hoped for and within budget.