Bespoke Conservatories Add Value to a Property

Building bespoke conservatories can increase the value of a property be as much as five per cent, according to a study.

Research by revealed that adding ten per cent more floor space to a house, through techniques such as bespoke conservatories, is likely to raise the value of a property by five per cent.

Furthermore, the investigation also found that homeowners can expect to make at least 100 per cent of the cost of constructing bespoke conservatories back within five years.

Homeowners should be aware that in order to enjoy bespoke conservatories all year round it is essential to have a good heating system as some conservatories can either suffer from being too hot or too cold.

Bespoke conservatories can be installed with glass that is three times more efficient compared to 15 years ago and will reflect the heat inwards during the winter months.

There are also types of solar-controlled glass available for conservatory roofs during summer that can keep out up to 75 per cent of the heat, glare and UV light to help keep it cool on that occasional hot day.

Ottokar Rosenberger, sales and marketing director, said: "As well as planning and heating to be taken into consideration, there are other elements that need to be well planned out when building a conservatory."

Mr Rosenberger went on to say that another factor that people looking to building bespoke conservatories may have to consider is the problem of colour fading.

"Both wall paint and wooden flooring can fade over time so it's well worth investing in fade-resistant products in the first instance. They are a little more expensive but will avoid the need to redecorate quite as often," he added.

Perhaps the most important issue for homeowners when building bespoke conservatories is that they will need to gain planning permission if the property's volume is increased by as much as 15 per cent.

If bespoke conservatories fail to gain planning permission then building work will have to stop and the construction may have to be removed altogether.

Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne has recently applied to Chiltern District Council (CDC) for the permission to build a conservatory at his home in Chalfont St Peter because it falls within Green Belt land, reported the Buckinghamshire Advertiser.

The application states: "The proposed conservatory has been designed in order to have minimal impact on the openness of the Green Belt and the main house."

Neighbours have not objected to the application and it is likely that CDC will allow construction to commence, according the newspaper.