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Posted: October 28, 2011

Adding a conservatory to a home adds value

Adding an insulated conservatory to a home not only increases household space, but also adds value to your home, says a new survey.

According to findings by IdealProperty.co.uk, a quality-built and carefully planned conservatory adds “significant merit” to a home, making the next prospective purchasers more likely to buy.

A conservatory can benefit a home even further it is build ecologically-friendly too. Writing on PRFire.co.uk, conservatory insulation specialists Roofcozy claim that an insulated conservatory protects against heat loss in the winter, reduces sunlight temperatures in the summer and it can additionally reduce noise levels by up to 10 per cent.

These benefits can of course also be exacerbated by investing in high-quality or designer conservatory blinds which will only add to the desirability of the living space.

IdealProperty’s suggestions are also backed up by research of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) who say that conservatories tend to add an extra four to five per cent of the homes’ value on the market.

However, the RICS urges those looking to install a completely new conservatory to think about its position: “a south-facing conservatory needs ventilation and shade, while a north-facing room requires good heating,” it says.

In addition, some conservatories will need planning permission from the local council before they can be built so it is worth checking before the design process gets underway, adds the RICS.

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