The pros and cons of house conservatories


What to consider before deciding upon a conservatory for your house? There a few things that can have a decisive impact on whether or not your investment is a total success or becomes an expensive loss of garden space and as we often see are of limited benefits to you.

Contemporary glass conservatories – heating and insulation

Electric heating will warm up the space quickly, however tiled floors can still remain cold in winter, underfloor heating for your glass conservatory should be a key consideration. Close fitting blinds will be easier to get out of the way quicker, keep out the cold during winter and protect the space from the hot sun in summer months. Adding a contemporary glass conservatory on a South-facing garden can cause your new room to be boiling hot in the summer. If it’s an open space leading directly to the lounge area, the entire ground floor space can become overheated and be like an oven.


Horsell Road, Orpington, Kent
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This conservatory constructed in UPVC adds significant living space to this family home.

Designate a function for your conservatory

A conservatory is sometimes a less expensive way to extend your living space than a proper house extension, however, make sure it does not turn out to be an unnecessary expense by deciding upon its clear function in line with location of the room. You don’t want your access room to become just a walk through for the conservatory.


Baston Road, Hayes, Bromley, Kent
bespoke conservatory in kayes, bromley, kent
A small bespoke timber conservatory with a timber shingle roof to the listed building in Bromley, Kent. Sympathetically designed by our in house design department to listed building strict standards.

Adjust the style of the conservatory

The style of your new build should match the existing structure of the property in terms of look and materials used, unless an unusual or quirky modern conservatory is something you are after. This not only applies to the outside appearance of the conservatory, but the interior as well. For instance, installing matching flooring will make the conservatory feel like a part of the house, rather than something quickly bolted at the back. For the exterior, special materials can be sourced or purchased second hand to create the sense of consistency on the outside part as well. This is why we always provide our clients with details of materials used – for both new builds and renovations.

Craymanor – are a house extension and conservatory building company in Kent and South East London. Get in touch with our team on 020 8302 4415 to find out more about the pros and cons of modern conservatories – our team are always happy to help and to discuss your ideas!

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