Adding a well built conservatory to a property can increase its overall value by as much as 5 per cent, according to Ratedpeople.com, the UK’s largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen.
In addition to providing the perfect way to enjoy the summer, a conservatory can be a cheap and effective way to extend a home and add value to the property. Indeed, it is predicted that a 10 per cent increase in overall floor space will increase the value by 5 per cent with a recent survey revealing that home owners can expect to make at least 100% of the cost of building a conservatory back within five years.
However, before building a conservatory, there are many things that need to be taken into consideration. First and foremost, home owners will need to gain planning permission if the property’s volume is increased by as much as 15per cent - if planning permission Is not granted then building work will have to cease and the conservatory may eventually have to be removed altogether.
Although less critical to its construction, but essential for the enjoyment of the conservatory its heating system. Traditionally they are either too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. Nevertheless, developments in glass manufacturing means that there is now glass available that is three times more efficient than 15 years ago and will reflect the heat inwards on a cold day. There are also types of solar-controlled glass available for conservatory roofs that can keep out up to 75 per cent of the heat, glare and UV light to help keep it cool on a hot day.
Ottokar Rosenberger, Sales and Marketing Director of Ratedpeople.com, commented: “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. One such thing is 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.”
Recent reports have also suggested that adding a conservatory can, as well as increase the value of the property, increase the overall saleability.
Whether seeking anything from local roofers and recommended plasterers though to a registered electrician, Ratedpeople.com can find interested tradesmen from 25 different trades for home owners who are looking to improve their properties.
Every month, Ratedpeople.com manages over £30m in home improvement projects with more than 1,000 tradesmen signing up, making it the UK’s largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen. The site has more than 55,000 ratings to date and its system ensures that tradesmen are only rated by the customers who find them through the site. The result is one of the fairest and most robust rating systems on the net.
For further information on how to source a recommended tradesman in your area, visit Ratedpeople.com
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