Google searches for glazed extensions such as orangeries, garden rooms and conservatories doubled (an increase of 99 per cent) as homeowners started to look for ways to extend and improve their homes during the COVID-19 lockdown earlier this year, according to Westbury Garden Rooms.
The recent research compared search volumes for April to June 2020 with the same period in 2019 for a wide range of keywords relating to orangeries, garden rooms and conservatories. ‘Garden rooms’ were the most sought after extension type, with a 165 per cent increase, followed by ‘orangeries’ (89 per cent) and ‘conservatories’ (68 per cent).
This rise in searches for glazed extensions was also borne out in the number of visitors to Westbury Garden Rooms’ website and an increase in brochure requests.
Over this three month period, it was evident that the requirement for families to stay at home as much as possible put a new strain on our living spaces, and our...