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Conservatories: A home improvement that really can add value

5 May 2013

With bank holiday season well and truly upon us, for many homeowners across the UK, this presents the perfect opportunity to undertake some DIY but with the economy still fragile and everyone being more mindful of spend, which home improvement measures represent the best value? And additionally, which will deliver the greatest return on investment if you’re looking to sell in the future?
According to the 2012 HSBC Home Improvement Survey an extension or conservatory is the most desirable home improvement measure available, particularly in terms of adding capital value to your home, the only downside is that most extensions will set you back between £20,000 and £30,000; on the other hand a typical conservatory costs about £10,000 and could increase your homes’ value by an average of £12,151 
A well designed and expertly installed conservatory will not only add value to your home but will also provide a unique and versatile living space that can truly transform your home. Traditional UPVC conservatories typically had a reputation for being too hot in the summer, too cold in the winter and with the addition of a polycarbonate roof, unbearably noisy when it rained as well! With significant advancements in both UPVC and glazing technology over recent years, the same cannot be said for modern conservatories; our range of market leading conservatories, orangeries and glass extensions feature energy rated glazing and thermally efficient UPVC frames, high performance security and offer genuine year round living. 
The first considerations when it comes to purchasing a conservatory are often related to style, size and of course budget. Whilst the traditional ‘Classic Conservatory’ still remains a popular option for many, there are numerous different styles, colour options and designs to choose from and you could even consider a modern glass veranda extension or orangery instead? A lot of SafeChoice customers are frequently surprised at how affordable a conservatory can be, particularly when you consider there are some fantastic finance and zero deposit packages available through many of our Approved Installers, making your dream conservatory a reality.
Secondly what will this new living space be used for? In recent years we have seen more people utilising this valuable new space as a kitchen extension, opening up their original living space to make more of their garden and create a highly desirable open plan kitchen-diner. Perhaps you are thinking of using the space as an office, playroom or simply a place to relax and enjoy your garden? – Whatever it’s intended use, a SafeChoice conservatory could not only enhance your homes’ value but your lifestyle too.  

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