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What You Should Know Before Installing a Conservatory

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

More and more homeowners in the UK are opting to add conservatories to their properties. Needless to say, a conservatory is a great addition to any property, as it serves as an extra room where guests and visitors can relax, lounge around, and even have a bite to eat. And, the cost of installing a conservatory is often less compared to installing an altogether new room, making it an attractive option for customers looking to extend their living space.

As a window installer, builder or a DIY enthusiast, there are a few things you should know before installing a conservatory to ensure your customers are making the right choice.

Choosing a Style

Conservatories are designed to open up interior space, giving a home an airier and more welcoming feel. The style that your customers choose will always end up improving their interiors. But it is also important that they choose a conservatory style that fits their overall property’s design. For this, two options are available from the Window Store: Ultraframe Classic and Quantal conservatory roof.

  • The Classic conservatory is both practical and versatile – a popular every day installation that offers top weather performance to your customers. The combination of state-of-art manufacturing technologies and elegant design creates a traditional style roofing system
  • The Quantal conservatory roof is ideal for high specification jobs, offering your customer’s extensive choice and unique features. This system epitomises style and quality with a high gloss coated finish & authentic solid casting.

More details and installation guides are available to download here from the Information Centre.

Making the right decision

It is not only the appearance that matters to consumers. It is also important that your customers consider the materials used – the higher quality materials, the better. Whilst a DIY conservatory may be considered less expensive, your customers should also think about the cost of labour when it comes to prepping the site, as well as the overall cost of installation.

At the Window Store, we are always on hand to give you relevant advice and recommendations to make sure that you or your customers are getting the right conservatory. Our services also extend to offer bespoke conservatories according to individual requirements.

The logistics behind installing a conservatory

It is not only the windows, doors, and walls your customers have to consider when it comes to having a conservatory installed. They also have to think about other factors, such as heating, flooring, and blinds or drapes. Conservatories can derive heat from water or from an under floor electrical heating system, or your customers can also extend their existing central heating system to include the conservatory through radiators or grilles. The flooring of a conservatory is also important, so it is sensible to choose durable and practical floors such as natural stone or ceramic tiles.

Drapes and blinds are also essential for conservatories, as they serve to protect the furnishings inside. They are also useful for preserving the temperature in the interiors and providing your customers with more privacy. For blinds, opt for retractable ones, fabric rollers, or blinds made from wooden strips. Another way to enhance the look of a conservatory is by installing effective lighting for the garden.


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