Building a Conservatory: Key Factors You Need to Consider


Conservatories are making a big comeback at the moment, with more and more homeowners around the country opting to have them added their houses. A conservatory, also known as a facet glazed extension, was first added to houses back in the sixteenth century. At the time, landowners would buy large spaces of land and plant citrus fruits near their places. By the nineteenth century, municipal conservatories had been created and were playing an important role in the local agricultural markets. However, the twentieth century saw a sharp decline in the number of conservatories in modern houses. House designs became much more efficient, and the conservatory soon became a sign of extravagance and wealth that could only be afforded by affluent families.

Thanks to the influx of private companies that currently offer interior designing and home improvement services, having a conservatory built into your property is now quite easy. Naturally, they have made a huge comeback, with thousands of homeowners opting to have them built into their house designs. For instance, Crystal Living’s range of conservatories has become hugely popular, and the company has established a solid reputation for itself in the local markets for offering high-quality conservatories. However, before you sanction the construction of a conservatory in your house, here are some key factors that you should consider.


You will need to consider the material for the conservatory. Local companies that specialise in building different kinds of conservatories generally offer a variety of options, such as hardwood, aluminium, and PVC. Different materials can express a different look, for example, if you prefer a more traditional style to a conservatory then hardwood is likely to be your preferred choice. If you are looking for a low maintenance, cost effective material that can be customised to your requirements for a modern home then PVC is an ideal choice. Most people associate PVC conservatories with out of the box designs, however with companies like Crystal living, they can be fully customised to meet your specific design requirements. You should carefully discuss your options with the company before making a decision, based on the style, design and budgets.


Space is a major concern in most houses, so it is important that you consider whether you have enough available to build a conservatory or not. If you live in a large bungalow and don’t have space constraints, you can have the conservatory attached to your kitchen. The frame of the conservatory is made from reinforced metal and the walls and ceiling are covered with glass. Before construction begins, the company will send over a team to inspect the space and determine whether your desired style of conservatory will be appropriate. They’ll also be on hand to give you some expert design ideas depending on your preferences, such as whether you would prefer a translucent or more solid roof. Most companies generally offer their own in-house design service so that the conservatory will directly complement the overall design of your place. Some of the options available include open plan conservatories, south facing designs, as well as various coloured conservatories. You can hire a company that offers tailor made conservatories to give you tips on which size and style of conservatory would be best suited to the design of your place.