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Importance of Natural Light in a New Extension

14th February 2018

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Whether they have inherited an extension, or added one to their home some time ago, our customers frequently approach us with the same issue – their room space suffers from being far too dark and cold, which means it is used as a store room for most of the year.

If you are planning on selling your home at some point in the future, or looking to re-invigorate a room  – a house extension that is gloomy will detract from its market-appeal. Prospective buyers looking for a property with extra space will fail to see the expansion potential your home offers.

How much market value does an extension add? The response to this question will vary, but, as a rule of thumb, you could add anything between 5-10% to the selling price of your property. That’s why it’s so important to choose an extension of the very best quality.

If you could have one of these extensions with lots of windows and  glass but still as warm as an ordinary extension, then that would add even more value to the house” 

Marie Homes Estate Agents Feb 2014

Type of Addition  Approx Cost Value Increase House Price Added Value
Conservatory £15,000 0% £200,000 £0
Traditional Extension £30,000 5% £210,000 £10,000
Glazed Extension £25,000 7-10% £220,000 £20,000

Extensions and the Importance of Natural Light

Light has a transformative effect on spaces. It can create the illusion of size, even if a structure is notably small, while also connecting the extension in question to other areas of the house to which it’s attached.

Glass Extension

The extensive use of glazing throughout our Performance Glass Extension will flood your room with natural light. The sun will be able to penetrate through the roof and all other areas of your new structure – but will never render it too hot or too cold. That’s because the performance glass used in the design of your extension will limit UV penetration during summer and retain heat throughout colder periods.

Livinroof Extension

If you want to flood your extension with natural light, but want to limit the use of glass, our Livinroof Extension will be your perfect choice. Glazed panels can be sited tactically within the structure of the roof, allowing you to control where the light falls. This means you’ll be able to create clever light effects within your room that’ll provide a focal point for visitors – and, just as importantly, prospective buyers.

The market value of your Livinroof Extension will be further boosted by the super insulated columns, which can be incorporated into its design. These will communicate a sense of architectural presence and elegance, resulting in a room that exudes charm from the inside and outside – while also delivering absolute comfort.

Ultraroof Extension

Choose this lightweight tiled roof system to benefit from a room space that is the perfect temperature year-round. This is a solid roof system that will introduce plenty of light into your new room, because you'll be able to add numerous full glazed panels or Velux windows into its structure. 

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For further information about our house extensions, and advice on how to use light to your best advantage, use our free search tool to locate an Ultra Installer in your immediate area. They will be able to offer advice about our range of products and discuss guideline prices.

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