Which? Trusted Installer

Importance of Natural Light in a New Extension

8th February 2018

Find an Installer

Save Money and Increase the Market-Value of Your Home

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.

Conservatory Roof Installation

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.

Conservatory Roof Installation

Ultraroof House Extension

Our Ultraroof house extensions specialise in bringing together the thermal properties of brick or super insulated columns with the exceptional Ultraroof tiled conservatory roof design. You'll be able to enjoy the benefits of a vaulted plastered ceiling on the inside, and the traditional appearance of a tiled roof on the outside.

House Extensions

Find Your Nearest Ultra Installer

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.

Related Articles

16th March 2018
Small Orangeries Yield Surprisingly Big Results

Find out more about the many surprising benefits of small orangeries by watching our video.

Design FAQs
16th March 2018
Replacement Polycarbonate Conservatory Roof

Explore our range of market-leading tiled, solid, glass and hybrid conservatory roofs.

Design Upgrading
23rd March 2018
Home Extensions: Your Essential Checklist

Have you been looking into home extensions with a view to making more room in your home? If so, this is a big decision. Whether your extension is solving an immediate space crisis, or you just fancy a different style of living, a home extension can be easily achieved!

Design Upgrading
23rd March 2018
Home Extensions: Our Top Five Tips

Researching home extension can be a lot of fun. But, as you probably know, a building project doesn’t always run to plan. Minimise hassle and save time instead by reading our top five list of things to do when investigating home extensions.

23rd March 2018
Home Extensions: Your Questions Answered

Do you have questions about home extensions? Find the answers you need in this short blog by reading about what our approved installers have to say.

Design FAQs
Find a Which? Approved Installer

Find a Trusted

We'll put you in touch with your nearest Approved Ultra Installer, who has been tested and assessed for their competency.

Get A Free, Tailored Quote

Got your heart set on your next home improvement? Get in touch and we'll offer you a bespoke price.

Request A Quote

Download Our Brochure

Take a moment to relax and browse through our brochure, it's an easy way to see our full product range.

Download Brochure
Find an Installer Get a
Download Brochure