Monday 13th May, 2013
It's easy to fall in love with a conservatory but, if yours was built many years ago, you may find it's no longer quite as pleasing as it used to be. Partial or complete replacement is easier and more affordable than you might expect. It can turn your tired old construction into an exciting, attractive new room where you love to spend time.
Conservatory design has improved a lot over the years and there are options available now that simply didn't exist a decade ago. Many older conservatories weren't built to last as they are now. They may start to leak, to feel too hot in summer and too cold in winter. They may discolour or start to attract mould. Modern conservatories can make these problems a thing of the past. New, energy efficient designs can lower your bills and help the environment, as well as being much more comfortable to use.
If you still adore your old conservatory, it's possible to have a replacement made in the same style using higher quality new materials. Timber framed conservatories are still available but can now be better sealed to protect against damp. Alternatively, if you're ready to try something new, there's no shortage of appealing designs to choose from. A much wider range of colours and shapes is now available, so you can choose a modern conservatory with a fresh, modern look or even have one designed specially to complement your house.
If you only want to replace part of your conservatory, getting the roof fixed can make a big difference to your comfort levels. Even for quite substantial changes, designers can work from your existing base so there'll be no need to dig up the garden. If you want something truly stylish, you could even have your conservatory replaced with an orangery. If you're not sure what you want, there's free professional advice available to help you choose.