Planning a House Extension?
A glazed extension could be the right choice for you


By Slimline on 27 July 2017
Posted in Property

Is your home starting to feel a bit snug? Perhaps your family has expanded beyond your original walls; sounds like it's time to think about planning for an extension.

Before you start stockpiling bricks in readiness, have you thought about a glazed or glass box extension?

Moving away from the traditional build of bricks and tiles is becoming more and more popular, with good reason.

Let’s look at why a glazing extension could work for you.

What Are Glass Box Extensions?

Typically, conservatories and orangeries are classed as glazing extensions, as are glass boxes or any type of structural glass systems that increase the footprint of your property.

Originally these structures were only seen on the homes of the rich, built to house tropical plants protectively in the winter months.

As the materials to build glazing extensions have developed and become more cost effective, designs have evolved. Now glazing extensions are not limited to the traditional lean-to conservatory, but encompass architecturally designed additions to grace any home.

Transform Your Home With A Glass Extension

An extension of any kind will change your home; a glazing extension will transform it. Here’s why:

Custom Designs Glazing To Suit All

A glazing extension is not just a wall of bricks with a roof and a window; because of the materials involved the designs available to you are extensive, including bespoke creations. Choose from elegant and modern lines, to traditional and ornamental styles, depending on the original features of your home

Glass Adds Space... and more space

Yes, we know, all extensions give you extra space, but a glass extension provides not only extra footage, but the illusion of a vast area beyond the windows. Nothing says space like floor to ceiling windows; capped with a glazed roof that brings the sky into your home and you will feel like you are literally floating on clouds.

Blow hot and cold

Contrary to popular belief, a glass extension or conservatory is not too hot in summer and too cold in winter.

With modern materials and innovative openings, glass extensions come equipped with multiple windows and doors to let the breeze in on a sunny day. Yet the double or triple glazing keeps the area toasty warm in winter.

And Then There Was Light

We no longer have to sleep beneath the stars, but with a glazed extension you have the best of both worlds. A shelter that offers perfect lighting, glazed extensions provide massive levels of natural light not achieved with more traditional extensions.

Aesthetically Appeasing Glass

Large areas of glazing are aesthetically stunning, and can improve the overall external appearance (and value) of your home. Not only does glass catch the eye of passers-by, these impressive structures also increase the attractiveness of your home.

Can Glass Increase The Value Of Your Home?

Any extra footage added onto your home will increase the value, but a beautifully crafted glazed extension could help your property price increase by more than the bricks and mortar extension.

Depending on your council, planning permission may not be needed for a conservatory so it is a simple way to add value, while saving yourself cash on the planning process.

So, if you are looking for more space, extra light, a temperature controlled environment, a beautiful exterior with the wow factor and a way to increase the value of your home, we may just have given you the solution.

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