13 Nov Will adding a conservatory or orangery increase the value of my house?

Posted at 10:16 h

Creating more space by adding a conservatory or orangery to your home is one of the top home improvements made by UK homeowners, offering the potential to create a contemporary, light-filled and versatile space that can be used in an infinite number of ways. Whether you need room for entertaining,  a cosy retreat for relaxing or even a gym, a bespoke conservatory is a relatively quick and straightforward way to extend your home, creating an impressive amount of extra space without the expense and upheaval of a conventional extension.

However, as with all home improvements, the increase in value a conservatory brings to your property may depend on various factors. Here, we take a look at some points to consider when choosing a conservatory that will ensure that it is a very worthwhile investment. 

Invest in a high-quality conservatory 

Investing in a high quality conservatory or orangery will increase the value of your property whilst also setting  you apart from other homes if you do come to sell. Done correctly the new space can become the central hub of the property, providing additional natural light and creating an inviting area so many people crave. However, it’s essential that the conservatory is well built with high-quality materials. During the 1990s, conservatories were nearly all constructed with polycarbonate roofs, which often caused them to be too hot in summer and too cold in winter - and also meant that the noise of rain on the roof would drown out conversation or music. Modern high tech glass offers much better levels of insulation for both heat and noise so the conservatory is comfortable all year round. Even better, the glass is treated with a special coating that repels dirt, so you have a crystal clear view at all times without the chore of cleaning the glass. 

Achieve a balance between house and garden 

You should bear in mind that a lovely garden also adds significantly to the value of your property, so it is essential to achieve a balance between extending your space and maintaining an area of the garden in proportion to the house. The ideal design will allow you to make the most of your garden by bringing the outside in: a contemporary glass-walled conservatory will create a seamless transition between the house and garden. Using the same flooring for the terrace, conservatory and kitchen will enhance the effect. 

Choose a bespoke conservatory 

The aesthetic appeal of a conservatory is key to adding value to your property. Potential buyers will be impressed by a conservatory that complements the architectural style of your house and the best way to achieve this is to opt for a bespoke conservatory. Whether you prefer the ornate Victorian look, the classic simplicity of Edwardian designs or a streamlined modern conservatory, a skilled designer will be able to create a bespoke orangery or conservatory that chimes perfectly with the setting and which will transform the appearance of your house. The initial outlay will be larger than if you had chosen a one-size-fits-all option but the investment will increase the value of your home significantly. 

Is the conservatory fully guaranteed? 

While a well-designed and constructed conservatory will increase the appeal of your home to buyers, they may well want to know if it is guaranteed in case of any future problems. If something should go wrong, a conservatory can be expensive to repair so it’s important to choose the company carefully. At Bergson & Eaton, we provide comprehensive 10-year guarantees on all our conservatories and orangeries, covering the general workmanship, frame, roof and glazing, so you can enjoy your conservatory with complete peace of mind. 

A well designed bespoke conservatory will add value to your home but this depends very much on its quality and design. At Bergson & Eaton, we have a wealth of experience in designing, manufacturing and installing high-quality orangeries and conservatories. Discover more about your options when choosing an orangery or conservatory by browsing our product pages or you are very welcome to call into our Aylesbury showroom, where you can look around a display of our latest conservatory designs.

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07 Nov 6 Reasons why you should invest in a conservatory

If you are thinking about extending your home it is important to consider the benefits of doing so, we offer 6 reasons why building a conservatory or orangery could  be a very worthwhile investment:

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31 Oct Download The Guide To Building your Conservatory Or Orangery

Posted at 15:22 h in Orangery, Conservatory

Building a conservatory or orangery can add the finishing touch to your property. Therefore, choosing the right design for your home is just as important as choosing the right comapny to build and design your bespoke conservatory or orangery.

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30 Oct Hottest home improvements that add value to your home

When deciding to upgrade, many homeowners choose to move to a new house but with the expense and stress of moving home, increasing numbers are opting to improve and renovate their existing properties. However, home improvements can be costly and not all of them will increase the value of your home. We take a look at the most popular options for sprucing up your home and help you decide which ones are worth investing in. 

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10 Oct Bring light into your home

Posted at 10:17 h in home improvement, Design, Conservatory, Orangery

The number one 'must-have' feature that people look for when buying a family home are rooms that are flooded with natural light; sun rays shining through your windows not only bring essential Vitamin D, they also instantly lift your spirits. Natural light also creates a more spacious feeling and a positive, vibrant atmosphere throughout the home. Whether you live in a period terraced property that comes with a dark hall and staircase or a modern house with dull, north facing rooms, there are many ways to enhance the amount of natural light your home receives. 

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03 Oct Do I have room for an Orangery or Conservatory on my home?

As we say farewell to the lovely summer weather and start to spend more time indoors, many of us will be thinking about ways to make our homes feel bigger and brighter. A high-quality, well-designed conservatory will enhance the appearance and value of your home: however, it’s worth taking time at the planning stage to decide how big your conservatory should be. Consider what the extra space will be used for, as a conservatory that is too small to be used much will end up being a false economy while a large orangery may take up too much of your garden and give your house an unbalanced appearance.

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26 Sep Bergson and Eaton: All you need to know

Transform your home with a bespoke conservatory or orangery from Bergson & Eaton. We design and install high-quality conservatories to suit the style of your house, whether traditional or contemporary.

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19 Sep Choosing a Conservatory or Orangery

Posted at 15:20 h in Orangery, Conservatory, home improvement, Design

Let the sunshine in: make the most of natural light by adding a conservatory or orangery to your home. A conservatory is a practical and elegant way to extend your living space without the need for planning permission: at Bergson & Eaton, we offer a range of high-quality, bespoke designs to suit the architectural style of your house. 

Why choose to install a Conservatory or Orangery?

• Add value

With property prices rising, many of us are choosing not to move and are concentrating instead on investing in improvements such as a conservatory. A well-designed, quality conservatory is an excellent way to enhance your home: not only do you gain extra-space, but you are also adding to the value of your property. 

• Create more space

Whether you’re looking for extra space to create an atmospheric dining room, a tranquil spot for relaxing and admiring your garden, a cosy family TV and games room, or a practical home office, a bespoke conservatory or orangery can offer the perfect solution. 

• Improve the visual appeal of your house

A sympathetically designed conservatory can breathe new life into a house, enhancing the exterior as well as providing more space: with the latest innovations such as insulated pillars and tiled roofs, it can become one of the most-used rooms in your home.

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12 Sep 9 Tips for Bringing the Outside In

Many interior designers draw inspiration from nature and there are many ways of subtly bringing the outside world into your home to create a tranquil, harmonious atmosphere. Read on to discover our designers’ top tips:

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16 Aug Conservatories and Orangeries - Our Installation Process

Posted at 13:33 h in Orangery, home improvement, Conservatory, Design

Will I Need Planning Permission? 

Deciding and choosing to embark on a new home installation can be a daunting and stressful experience. It can be difficult and confusing to know exactly where to look and where the process starts - something we, at Bergson and Eaton, know all too well. 

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