Adding an extension is something that property owners are doing more and more. As house prices climb, people are struggling to afford to upgrade to bigger homes so are remaining in the same property for longer.

Building an extension has multiple advantages. Not only does it add to the amount of space you have in your home, it may also add value to it. So if you’re desperate for a bigger property, an extension will increase your space in the short term and help you to buy a larger home in the long run.

There are several different styles of extension around. Conservatories are consistently popular, and today conservatory repair and replacement are common. But now one of the biggest home expansion trends is glazed extensions.

Refurbishing or replacing conservatories

In the last ten years, conservatory refurbishment has been on the up. Conservatories have been popular for long enough now to mean that lots of them need refurbishing. So while people are still setting up new conservatories, there are also many people revamping or replacing old ones.

These old conservatories are mostly conventional styles, like Edwardian or lean-to. They usually have brick dwarf walls and white, plastic frames. Yet while there is plenty of money in conservatory refurbishment, there is now an even bigger money-earner around. This is the glazed extension.

Building a glazed extension

At first, a glazed extension may just sound like another name for a conservatory. That is, after all, basically what a conservatory is. But a glazed extension could be any kind of building that has glazed components.

Products such as lantern rooftops and bi-fold doors mean that if you want a glazed extension, you’re no longer restricted to a conservatory. You can instead create a custom glazed extension to suit your personal taste. And this versatility is why the glazed extension market is so successful. Many homeowners jump at the opportunity to put their own stamp on their home.

So if you’re thinking about building an extension on your property, bear custom glazed extensions in mind. It could be that you want a conventional conservatory and this could be a great decision; conservatories usually look good with a range of properties. But if you are feeling innovative and fancy going for something different, a glazed extension may be for you.

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