Home improvements: How a conservatory can help make the most of outside space



As the weather improves and thoughts turn to DIY and home improvements, you’re probably looking at ways to make the most of your outside space.

You’re not alone! As the trend for ‘improving, not moving’ continues to gather pace – adding extra space can mean adding significant value to your home.

Conservatories can be a really great way of adding extra space to your house, maximising light and helping you enjoy your garden.

Conservatories have come a long way. From traditional to contemporary, spacious to compact, there’s a whole range of bespoke options out there. Local glazing experts KLG say you should spend time thinking about exactly which style of conservatory will be right for you – and you shouldn’t have to compromise.

Thinking about adding extra space to your home? We spoke to Terry Hill from KLG to get his expert opinion:

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‘Kit’ or DIY conservatories are initially less expensive but the labour costs of preparing the site and carrying out the installation work can really mount up. Unless you’re prepared to oversee the building work, use an established specialist conservatory company that can provide testimonials and examples of their work.


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There are a number of ways of heating a conservatory. Electrical panel heaters, electrical underfloor heating, wet underfloor heating or even wall-mounted wet radiators. However, any heating in the conservatory should be able to run independently from the home main system.

Laying practical, durable floors is really important. For a more contemporary look, choose ceramic-tile or natural stone flooring. Want something a little more traditional? Go for real wood, laminate or even carpet.

Blinds can be used to protect furnishings, help maintain an even temperature throughout the year and provide privacy. Blinds need to be made and fitted by an expert to ensure that they’re properly supported. There are now also glazing products that simply keep the conservatory cooler in summer and warmer in winter with special coatings and gasses within the sealed units.

Allow a budget for making-good areas of the garden that’ll need a tidy-up following excavation and building work. It’s also important to plan and install effective garden lighting, so you can really make the most of your outside space.

Flush Sash French Doors

Flush sash French Doors are the latest exciting development from KLG Rutland. They offer Flush_Sash_001the realism and look of a traditional pre-1932 timber French Door combined with 21st century thermal benefits. Available in sculptured profile with the flush finish on external faces, 28mm double glazed, internally beaded, with a wide choice of openings, colours, finishes, hardware and glazing.

Want to find out a bit more? Head to KLG’s website.

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