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The New Home Expansion Trend: Glazed Extensions

Building an extension is something that homeowners are doing more and more. As property prices soar, people are struggling to afford to upgrade to larger properties so are staying in the same home for longer.

Building an extension can kill two birds with one stone. Not only does it increase the amount of space you have in your home, it can also add value to it. So if you’re desperately after a larger property, an extension will increase your space in the short term and help you buy a bigger home in the long term.

There are lots of different styles of extension available. Conservatories have been consistently popular, and now conservatory refurbishment and replacement are common. But one of the biggest new home expansion trends around is glazed extensions.

Revamping or replacing conservatories

In the last ten years, conservatory refurbishment has become big business. Conservatories have been popular for long enough now to mean that there are lots of them in need of refurbishment. So while there are plenty of people putting up new conservatories, there are also lots of people refurbishing or replacing old ones.

These old conservatories tend to be traditional Edwardian or lean-to styles. They typically have brick dwarf walls and white, uPVC frames. But while there’s plenty of money to be made in conservatory refurbishment, there’s now an even bigger money-earner in town. This is the glazed extension.

Building a glazed extension

Initially, a glazed extension might just sound like another name for a conservatory. That is, after all, essentially what a conservatory is. But a glazed extension can be any form of structure that has glazed elements.

Products like lantern roofs and bi-fold doors mean that if you want a glazed extension, you’re no longer limited to a conservatory. You can instead build a custom glazed extension to suit your own style preferences. And this flexibility is why the glazed extension market is so lucrative. Most homeowners jump at the chance to put their own unique stamp on their property.

So if you’re planning on building an extension on your home, bear custom glazed extensions in mind. It may be that you want a traditional conservatory and this could be a good choice; conservatories often look great with a range of homes. But if you’re feeling creative and fancy going for something different, a glazed extension might be for you.

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Evy Coe

Evy Coe works for Quotatis as a Content Marketing Intern. She writes about a range of different new and existing products to inform and advise customers. To learn more about Evy, visit her Google+ profile.