Before you start looking into buying conservatories in Tameside, you need to make sure you know what pitfalls to avoid so you don’t end up paying over the odds for your new extension.
New research from Which? suggests that 11 per cent of conservatory owners say they paid more than their original quote, with some people even paying more than £5,000 on top. Given this fact, it’s vital that you do your research so you know you’re getting the best price you possible can.
First of all, Which? recommends making sure you think about your budget carefully before you pick a conservatory design because the type of extension you go for can have a big impact on the amount you’ll have to spend. A lean-to conservatory would be the cheapest, but an orangery with brick work that is open plan and connected to your house will be a lot more costly.
Aside from cost, you should also spend some time thinking about how your new conservatory will fit in with your lifestyle. The Which? research found that almost four out of ten homeowners admitted that their conservatory was too hot or cold, so spend time thinking about the materials you want to use.
Of course, while a conservatory can be an expensive addition to your home, it can also add serious value to a property so if you do think you might sell up and move on in the future it might be wise to make such an investment at home.
There are many features that a prospective buyer will be looking for, such as off-road parking, a garden, secure windows and doors, and double glazing, but an extension will automatically make your property far more appealing – perfect if you’re looking for a quick sale that nets you the maximum amount possible for the property.