Why We Love A Glazed Extension

27

Nov
2016
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Why We Love A Glazed Extension
Categories :Conservatories, News

Thinking about installing a conservatory in your home? If you are, then you may want to consider a glazed extension instead. Similar to conservatories, they are a more contemporary styled extension that have a greater amount of glass than a standard conservatory.

Here at Cosyhomes Windows, we love glazed extensions for a variety of reasons. To help you to understand why, we have put together just what makes us fans of these additions to your home.

They Are Easy To Maintain

Who wants a dirty looking home? Certainly not us. If you opt for a modern style glazed extension, then this may not be an issue.

Frames are now made from a variety of materials that are designed not to discolour or rot over time. They can come in uPVC, timber or aluminium and each one will be able to withstand everything that the weather can throw at it.

Do you hate cleaning the windows on your home? Perhaps this is one of the main reasons that you are putting off having a glazed extension, however you don’t have to be worried about all those windows! Your glazed extension can have self-cleaning glass installed. They are designed to break down any surface dirt that attaches itself to the glass, leaving you with beautifully shiny windows.

Modern, Stylish And Functional

There are so many reasons why a glazed extension can be a great addition to your home. Not only do they look beautiful, but they will also ensure that the space is flooded with light.

They make a perfect space to eat, play or relax and no matter the weather or the time of day, you can sit in there and unwind.

Worried that it could be cold or draughty? By choosing an expert company to install the extension you will have a high-quality result. You can also be sure that they will use the highest energy efficient glass, meaning you definitely won’t feel the chill.

They Can Add Value To Your Home

No matter if you are not sure whether you want to sell your property in the future, you will still want to preserve, if not improve its value.

It is thought that you can add 8% onto the value of your home if you install a standard conservatory. If you opt for a glazed extension this could be as much as 10%. A pretty impressive figure.

Whilst the initial cost may be something to think about, you should see them as an investment. It is something that will have a long-term benefit for your home and your family.

Contact The Experts

Are you thinking that you want to know more about glazed extensions and how you can add one to your home? Why not get in touch with one of our team today and see what we can do for you? You may be able to take a step closer towards having a bright and warm space in your home.

Conservatory Maintenance – Our Top Tips

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Jan
2016
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Conservatory Maintenance Tips
Categories :Conservatories

Conservatories are a great addition to any home, providing much needed space for your family to enjoy. However, they can mean additional conservatory maintenance in order to keep them looking at their best.

Here at Cosyhomes Windows, we have put together our guide on how to keep your conservatory looking great and functioning just as it should with our conservatory maintenance top tips. The best thing about these tips is that each and every one is not too costly or time consuming, and only need to be done every few months or so.

So here it is; our how-to guide for that spotless, well maintained conservatory:

Dirty Windows

With windows such a huge part of any conservatory, one thing that can really affect the look of your conservatory is their cleanliness and condition.

Pollution and weather can affect your conservatory on a daily basis, therefore it is easy to see why it doesn’t take long for grime to build up on windows. However, the best news is that it doesn’t take too much to resolve.

In fact, the best way to clean those grubby windows is with some warm soapy water and a soft cloth; this is especially true if the glass is leaded as you don’t want to dislodge any of the lead on the surface of the glass.

You should always rub gently and carefully, taking your time to get those panes shining!

Condensation

Condensation can occur in conservatories, however it is an issue that can be resolved with simple ventilation.

The best way to ventilate your conservatory may seem obvious. They include:

  • Opening windows and doors regularly
  • Keeping the trickle vents open

Heating can also help to keep the space free from condensation so make sure that you install heating if it is an option.

General Conservatory Maintenance Upkeep

When it comes to keeping your conservatory looking at its best, there are some more general things that you can do at regular intervals to help.

As well as cleaning your windows, it is important to also clean the roof and side frames of the conservatory too. This should be done around every 4 months, as this will keep any grime at bay.

When it comes to cleaning products, we recommend that you buy specialist conservatory cleaning products as these are designed to give maximised results without causing any damage. Any products that are solvent based or labelled as abrasive should be avoided.

You should also pay attention to the gutters too; these can become full of debris and leaves over time and the build-up of materials in such a confined space can lead to leaks due to water overflowing from the gutter.

We hope that these top tips help keep your conservatory looking as beautiful and shiny as it was the first day you had it built. For more information, including conservatory installation in Surrey services, call us today on 020 8397 4040.

Our Top 5 Reasons To Invest In A Conservatory

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May
2015
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Invest In Conservatories Surrey
Categories :Conservatories

The addition of a conservatory is usually a more cost-effective solution than moving house. Also, conservatories enable us to make the most of the garden whether it is raining or not, so it is easy to understand their popularity. At Cosyhomes Windows our conservatories Surrey team take your measurements, then design and build a conservatory tailored to suit you.

What Can A Conservatory Be Used For?

Many of us long for a little extra space at home but are reluctant or unable to splash out on a full extension. The addition of a conservatory, however, comes as a welcome halfway house, offering a versatile space at an affordable price.

Nowadays, a growing trend is to have larger, more open-planned living spaces in our homes. For example, our kitchen is no longer just somewhere we cook, but it may include the dining area or even a second living room, becoming a place to gather and socialise. This has also had an impact on the way conservatories are used and how they are attached to the home. Having a single door access may be inadequate as it can make the conservatory feel like a separate room that has just been added onto the back of the property, whereas opening up the entire back of the house can enlarge the entire living space by bringing the outside in. Although planning regulations would apply, it is certainly something to consider with the way we now live.

There are a wide variety of ways that a conservatory can be used – here are our top 5 ideas on how you can utilise one for your home:

1. An Extra sitting room – The addition of a second sitting room is something that many of us dream of. Whether we are looking for a comfortable space to read away from the television or simply want a way out of the stylistic compromises that come with a lack of space, using a conservatory as an extra sitting room can be hugely beneficial.

2. A Dining room – If you are keen to make more out of your meal times, why not create a room exclusively for dining? There is nothing better than sitting down to meals with a clear view over your own garden. A conservatory come dining room is also perfect for dinner parties!

3. Growing Plants – Most of us make an effort to incorporate a bit of greenery into our homes. However, restrictions on space and light can make it difficult to find a place for your plants. A conservatory is a perfect environment for plants to thrive in.

4. A Kitchen extension – The kitchen has become a more integral part of the home’s living space of late, as we use it as a place not only to cook and prepare food but increasingly as one in which to entertain. Few kitchens can offer sufficient room for seating, but an extension into your conservatory may well be the solution to your problem. As well as increasing the space available to you, this is also a great way of bringing more light into your kitchen and generally making it a nicer place to be.

5. What about a Gym – The bright space of a conservatory can work well as a motivational tool to get your muscles pumping without feeling self-conscious, not to mention the savings you can make by not having to pay those costly membership fees!

Contact Our Conservatories Surrey Team Today!

Cosyhomes Windows have over 35 years experience in the home improvement industry and are a one-stop shop for your entire conservatory needs. We offer a full conservatory design and installation service, throughout Surrey, Chessington and surrounding areas. Whether you are looking for a simple lean-to, a Georgian or Victorian style, our team has a bespoke solution that is right for you and your home, so there is no need to worry about involving other trades.

If you would like our personal hints and tips on keeping your conservatory in tip-top condition, then read our article on conservatory maintenance.

To find out more, take a look at what we offer on our conservatories page or call us now on 020 8397 4040. A member of our conservatories Surrey team can run through all your options and arrange a visit at your home.