Are home conservatories causing a price drop in UK properties?

Are home conservatories causing a price drop in UK properties?

Is your conservatory devaluing your home?

There is no clear consensus on whether UK home conservatories are causing a price drop in UK properties. Some experts argue that adding a conservatory to a property can increase its value, while others suggest that the opposite may be true.

One potential reason for a drop in property value associated with conservatories is that they can often be seen as a cheap or low-quality addition to a home. In some cases, conservatories may not be built to the same standards as the rest of the property and may lack the same level of insulation, leading to issues with damp, condensation, and other problems.

A recent article on a leading financial website suggests that in some cases a conservatory can reduce the value of a property by quite a considerable amount. The article on This is Money quotes Chris Hodgkinson, the managing director of the House Buyer Bureau, who has said that "a conservatory that's likely to get very hot in summer and very cold in winter can devalue a home by as much as £15,000 as it is effectively useless".

The article also goes on to say that a spokesman for a leading estate agency in the North states that they are seeing people "turn their conservatory into another room or taking the traditional glass or plastic roof off and replacing it with a proper roof" and quotes that they just 'unusable' otherwise.

However, there are many factors that can influence property values, including location, local market conditions, and the quality of the conservatory itself. Some experts argue that a well-designed, high-quality conservatory can add significant value to a property, particularly if it enhances the living space or improves the property's overall aesthetic appeal.

Ultimately, the impact of a conservatory on the value of a property will depend on a range of factors, and it's difficult to make generalisations about its effects. If you're considering adding a conservatory to your home, it's important to research the local property market and consult with real estate professionals to understand how it may impact your property's value.

If you already own a property with a conservatory and you want to retain its value we recommend that it is updated with a new tiled roof or a properly insulated roof such as the conservatory roof insulation system provided by companies such as Conservatory Insulation Specialists Ltd.

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Is your conservatory losing you money?

It doesn't have to be that way when you add conservatory roof insulation or a brand new lightweight tiled roof

How to enjoy your conservatory in the winter

How to get the most use out of your conservatory in the Winter

It's March 2023 and snow has once again arrived in the UK.

For many homeowners who also have a conservatory, the cold weather usually means that their conservatory gets rarely used. But does this have to be the case?

How can you get the most use out of your conservatory during those cold winter months?

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Have you considered getting your conservatory roof insulated?

Why not find out more? Get in touch today for free advice on how conservatory roof insulation keeps your conservatory cool in the summer and warm in the winter, plus all the other benefits it provides.

A conservatory is a great addition to any home, providing a bright and sunny space to relax and enjoy the view of your garden and the beauty of nature. However, when winter arrives, it can be challenging to get the most use out of your conservatory due to the cold weather. But with a few simple tips and tricks, you can transform your conservatory into a warm and inviting space that you can enjoy all year round.

Here are a few things you might consider

1. Insulate your conservatory: Insulating your conservatory is one of the most effective ways to keep it warm during winter. Adding insulation to your roof will help to trap heat and prevent cold air from entering your conservatory. Thermal insulation materials can be installed by companies who employ expert fitters to ensure they are installed correctly and provide the optimum insulation.

2. Invest in heating: Heating is an essential component of a warm and cosy conservatory. There are many different types of heating available to choose from, including electric heaters, underfloor heating, and radiators. A portable electric heater is a cost-effective and convenient option for small conservatories, while underfloor heating can be an excellent choice for larger conservatories.

3. Use thick curtains: Thick curtains can help to keep the warmth in your conservatory, preventing cold drafts from entering. Heavy, lined curtains or thermal blinds can be an effective way to insulate your conservatory and add a touch of style to the space. Double glazing and draught excluders can also be effective in keeping the heat in and the cold air out.

4. Add cosy furnishings: Adding cosy furnishings to your conservatory is an easy way to create a warm and inviting space. Soft furnishings such as throws, cushions, and rugs can help to make your conservatory feel more comfortable and welcoming. Consider adding a comfortable armchair or sofa to the space, and don't forget to add some greenery with indoor plants.

5. Create an ambient atmosphere: Ambient lighting and music can also help to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your conservatory. Use soft, warm lighting such as fairy lights or candles to add a cosy touch, and play some relaxing music to create a calming ambiance.

In conclusion, with the right techniques and a little creativity, you can transform your conservatory into a warm and cosy space that you can enjoy all winter long. Whether you want to read a book, entertain guests, or simply relax in the warmth, these tips will help you get the most out of your conservatory in the colder months. So go ahead and start making your conservatory a winter oasis today!

Commercial conservatory roof insulation

Commercial conservatory roof insulation

Conservatory Insulation Specialists ltd are pleased to announce that due to our ongoing success and high customer satisfaction rate we are currently expanding our services into additional areas throughout the South of England and South Wales.

Areas that we now cover include the towns and surrounding villages of Stroud and Cirencester in Gloucestershire, Thatcham in Berkshire, Marlborough in Wiltshire, Fareham in Hampshire and Pontypridd in Rhondda Cynon Taff county borough in South Wales. A more comprehensive list of areas we cover are listed here.

Since the formation of our company which has its main office in Poole we have been expanding our services throughout the South and now offer additional services including the fitting of tiled conservatory roofs which are perfect for extra insulation and weatherproofing, as well as improving the appearance of your conservatory.

Recently we have also been installing our thermal conservatory insulation system for commercial properties including our latest installation at the Lands End hotel in Cornwall. The images below show some of our expert team of fitters at work fitting the insulation into their large conservatory roof.

For more information about our conservatory insulation systems for both commercial and domestic installations then please get in touch on the number below or check out the links below for further details and examples of the work we have carried out for our many satisfied customers.

Call today for advice or a free quotation

Tel: 0333 242 3870

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More examples of our work

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Customer comments left by a few of our customers

Global warming – increase in temperature UK

Heatwave - hot summers in the UK

Summer temperatures are on the increase

How will this affect you?

The recent heatwave that hit the UK during July Summer of 2022 has highlighted once again the issue of climate change. According to experts, heatwaves are likely to become more regular and more extreme in Europe, including Britain.

It seems to be an unshakeable fact that global warming has increased the frequency of extreme weather events, including floods, storms, droughts and heatwaves. This is generally attributed to the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Some studies reveal that the chances of temperatures in the UK reaching 40 degrees centigrade, as experienced recently in certain parts of the country, is now much higher than 100 years ago. Extreme heat can result in a number of undesirable consequences including damage to property, an increase in allergies and health issues, more wildfires in susceptible areas, and also more disruptions in travel.

In the UK our infrastructure is adapted primarily towards a cold climate, so homes have been designed and built, or upgraded with insulation, to retain heat during the winter. However, our living and working spaces must now become more efficient to cater for a wider range of temperatures to also keep the heat out in the summer.

A report in 2021 from Britain’s Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy reveals that less than 5% of homes in England have an air-conditioning system installed. Of these, the vast majority are portable units. But if and when British summers become hotter and more uncomfortable for those who are housebound or work from home, as more and more people now do, air conditioning units will become a much more desirable option.

But what can we do now to improve the situation?

Most residents have little choice other than opening a few windows or setting up an electric fan to create some airflow. The main alternative is to get an air conditioning unit installed which can be quite costly, especially when running costs are taken into consideration.

For homeowners who have conservatories, the conservatory which we love to use in the summer can particularly become unbearably hot and uncomfortable to sit in. So what might be the solution in this case?

Apart from having an air conditioning unit installed, another solution, and one that has other benefits as well, is to have your conservatory roof replaced with a thermal insulation barrier and new roof panels. This can cut down the heat from the sun considerably on very hot summer days. This means that the conservatory will remain much cooler, but it also has the benefit of cutting down outside noise (including rain spatters on the roof on rainy days), keeping insects out and maintaining a clean interior, as well as improving the appearance internally and externally. It will also reduce furniture fabrics fading due to prolonged exposure to the sun.

The other big advantage of course is that it also prevents heat loss on cold winter days.

One thing seems almost certain. The climate is slowly changing and temperatures each year are increasing during the summer months. So its worth considering your options and how you plan to cope with these changes.

If you would like more information about conservatory roof insulation and how it can be of benefit during the summer and winter months then contact Conservatory Insulation Specialists Ltd today for free advice.

Conservatory roof replacement guide

Conservatory roof replacement

Thinking about replacing your lean-to conservatory flat roof?

Follow the process from start to finish as the professional installers from Conservatory Insulation Specialists remove the old roof and replace it with a new wood framed roof protected by a long life EDPM covering to ensure the best weatherproof finish.

A thermal insulation system is also installed to give the conservatory a better internal temperature control throughout the year. This is the same high quality system we use on all our customers conservatory roof insulation installations, no matter what shape or size roof we fit them in.

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Completed replacement roof

To follow the complete process visit our conservatory roof replacement page to see how it was done.

For more information and enquiries please feel free to get in touch

Tel: 0333 242 3870

Conservatory roof insulation review

Conservatory roof insulation customer review

Conservatory Insulation Specialists Ltd have built up a solid reputation for providing a high quality service when it comes to fitting conservatory roof insulation. We are immensely proud of our service to our many satisfied customers throughout the South of England and South Wales and areas South of Birmingham. We are expanding across this region and also offer tiled conservatory roofs as well as other related services.

Our reputation is very important to us and we have many five star Google reviews which can be seen online, as well as a number of ever expanding video reviews from some of our recent customers. These can be seen on our YouTube channel, Vimeo and on our Customer Video Testimonials page.

Below is just one of those reviews from a customer in Poole, Dorset.

How to revive your conservatory

Is your conservatory looking tired and worn?

Ways to revive your conservatory

If it's being neglected and you're not getting the most out of your conservatory as much as you expected to, what steps can you take to change the way you use your conservatory and transform it into an extra living space that you can enjoy as much as any other room within your home?

One way is to install a more efficient insulation system that will keep your conservatory warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer. Conservatories tend to get neglected and used less than any other room in the house because they are not as warm and comfortable to sit in. They also tend to get neglected more when they are simply used as a storage area, and as such the room doesn't get cleaned as much which results in more cobwebs, spiders and flies and other unwanted infestations.

Conservatory Insulation Specialists Ltd are a company which specialises in this department. The conservatory roof insulation that we install out-performs other conservatory roof insulation products on the market today. For comparison, typically, an untreated polycarbonate conservatory roof has a U-Value of 1.61w/m2k. Installing conservatory roof blinds reduces this on average to 1.42w/m2k whilst “Metal Inserts” would typically reduce the U-Value to 1.1w/m2k. But when fitting a multi foil thermal roof insulation system a typical U-value of less than 0.18 is achieved. This will help you save on heating bills all year round. It also reduces external noise and prevents drafts.

Installing a conservatory roof insulation system doesn't require planning permission, so no need to be concerned about restrictive regulations. The system we provide also comes with a 10 year guarantee on all materials and workmanship.

If you check out our google reviews you will find positive feedback from our customers who have seen the difference it makes their conservatory. You can also check out some of their comments on our video channel on YouTube and on our customer video testimonials page.

If you're a home owner in South of England and South Wales, or reside in the counties of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire then feel free to give us a call for further information. We also install conservatory tiled roofs and Ultraframe products such as Ultraroof and Livinroof, plus the Ultrasky Skylight and Ultrasky Lantern systems.

To learn more about our free professional conservatory transformation survey and free quote without obligation whatsoever, simply fill in our customer enquiry form or give us a call on 0333 242 3870

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Conservatory roof insulation cost

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How much does it cost to insulate a conservatory roof?

Adding roof insulation to your conservatory has many advantages and can drastically reduce the heat loss that many conservatories suffer from during colder periods, which generally means that the conservatory gets little use during these times. Just as with any home with inadequate insulation in the roof or cavity walls, if your conservatory is poorly insulated it will cost extra to heat and keep warm.

So, lets assume that your conservatory is not already well insulated, how much does it actually cost to add insulation to make it more energy efficient?

The best way to insulate your conservatory is by adding good quality insulation into the roof. Most conservatories have glazed roofs when they are built, but unfortunately this is where most of the heat is lost. Conservatory roof insulation can remedy this problem by fitting the correct materials which consist of layers of high-quality polished reflective film and thermal webbing. The cost of the materials is only part of the equation though, so it's difficult to give a definite price on how much the installation will cost without knowing all the relevant information required.

The final cost will depend on a number of things, these include the size and shape of the conservatory, because conservatories come in all shapes and sizes and a Victorian style with a curved roof, and a P shape or T shape conservatory roof will be more complicated to fit than for example a lean to conservatory with a simple flat roof. The size of coverage is also an obvious factor, and the style of finish to complete the internal appearance of the ceiling will also affect the final price.

To sum up, the cost of installing conservatory roof insulation can vary anywhere between £1500 to £6,000+ depending on all the factors previously mentioned, as well as any additional work that may be required, such as electrical work or plastering if this is your preference. However, most people prefer to have the upvc cladding fitted. Its less expensive, looks good and is easy to keep clean. In fact it requires hardly any maintenance at all.

The only way to reduce the price of a conservatory roof insulation would be to do it yourself, but it is a highly skilled job and you need to know what you are doing to ensure that you don't create serious problems that can affect the conservatory roof, thus leading to expensive mistakes.

In the UK there are a growing number of companies who specialise in fitting conservatory roof insulation. Conservatory Insulation Specialists Ltd are a professional company who cover installations throughout the South of England and South Wales and areas around Birmingham. You can call to get a free no obligation survey and guaranteed quote which will last for 12 months, so even if you are not quite ready to proceed, you can be sure that the price will remain fixed once you give them the go ahead.

All materials and labour charges will be included in the quoted price, plus any discounts which are available at the time the quote is given. Senior citizen discounts are nearly always available, so you can be sure you are getting the best price that Conservatory Insulation Specialists Ltd can provide.

Call today if you would like a free no obligation survey and quote.

Tel: 0333 242 3870


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Best insulation for conservatory roof

What is the best insulation for a conservatory roof?

In the UK there are millions of conservatories and thousands of new ones are being built each year, but the vast majority still lack effective insulation.

Most conservatory roofs have been constructed using glass or polycarbonate panels that are ineffective against heat loss. Worse still, on hot Summer days when conservatories start to get used more, they can become more like a greenhouse and uncomfortably too hot.

So is there a solution to these problems?

Can your conservatory be kept cool in the Summer and warm throughout the Winter? If so then think how much more your conservatory be used throughout the year and not just on a few occasional days.

The best and easiest solution is to have roof insulation fitted into your conservatory roof. Plus, you can have the ceiling of your conservatory tastefully covered in light enhancing pristine white upvc cladding that will improve its appearance and make it easier to keep clean all year round.

Conservatory roof insulation can come in different grades of quality but the best type to fit, and the only one that is really efficient and worth getting, is the multi-foil thermal insulation system. This is the type that Conservatory Insulation Specialists install because its the only one worth considering. The other alternative would be to fit a completely new tiled roof which would at least double the cost and may not even be as efficient at keeping the conservatory warm in the Winter. However, if you are seriously thinking about having a tiled roof fitted then getting it insulated at the same time is definitely worth considering. Conservatory Insulation Specialists also specialise in fitting quality lightweight tiled roofs and can also provide you with a free quote for this option.


Best conservatory roof insulation

Best insulation for conservatory roof

Thermal insulation can prevent up to 90% of heat loss through your conservatory roof when you choose the multi-foil system. This not only means that your conservatory will be more comfortable to use every day of the year, it could considerably reduce the heating bill if you still use the conservatory during the Winter. Sadly, many people don't get to use the conservatory most of the year and it becomes a room that is hardly used except for storing things, which is not what it is designed for. A new conservatory can cost anywhere between £6,000 to over £10,000 depending on size and style, so why not get the best out of it by making sure its well insulated.

There are hundreds of thousands of older conservatories in the UK that are in desperate need of updating. Conservatory insulation is a government approved energy saving product. The system we fit for our customers also provides a maintenance free smooth finish, and this whole home improvement product can usually be fitted in just one or two days. There is no planning permission required and there is a 10 year guarantee on all materials and workmanship.

For more details about our conservatory roof insulation click Conservatory roof insulation specifications

Further reading:

Conservatory insulation: The benefits of conservatory roof insulation

Thermal guard insulation system

Jimmy White and CIS

Jimmy White and Conservatory Insulation Specialists

We are proud to announce that Jimmy White MBE is our new company brand ambassador.

Jimmy white was so impressed with our company, customer reviews and our conservatory roof insulation systems he is proud to be our brand ambassador and recommend us to conservatory owners throughout the UK to help them create more space by transforming their conservatory into a comfortable real room which they can use every day of the year even on freezing cold winter days and nights and even on unbearable hot summer days keeping the inside of conservatories cool.

Our mission is to make sure conservatory owners can use their conservatory all year round.

Now with Jimmy White helping us get our powerful message across we think we will be able to help even more conservatory owners to enjoy the benefits of making the conservatory into the most used and best room in the house.

Jimmy White and CIS