Garden rooms or conservatories?

  • 9 Aug 2017

Conservatories have been the most popular form of property extension for a long time, but recently garden rooms and offices appear to be replacing the traditional conservatory.

Buildings can benefit greatly from conservatories as they provide practical and aesthetic value in addition to extra space. Conservatories are often designed to feature as part of the property, whereas garden rooms are usually a standalone feature.

Conservatories and garden rooms differ hugely when it comes to roofs. Conservatories tend to feature glazed roofs to maximise sunlight, however garden rooms often have tiled roofs to match the room itself.

Conservatories generally have a lightweight, timber base, while garden rooms often have a layer of brick at the base.

Overall, garden rooms often cost slightly more than a conservatory costs, however it can differ depending on the size, materials and size of the extension structure you opt for.

Generally easier to build, garden rooms require less need for planning permission and regulations. 

Although they are easier to build, the price of garden rooms can often put potential customers off. Consequently, garden rooms are unlikely to completely overthrow and replace conservatory structures as we know them.

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