Growth of Conservatories

In the UK many houses are considered to have been built with lack of adequate space in the living areas, especially the lounge area and the kitchen/dining area.

Often, UK houses were designed without a dining room at all and so the addition of a dining room is, in particular, regularly sought after.

In the early 1960s many houses were extended by traditional means. That is to say by means of brick walls and a conventional roof to match the existing house. The 60s and 70s saw enormous growth in the building trade as the desire for more living space continued.

Then some of the bigger double glazing companies who also manufactured conservatories began to offer a different way to extend the home.

A conservatory could extend the home and was much quicker – and often cheaper – to erect.

Over the next 30 years, conservatory sales exploded in the UK and as more and more manufacturers entered the marketplace, prices began to fall.

Where in the past only a reasonably well off person could afford a conservatory, now it was easily within reach of most home owners.

The average age of a conservatory owner is 55 years or more.

Conservatories are really nice rooms but they do have a drawback. They are not very thermally efficient. This means that generally you may suffer from conservatory too hot in summer and conservatory too cold in winter.

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