Conservatory Deals in 2009

Proposed changes to building regulations next year could add thousands of pounds on to the cost of a Conservatory.

The construction industry is saying that proposals in the draft consultation for the 2010 version of Part L of the Building Regulations is going to make conservatories and extensions more expensive for people looking to add to their home.

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Consumers who build extensions are likely to be made to fork out thousands of pounds improving the energy efficiency of the rest of their property under the proposals. Matthew Glover, the Managing Director of Conservatory Outlet, a manufacturer of conservatories reckons the extra cost is likely to be over £2,000 per conservatory.

The new regulations will cover home extensions for the first time and that means higher carbon reduction targets which would create electric heating restrictions as well as floor, wall and glass restrictions to make the conservatory or Orangery more energy efficient.

Matthew Glover stated, “Orion Windows build their conservatories to an extremely high standard, virtually complying with building regulations anyway. But the requirement to upgrade other aspects of a home at the same time will no doubt add to the cost of the project.”

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For those wishing to avoid the extra costs involved with the proposed regulations, the only way is to have it built in 2009.

With the construction industry at below capacity due to the ongoing recession and housing crisis, there are some great deals to be had. Orion Windows have some great deals happening at the moment on our Conservatory Offers page.


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