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New vs second hand conservatories – the UK buyer’s guide

New vs second hand conservatories

Conservatories are quickly becoming a necessity for every home in the UK, as opposed to the optional addition they’ve been now amongst a selected view. Allowing homeowners to enjoy some much-appreciated extra space, bringing people closer to their outside’s natural beauty, along with a wealth of other benefits, the conservatory craze is real and we at Albion Windows can’t help but notice.

When wanting to add a conservatory to your own property there are currently two ways to go about it. Choose to install an entirely new and bespoke one, or take your chance on a second hand conservatory. What are the pros and cons behind both these options? Let’s explore:

The risks involved with second hand conservatories

While opting to purchase a conservatory second hand might initially seem tempting due to the ability to save a few bucks, there are still a few issues to be weary of. Most conservatories, for instance, are engineered bespoke to the originally property it was intended for. The specifications, dimensions, and all-round layout will have been intended for a home other than your own, meaning that a lot of measuring is required before determining if it will fit your property.

The tricky topic of Planning Permission can prove to be an ark also, should you second hand conservatory’s size exceed a width over half of that of your main property. Going through an installer on the other hand can help alleviate this stress, cutting out the middle man to let you experience a comfortable living environment much sooner.

  • Not bespoke to suit your specific property
  • Needing to install it yourself
  • Could be supplied dismantled or still constructed
  • Planning permission is a Grey area
  • Transporting the individual piece can be an annoyance

New conservatories: Invaluable support from your local installer

Having a conservatory installed by the team here at Albion Windows couldn’t be simpler. After sending an initial enquiry to us, we’ll get back to you with an accurate quote before personally discussing with you what is and is not possible. In terms of the conservatories themselves, they’ll come fitted to be weathertight and insulating, letting you use the space 365 days a year as opposed to merely the Spring or Summer.

A new conservatory also leaves a lot of opportunity for homeowners to get creative, with various colours and styles to choose from. Both are factors that will be influenced somewhat by the particular home aesthetic your property boasts, resulting in an extended living space that feels more natural rather than tacked-on.

  • Design expertise from a team of professionals
  • A high quality conservatory made bespoke for your home
  • Dedicated aftercare service in the unlikely event of faults
  • Covered under warrantee
  • Manufactured using durable and low-maintenance uPVC

Extended living spaces that leave a lasting impression

Having operated in the area for well over 30 years, Albion Windows are perfectly primed to help all South London homeowners enjoy extra space by installing conservatories that are the perfect fit. To learn more, feel free to call us either via phone on 0208 462 2201 or send us an online message.

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