1 in 4 Homes in UK Has One - The Average Costs $15,000!

 


Article by: Geoff Broughton

The conservatory-sunroom, is this UK phenomenon about to hit the other side of the Atlantic?

In the UK the conservatory , Candle Scents To Enhance the Season: Fall Into Winter as a live-in sunroom , Concrete Cutting: An Insight To Concrete Core Drills and Concrete Core Drilling has become nothing short of a Ă‚ÂŁ15 billion ($25 billion) a year industry. It is now estimated that one in every four homes , How To Buy A Loft Bed (Bunk Bed) in the UK has a conservatory , New Home - Where To Build It as a room , Top Five Reasons To Use Bamboo Flooring addition. This popularity easily outstrips all other form of home , Tips for buying foam mattress. improvement.

Is the US about to follow the trend or is this destined to be a purely English phenomenon.

It is not difficult to appreciate why the people in the UK have warmed to such an idea. They create a space that benefits from being enclosed and protected like the rest of the home , Get Organized but at the same time enjoying the warmth, light , New Home - Where To Build It and air , Improving Your Bathroom's Appearance can be as Simple as Changing Your Bathroom Cabinets that a conservatory sunroom , Ceiling Fan Selection offers.

It has also proved to be the only form of home , Ceiling Fan Selection improvement that could practically guarantee an increase in the value of a home , Essential Guide to Choosing the Right HDTV Antenna that was in excess of the capital outlay. The additional value would never be enough to make a fortune for a homeowner, but at least the return made them feel very comfortable about the wisdom of the necessary outlay.

In the UK with it's cooler climate , Pool Decks - Add Ambiance to Your Above Ground Pool that added warmth might also, at first, persuade you that it was the key reason for their popularity. This again proves to be one of the benefits, but I would suggest being able to choose a room , Drip drip dripÂ…that darn leaky faucet! with added warmth, was not quite the same as relocating to Florida!

A few years ago I was asked by two brothers who were re-locating from New York to help set up a company in Austin,Texas. They intended to build English style conservatory sunrooms. , How To Maintain A Mop Bucket They had decided to use components and fabrication methods imported from the UK. As every American knows, the climate , Color Help: Many Factors Affect Color Preference in Texas is more akin to that of Egypt than the UK. Nevertheless, as I was not financially involved, and they persuaded me that there was a market, I agreed to provide design , How To Buy A Loft Bed (Bunk Bed) support both in the office and out in the 'field' (or should that be desert or scrub). On a personal note at this point I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Texas. I was made very, very welcome. My visits to Zilker Park and Barton Springs , Pool Decks - Add Ambiance to Your Above Ground Pool on a Sunday morning was an absolute treat, and how could a stay in Austin go without mentioning Fat Tuesday, St Patrick's and 6th Street. Back to conservatories. , Planning Permission Tips UK - Loft Conversions in UK Properties - Do They Add Value? I was of course totally intrigued, but I was also amazed. The English style thing proved popular but what about the comfort level in a sunroom , Drip drip dripÂ…that darn leaky faucet! in such a climate. , Comments From Your Vacuum Cleaner

Firstly, on the technical side, the heat , How Air Conditioners work? was reflected from the roof , Better Health With Ultraviolet Germicidal Protection Air Purifiers During Furnace Season by using a form of multi-walled that had aluminium 'flecks' co-extruded through it. One of the trade names is called 'Heat Shield'. The IG units in the sides of a conservatory , Essential Guide to Choosing the Right HDTV Antenna in the UK would be designed to keep the heat , Repairing a Hole in a Sheetrocked Wall in. I learnt that in Texas that same technology that I was so familiar with in the UK was used by reversing the units to keep the heat , Home Shower Filters & Purifiers out! Then what were the benefits. A few enquiries with our Texas cousins soon clarified the situation. In the UK conservatories , Glass Deck Railings – Where Class Should Be Visible were used to free us from being surrounded by walls , Pool Decks - Add Ambiance to Your Above Ground Pool during long winter , Ceiling Fan Selection months. (a little morning sunshine would make breakfast in the conservatory , Improving Your Bathroom's Appearance can be as Simple as Changing Your Bathroom Cabinets very agreeable) In Texas a conservatory sunroom , How To Plan Outdoor Holiday Decorating For Your Home And Stay Within Your Budget would do precisely the same except in Summer! , Glass Deck Railings – Where Class Should Be Visible Instead of being surrounded by walls , Tips for buying foam mattress. in the middle of summer , Ceiling Fan Selection (protected from the heat , Electricity and Energy - A Glossary of Terms for UK Homeowners in air , Tips for buying foam mattress. conditioned rooms), an air , Home Shower Filters & Purifiers conditioned space such as a conservatory , Thermal curtains are conventional looking window coverings that save energy would provide a very welcome break! After being in the conservatory , Planning Permission Tips UK - Loft Conversions in UK Properties - Do They Add Value? business for over 20 years this threw an entirely new light , A Guide to Flooring Materials for Your Home (forgive the pun) on the benefits of a conservatory, , Get Organized not just in warmer climates , Comments From Your Vacuum Cleaner but also as used on my home , Spa Supply: Helping You Unwind At ground. I now believe that this reason is probably the key one in the UK!

There is a further aspect that enforces the 'purely English phenomenon' opinion. In the UK at least half the conservatory sunrooms , Get Organized that are built do not require any form of building , Aluminum Frame Replacement Windows- Smart Move for Energy Efficiency permission. Although this has bound to have had an effect, having to wait just 6 weeks in the UK to get full blown planning permission is not much of a deterrent.

The addition of a conservatory , Beautiful Oriental area rugs and antique Oriental rugs can have many benefits. Unless your climate , Why Other Flooring Just Can't Compete With Laminate is perfect at all times of the year, I am sure that a case can be made for an improvement , Ceiling Fan Selection in quality of life because of their acquisition. Whether this particular style will prove as popular in the US, only time will tell.

Part 2 The conservatory , Off the Grids as a substantial room , Tips For Buying A Water Heater addition, Learning from the mistakes made in the UK - plus! more tales from my travels 'Stateside'
Geoff Broughton http://www.conservatorydesigns.com The ONLY internet , Essential Guide to Choosing the Right HDTV Antenna resource devoted entirely to design , Remodeling Projects That Add Value for conservatories. , Color Help: Many Factors Affect Color Preference

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