If you’re wanting to purchase a conservatory then your primary concern will probably be the additional space it’ll create. But a conservatory won’t just provide extra space throughout the year, it’ll also add appeal to your property, both inside and out.

With several conservatory styles readily available, it’s clear that different ones suit different properties. So it’s essential to thoroughly consider all your options before investing to ensure you get the best one.

uPVC conservatories are consistently popular, mostly because of their cost. They’re by far the least expensive type available and are particularly low maintenance.

However, other homeowners like the look and style of a wooden conservatory. They’re not excessively expensive and look excellent, especially on period properties.

Wooden conservatory advantages

By picking a wooden conservatory you’ll quickly improve the character of your home and add appeal that enhances both the outside and inside.

Wooden conservatories are pleasing on the eye and with an appealing surface, are unrivalled visually. You’ll have this long-lasting appeal for many years. And nowadays, wooden conservatories need much less maintenance than they did before.

Styles of wooden conservatory frames

Numerous property owners appear to back away from wooden conservatories because they’re scared they’ll be too much money. However, this is not the case. Naturally, some woods cost more than others. But don’t assume that cheaper wood is poorer quality.

A few of your wood options include:

Idigbo: This West African wood is comparable to oak, but is more budget-friendly. It’s also lighter, more durable and the most common conservatory timber in the UK.

Luan: Generally this is considered a cheaper alternative to pine and comes from the Philippines. As it’s very common it can be sourced at a relatively low price. It will also last for more than 20 years.

Brazilian cedar: This is a beautiful dark wood and can be a good alternative to mahogany. It’s relatively inexpensive and brilliant for conservatories.

Preserving your wooden conservatory

Timber has been used in the building industry for many years and it’s obvious why. Doors, windows and conservatories all gain from wood because of its resistance, resilience and visual appeal.

One bonus is that wood doesn’t require the amount of maintenance that you’d expect. However, it’s essential to treat it every few years. This will keep the wood frames in optimum condition and make sure they look excellent.

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