Why Now Is The Right Time To Invest In A Home Extension For Summer

The weather is beginning to warm up and the clocks will soon be moving forward an hour which can only mean one thing – summer is on its way.

Orangery & Extension Combined Internal View

Do you have your sights set on owning a home extension, either a conservatory or orangery, this summer?

Our advice to you, if you haven’t done so already, would be to get it organised and ordered now, otherwise you are likely to be left disappointed.

We can tell you from experience that there is a lot involved in getting a home extension right, so time is of the essence.

Read on and you will appreciate why that is the case…

The devil is in the detail

You want your home extension to look like a natural extension of your house, rather than something that’s very obviously been added onto it, and remember, you will have to live with it for a very long time.

Passing on your full set of requirements to one of our designers and capitalising on their expertise will help ensure your extension turns out well. View the design phase as an opportunity to experiment with different looks until you come across something that you absolutely love and want. It’s once you reach this point that we will need to visit your home and take measurements at the desired site of the extension prior to the final installation commencing.

Planning permission might be needed

Certain extensions are categorised as being ‘Permitted Developments’ and when this is the case, no application for planning permission needs to be submitted as the extension can automatically be built without it. The Planning Portal website gives you all the information you need to know about Permitted Development Rights.

When Permitted Development Rights aren’t applicable, a planning application needs to be completed and sent to your local planning department who will assess the application and judge whether the extension can be constructed. On average, it takes around 8-13 weeks for them to decide, and factor in the possibility of them rejecting the application, in which case you will have to alter the design accordingly and submit a further application.

It takes a while to adapt to it

Trust us when we tell you that a conservatory or orangery offers a whole different feel to anywhere else in a house and it could take some time for you to fully adjust to using the space.

You’re likely to find yourself trying out different arrangements inside, moving furniture from one place to another until you come across a set-up that feels perfect. The soft furnishings and colour scheme you pick will also have a big influence on how comfortable you feel inside of it.


As an added incentive to buy your home extension now, we are offering 30% off many of our luxury living spaces. View our Special Offers page to find out more.



Everyone is welcome to come in and browse around our Gillingham Showroom in Kent, where our friendly sales team will be pleased to help with any questions you may have.

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