Why a Timber Conservatory is a Great Way to Extend Your Home

Why a Timber Conservatory is a Great Way to Extend Your Home

If spending more time at home during lockdown has got you thinking about potential home improvement projects and making the most of your available space, why not consider a timber conservatory?  It is a great way to extend and add value to your home, as well as helping you to make a more sustainable choice.  If you want to enjoy the beauty of your garden all year round and make the most of winter sunlight, here are our top reasons for adding a timber conservatory to your home.

A Conservatory is Generally a Permitted Development

Though we always recommend that you check whether you need planning permission before you commence any home extension project, conservatories are generally considered ‘permitted developments’ provided they meet certain criteria.  Depending on the type of house you live in, you can create a conservatory of up to 6-8m without needing planning permission, so long as it is not more than 4 metres high (3 metres if you are within 2 metres of a boundary), doesn’t cover more than half your garden and the top point is not higher than the eaves of your roof.


When considering a timber conservatory for your home, perhaps your biggest consideration should be how the development might affect your neighbours as they will need to be consulted to make sure the structure does not adversely affect their light and living space.

Extend Your Home and Your Garden

When you have a home extension you are generally extending your home to help you gain more space. A conservatory will extend your home and give you more space, but in addition it will also help bring the outdoors in, effectively extending your garden and merging the two living spaces into something that you can enjoy all year round.

Timber Conservatories are the Sustainable Choice

If you want to extend your home but are worried about the environmental impact of doing so, then you might like to know that timber conservatories are the greener choice. When compared with other mass produced alternatives such as uPVC, timber from sustainable forests provides a much more environmentally friendly option.  At Rural Timber we only use high quality wood from renewable forests and can also complement your green choices by finishing the wood with our range of environmentally friendly water-based micro porous paints, allowing the wood to breathe.

Add Light and Value to Your Home

From their origins in the 17th century, when they were used to care for exotic plants, conservatories have always been about creating light, airy rooms that bring the outside in.  Not only will they add light to your living space, but they will undoubtedly add value to your home, with experts stating that you could expect to increase your house price by up to 5% by adding a conservatory.

Find a Timber Framed Conservatory That’s Right For Your Home

If you’ve decided you’re going to have a conservatory, it’s important to find a company who can create the perfect structure for your home, taking into account not only the style and age of your property, but also your own preferences and available space.  We combine modern double glazing with traditional craftsmanship to create bespoke timber framed conservatories that meet your needs and last for years to come.


To request a quote please call us on 01905 841199, or to find out more about our timber conservatories please click here.