10th January 2020

Glass Extensions: A Buyer’s Guide

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Posted by: tina

Glass extensions for modern and traditional properties. Are you thinking about a stylish and modern home extension that maximises light for your property? Looking at glass conservatory or orangery options, but are unsure where to start?

Don’t worry. In this quick glass extensions buyers guide, we have selected some of our favourite glass extensions that we have designed and installed in properties in Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire. To help give you inspiration, design ideas and take you through everything you need to know for your home improvement project.

Glass extensions - A buyers guide
Contemporary Glazed Structure

Why Get a Glass Extension?

A glass box extension is a contemporary alternative to conservatories. A frameless or structural glass extension will add more luxury-style interior space to your home, while also adding potential value to your property.

Transform the exterior of your house with a modern glazed extension, aesthetically pleasing and practical it invites the outdoors in, while filling the room with natural light, making you feel connected to the outside without having to leave your home.

A glass extension is the contemporary home improvement to homeowners looking to extend their property with a garden room filled with sunlight and panoramic views of the garden. Sleek and stylish they offer you thermally efficient living space to relax in all year round, the perfect dining space for entertaining family and friends, or with the trend for flexible working an excellent choice for a stylish glass office.

Planning Permission

Extending your home with a glass extension will be no different from any other kind of home extension. If your property has permitted development rights (PDR), then you can extend your home, read more here.

If you are unsure if your home improvements or renovations require planning permission or building regulations approval, then you can contact your local planning authority.

Listed buildings have stricter regulations and requirements specified by ‘Listed Building Consent’ and will require permission from the local authority.

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Glass Roof Extension

Glass Extension Costs

Glass extensions for houses, homes or properties are more affordable than you think. However, it is worthwhile bearing in mind some of the factors which can change the price of your project.

The size of your glass extension and the type of glass you choose can affect the final glass extension costs. To keep costs down, always look for a registered and approved glazing specialist.

Design Considerations

There are various styles of contemporary glass structures available. Whether you are looking for double glazing with a modern aluminium finish for your glass extension, or a combined mixture of a warm timber interior and aluminium exterior there is a choice of material finishes to consider.

Depending on the size of the single-storey glass extension,  the design of a glass roof or solid roof,  and level of installation required, there is also a wide range of triple glazed windows, sliding doors, bifold doors, solar control glass panels. The choice is yours; a sleek and stylish glass extension will enhance both your home and lifestyle and never go out of fashion.

An experienced glass architect or contractor will be happy to consult with you on your glass extension ideas. Talk with an experienced architectural glazing company about bespoke glass extensions design plans which are practical, economical, and will improve the value and aesthetic of your home.

Glass box extension
Solarlux Wintergarden

Getting Started

If you plan to extend your living spaces, with a modern glass box extension, then a Thames Valley Windows glazed structure is one of the highest quality glazing solutions available.

Whether it’s a small addition to a ground floor apartment, or an impressive glass extension to a new build, or something in between here at Thames Valley Windows, we can make your vision a reality. All of our glass extension designs are bespoke and entirely customisable, we also offer an architectural design service, where we can create a full colour 3D visual of your home and proposed extension to see the transformation

From ultra-modern designs and innovative glass technology for seamless, uninterrupted views, we can help you turn your house into a home.

To discover our glass extension prices now, call 0800 181 698 and request for a free no-obligation quote! Or contact us online and arrange for an appointment at our showroom or your home!

Can’t wait? Download our one of living spaces brochures instantly. We are proud to be an independent double glazing company founded in 1989 with a strong professional work ethic and outstanding customer care.

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Solarlux Atrium and Canopy
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Glass Extension and Bi-folding Doors

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