Are you being told everything?

A new conservatory or a glazed extension is a big addition to add to any home. There is a lot of work to undertake, all of it permanent to the house. So getting it right from the very beginning is key to making sure a positive end result is had by all parties.

As a homeowner, finding out all your options is vital. There is a whole world of choice out there when it comes to products and what specifications they all come in. You have to make sure that the style of your conservatory, the design, the colour and everything else that applies is suitable for your home. Certain types of conservatory do not suit every type of home. The sales people and designers you are working with should be working with you to ensure that the best possible design of conservatory is constructed.

Design isn’t the only important aspect of a new conservatory. There is also the big question as to whether the new structure will need planning permission or not. Recently, the laws on planning have been relaxed, meaning that most properties can have a larger glazed extension built, without having to go through the long process with their local council. But this isn’t always the case. It’s vital that the company you are dealing with helps you to understand what does and does not qualify for planning. If the situation isn’t clear, it’s always worth checking with the local council. Better to be safe than sorry!

Responsibility of sales people

The sales people and the company also have a responsibility with the homeowner to make sure that they understand everything being explained to them. That they know and are aware of all the options available to them at the time, so they can make an informed decision, and not just go with what the sales person thinks.

It’s important to bear in mind that the knowledge of most homeowners is limited compared to that of someone who works for a conservatory company. They need guidance, not high pressure sales tactics. They need information, not sales and discounts rammed down their throats.

It’s also important to understand that even though a homeowner may want a new conservatory or glazed extension, it may not always be possible. Should a garden be too small, should access be a problem, should extensive pipework underground get in the way, it may not be the best idea to build a new conservatory. It would not be prudent for the sales person to push for a sale, just for it to be rejected or have the final build be a disappointment all because the location wasn’t suitable for it.

If you’re in the market for a new conservatory, Everest are on hand to help guide you through every stage of the process. From material choice, to design and style, to colour and finishes, Everest will help you plan and build the dream conservatory for your home.



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