According to Move with Us, adding a conservatory could add 5% to the value of your property. Based on the Land Registry’s average house price in England and Wales in September 2015 of £186,553, this could mean an increase of over £9,000.
The value that a conservatory adds to your home – in terms of standard of living and the market value of the property – depends on its quality, however.
‘Housing transactions are still down 35% from their peak, so we’re seeing that more people are staying put and trying to improve their properties for medium- to long- term gain, rather than to make a short-term sale,’ according to the property expert.
To add value to the property the conservatory has to be a real, integral part of the house, not an addition that’s going to be too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, says Hayward. ‘It should blend with the style and character of the property, rather than being “one size fits all”.’
If you’re in doubt as to whether it will add value to your property, your estate agent should be able to help.