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

Last month, we got an unexpected but small taste of what the weather might be like this summer.

Large Traditional Orangery

It may have got you thinking about extending your home with a conservatory or orangery so that you can fully savour summer when it arrives in a beautiful new home setting – if this summer is anything like last summer, just imagine how amazing that would be.

Don’t wait around though if you really want it to happen as the sooner you commission the installation, the better. Action needs to be taken now as it can take time to finalise a conservatory or orangery design and get it how you want it.

There’s all this to think about…

It will need fine-tuning

Buying a home extension will be one of the biggest investments you make in your lifetime and you want people to think that the conservatory or orangery has always been a part of the house.  

An awful lot of planning needs to be put in ahead of the installation. As a starting point, you should familiarise yourself with the various potential designs until you come across one that will match the character of your house and then watch our design team create a 3D visualised version of the extension.

A survey will also need to be carried out as precise measurements must be taken and it will determine where the structure is best positioned ahead of it being built.  

You might need planning approval

Certain home extensions enjoy Permitted Development Rights which means that they can be constructed without planning permission. Click here to find out more about Permitted Development Rights.

Aside from that, you will need to obtain planning approval from your local planning department which will require you to complete and submit a planning application outlining your plans for the extension. You will receive confirmation of whether you have permission to go ahead with the installation within 8-13 weeks.

Not all applications are accepted. If your application is refused, you will be informed of the reasons why and can then make the necessary adjustments to bring the extension in line with the rules. However, a further application will need to be made.

You need time to acclimatise to the extension

What will you do with all that space? It may require spending a few weeks inside its luxurious confines for you to decide.

You might conclude that it’s best used as an extravagant dining area or somewhere you can head for to unwind from the stresses of life in front of the television. Try experimenting with different lifestyles to judge what makes you happiest. This could involve rearranging furniture layouts and arrangements until everything just clicks into place.


Clearview has been supplying and fitting home extensions across the region for many years. Our home extensions page tells you all about our all-encompassing service.

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