There are many things you’ll need to consider when it comes to choosing the right extension. You need to think about cost, as well as design, planning permission, and practicality. Making your home better is important, as this will add resale value, as well as making your home much more aesthetically appealing. The ideal way to make your home stand out from all the rest is choosing a glass extension.
Before you can build your glass extension, you need to look at whether planning permission is required. Some homes will have to get planning permission before anything can be built, therefore it is important to see whether this applies to your home or not. Glass extensions are a great idea because they can blend easily with lots of different architectural styles. As long as it is considered an extension, you will have no issue getting planning permission for your glass extension.
There are multiple benefits to getting a glass extension. It looks fantastic, and will perfectly fit with any modern home. Wow factor is definitely not something you should underestimate. You should also consider the fact that it’s going to add value to the property long-term. If you are ever thinking about selling your home, it’s important to understand that a glass extension is going to make it very appealing – and it will mean you can add more onto the price as well.
It’s vital that you consider whether this sort of extension is right for your home. We are of the belief that most homes would benefit from one of these stunning extensions. You’ll need to consider the age and design of your home, as well as whether or not it is a listed building. Thinking about the positioning of the home also plays a massive factor in the process as well. Similarly, the weather is a factor you will need to consider when planning this extension. You’ll be more exposed to the elements so it might be worth considering blinds with the glass panels to have the option of some shade.
Glass extensions Overview
Do you want to add a little glamour into your home? Well Glass extensions are just what you need. It is an adventurous way of adding space without having to move to a bigger home.
The glass extension provides a beautiful view of the garden and brings the outdoor feeling indoors. Glass extensions bring light into your home and allow you to appreciate your garden all year round.
You will not have to worry about the effects that will be caused by adverse weather changes. The design used in making the glass will regulate the amount of solar radiation that gets into your space when it is too hot. On the other hand, on days when it is cold, the glass will maintain the warmth inside the room.
Modern glass extensions
There has been a significant advancement on the way glass extensions are designed. Previously, apart from the windows and doors, not really any large part of a house was constructed in glass. However, at the moment, various developments have happened, and the new generation of modern glass extensions provide houses with a new look. They cover a wider area on the outside hence creating more space without necessarily having to shift houses. The wasted spaces on the front and behind the houses now get fully utilised.
Types of glass extensions
You now have a wide range of glass extensions to choose from and with the help of a good specialist. They will advise on the best one for you to pick depending on your preference. They include;
- Frameless glass extension or glass box extension
- Glass kitchen extension
- Shaded glass extension
- Contemporary glass extension
- Thermally efficient extension
- Glass infill extension
- Bay windows glass extension
Glass extension for houses
As a homeowner, you can modify more complex structures to suit your needs. A glass house extension that is budget-friendly and goes in line with your needs is always available. They are not complex to install, and that becomes an advantage on your side. You can look for extensions that will either add a good look to your current room or create extra space in your house. They are all available for you to order and have expertly installed. These glass extensions for houses do not require any upkeep since they last for a very long time. You will therefore not spend any money on servicing its parts. Installations are done by professionals who are more experienced at handling this work. You should consider Solarlux type of extensions as they are one of the leading high quality brands in this sector.
Frameless glass extension
Frameless glass extension is also known as glass box extension; it has been in existence for a long time now. They are made totally from glass and supported by glass beams. They create an appearance of a complete glass that does not have the support of metal or wood. The extended glass provides an alternative source of heat for the room. It will regulate the weather conditions, in turn, making the atmosphere always favourable. A glass box extension has a roof made of glass, glass walls and glass doors. Since every aspect of this room is glass, its privacy will have to be considered later on. Also, the application of a solar coating will help control the amount of radiation getting into space. Having patio doors or bi folding doors will give you the option of opening a wider extension area.
Glass extension ideas
Whether it is a Traditional conservatory or the latest modern glass extension or veranda you are looking for checkout our online gallery which will provide you with some excellent ideas of the different glass extension ideas you can consider. But remember we also have a bespoke design service where we can create the glass extension customised to your exact requirements.
Glass kitchen extension
The glass kitchen extension allows for the penetration of light into the house, therefore, providing a more unobstructed view to the outside. You can turn your dark kitchen into a bright, airy space with an abundance of natural light.
The extra space provided would be good for having the dining area. This injects a beautiful phenomenon when having good family time. Moreover, it might lead to a home hub where the family gets to spend time together. The design gives you a good view of the outdoors. When the finishing is done, the room will give an impressive look. You can make use of energy-saving LED technology to add that special touch that will bring life to the room during night time.
We have many options available for the kitchen area, so contact us for further information.
Contemporary glass extension
In this design, the glass extension is installed on the side where it leads to the garden. It uses wide doors that slide smoothly into each other hence less space is consumed when the doors remain open. This design is regarded as the easy one to install. It uses metal or wood to hold on its edges, hence making it firmer.
Thermally efficient extension
This structure is designed to remain warm during winter. The incorporation of solar radiation inhibitors will ensure the atmosphere in your space remains favourable. It controls the heat and cold levels in the house.
Importance of a Glass extension specialist
An architect will produce the design for a glass house, and then a specialist takes over the installation. There are also the people specialised in fixing the doors and the solar radiation systems. It is appropriate to pick a more experienced company that has the best specialists to complete your job to perfection. Apart from the contemporary glass extension which is less complex to install, the other designs will require a professional. In an instance where the whole extension is fully glass with different additional structures, then you will have to ensure the work done in your house is sound.
Planning permission for glass extension construction
Some rules must be followed during the construction of glass extension. In case your house does not meets the following set of instructions, then you will need to get permission.
Permitted Development Checklist
Maximum width no greater than width of dwelling house
Maximum depth of a single storey rear extension is 3 metres for an attached house or 4 metres for a detached house.
No extension forward of the principle elevation or side elevation fronting a public highway. (Not on the front of the property)
Side extensions to be single story with maximum height of 4 metres.
Maximum eaves height within 2 metres of a boundary to be no greater than 3 metres.
No raised platforms / balconies
Maximum height of rear extension to be 4 metres.
No more than 50% of land around the original house is covered by an extension.
If all the criteria above is met planning permission should not be required
Note: Any property that is within a conservation area or has listed building status will require planning permission.
For further information please contact us and we will be happy to help.
Glass extension costs
The cost of glass extensions varies considerably and will depend on the size and complexity of the proposed design. Prices for glass extensions go from between £14,500 up to £74,000 or more.
Glass Garden rooms are available for under £10,000 depending on size and specification.
For further information and a quote please contact us.
Advantages of glass extensions
These glass extensions give room for the versatility of weather all through the year. They are not affected by adverse weather conditions, whether it’s rainy or sunny. When there is heat, the glass regulates the amount that gets in; this provides an atmosphere that is very much favourable. On days when it is freezing, you can stay on the inside without freezing out. This happens because the glass takes advantage of the little available light to heat up and reduce the cold.
- An alternative lighting system
Since a high amount of light is let in through the transparent glass, your energy costs will go down as some sections of your house will not need electricity. The natural light will make the room appealing than when you use electric lights. This case is similar to the kitchen area, although here you may require more light especially during the night. Also, sliding doors add a spark to glass extensions making you feel like you are outdoors. We have a wide range of lighting options available to you.
- Peace and privacy
Blinds provide the exact solution when you want to enjoy an outdoor atmosphere without neighbours prying into your privacy. The blind will allow you to enjoy the weather just how you want it. Moreover, there are different kinds of blinds that bring about various views depending on how they are structured. These will help bring a different depth into your room
- Provide more room and an outdoor feeling
When you want extra space in your home, glass extensions offer you the opportunity to have it. The glass brings more light into the house bringing you closer to the outdoors. These extensions allow you to pull out your living room to the outside making it more spacious. Due to this, the extended room gives you the option of adding a modification. You can add a Light Emitting Diode (LED) bar on a patio roof to provide light after the sun sets.
You will save money when you create extra space in your house. The stress of having to move to a larger house will be reduced as you have a solution of making your current home more spacious. Additionally, glass extension do not have to cost you an arm and a leg. Let your designers show you what is possible for your budget.
A modern well designed and constructed glass extension can greatly enhance both space and desirability of your home, allowing you to fully appreciate the out-side space of your home and bring the outside in.
A glass extension can give your home the “wow” factor both inside and out. Let us show you what your home could look like with one of our extensions. Contact us today for a free Information Pack.