Replacing a Conservatory With an Extension: Your Questions Answered!

a white single storey extension to a property
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Replacing a conservatory with an extension is a popular home improvement job for many reasons. Owners of old conservatories often complain that the space is teeth-chatteringly cold in winter and like an unbearable sauna in the summer, meaning they hardly ever use it.

While there are undoubtedly many beautiful, high quality conservatories out there, many others now look dated, with uPVC frames that haven't stood the test of time, corrugated plastic roof panels that squeak in the sunshine and magnify the sound of raindrops.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.