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Conservatory or new windows?

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Tw1nkle Sat 25-Jul-15 11:25:50

We have a budget to get some work done on the house.
We have wooden window frames at the moment, and we'd love pvc. However, we would also like a conservatory.
We only have budget to do one!
Which would you do?
We might look to move house in a few years if that makes a difference.
Any advice appreciated!

StonedGalah Sat 25-Jul-15 13:37:59

I would do the windows. If you stay, you can do the conservatory later and add space.

newstart15 Sat 25-Jul-15 14:20:44

I would also do the windows as they can make a big difference to the house.Conservatories can been difficult rooms to heat/keep warm so consider proper extn

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 25-Jul-15 15:01:22

I would get triple glazed windows.

AboutTimeIChangedMyNameAgain Sat 25-Jul-15 19:44:40

Windows without a doubt! Insulate your house.

I really don't like conservatories. Cold in winter and boiling in summer.

AboutTimeIChangedMyNameAgain Sat 25-Jul-15 19:45:49

Oh if you're looking at moving in a few years then new windows will definitely help. Much more than a conservatory.

TooMuchRain Sat 25-Jul-15 20:24:09

we have a sunroom which I love but would still go for windows for better heat/sound insulation

UsedToBeAPaxmanFan Sun 26-Jul-15 04:39:05

Windows, definitely. Conservatories are usually just a waste of space.

MrsJamin Sun 26-Jul-15 07:08:39

I agree, we had a sunroom and it was virtually unusable, either too hot or too cold. If your windows need doing then do those.

fourtothedozen Sun 26-Jul-15 12:35:21

I love my conservatory, we use it all year round. It rarely gets too hot, and is lovely to sit in the winter.

JoTheUnsure Sun 26-Jul-15 13:02:04

We have a conservatory (with a small air con/heater unit) but it rarely gets used. Playroom or laundry room.

And if you do get a conservatory and move... a friend was saying they'd have done a whole back extension instead... so the conservatory might not be to everyone's taste.

I'd go for replacing windows as well. Whole house will benefit... greater security...

fourtothedozen Sun 26-Jul-15 13:11:24

My conservatory is the biggest wow room in the house.
It is 28 foot square, lots of sitting space, sofas, tables, soft furnishings, a huge vine, a big flowering jasmine.
We use it to entertain all year round, and it becomes very magical at christmas time, decked with twinkling lights, a lovely place to sit around and drink mulled wine.
It was part of the reason we bought the house.

Sunnyshores Sun 26-Jul-15 14:10:45

assuming it isnt a period property, then windows.

TremoloGreen Mon 27-Jul-15 09:25:58

Agree with Sunnyshores, as long as it's not period, then windows. I'm looking at houses at the moment and I would pay extra for new windows, not so for a conservatory, they don't add any value for me as I don't consider them a proper room unless they have double glazing and a tiled roof. One of those plastic roof jobs that is freezing/boiling for most of the year is just like having a garden shed tacked to the back of your house.

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