How much will a conservatory cost?

A fully fitted PVCu conservatory from Lifestyle can start from as little as £7000.00 fully inclusive and it can usually be designed to meet most budgets.
Our conservatories come fully fitted and complete including power, heating, lighting, flooring and plastering.

The design and size of conservatory will influence the price considerably as will the specification. For a room to use all year round and for a structure that will really compliment the property we ensure any conservatory is well thought through. We’ve replaced many conservatories that just don’t work as they’re either not user friendly or lack appeal so we ensure all our conservatories are well planned out and carefully considered.

Our quote will include all the building work and there will be no hidden extras.

The bulk of price will be made-up from materials and fitting costs as these are the two main factors. Cutting corners in either of these areas can lead to disaster as a poor quality, badly fitted conservatory just won’t perform properly. Leaks, over heating in summer and chilling down in winter are just some of the problems we regularly see.

Although when buying a conservatory it is tempting for price to be the main factor we would always recommend getting several quotes from specialists only. Weigh-up the specification and quality as conservatory standards can vary considerably from company to company.

We recommend using a proper conservatory company and not a window company that maybe fit conservatories on the side as the products are poles apart. We are a specialist conservatory company with many years experience in this particular field so by using us your guaranteed a wealth of knowledge coupled with our competitive pricing policy where we guarantee to beat any national company quotation.

If you would like to get a conservatory quote today then please fill out our form.

Energy Efficient A+ Windows

Energy Efficient A+ Windows

 

Reduce your carbon footprint and heating bills with our energy-efficient windows that are available in A+ and A ratings. We’re always at the front position of technology and recent advances mean our energy-saving windows are more effective than ever. Each window is tested and rated, so you know exactly how effective it is such as keeping out the cold, retaining heat and saving you money.

Energy efficiency and reducing your carbon footprint is important to many Lifestyle customers. To help you compare the effectiveness of each of our energy efficient windows, we use the energy ratings system developed by the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC), which is the UK’s nationally recognised scheme for measuring window energy efficiency. The BFRC scheme is used in Building Regulations to show compliance for window replacements; to comply, every window must achieve a C rating or above.

Each window is assessed to measure how well it prevents heat loss, keeps draughts out and how well it absorbs natural free energy from the sun. This combination of factors gives an overall energy rating, ranging from A+ to G, with A+ being the highest rating.

Our uPVC windows achieve an A rating as standard – this means that they gain more of the suns free energy than what they lose through thermal transmittance. A+ and A ratings are also possible on our uPVC windows. Our A+ double glazed option makes the most of the solar energy. Our triple glazed options, available up to an A+ rating, are better at reducing heat loss. By installing Lifestyles windows, you’ll be confident your home will be as warm as possible as well as saving you money.

All our uPVC double glazing windows achieve an A rating as standard. The higher the rating, the more energy your windows save, which not only makes your home warmer, but helps to keep your heating bills lower. They’re environmental benefits, too. By consuming less energy to heat your home, you’ll also be reducing your CO2 emissions.

Switching from single glazing to our A rated energy saving double glazed windows, will save money and significantly reduce heat loss. Even replacing older double glazed windows to our modern A rated double glazed windows will still make a huge difference. For all round energy performance as well as other benefits, such as better soundproofing and security, you can choose triple glazed windows, which also can achieve up to an A+ rating.

Our A rated windows are available in a number of styles and for even greater energy efficiency, you can upgrade to A+ glass in some styles or opt for triple glazing, which is particularly beneficial for hard to heat rooms.

The windows you select for your home can help make a difference to the warmth and security of your living areas.

When energy efficient windows are installed correctly, they can reduce heat loss from the living spaces in your home. Windows with superior thermal performance can even save you money in the long term, as a reduced dependence on fuel to heat or cool your home translates to savings on your energy bill.

However, windows that provide a poor level of energy efficiency can be a major source of heat loss, resulting in a higher spend on energy.

To find out how energy efficient a window product is, look for the Window Energy Rating label.

Window Energy Rating labels

Colourful Window Energy Rating labels provide an easy way to see how different window products compare when it comes to their energy efficiency.

The ratings labels have a similar ‘rainbow’ design as energy labels used on home appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines.

There are several energy rating schemes for windows, the most widespread being those operated by the British Fenestration Rating Council (above left), the British Standards Institute (above centre) and CERTASS (above right). Each, however, works in the same way.

Letter ratings are given to window products based on the energy performance of the whole window, including the frame material, frame design, glass type and other components. An A+ rated window is more energy efficient than a C rated window.

The letter rating is calculated using a formula that takes into account the window product’s overall thermal efficiency, air leakage and solar gain (how much heat from the sun passes through the window).

Overall you want to have the best energy rating for your windows to achieve the full effects of energy efficient windows. So when purchasing some new windows, you know what to look for and you also understand the benefits of having A+ ratings.

If you are interested in viewing some of our beautiful windows, feel free to take a look on our stylish website. https://www.lifestyleconservatories.org.uk/

 

How quality home improvements with Lifestyle will add value to your home

Our homes are an investment so, when it comes to property value, the question ‘how much is my house worth?’ is one of the most frequently asked. It’s then followed by an expected property valuation by a series of estate agents, which then results in most homeowners asking, ‘so how can I add value to my home?’ If that sounds familiar, there are plenty of ways to increase the value of your home – from a conservatory, replacement windows/ doors or a garage conversion.

Conservatories: 

There are a variety of reasons as to why you should extend your home with a conservatory; first of all it’s a gorgeous looking extension no matter what type you go for. Now the most popular conservatory tends to be a solid or glass roof conservatory; these are just a one story extension with either transparent roof or tiled affect usually to match the house. In many cases these are made to feel more homely and increase usable space rather than just add an occasional room to your home. When estate agents are valuing a house the two of the main things they look for are floor area and number of rooms – adding a conservatory to your property means you are extending both of these.

Replacement Windows/ Doors: 

Replacement windows doors will not only add value to your home but they will save you money. New windows/ doors will offer improved energy efficiency and security for your home. Older windows tend to have dated locking, and it leaks and let drafts into the home. The improved efficiency will give peace of mind and can help cut costs on heating costs. Not forgetting the safety and ease of use of new windows; upstairs windows always have fire-escapes and they are easier to clean because of the advanced hinging method – this allows you to slide the window over permitting cleaning access to the exterior of the window instead of doing so from the outside of the home. Replacement windows/ doors also give a gorgeous look to a property, from both outside and in, often revitalising a home.

Garage Conversions: 

There are a number of benefits in choosing a garage conversion as a way to extend your home, the main one being that it’s one of the lowest costing means of extending a home. Often without the need for planning permission and completed in a timely fashion it’s certainly an improvement any homeowner should consider. Within the UK most people don’t use their garage to store cars anymore and it just becomes an unused and unloved store so why not turn this space into an extra room, be it an office, dining room, office, lounge, playroom or extra bedroom.

With a double garage, you can even convert half the space, keeping somewhere to park your car should the need arise but still benefiting from a new room.

One of the great things about converting an existing garage is that most of the sub-structure is in place making it a straight-forward and economic conversion. In addition, many garages already have power so this assists the project also.

Home improvements not only give your house value a boost and make it more saleable but they are also likely to make your home a more pleasurable place to live.

Carefully Selected Quality Products

Lifestyle use a leading window and door profile ensuring enhanced performance in all the critical areas.

Our frames come with a black or silver gasket and weatherseal which provide lasting performance and slimmer sightlines.

Our profiles are 5-chambered giving greater energy efficiency over that of many competitor 3-chamber systems.

Our frames have a full depth, central eurogroove which helps to make the windows and doors more secure. Steel frame reinforcement is used to add structural strength and integrity.

Our frames come in either an ovolo design which gives soft sculptured frame edge, sash and glazing bead or a chamfered design which gives a modern, clean look and finish.

Lifestyle offer an arranging range of patio doors including:

  • PremiLine-Pro, one of the UK’s first to be PAS24 certified.
  • PremiDoor-88 which is capable of an incredible 6.6m wide with just two panes!
  • The PremiFold is the revolutionary slide and swing window and door system also PAS24 certified and document Q compliant

Lifestyle also have an outstanding collection of Composite Entrance Doors. A unique solid laminate 48mm timber core door that combines beauty with pure strength and durability. With classical or modern styling and high security locking these stunning doors offer a high quality and secure entrance to any home.

The Benefits of a Lifestyle Composite Door

There are many different types of doors that you can install on your home however no matter what door you are wishing to replace, you should always consider a composite door from Lifestyle first to ensure that your home is fully protected and the that it’s suitably robust. After all, you cannot put a price on piece of mind but you can put a price on an incredible looking composite door.

There are numerous reasons for the differences in door quality; from the materials they use to the overall design and choosing a door made from poor materials with a cheap design can leave your home exposed to threats and lead to the door’s life span being shortened. With so many different doors on the market it can be a little overwhelming to decide on which one is the best for you. Composite Doors are becoming more and more popular as they have been specifically designed to be both practical and stylish. This is not to say that every home should have a reinforced steel door, just which it is possible to find a great compromise between styles, strength and price.

One of the most popular materials to make composite doors out of is a PVCu skin and outer frame; this durable material is now most closely associated with external home improvement products. This material is highly weather resistant and as such, a door made from this material is likely to stay weather tight and last for many years with little need for maintenance. This is in direct contrast to the more traditional and authentic hardwood doors which require varnishing, painting and weather sealing many times over their life span. Our composite doors are substantial and strong which ensures great safety and insulation for your home whilst giving the feel and affect of a top quality timber door. Generally, conventional PVCu doors are quite thin and have less strength when compared to composite door because of the use of a single material type.

Why Lifestyle composite doors are the way forward:

  • Energy efficient
  • Easy to maintain
  • Design with a wide assortment of frames, colours and hardware to make sure you get the perfect door for your home.
  • Multiple glazing, colour and finish options
  • Very latest ‘Pas 24’ security features

Composite doors come in a vast variety of door ranges and decorative glass selections, and are available in a wealth of colours so you can be sure that you are getting a door that fits perfectly with your home and personal taste.

When it comes to practicality and style composite doors are a worthy choice and Composite Door World can offer you a brilliant selection of doors for your home, manufactured to a high standard with a vast choice of front doors, back doors and even stable doors

Lifestyle Invisifold Doors

Invisifold doors are now the new trend; they give you a barrier-free living by maximising your living space, bringing your house and garden together. This new door transforms ordinary rooms, opening up spaces between rooms or between the home and the conservatory or garden in a way no other ‘patio’ door can do.

Invisifold doors have been fully tested at an independent test institute – you can relax, safe in the knowledge Invisifold doors have been designed with your security and comfort in mind.

Invisifold is a brand new slide and fold door system with totally concealed hinges, fittings and running gear.  The running track and turning supports are constructed from space age materials with high tensile strength.

All sliding panels are bottom loaded and cannot drop like UPVC and Aluminium Bi-folds, allowing you a problem free installation

Unlike Bi-folds, the Invisifold slide and swing doesn’t encroach on internal living room or patio space when opening or closing and homeowners can open any part of the door for ventilation or access – it even operates as a partition. When closed, the doors interlock together creating a solid wall that is secure, and more secure than a traditional Bi-fold.

Dare to be different… slide and fold doors – you could also have windows which work the same way?

10-reasons why you should think about choosing Invisifold doors-

  • Versatile as easily slid and fold to give full or partial opening
  • Low friction track making the sliding incredibly easy
  • All tailor made to suit your needs and compliment your home
  • Enjoy barrier-free living
  • Concealed bespoke hinges means clean lines – minimal hardware
  • A wide range of finishes and colours are available
  • Total security – fully tested for your company
  • Available in either double or triple glazing
  • Full 10-year guarantee
  • Made to measure and can fir the widest apertures

Contact Lifestyle Conservatories today to see how Invisifold doors can compliment your home.

Why choose the Independent Warranty Association

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lifestyle Conservatories offer a fully comprehensive a 10-year guarantee to all of our customers however should the business fail within this period then the Independent Warranty Association back our guarantee and will step in to help.

Where the Independent Warranty Association (IWA) does undertake any warranty work on behalf of a member company then all work carried out by IWA approved company.

In addition, the IWA  has the benefit of Deposit Protection scheme where any client deposit paid to a member company is covered up to the contract value of 25%.

The IWA provides one of the most trusted home improvement Deposit and Guarantee Insurance services in the industry.

Established in 1985, the IWA is the market leader in guarantee insurance and deposit protection. As a leading light in helping the home improvement industry to raise its standards we introduced the IWA Approved Trade Member Scheme. Each trader applying for membership is checked on their qualifications, expertise, financial security and track record of delivering the best service to customers. The IWA also receives continuous customer feedback to ensure that high standards are maintained.

When your work is completed by our company you don’t pay any extra to be a part of the IWA, our guarantee and the IWA back up is all included within the price.

When paying your deposit to our company you will be issued with a Deposit Protection Certificate directly from the IWA. This certificate protects your deposit prior to the commencement of the contract, for up 25% of the contract value, subject to the terms and conditions on the certificate – without a policy your deposit is not protected.

Once your work has been completed to your satisfaction and you’ve paid your full final payment to our company your IWA guaranteed insurance will commence. You may register your completed work by tearing off the slip on the policy and returning it to the IWA. Your contract will be insured for a period of up to 10 years and is underwritten by FCA authorised insurers – subject to the terms and conditions on the Certificate. Without a policy your guarantee is not insured. Authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, IWA Deposit & Guarantee Insurance provide the best levels of protection for a number of home improvement products:

  • Cover up to 10 years
  • No policy excesses
  • No hassle of renewing, it’s continuous cover
  • It’s also fully transferable, if you sell your home

Please be aware not all Insurance Backed Guarantees are the same. While there are many providers offering Insurance. Backed Guarantees not all are specialists in the home improvement industry. A closer inspection of their small print may reveal hidden clauses or jargon that does not offer comprehensive protection.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

The Benefits of Double or even Triple Glazing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class=”m-b-none”]If you are thinking about upgrading your windows you will almost certainly be considering double or triple glazed windows. Double or triple glazed windows are two or three panes of glass with an inert gas in-between. This differs to traditional single glazed windows which are simply a single pane of glass between your house and the elements.

There are a lot of benefits of upgrading to double or triple glazing windows including your financial gain and helping the environment, whilst offering you convenience, comfort and security.

Superior Insulation
A great deal of heat is lost through single glazed windows. Single pane windows act as weak spots in your house’s insulation, letting out much of the heat that has been generated by your heating system. By installing double or triple glazed windows you can massively reduce this heat loss. Double or triple glazing helps keep the heat in and also helps keep some of the heat out of the house on those hot, sunny days.

Lower Energy Bills
Thanks to the great insulation that double or triple glazing offers you will use less energy to heat your home. Because double or triple glazing keeps the heat in your house far more efficiently than single pane windows, your boiler will have to work less. This obviously means you will enjoy lower energy bills.

Better For the Environment
We are all looking to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible to help the Environment. Double or triple glazing offers a great way to help protect the planet. Not only will the energy efficiency of these windows keep your home comfortable, and your energy bills lower, but it will also mean that by using your boiler less – your home will be burning less gas or oil and therefore reducing its impact on the environment.

Keep the Noise Out
Double or triple glazing keeps the warmth in and the cold out but it can also keep the noise out as well. Double or triple glazing windows offer exceptional noise reduction values when compared to single pane windows. If you live near a road, railway, airport or even have some noisy neighbours, double or triple glazing will greatly reduce any noise pollution – keeping it out so you can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Feel Even Safer
Double or triple glazing is obviously stronger and more resilient than single pane glass. Whilst you’re enjoying the peace and quiet that the sound reduction provides, you can also enjoy the physical safety of the windows. Double or triple glazing makes it far harder for anyone to break in and therefore you can sleep safe at night in the knowledge that your new windows have made it much, much harder for anyone to get in, deterring burglars from even attempting to break a glass pane to gain entry.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

How a conservatory can compliment a property

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class=”m-b-none”]Add extra space, add interest and add monetary and architectural value to your property: a conservatory keeps the promise of all the above, and more.

A splendid addition
A conservatory is a majority room that is usually strategically positioned to capture the sun’s rays. It can be at the side, back or even the front of the house, wherever the architecture of the building may favour the building of an adjoining room, preferably part or full south facing to get some or all sunlight. The obsession with sunshine for a conservatory comes from its traditional function: to favour the growing of plants and create an indoor garden-room. Nowadays, that idea still holds, but with variations. Conservatories now get used as living-rooms, dining rooms, play rooms, billiard rooms, offices or just areas for lounging/relaxing; versatility is the keyword with today’s conservatory.
Construction variations
The building of a conservatory is an excellent way to add value and additional space to a property. While the actual construction process is straightforward and speedily concluded, the resulting look of the house remains forever enhanced, with an added point of interest and extra unique space. No two conservatories are the same; because of space and measurement factors, each conservatory is assembled according to the client’s specifications. There are a variety of attractive basic designs (lean-to, Edwardian, Victorian, P-shaped, and others) which are adapted according to the space available, the layout of the building and individual preference.
Materials and installation
Conservatories are built with traditional materials like brick and stone at the base, while supporting structures can be hardwood, aluminium or the favoured choice of PVCu. Then modern glazing, sealant and insulation systems all conspire to create a warm cosy room that is pleasant in all seasons. The choice of materials should be made together with an expert installer, one who is well-known locally and has a reputation to uphold, and who will guarantee both materials and the finished construction. Your well-built extra room will compliment your property tastefully and profitably for many years to come.
Roofing
As a conservatory is in affect an outside room, the roof is an important element. Roofing materials are usually thick, toughened, safety glass or hard, durable, glass-like polycarbonate with self-clean, UV protected and even anti flooring/ furniture fade glass options available. Your specialist installer can advise you on this. A transparent yet super-protective roof lets in the sun, efficiently keeps out the rain and even permits star glazing of an evening so in the right situation they can be a lovely touch.
Conservatory living
However a new conservatory gets used, it is an enrichment for any house giving often unique and special additional living space. Most conservatories, positioned where the sun sheds more rays, abound in luxuriant greenery and create a permanent summer afternoon atmosphere. Your property acquires a magic area where people can relax in a garden setting and gaze at the sky in any weather. The all-round fully insulated glazing keep winter’s wrathful nipping cold at bay even as you admire a snow-fall outside. A comfy cosy conservatory is a room for all seasons with endless uses – every home should have one.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Why more homeowners are choosing not to move but improve

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class=”m-b-none”]Traditionally, spending on home improvements has been linked to the property market and the number of sales. Recently, however, this trend has changed, with home improvement spending increasing against a fall in property sales figures. In today’s uncertain economic climate and housing market, more homeowners are choosing to make improvements to their home rather than move. There are benefits to making this choice.

Flexibility – Many homes present enormous potential and flexibility for improvements from new windows and doors to conservatories and full extensions. Modern construction methods mean less disruption to those living in the home during the course of improvement work, coupled with much greater choices amongst products and competitive prices following such competition.

Cost – The mortgage market is ever changing but there are many opportunities for existing mortgage-holders to re-mortgage and use the money gained to carry out exciting improvements to their home. The cost of re-mortgaging or taking out a loan for such improvements is usually offset by the increase to the value of a property that has been professionally improved. This makes improving rather than moving home much more attractive from a financial perspective. The soaring costs of stamp duty, legal fees, professional fees and even the costs of physically moving from one home to a new one make remaining in a current home and improving an attractive prospect.

Less disruption – Regardless of how positive a move of home may turn out to be, the actual process of finding a suitable new property, making necessary arrangements and waiting for the sale to ultimately go through can be a very lengthy and stressful time, to say nothing of the actual physical move. By choosing to improve rather than move, homeowners can relax and make plans to capitalise on the potential of their home. Even a simple room makeover can be accommodated without too much disruption, and with professional services available for renewing windows, doors, installing conservatories and undertaking the building of extensions, homeowners can remain in control.

Variety of choice – Whether it is adding another bedroom or living room to provide more living space, or wanting to improve the quality of the living experience, home improvements will always add value to a property. There is such a variety of improvement options available, from replacement windows and doors, adding conservatories, garage conversions, creating or renewing driveways, garages and gardens, that every aspect of a property’s potential can be maximised. Many of these improvements will fall below the average cost of moving home, whilst at the same time adding not only to the quality of living but also to the financial equity of the property. Given all this, it is clear why so many more homeowners are choosing to remain and improve.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]