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Home Improvements Back on the Agenda

02 Mar 2011

Home improvement is the currently the most financially sound way to enhance your home living standards and provide additional comfort for you and your family without resorting to an expensive move.

Pilkington United Kingdom poll of 1,390 homeowners has revealed that 59 percent of home owners are keen to add more space to their home and would like an extra room. However, a striking fact from our research also shows that 68 percent of those interviewed admitted to having a room at home that they don’t really use with conservatories being second in the list of most unused rooms amongst those taking part in the poll.

TV presenter, architect and Pilkington glass building products brand ambassador George Clarke said the high cost of moving was one of the reasons for homeowners’ continuing investment. George, who presents Channel 4’s The Restoration Man and The Home Show, explained: “Investing in your property will always be worthwhile and many more of us are choosing to stay put and make the most of the homes we already have.

“Simple things can make all the difference – like taking down partition walls to create more space, redesigning the layout of a living area, updating kitchen units or revamping a conservatory.

“It’s no surprise that conservatories are one of the most underused rooms in the home, and one which people are put off renovating. Old plastic conservatory roofs can be noisy when it rains, be hot in summer, cold in winter and often look tired and in need of some love and attention. But conservatories are so simple to revamp, and instead of replacing the entire structure which can be both expensive and disruptive, homeowners can simply upgrade their conservatory by replacing an old plastic conservatory roof with a new roof featuring Pilkington Activ™ self-cleaning glass.”

Bespoke Conservatory Roof Containing Pilkington Activ Products

George’s comments reveal that Pilkington Cervoglass™ insulating glass units incorporating Pilkington Activ™ conservatory roofs and can be used to revitalise existing conservatory structures – helping to create a self-cleaning, noise-reduced, airy space and a comfortable environment which can be used come rain or shine. The units offer increased energy efficiency too as they are available with built-in solar-control performance and thermal insulation – helping to keep conservatories cooler in the summer, snug and warmer in the winter and helping to stop energy bills going through the roof.

Click on the link below to listen to the full interview with George Clarke

George Clarke on Home Renovation


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