Improved insulation should be a priority

false economy Conservatories are a great addition to the home - but only when built with enhanced insulation
false economy Conservatories are a great addition to the home - but only when built with enhanced insulation

I’ve had a succession of emails from a company wanting me to pay them build me a new conservatory. I expect lots of others have had similar letters.


 I thought the government was pretending when they said they were the greenest government ever. They shouldn’t have allowed the recent relaxation of building regulations to allow the construction of larger conservatories on existing properties. My concern is that many of these conservatories will be built with no attempt to insulate the roof or walls. The bigger ones especially will be used for living accommodation and heated. The larger heat losses from uninsulated homes will undo the effect of recent improvements in building regulations for new housing. Carbon release from fossil fuels used to heat homes will increase. This for new building work is a very poor decision as we have a massive backlog of existing property which needs improved insulation. Why didn’t they assist with improving the thermal insulation of homes? They could also have required that all conservatories are built with enhanced insulation, as any other new extension would be.

Richard Ramsden

Clover Hill Road

Halifax