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Popularity of glass extensions in Edinburgh

By Adrian_Morrison Subscribe to RSS | January 28th 2012 | Views:

Glass extensions for properties in Edinburgh:

In these days glass extensions are very popular and the latest in interior. Glass extensions are not only source of light and space but also modern in concept. Majority of homeowners are moving towards this contemporary style of construction in Edinburgh. As we all know Edinburgh is a cold city and usually, this style of construction was not very common in a cold city because these kinds of extensions are cold in winters. There is another problem with the glass is the issue of heat emanation. On the other hand, there are so many glass inventions over the last few years that controlling the temperature in such an environment is not at not an issue at all. You can find out double glazed panels in the market. These double glazed panels incorporate coating of metal oxide which allows heat and light to pass through the wall but not out again.

These glass extensions endow with extra space and light to the property. Majority of homeowners prefer these glass extensions, as it gives modern touch to the property as well as light and more space.


Generally glass extensions are very costly. This is a luxurious extension. There are many reasons for its high cost like it material is very costly plus the cost in the designing, engineering and testing is a separate issue. On the other hand, simple glass is economical and using this can lower the costs.

Technical matters:

The total glass frames can be balanced with the use of wood, stainless steel and stone, because total glass frame gives you a goldfish bowl feel. You must consider the durability of the glass; it must be toughened so that if a brick is thrown at a panel it bounces back. Additionally they should be easy to clean. It is better that you must always go for double glazed metal oxide layered glass which will retain heat. You can also have a solar control glass which reflects up to 90% of the sun’s heat.


Significantly, in order to calculate approximate the cost of such an extension it is essential to consider the size of extension. It is obvious that the costs vary according to the size. A complex multi-storey glass extension will obviously cost more than a small side returns glass extension. Glass extensions add a sensational factor to the property. If you have the right glass extension at the right place then it will obviously add value to your property.


You must keep in mind before starting extensions that the planning permission is to be needed to carry out this extension or not. You should hire a skilled architect to carry out the project. Moreover, if you have any plans of selling the house soon then you must contact a local estate agent to see if it will be a stylish and expensive mistake on your part.

Adrian_Morrison - About Author:
Adrian Morrison is a marketing officer for Greenlet, property lettings website in Edinburgh. If you want more information on edinburgh property, please visit edinburgh flats.

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