People considering investing in a conservatory may wish to consider paying a bit extra for a future-proof model.
A leading home improvement magazine recently claimed that Brits are increasingly looking to make their homes more energy-efficient.
With fuel costs a big expense and the housing market in decline, homeowners are faced with the prospect of making the best of what they have.
Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine editor Jason Orme explained that home improvements are becoming increasingly green-focused.
"People are now actually building to achieve an eco-house not just to meet the green building regulations," he said.
"People want to be sure that their house is going to be future proof not just from a building regulations point of view but also in terms of their sustainability."
A quality conservatory can help to save on energy costs by allowing light into the home while eliminating draughts and heat loss.
The recent Financial Times House Price Index noted that house prices had fallen by 12.2 per cent last month when compared to January 2008.