Never a worse time to move

With soaring fuel prices, stamp duty costing a fortune, and lower house prices, selling up and moving home has seldom presented so many options.

As an alternative to moving, improving the home may be a better option, increasing its value for when the time eventually does come to sell up.

This year has seen the lowest activity in the property market for three decades and larger mortgages are more difficult to attain than they have been since the recession in the early 90s.

One way off adding value to the home, whilst giving extra space and a pleasant new dimension, is to add a glazed extension.

Whether this is a conservatory, a lean-to or simply a glass canopy over a patio or decking, the effect is the same.

All of these moves open the home up, increasing its size both in the psyche of the owner and in physical terms.