Spring has homeowners heading for the conservatory

The coming of a new spring always has the effect of sending suburban homeowners to their conservatories to enjoy the warmer weather in style, it has been suggested.

With this in mind, people ought to be taking more care of their conservatories and keeping these areas as clean and tidy as any other in the house, according to the upholstery firm Plumbs.

In fact, the company maintains that a minority of people are guilty of letting their conservatories become less than the "cheerful" and "airy" rooms they can be.

A statement from the business read: "Conservatories are one of the most popular improvements homeowners can make to their properties.

"Not only do they add value, they also offer a pleasant, sunny space in which to work or play."

Philipa Evans told the Shropshire Star at the recent Homebuilding and Renovating Show that conservatories made from UPVC materials can be relatively easy for homeowners to maintain.