Planning a Conservatory

Adding a conservatory to your property can be an excellent way of improving your home. It can give you much needed extra space if your family is starting to outgrow your house; it can give the property an extra dimension and a touch of luxury and might even increase the …

Conservatory Lighting

When you are planning and designing a conservatory there are so many different things to think about. There are the frames and the style of conservatory you want, there’s the glazing and the roof to consider and of course, once built, the conservatory must be furnished. The lighting is an …

The Lean To Conservatory

Building a conservatory offers several benefits and is a great addition to any home. Having a conservatory installed will increase the value of your property, and will give you and your family plenty of extra living space. Cheaper and easier to build than a normal extension, a conservatory can fulfil …

Conservatory Furniture

When you are building a new conservatory, much of the focus is on the style and finish of the exterior, the type of materials and glazing, and the actual build process. But once the extension is complete and you are ready to use the conservatory, your thoughts will turn to …

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The Lean To Conservatory

Sometimes referred to as a Mediterranean conservatory, the lean-to conservatory is one of the most popular styles in the UK today.

Building a conservatory offers several benefits and is a great addition to any home. Having a conservatory installed will increase the value of your property, and will give you and your family plenty of extra living space.

Cheaper and easier to build than a normal extension, a conservatory can fulfil a variety of uses from a playroom for children, to an extra living room, or a relaxing garden room.

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How to Choose a Timber Conservatory

Considering the overall look of a property, a wooden conservatrive is often more appropriate.

Timber conservatories are much sought after; and although they tend to be more expensive than uPVC conservatories, they are still a popular choice amongst buyers.

A wooden conservatory is often much more sympathetic to the overall aesthetics of a property, and elaborately detailed traditional style hardwood conservatories can add a touch of style and luxury to a home.

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How to Build a Conservatory

A self build may be the only way to make your preferred choice of conservatory affordable.

A conservatory could cost anything from £500 per square metre to over £1000 per square metre, depending on the size, the style, and the choice of materials.

Even the most basic of conservatories could cost several thousand pounds, so if you are able to build one yourself you could save a great deal of money.

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What is the Price of a Conservatory?

The cost of a conservatory can be greatly affected by your choice of style and size.

If you are planning to install a conservatory your budget will probably be one of the biggest factors in deciding what type to go for. There are an abundance of different styles and designs to choose from, but before getting carried away, it is important to think about what the conservatory will be used for.

If it is intended as an extra room then more of the budget will need to go towards the heating and the furniture; if it is to be used only as an occasional garden room, more of the budget can be used on the style and exterior design.

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How to Reduce the Cost of a Conservatory

You can cut the cost of your conservatory in several ways.

The addition of a conservatory to your home comes with several benefits; it can give you much needed extra living space or an enjoyable garden room, while adding value to your property. If you are thinking about installing a conservatory, one of the most important things to consider is the cost.

How much do conservatories cost?  The typical cost of installing a conservatory could run into several thousands of pounds, other costs also need to be taken into account. If the room is to be used during the winter months it will require a form of heating, while in the summer months it will need blinds to help keep temperatures down. You will also have to factor in the cost of furnishing the room once it is complete.

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What are the Building Regulations for Conservatories?

Conservatories can be subject to building regulations under certain circumstances.

If you are planning to build a conservatory on your house, there are a number of things to think about during the planning stage. You will be inclined to think about what style and size of conservatory you want to install and how you will eventually use it.

You may be thinking about what sort of budget you can extend to for the conservatory, and whether you can install it yourself, or you need to enlist the help of a professional builder.

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Do I need Planning Permission for a Conservatory?

If conditions are met conservatory planning permission may not be required.

If you are planning to add a conservatory to your property, it is your responsibility to find out whether planning permission applies. The vast majority of conservatories will be exempt from planning permission provided they meet a series of limitations and conditions.

Once you have a good idea of the size and type of conservatory you are going to install, you should be able to ascertain whether permissions are required.

If your design does not meet the standard limits, it may be necessary to complete a planning application prior to the installation.

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Planning a Conservatory

Get the conservatory design and build right, and the finished building will meet your expectations.

Adding a conservatory to your property can be an excellent way of improving your home. It can give you much needed extra space if your family is starting to outgrow your house; it can give the property an extra dimension and a touch of luxury and might even increase the value of your home when the time comes to sell.

However, before you begin to think about the positive benefits a conservatory could bring to your lifestyle, it is vitally important to think through every aspect of the planning stage.

Get the conservatory design and build right, and the finished building will meet your expectations.

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What are the Building Regulations for Conservatories?

Conservatories can be subject to building regulations under certain circumstances.

If you are planning to build a conservatory on your house, there are a number of things to think about during the planning stage. You …

Do I need Planning Permission for a Conservatory?

If conditions are met conservatory planning permission may not be required.

If you are planning to add a conservatory to your property, it is your responsibility to find out whether planning permission applies. The vast majority …

Building a Conservatory

Conservatory Insulation

Conservatory roof and windows need insulating to prevent heat loss.

When conservatories were first built it was thought that they may save householders money. The idea was that heat energy gained from the sun would …

uPVC or Wood Conservatory?

Consevatories made of uPVC are cheaper and just as robust as wooden framed ones.

If you are planning a conservatory one of the biggest design decisions you have to make is what type of material you use for the …

How to Choose a Timber Conservatory

Considering the overall look of a property, a wooden conservatrive is often more appropriate.

Timber conservatories are much sought after; and although they tend to be more expensive than uPVC conservatories, they are still a popular choice amongst buyers. …

Conservatory Parts

Conservatory Lighting

The ambience and feel of your conservatory can beenhanced with creative lighting.

When you are planning and designing a conservatory there are so many different things to think about. There are the frames and the style of …

Conservatory Heaters

Carefully consider conservatory heating options, if using the room in winter.

A conservatory can be a great addition to your home giving you much needed extra space. But if you intend to use this space throughout …