Conservatories offer many benefits, from the extra space to increased natural light in your property. They’re cost-effective, generally exempt from building regulations and planning permission, and you can fit one quickly and with minimal hassle.
That said, a project on this scale shouldn’t be undertaken lightly, and there are several things you’ll need to think through:
Position your conservatory to maximise sunlight. Equally, you want to get the best possible view over your garden to create a truly relaxing space.
Choose whether you want a classic, traditional style, or something more modern, with a fuss-free frame and cleaner lines. Think about the kind of roof you’d like, whether that’s pitched flat or a lean-to model. Conservatories can also be rectangular or square, so think about that, too. Talk to your supplier, and see examples of structures they’ve installed elsewhere, so you’re agreed on what the end result will look like.
There are many available designs, from Victorian to Georgian or Edwardian, gable front to lean-to, lantern-roofed and P-shaped. Do your research before deciding which one would best suit your needs.
- A seamless extension
Think hard about how your conservatory will complement your home. Glazing style, roof height, window location and other factors need to be considered so that your conservatory doesn’t look as though it’s just been stuck on.
- Planning permission
While most conservatories don’t need planning permission, this isn’t always so. Double check. In the worst-case scenario, your local planning authority could remove the structure.
We have extensive experience of fitting conservatories of all kinds at widely varied types of property. Call us to see how we could help you.