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A conservatory will make a fantastic addition to any home. They come in a wide range of styles, colours and materials, which will mean that you can choose one, that compliments the style of your home. Conservatories also add valuable extra space to your home, which can be used for a variety of different purposes. Conservatories can be used as a dining room, playroom or even a games room. They also have the added benefit of increasing the value of your home, which will prove to be extremely beneficial should you come to sell it on.

There are many different styles of conservatory to choose from, if you're looking for something that's slightly more traditional then you may want to take a closer look at an Edwardian, Victorian or Elizabethan conservatory. Lean-to or combination conservatories may be more suitable for modern homes or you may even wish to opt for an orangery.

 

UPVC

A new UPVC Conservatory will not only help to add value to your home but it will also look great and offer you extra space. UPVC stands for unplasticised poly vinyl chloride, which is ideal for use in conservatories because it's durable, strong and able to withstand harsh weather conditions.

UPVC also has the added benefit that it's energy efficient and will help to keep the heat within your conservatory. This means that in the long run it will help to keep your fuel bills low. It's insulating properties also help to keep the conservatory cool during the summer months, which is an added bonus. UPVC also helps to keep the noise out which means you can relax in your conservatory without any outside interruption.

The vast majority of new UPVC conservatories come will a 10-year guarantee which offers you that added piece of mind. UPVC is resistant to warping and shrinking and is very low maintenance. In fact, you'll just need to wipe the surface clean to keep it looking as good as new.

UPVC conservatories are now readily available in a selection of colours and you can even buy a UPVC conservatory that comes with a wooden finish for a more traditional look. You also have a range of options to choose from when it comes to choosing the glass too. You can opt for the standard double glazed glass or you could choose frosted glass to make your conservatory more private.

UPVC conservatories are extremely flexible and are available in a range of shapes and sizes. If you're looking to buy a new conservatory to your home then why not fill in our short form below, we'll then come back to you with quotes from a selection of local companies.

Hardwood

Hardwood conservatories are elegant and have a unique traditional style that will compliment any home. They'll also help to add value to your house and provide valuable space which can be used for an array of different purposes. They really come into their element during the warm summer months when they let plenty of natural light flood in to create a light and relaxing atmosphere.

You can select your conservatory from a range of different hardwoods which means that you can choose the material that will compliment your home the best. All of the materials that are used are durable and hardwearing to ensure that they can withstand harsh weather conditions.

As well as delivering style and elegance to your home, a hardwood conservatory will also help to prevent heat from escaping thanks to the wood's thermal qualities. This in turn will help to keep your fuel bills lower during the colder months. The hardwood is often treated with a unique finish which helps to maintain its surface for longer. This protective coating also helps to enhance the natural finish of the wood for a luxurious finish.

On top of looking smart and being energy efficient, these conservatories are also designed with security in mind. The double glazed glass is often strengthened to ensure that it cannot be shattered and the windows can be shut with high-security locks which feature multi-shoot bolts. Modern day hardwood conservatories feature all of the technical benefits often associated with UPVC conservatories, with the look and traditional style of delivered from the selection of wooden finishes available.

Hardwood conservatories can be individually designed to fit in with the style and build of your home. If you're looking to buy a new conservatory for your home then you can request quotes from local suppliers by simply filling in the form below.

Aluminum

Aluminum conservatories may not be the most popular type of conservatory seen within the UK but they still have many benefits and are growing in popularity. They have a modern look which will help to enhance the look of your home and they also offer extra space which will help to add value to your home should you sell it on.

The aluminum frame provides a great strength to the conservatory, which is why they are often used in larger, taller buildings. You can choose an aluminum conservatory in range of different colours giving you the option to choose one that really compliments the style of your home. They can be designed specifically for your house, which makes them highly versatile and very flexible.

What's more, they are also energy-efficient as they are constructed with thermal barriers that help to keep the heat inside your conservatory during the colder winter months. This will really help you to cut down on your heating bills throughout the winter. The aluminum frame can also support any type of double glazing glass which increases the conservatories' efficiency even further. Their design has improved dramatically over the past decade and they are now significantly stronger which means they are able to support a glass roof. The addition of a glass roof has helped to increase the popularity of the aluminum conservatory over the past few years. The frame will not warp or rust making it easy to maintain over many years.

If you're looking to buy a new aluminum conservatory for your home then you can simply fill in the short form below to receive detailed quotes from three local suppliers.

Roofing

Once you've decided which style of conservatory you want to go for you'll then need to decide which type of roof will finish it off. There are a range of different types of conservatory roof options to choose from so you'll want to ensure that you pick the option which best suits your circumstances.

If you want to really make the most of your conservatory all year round then you need to pick a roof that can enable you to do so. For example, a glass roof is really suitable for the summer months as it enables plenty of natural light into your conservatory and it also gives it natural warmth, which is ideal for evening use. If you're worried about it being too bright or too hot then there are a range of options to help you minimize these effects.

There are plenty of other options available too; including a tiled roof, lead roof and you can even choose a solar glass roof. Polycarbonate is a cost-effective alternative to glass. It helps to reduce the glare from the sun, which means you can really maximize the use of your conservatory. This material also has the added benefit of helping to insulate the room during the winter months, which will help you to cut down on your energy bills.

A solar glass roof uses clever technology to maintain the temperature in your conservatory. This type of roof will help to cool down the room during the warm summer months and heat it up during the closer winter months. It helps to reduce heat loss, which helps you to keep your energy bills low.

Tiled roofs and lead roofs are less common but help to create an altogether different feel to your conservatory, making it seem more like a garden room.

Planning

If you're looking to add a new conservatory to your home then there are a few things that you need to consider. Firstly, you'll need to look at whether or not you will need planning permission for your new conservatory. This will largely depend on whether your plans fall into your individual permitted development rights. There are other factors that you will also need to consider, such as whether you live in a listed building or if your home is located in a conservation area.

On the whole the addition of a conservatory is considered to be a 'permitted development' and so planning permission is not always needed – however there are some exceptions to the rule. As a general rule you'll need to seek planning permission if your new conservatory is set to take up over 50% of the land surrounding your home. There are also specific guidelines relating to the height of your property and the height of your planned conservatory. If you're looking to add any raised platforms or balconies to your conservatory then you will also need to seek permission.

If you are installing electrics into your new conservatory then you will need to ensure that the installation fully complies with the IEE building regulations. Your conservatory must be separated from your house by an external door, patio door or French door. The conservatory can be no larger than 30sq meters, must be built at ground level and cannot contain any drainage facilities without seeking any approval.

If you wish to seek further advice about planning regulations relating specifically to conservatories then you can speak with your local council.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Providing you meet the current regulations that have been put in place you will not need to seek planning permission to install a new conservatory. For example, there are regulations relating directly to the height and size of the conservatory that will need to be adhered to.
Conservatories are also exempt from building regulations providing they meet the current guidelines. For example, they must be built at ground level and half of the new wall must be formed from glass or translucent material. The conservatory must also be separated from the main house by an external door.
Yes, we would recommend consulting an electrician as all electrical work must be completed in line with specific guidelines.
FENSA is the leading body that provides approval and Building Regulations compliance for English and Welsh homeowners who wish to replace windows and doors. We recommend that you choose a FENSA approved installer for that added piece of mind when choosing to install a new conservatory on your home.  
There are many different types of conservatory available, which means that you’re bound to find one, that suits the look and style of your home. If your home has more of a modern feel then you should take a look at an Edwardian or Elizabethan conservatory. Lean-To conservatories are idle for smaller areas whilst combination conservatories suit those who really want to maximize the space available. Conservatories also come in a range of materials, including uPVC, timber and aluminum.