- Do you make conservatories to order?
- Our neighbours aren’t friendly – how can we protect our privacy?
- How soon can we have our conservatory?
- Can I use my conservatory all year round?
- Will Wood grain finishes fade with time?
- Do we need Planning Permission or Building Regulation Approvals?
- North, East, South or West?
Can I use my conservatory all year round?
Modern conservatories, with insulated bases and cavity walls, which feature double-glazed units and a thermally efficient roof, can be used all year round. A good use of heating will also help. Comfort levels can be further enhanced through glazing which is specifically developed to keep conservatories warm in winter by retaining heat, and cool in summer be excluding solar radiation.
Do we need Planning Permission or Building Regulation Approvals?
Probably not. Planning Permission isn’t required unless you’re adding a conservatory to a house that has already been extended. You may also need to check the age of your home as developers of new build properties sometimes have restrictions placed upon them.
North, East, South or West?
The positioning of your conservatory will influence the ambience of the room at particular times during the day. In general the following applies:
North facing: subjected to the colder side of our climate but enjoying some morning sun. Good insulation and heating will be required.
South facing: The warmth of a conservatory on the sunny side of your property will be appreciated by both people and plants. Sufficient ventilation and shading will help to keep the room at a comfortable temperature during really hot spells.
East facing: Benefits from early morning sun, making it an ideal breakfast room.
West facing: Fairly well lit at the start of the day and benefits from the warmth of the sun in the afternoons and evenings-perfect for entertaining and dinner parties.