Conservatories

conservatory

 

A conservatory isn't just a link between your home and your garden – it's a brand new room. So what would you do with the extra space?

Perhaps you'd simply want to extend your sitting room or it would make a perfect dining room. Maybe you would have room for a study or home office or what about a playroom where you can keep toys and games. Once you start to think about it, the possibilities are almost endless. A conservatory is the easiest way to extend your home. And it's endlessly versatile and practical, giving you the space to live your life just the way you want.

 

All conservatories are available in a full choice of colours including white, rosewood (mahogany colour), cherrywood, white grain, black, grey, red, green, plus "on white" options.

    
Classic. Airy. Versatile.  This traditional design works brilliantly - no matter how you want to use your space.  Choose three facets, or more rounded front with five facets
    
You want as much light and useable space as possible.  So this clean and simple design makes the perfect sense.
      
A surprising take on the traditional conservatory.  This design has a gable front, for an eye-catching space which really blurs the line between our home and your garden.
        
Let there be light - flooding into your new space thanks to a simple, elegant design.  No wonder it's the perfect choice if you live in a bungalow, or if you are faced with planning restrictions on height.
              
So you want a large space. But you also want to keep the drama in your garden.  Our combination designs are the perfect answer.
                            
Glass is 4mm Pilkington float glass, toughened were required and complies with Glazing Regulations.
To provide the right look for your new conservatory, you can choose exactly the look you want from a great range of decorative glazing.
                    
Planning Permission and Building Regulations are often confused. Both are the responsibility of the Local Authority and basically, Planning Permission takes into consideration the aesthetic effect of a new building/extension on the surrounding homes and neighbourhood, whilst Building Regulations define how the structure must be constructed in terms of thermal efficiency etc.
DO I NEED PLANNING?
                    
THIS IS INTENDED PURELY AS A GUIDE AND YOU ARE RECOMMENDED TO CONSULT YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT.

A conservatory, as defined by Government planners, is. "A single-storey part of a building that has not less than three quarters of its roof area made of translucent material and not less than 50% of its wall area made of glass".

In many cases, you will NOT need local authority consent for a conservatory but there are some exceptions.  Usually, a call to your local council will clarify the position.  They will give you informal advice or even for a small fee issue a certificate confirming you are clear to go ahead without the usual planning procedures.

Here are some of the main reasons why a conservatory might need official planning permission:-

- Your house is in a conservation area, a National Park, a registered AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) or any other area officially considered to be environmentally sensitive.

- Your house is a Grade I or II Listed Building.

- Your planned conservatory is within 20metres of a public road and would be nearer to the road than your house is without it.

- The conservatory would be higher than 4metres at any point and less than 2 metres from your property boundary.

- The conservatory would be higher at any point than the "original house" (original house means, as it was before any previous extensions were added).

- The conservatory is to be bigger than a certain proportion of the "original house" or occupy more than a certain proportion of the garden.  These proportions may vary depending on where you live.

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