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Common Conservatory Pitfalls to Avoid

If you’re considering building a conservatory or an orangery, you should plan carefully before you buy to avoid issues later down the line. We want people to love their conservatories, but choosing poorly can end up being an expensive mistake. If a conservatory isn’t planned properly, you may experience problems such as: Too small – … Continued

How To Tackle Conservatory Guttering Problems

When you’ve owned, or perhaps even inherited a conservatory aged over a certain number of years, you might find the same problems keep cropping up. Wear and tear is a natural part of ageing and conservatories are no different. Especially conservatories that were built in the more traditional style – with wooden frames and polycarbonate … Continued

Conservatory Glass Film vs Solar Glass

One of the things we love about our conservatories is that they make great sun traps – particularly in summertime. But there’s a fine line between enjoying the warmth and feel of natural light and having to squint through intense sunshine or, worse still, not being able to sit in your conservatory due to the … Continued

How to Use a Conservatory as a Playroom

Need some more space for your growing family? A separate playroom is the perfect way to keep your little ones happy with an area that’s all theirs, while also making sure their beloved toys don’t take over your dining or living room (or the whole house, for that matter!).  The best bit? You don’t have … Continued

How to Dismantle a Conservatory

Assembling a DIY conservatory is one thing. Taking it down is a different kettle of fish. Although dismantling a conservatory is probably an easier task than erecting one from scratch, there are a few things that you need to bear in mind – especially if you’re planning on doing it yourself. The first thing to … Continued

How to Clean a Conservatory Roof

When you invest time and money into a conservatory, naturally – you want to do your best to keep it looking spick and span. Besides interior design, furnishing and controlling the temperature as effectively as possible throughout the changing of the seasons, keeping your conservatory clean is just one important part of ensuring that it’s … Continued

Conservatory Repairs – When is it not worth it?

If you’ve got an old conservatory that needs a little TLC, you might find that you spend half your time splashing your hard-earned cash on all sorts of repairs. But, the question is – when is it no longer worth the money? You might find that your current conservatory is actually beyond repair. Which means … Continued

Conservatory Flooring Ideas

When it comes to building a new conservatory, or even renovating an existing conservatory – the type of flooring you go for is a big deal. Conservatory flooring, like any type of flooring – can be quite expensive to buy (depending on the type) and fit (depending on whether you choose to hire someone to … Continued

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How to fit lead flashing on a conservatory

When you install a brand new DIY conservatory, the last thing you want is rainwater trickling through the roof, soaking everything inside. That’s where conservatory lead flashing comes in handy – and you’re about to find out the most safe and straightforward way to install it. Keeping your conservatory protected from the elements is the … Continued

Do I Need Planning Permission for a Conservatory with a Tiled Roof

Installing a tiled roof on your conservatory can turn it into a more permanent extension of your home but may be subject to building regulations or planning permission. Glazed conservatory roofs fill your conservatory with natural light and provide unobstructed views of the sky, but some people still prefer a solid tiled roof. Whilst glazed … Continued

Planning Permission for Conservatory pre 2008

One of the many questions our customers ask with regards to conservatories is – do I need planning permission for my conservatory? In most cases, the answer is no. However, this depends on your planned conservatory meeting certain requirements in order for it to pass as a ‘permitted development’ (a development that doesn’t require planning … Continued

Do You Need Planning Permission for a Log Burner in a Conservatory

Conservatories are now built to be warmer and more insulated than ever. But without any heating, even the most energy-efficient conservatory will start to feel the chill during the winter months.  There are several options available to heat your conservatory, these include extending your central heating, adding an electric heater, or installing a log burner. … Continued

Do I Need Planning Permission for a Conservatory with a Radiator?

Whilst modern conservatories can be highly insulated and energy-efficient, they will usually still need heating during the cold winter months. With the right heating, you can enjoy the extra space that your conservatory offers all year round.How to heat a conservatory There are plenty of things to consider when deciding how to heat your conservatory, … Continued

What is a conservatory?

Over the years, as technology has developed so has the conservatory. Once reserved for nobility, conservatories have evolved from luxury greenhouses to everyday home extensions. Conservatories have become so energy-efficient and comfortable that they are now often used daily, all year round. A conservatory is now more of an extension of our home rather than … Continued

Do I Need Planning Permission for a Conservatory on a Bungalow?

Adding a conservatory to your bungalow is a practical and affordable way of gaining valuable new living space in the home you love. A conservatory can help to maximise space for a growing family or gain a better connection with your garden. What is a bungalow? A bungalow is typically a one-storey house with no … Continued

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The Best Glass for a Conservatory Roof

Knowing how to choose the best glass for a conservatory roof is important when you’re adding a conservatory to your home, or if you’re weighing up the different options for replacement conservatory roofs to give your existing conservatory an upgrade. By finding out which is the best glass for your conservatory roof and the different … Continued

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Conservatory foundation consideration explained

When it comes to deciding on your conservatory type, an important factor which you need to consider is the conservatory foundations on which your extension will be built on. It’s easy to assume that your conservatory can be built anywhere, however, much like a brick extension, it needs stable grounds to ensure its structure withstands. … Continued

Conservatory with tiled roof: pros & cons

Many people choose tiled conservatory roofs over traditional glass or polycarbonate ones in a bid to increase comfort and energy efficiency. A solid roof can transform a conservatory into a proper extension, rather than occasional room. Tiled conservatory roofs are a type of solid roof available in a variety of materials to suit different property … Continued

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How to modernise a conservatory

If your conservatory has been relegated to a disused dumping ground, it’s time to modernise and claim back the space. Conservatories can be a haven. A peaceful space surrounded by the garden and tucked away from the noise.  But if you and your family have found that you’re using your conservatory less, it’s time to … Continued

The Ultimate Guide to Conservatory Pricing

You know how much room you have and you know the style you would like, now all you need to know is ‘how much is a conservatory?’. Knowing the price of a conservatory from the offset, will help you budget and plan properly to get your conservatory project off the ground without the surprise of … Continued

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