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Adding a conservatory to your home is a fantastic way to expand your living space, bring in more natural light, and enhance the overall aesthetic appeal. But while conservatories are commonly found at the back of homes, many homeowners wonder: can you have a conservatory at the front of your house? 

In this article, we’ll explore everything you need to know about front conservatories, from planning permissions to styles, benefits, and costs.

Do you need planning permission to add a conservatory to the front of your house?

One of the first questions that arise when considering a front conservatory is whether you need planning permission. The answer often depends on several factors, including the size of the conservatory and local regulations.

In the UK, planning permission for conservatories is typically not required if the project adheres to certain conditions under permitted development rights. However, these rights are more restrictive for front conservatories. 

Here are some key points to consider:

  • Location: Conservatories built at the front of the house or facing a highway may require planning permission.
  • Size: If the conservatory exceeds specific size limits (e.g., over 50% of the land around the original house), planning permission will be necessary.
  • Design: The design must be in harmony with the existing property and local area to avoid needing permission.

For detailed information and to ensure compliance, visit our planning permission guide, read about the latest building regulation guidance, and consult with your local planning authority.

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What style conservatory can you add to the front of your house?

Choosing the right style for your front conservatory is crucial for making sure it complements your home’s architecture and enhances its curb appeal. At ConservatoryLand, we offer a range of styles to suit different tastes and needs:

  • Victorian conservatory: Known for its classic elegance, a Victorian conservatory features a bay front, steeply pitched roof, and ornate detailing. It’s perfect for period properties.
  • Edwardian conservatory: With its square or rectangular shape, the Edwardian style maximises internal space. It’s a great option for modern homes looking for a simple yet stylish extension.
  • Lean-to conservatory: This style is ideal for properties with limited space. Its sloped roof makes it a versatile choice for both contemporary and traditional homes.
  • Gable conservatory: Featuring a high, pitched roof that adds a sense of grandeur, the Gable style is perfect for creating a bright, airy space.

Explore our conservatory styles to find the perfect fit for your home.

What are the benefits of adding a conservatory to the front of your house?

A front conservatory offers numerous advantages that can enhance both your lifestyle and property value. Here are some key benefits:

  • Increased living space: Create an extra room for dining, relaxing, or entertaining guests.
  • Enhanced natural light: Enjoy more daylight throughout your home, making it feel brighter and more welcoming.
  • Aesthetic appeal: Boost your home’s curb appeal with a stylish front extension.
  • Versatile use: Use the space as a sunroom, home office, playroom, or new lounge space for socialising.
  • Property value: Adding a front conservatory can increase your property’s market value.
  • Connection to outdoors: Enjoy a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces.

Customer testimony: Mr Atkinson’s front garden transformation

Mr Atkinson’s stunning Edwardian conservatory is a prime example of how you can transform underused garden space into a functional and beautiful living area, perfect for a growing family. 

Mr Atkinson and his wife rarely used their front garden, but with the arrival of their baby, they saw an opportunity to maximise their home’s potential. They chose an Edwardian conservatory, known for its elegant, square, or rectangular shape that maximises internal space. The result? A modern, sun-filled, made-to-measure conservatory that seamlessly extends their home. 

Thanks to their new conservatory, Mr Atkinson and his wife are making full use of the front garden space they previously overlooked. They enjoy being able to open the double doors and walk out into their expansive new space. Inside, the conservatory is spacious enough to accommodate a living room with two sofas, a TV for the parents, and a dedicated area for children’s toys. This versatile space enhances their daily living and provides a perfect environment for their family to grow.

Interested in seeing how a front conservatory can transform your home? Explore more about conservatory styles and find inspiration here and in our online brochure

interior of front conservatory

How much does it cost to add a conservatory to the front of your house?

The cost of adding a front conservatory can vary depending on several factors, including the size, style, materials, and any additional features you choose. For a general idea, you can refer to our pricing guide, but you can also use our bespoke quote engine to give you a clear and accurate cost tailored to your specific needs.

Ready to transform your home with a beautiful front conservatory? Get started today with our quote engine to receive a no-obligation quote and make your dream conservatory a reality.

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