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The most popular autumn candle scents in the UK

Not sure where to begin in preparing your home and conservatory for autumn? We suggest starting with the basics: cosy candles. Here we reveal the UK’s favourite autumn scents for the home, and share expert advice on why these scents are so popular during the autumn months. According to Google Trends, online interest for candles … Continued

What you can buy for the UK's average house price across UK cities

What the UK’s Average House Price Buys You

The latest figures from ONS’ August House Price Index have revealed the average house price has increased from £270,000 to £305,000 year-on-year – a new record high. House prices in Wales have risen 8.6% to £213,000, in Scotland to £192,000, an 11.6% increase and in Northern Ireland to £169,000 – a 9.6% increasing. In fact, … Continued

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The UK’s Dream Home Must-Haves

Almost two thirds of Brits are actively looking for properties to buy across the UK right now, with new homebuyers checking sites like Zoopla and Rightmove three times per month on average. From a spare bedroom to an en-suite or a large, light conservatory, we wondered: What do property buyers REALLY want in their future … Continued


The TikTok and Instagram interior trends putting home buyers off

They may be the biggest trends of 2022 according to social media, but when it comes to selling, are they actually reducing the chance of a sale? Social media sites like Instagram and TikTok are invaluable for uncovering new interior design trends and helpful tips on how to add aesthetic value to your living space. … Continued

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The UK’s Cleanest Cities Revealed

Cleaning, Hinching, tidying, whatever you call it, there’s no escaping it. While some people love them and others hate them, household chores are a necessity everyone has to endure.  According to our latest survey of 2,000 Brits, the vast majority of us (84%) don’t enjoy doing household chores, almost one fifth of us argue at … Continued

Survey: Why the UK needs more space

Whether it’s due to a lack of space for hosting guests or because you’re looking to expand your own family, the need for wanting more space in our homes varies greatly. We all have different needs and wants when it comes to a property, but what does the UK favour most? We’ve conducted a survey … Continued

Biggest Garden Capitals in the UK

For many UK residents, the need for garden space is high on a list of must-haves for a new home. Whether it’s to entertain guests, grow a dream flower garden or provide space for outdoor exercise, it proves to be important in a variety of ways.  However, large garden space isn’t always complimentary to homes, … Continued

The UK’s Most Garden Party Obsessed Cities

With the UK planning a summer of brunches, picnics, and BBQs, this got us thinking, is 2021 the year of the garden party? As the UK moves into the second year of COVID-19, gardens are set to become havens for friends and family to enjoy making memories and reconnecting over a much-loved garden soiree. From … Continued

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Conservatory Office Ideas

5 Top Tips For Your Conservatory Office Have you found yourself working from home for the foreseeable future? Or do you own your own business and need somewhere more permanent to work from than the living room? Whatever the reason you need more office space, your conservatory could be the answer.  There are plenty of … Continued

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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

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How to tackle conservatory guttering problems

Conservatories deteriorate over time, especially if built from traditional wooden frames and polycarbonate roofs. Today, conservatories are built much more robust and designed to last longer. With modern uPVC frames and high-quality glazing, the lifespan of a conservatory is usually 25 years or more. A conservatory’s guttering is one of the most important things to … Continued

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Conservatory window film vs conservatory solar glass

One of the things we love about our sleek and modern conservatories — besides more space and more light — is that they make great sun traps, particularly in the summertime. They’re a fantastic place to entertain friends and family, whether you’re free-flowing between the garden and the house during a sunny barbecue or enjoying … Continued

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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

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Planning Permission for Conservatory pre 2008

Under new legislation that came into force in October 2008, installing a conservatory is considered a permitted development, as long as the build meets certain requirements. For more information about the latest regulations, visit our guide on planning permission for a conservatory. The new legislation isn’t the only set of rules to bear in mind. … Continued

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

Conservatories are now built to be warmer and better-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 – for example,  you could  extend your central heating, oradd an electric heater.  But, getting central … Continued

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Do I need planning permission for a conservatory with a radiator?

Modern conservatories are highly insulated and energy-efficient, but they still need heating during the cold winter months. With the right heating solution, you can enjoy your conservatory all year round, no matter the weather. There are many options to consider, including radiators and log burners. Adding a radiator to your conservatory usually does not require … Continued

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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

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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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Seven Famous Conservatories

We all know that a conservatory is a great addition to any home. But, did you know that some conservatories are really special. So much so, in fact, that they attract thousands of admirers to visit them each year? We’re not talking about the quaint and casual DIY conservatories supplied here at Conservatory Land, by … Continued

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March 2018 Customer of the Month Case Study – Small Lean-to Conservatory

March has arrived, and with it, some of the worst weather Britain has seen in the last few years. We’ve experienced rain, snow, and hail. However, if you’re lucky enough to already have one of our DIY conservatories – it’s extremely cosy to be sat inside a warm, snug conservatory – with everything going on … Continued

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