What is a dwarf wall conservatory?
Unlike a traditional conservatory which is made largely of glass, dwarf wall conservatories feature a small wall around their base, making them a popular style of conservatory to choose. The height of the wall itself varies, however the typical height is 600mm tall.
Opting for the dwarf wall style can help the conservatory to flow from your house, as you can opt for a matching brick colour. ConservaBase dwarf walls have a range of brick and mortar colours to choose from.
Full glass conservatories have a greater greenhouse effect, allowing the sunlight in, which can often cause temperatures to rise in the summer months which can often leave you needing to open doors for ventilation or opting for air conditioning. However, having a dwarf wall helps reduce the extreme temperatures you may incur, as it acts as a temperature control.
Furthermore, with a dwarf wall you may find you don’t need to clean the glass as often, as there is lower risk of the windows getting dirty from the ground as the wall acts as a barrier.
Building a dwarf wall conservatory
When it comes to figuring out how to build a dwarf wall, the process is very straightforward, and building this type of conservatory is as simple as all of our other DIY conservatories.
Exactly how to build your conservatory base and dwarf wall, are detailed in the easy to follow instructions that are provided with our ConservaBase system upon delivery.
And if you’re not confident in constructing the dwarf wall conservatory yourself, we also have our Approved Conservatory Installers Network who can carry out the work for you.
There’s also plenty of construction video’s which will provide further assistance on the build process.
Our support team is also with you throughout the whole journey, for any questions you may have throughout the build.
Do you need planning permission for a dwarf wall conservatory?
Like with any extension, you must consider whether or not planning permission is required before going ahead with the build.
And when it comes to constructing your dwarf wall conservatory, you will be glad to know that in most cases planning permission is not required.
As the dwarf wall tends to be less than a metre in height, and the conservatory height is only single story, the Planning Portal regulations deems this a permitted development.
The planning portal website is run by the Local Authority Building Control, and is always worth looking on prior to committing to building any type of extension on your home.
Do you need to dig foundations for dwarf wall conservatory?
When it comes to building your extension you may start to wonder whether or not you need to dig foundations for your dwarf wall conservatory.
Well, this very much depends on the ground you are building it on. For example, if you are building your conservatory on an existing patio or concrete, it may be adequate enough to commence the build.
If not however, you will need to prepare footings for the conservatory dwarf wall.
At ConservatoryLand, many of our conservatories are delivered with our optional ConservaBase system – fully welded steel sections which stand on adjustable feet and form your conservatory base.
Before laying this, you need to dig foundation holes to fit pads which are normally 450mm square by 450mm deep, subject to ground conditions. These should then be filled with concrete or foundation blocks and provide an adequate base to build your dwarf wall conservatory.
You will be provided with a detailed, step by step guide on how to prepare footings for a conservatory dwarf wall, and we are always on hand for extra support if you have any further questions.
What’s the typical height of a dwarf wall for a conservatory?
Dwarf walls are a popular choice, as they are at a height which is low enough to enable you to take in the views of your garden, allowing the natural light to flow in through the glass.
As stated, most conservatory walls are less that a metre in height; and typically you can choose a conservatory design which has a wall height between 600mm and 900mm.
Here at ConservatoryLand, our standard dwarf wall height is 600mm. However, as all our DIY conservatories are made to measure based on your requirements, the wall height is very much up to you.
You may also opt for a privacy wall on one side of your dwarf wall conservatory like our customer of the month did in November 2018.
How much will a dwarf wall conservatory cost?
Prior to the build, the big question you’ll want to know is how much it will cost?
The dwarf wall conservatory price is very much bespoke, based on the size of conservatory you opt for, and your own requirements.
And when it comes to paying for your conservatory there are many options available to you, as you don’t just have to pay for it in one go.
At ConservatoryLand we now offer a range of different finance options, making paying for your conservatory more affordable and convenient. With options such as ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ and ‘Interest Free Credit’ you are sure to find a plan that works for you.
Please note that you will have to submit a credit application and be accepted for this, prior to taking out finance on your conservatory.
If a Dwarf Wall Conservatory is something you are looking to purchase, why not request a quote today, free of charge. You too could soon have your very own extension.