Our Conservatories are Suitable for all Homes
Conservatories can be built to conform to different formats that suit a range of property types – small and large, old and new, contemporary and period. The size, shape and age of your home will influence the type of conservatory you choose. Using their in-depth experience and knowledge of conservatories, our fully-qualified team of installers will help you select a style that’s cost-effective, affordable and appropriate to your design aims.
In terms of choosing the right design, this will depend on the space you have available. A lean-to conservatory is especially suitable for a one-storey building, because its roof can be angled to fit under the eaves. The sides that form its exterior can be derived from existing walls, which makes the cost of the project lower and reduces its timescale. Lean-to conservatories are built in either a square or rectangular composition that is space-saving.
A P-shaped conservatory comprises of two sections: one large, one thin. These two spaces can function independently or cooperatively, depending on individual requirements. A typical scenario could involve converting the thinner segment into a dining room screened off by a bi-folding or patio door, which separated it from a playroom. Removing the door and converting the larger area into a lounge would reinforce a sense of connection.
Conservatories Make Your Home More Marketable
Conservatories create additional space that prospective buyers will find attractive. They will recognise the potential to create a new dining area, office or playroom and – because conservatories are built mostly from glass – be attracted to the amount of natural light penetrating the interior to create a better sense of scale.
A conservatory acts a viable connector that seamlessly conjoins interior and exterior spaces. As such, it functions as a superb transitional piece for visitors, while also working well as an energy-efficient buffer that provides protection against the elements. Conservatories are, in this sense, inherently versatile and practical.
A further benefit attached to a new conservatory is that it can be used all year round. During warmer periods its doors and windows can be opened to provide ventilation. At all other times, the thermally broken profiles built into your double glazing will supply a protective barrier to prevent heat from escaping unnecessarily.
Worried About Building Regulations? There’s No Need
Building Regulations changed in October 2008. Conservatories have since been viewed as permissible developments, which means it’s easier to obtain planning permission to build one than in previous years. Some stipulations still apply, and it’s important to be aware of these rules before proceeding with your installation.
A conservatory should not occupy more than 50% of the land surrounding the property. Any outbuildings – such as garden sheds or greenhouses – need to be taken in to account when performing the relevant calculations. If in doubt, it’s advisable to seek guidance from a reputable installer or local authority planning team.
The height of a conservatory should not exceed that of the tallest part of the property’s roof. Raised platforms – like verandas or balconies – are not permitted and the proposed construction cannot be sited forward of the dwelling. Other rules apply, but Style Superior can provide detailed guidance on this process when needed.
In most cases, a conservatory will be granted planning permission. Explore our range of high-performing and cost-efficient uPVC windows and doors to discover the design choices available when you choose Style Superior as your installer. If you have any questions, please contact us or use our design tool to obtain a quote.
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With in-depth knowledge of conservatories, Style Superior’s team of fully-qualified installers will help you choose the right product. Our expertise spans a wide range of products, including rooflines, carports and porches. For more information, please call your nearest branch or use our enquiry form to send us a message.
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