A new conservatory or orangery provides a great room to use in the spring and summer months. However, with the latest energy efficient materials, there is no reason why you could not have a conservatory as an ‘all year round’ room.
Our top tips for a new conservatory.
If you are presently considering a new conservatory or another type of glazed extension, we offer you some tips and advice.
A new conservatory should meet the needs of your home and family.
Consider the planning of the conservatory and what you will use it for. This will help you get the most out of your new glazed extension, and you will not run the risk of having a space that is too large, too small or inconvenient.
It is important to speak to a professional that can give you the right advice. Remember also that size will determine the cost. Therefore, you do not want to end up with a conservatory that is too large and exceeds your planned budget as one example.
How will you use a new conservatory?
We recommend you give some thought to how much time you will spend in your new conservatory.
One that is used as a formal dining space is likely to be used less than one that is a play area or an extension of your sitting room. Think about how you are likely to use it and how many people are likely to be in it as well.
A conservatory should not dominate the rest of the house.
It is tempting to go with a bigger conservatory for maximum use and functionality, but you do not want it to dominate the home or the garden.
The depth of the conservatory will largely be determined by the size of your garden, but it is worth considering how far back along the house it will run as well. Modern houses tend to have smaller gardens than post or pre-war homes. Terraced houses will also have a small garden. Seek advice and we can help you plan your new conservatory better.
Conservatory Planning and Building.
Under the recent ‘Permitted Development’, generally you will not need planning permission, but we always recommend you check with your local authority as every area is different.
Usually, conservatories will be limited by not being more than the land around the house, not more than four metres in height and should not exceed the roof.
Consider heating, lighting and flooring.
There are many choices for heating a conservatory. You can opt for a permanent heating system or more basic forms such as electric or convector heating.
We can help you with all aspects of this including choosing flooring, interior fixtures and fittings, electrics and much more.
What style of conservatory is best?
Certain properties call for simple designs; others are perfect for Victorian, Edwardian or Georgian. It really does depend on your home, budget, your wishes and the help of a professional conservatory installer.
The great thing about modern conservatories is that the vast choice of profiles means any size, style and design can usually be accommodated. A lean-to construction also works well too.
SGK, your conservatory specialists.
At SGK Home Improvements we have a long track record in the building and installation of quality conservatories in aluminium, PVCu or timber.
We can show you examples of our conservatory installations in the Liverpool, West Derby and surrounding areas.
Whatever you choose, we guarantee you the finest materials, over 25 years experience and a professional installation. The result will be a conservatory for you to enjoy all year round, one that will add value to your property and give you many years of pleasure and enjoyment.
Contact us for a free quotation and consultation.