Modern and Traditional Conservatories
If the home that once seemed spacious now feels a little cramped, you’re in the right zone for a stylish conservatory or glazed extension. We curate high-performance glazed extensions that can be designed specifically for your unique needs and space.
Give your family the space it needs to thrive
As time passes, your family’s habits and requirements change. People move in. Kids demand more space. Adults crave privacy. All those clashing needs can get on top of us. A conservatory is the perfect solution, providing your household with a multi-functional space that everyone can tap into and enjoy.
Is it uPVC or PVCu?
Unplasticised poly vinyl chloride is commonly referred to as uPVC or PVCu. Both terms are correct and refer to the same durable plastic we use to create lots of our doors, windows, and conservatories.
Interestingly, the term uPVC is used because in English, uPVC is the acronym for unplasticised poly vinyl chloride. However, some people refer to it as PVCu because in the 80s it was formally changed to PVCu. This happened because the majority of European languages say the noun (PVC) before the adjective (u), and it made sense to refer to it as PVCu.
You’re still likely to hear or see it being called uPVC in the UK, so it’s good to clarify that whichever way it’s written, it’s referring to the same material.
Is it worth having a conservatory?
A conservatory is a great way to change the feel of your home. Many conservatory owners enjoy using the space to host dinner parties and entertain guests, or as a quiet area to read that feels close to nature. Alternatively, if you have kids, a conservatory can make a great play area that’s neatly tucked away from the rest of the house.
It’s rare that you’re able to add space to a property without having to get planning permission — a slow and often costly process, so it’s understandable that many people decide to get a conservatory rather than an extension.
If you’re after just a little extra space in your home but don’t want too much hassle, a bespoke conservatory might be the perfect thing for you.
Are conservatories cheaper than extensions?
Generally, conservatories are cheaper than extensions of the same size.
While a conservatory is mostly glass with either an aluminium or PVCu frame which is easy and fast to build and secure, extensions are made from a variety of different materials such as concrete, bricks, a roof, and windows. These things can be costly and take longer to install, so expect to pay more than you would for a conservatory if you go down this route.
Extensions also need to comply with certain insulative regulations, which puts the cost into greater context.
If you’re thinking of getting a conservatory but want to get an idea regarding cost, contact us today for a free no-obligation quote.
Do you need planning permission for a conservatory?
As conservatories usually fall under “permitted development” rights, you rarely need planning permission for a conservatory. You’re free to extend your property as you please as long it isn’t excessively large and the roof isn’t higher than your existing roof.
If you get in contact regarding a conservatory that might need planning permission, we will discuss this with you so you’re able to take the necessary steps to acquire it. Also, all our products are approved by CERTASS which provides a Building Regulation Compliance Certificate for any work we do.
To discuss how planning permission might impact your conservatory ideas in greater detail, contact us today for a chat with one of our experts.
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