A conservatory is a highly popular addition to a home, creating a multi-purpose room and additional living space ideal for feeling more connected to your garden and the outdoors. Picture relaxing with a book under blue skies or entertaining guests in a space which has been designed to feel open and welcoming. When choosing the design, it’s important to carefully consider both the aesthetics and function of the conservatory. Don’t miss these key areas.

Here are some of the factors to carefully consider when designing a conservatory. Includes planning permission, materials, light & energy efficiency. Use a specialist to plan the conservatory installation from start to finish.Planning Permission

When planning an installation such as a conservatory, it’s important to ensure that your designs are compliant with all relevant building regulations and planning laws. That’s why involving an expert early on in the process is the simplest solution to ensure your build fits in with local authority criteria. Most designs won’t require you to gain full planning permission as long as the conservatory falls within permitted development specifications. Any new windows and doors you choose must meet certain conditions set out by building regulations, so it’s essential to use a reputable supplier who can provide you with details of product certifications.

Materials

For achieving a balance between the look, feel and functionality of the space, as well as considering budget requirements, think about which materials you want to use. UPVC is one of the most frequently selected options, but aluminium frames are becoming more popular thanks to their slimline appeal. Products (such as roof lanterns) with aluminium frames are often chosen for achieving the narrowest sightlines – something you’ll want to think about if hoping to bridge the gap between your garden and home. Whatever materials you opt for, there are multiple styles for both contemporary and traditional properties, so ensure you use a company who emphasises the importance of creating bespoke products to suit your needs.

Light

Many home owners use conservatories as a sunroom, so creating a bright and welcoming area is a priority. If you have a lot of outdoor space around the whole of your property (which is often the case for country homes), you may like to consider the direction the conservatory will face if you have various options about its placement. You can create light and airy spaces with high quality glazing products, from the windows and doors you select to other additions such as a roof lantern. These are often chosen for flat roofed extensions and orangeries, helping to let more light in from above.

Energy Efficiency

Whatever types of doors you select to provide you with the right access to your garden, ensure the glazing and products chosen offer thermal efficiency for your home. There are plenty of options to help make the space comfortable all year round, as well as contributing positively to the overall energy efficiency of your property. Check the energy ratings and u-values of any products you’re considering.

Planning a conservatory?

Your Price Windows has over 25 years of experience, offering a wide range of glazing products and specialist conservatory services. We work across London and the Home Counties, including Caterham, Kennington, Weybridge and Sutton. We have also recently had several door installations in Westerham and Teddington

Call the conservatory experts now on 0208 640 0380.