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Conservatories

A conservatory is an economical way of extending your home to provide additional living space perhaps to meet the needs of a growing family. Conservatories have so many uses such as for a family dining area or as a place to lounge in and relax on a warm summer's evening accompanied by a glass of wine.

Styles of conservatory

There are a variety of styles and sizes available here in the UK including a

The great thing is that there is certain to be a style that is in keeping with the existing structure of your home. On our website we provide further information about conservatory styles that can be built using a variety of materials such as uPVC and different types of glazing material such as double glazed or triple glazed windows and doors and roof structures.

With its expansive area of glazing a new conservatory brings your picturesque garden into your home.

Conservatory Prices

The cost of buying and having a conservatory fitted is dependent upon a number of factors such as the style, size and materials used. The following prices are a guide but the companies we introduce you to can provide an accurate quote.

Type of Conservatory Approximate Price (including fitting)
Lean To Conservatory £4,000 plus in uPVC
Edwardian Conservatory £6,000 plus in uPVC
Victorian Conservatory £7,500 plus in uPVC

The next step

So, if you are looking for one or more competitive, no obligation quotations to purchase and have a Conservatory installed then you will be pleased to read that you have come to the right place. Here at CompareCompanies.co.uk we provide you with access to a number of carefully vetted national and local conservatory specialists who have many years experience in constructing and installing tailor-made conservatories to an exacting standard.

The sooner you get in touch with us, the quicker you will be making use of your new, quality, be-spoke designed conservatory. We look forward to playing our part in helping you achieve this.

Do I need planning permission for my conservatory?

Whether you need planning permission or not to add a new conservatory to your home depends whether your potential conservatory would be considered a permitted development or not. Adding a new conservatory to your house is a permitted development subject to certain limits and conditions.

As conservatories tend to be reasonably modest in size they can generally be built without planning permission.

We have tried to simplify the guidance provided by the Government for permitted development rights for householders but make it specific to conservatories.

You can view the Government information by going to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/permitted-development-rights-for-householders-technical-guidance

We would always suggest getting a few quotes from conservatory installers because they will be aware of examples local to you where homeowners have and haven’t needed to apply for planning permission.

What is a permitted development?

Permitted development rights mean that you can perform certain types of work to your house without needing to apply for planning permission. If you are sure that your conservatory is a permitted development you do not need to apply for planning permission. For the period 2013 - 2019 the Government increased the size limits allowed for conservatories / extensions to your house. The aim was to protect the interests of neighbours and the wider environment and to allow you to carry out the development work.

A simple summary of what falls under a permitted development

  1. If your property is listed or in a conservation area you would need to apply for planning permission.
  2. The conservatory (including any previous extensions) must not be larger than 50% of the total area of land around the original house. The original house is defined as when it was first built or as it was on 1st July 1948 (if it was built earlier than that date). If you have any sheds or outbuildings that must be included when calculating the 50%.
  3. Your conservatory must not be at the front of the house (principle elevation) or fronting on to a main road.
  4. If your conservatory is going to be on the side of your house it cannot be bigger than 50% of the width of the original house. A conservatory on the side of your house must also be single storey and no higher than four metres.
  5. A conservatory, at the side or the rear of the house, within two metres of a boundary the eaves (the edges that overhang the walls) can be no higher than three metres.
  6. Single storey rear conservatories must not extend further than three metres of the original house if the house is attached. If the house is detached the three metres increases up to four metres.
  7. Any rear conservatory must not exceed four metres.
  8. The eaves of the conservatory are not allowed to be any higher than the eaves of the existing house.
  9. The highest part of the conservatory can be no higher than the roof ridge line (the point where two opposing roof planes meet) of the existing house.

The above nine points are based on our interpretation of the latest planning legislation in relation to conservatories. Please don’t view the information as a source of legal information. Hopefully it helps you to understand in principle whether or not your potential conservatory does or does not need planning permission. If you have any doubts you would be well advised to get in touch with your local planning authority and to receive some quotes from conservatory companies that have experience in your local area.

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