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5 Things To Consider When Fitting A Conservatory

08 Sep 2023

Adding a conservatory to your home is a big and exciting project, but it can be a costly investment – this is why it’s crucial to get it right the first time. If the decision is not thought about carefully, it would end up as a waste of time and money. To help make the process easier, we will discuss 5 things you should consider when fitting a conservatory, some of which you may not have thought about before.

1) Space

One of the most important considerations above all, do you have enough space to fit a conservatory? This is particularly important if you have limited garden space. A conservatory can take up more space than you think. The last thing you want is to build a conservatory and it takes up most of your garden space. Before the building process, lay out a rough idea of the conservatory with planks of wood to give yourself a better picture of the size and how much space you would have left.

2) Function

The first thing to ask yourself before fitting a conservatory is “do I need one?” What will it be used for? Perhaps you love your current home but you need extra space and moving house is not an opinion. A conservatory can be used as an extension to your living space without the hassle and cost of moving.  You may even want a dining room with a view, an entry point to your garden or a cosy nook to store house plants, enjoy a cup of coffee and read. Whatever the main function, a conservatory can bring value to your home and your lifestyle.

3) Planning Permission

Before you go ahead with the building phase, you may need planning permission. It’s crucial to find out if you need to apply for planning permission. To do this, please contact your local authorities for more information. In most cases, you don’t need it. However there are certain circumstances where you will need to apply. Nonetheless, it’s always best to check beforehand.

4) Location

It’s a consideration that is often never thought of, but the location of your conservatory will affect the final result. If the conservatory is facing north, it might get cold in the winter – this can be solved with a heating system or underground heating. On the other hand, if the conservatory is facing south, it might get very warm during the summer. Again, this can be managed by either installing black out blinds or an air conditioning system. In the same way, you will need to consider where you want the conservatory. Will it be at the front or the back of your home? Generally, the back of the home will provide more privacy if that is something you want to prioritise.

5) Style

The design and the style of your conservatory can say a lot about your home. There are many different styles to choose from, whether you are looking for something traditional or modern. At C&W Direct, we offer Edwardian, Victorian, Gable, Lean-to and Combination options. Additionally, we offer a range of A-rated windows, roofing systems, French doors and patio doors. It’s important to choose a style that matches and enhances your home whilst also taking your personal preference into consideration.

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Once you have considered the above, your mind should feel at ease, knowing you have made the right decisions on your new conservatory. With C&W Direct, we are here with you every step of the way. We are the leading suppliers of energy-efficient conservatories, orangeries, windows and doors across Telford, Stafford and Cannock. All of our conservatories come with a 15-year guarantee and all locking systems are secure by design to provide high-level security. To see examples of our work, please visit our gallery.

Take the next step and get in touch with us. To request a free quote, please fill out and submit our quotation form. For any queries or if you wish to speak to one of our conservatory specialists, please call us at 0808 2223344. We look forward to working with you on your new conservatory!

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