Planning and Designing Your Conservatory
Ever wanted a sunroom or lounge where you can enjoy the sunset while sipping on some wine? If that’s the case, you must have considered a conservatory. Unfortunately, the process of building one requires high levels of research, craftsmanship, and knowledge.
Nevertheless, we’ve devised the perfect guide to help anyone build a conservatory in their home. Let’s get into it:
1. Understand the Planning Regulations in Your Area
To start with, read and understand the planning permissions regulating the planning and design of conservatories. Generally, you do not require planning permission to build a conservatory.
However, understanding the planning permission regulations will give you insights into what you can curate before planning permission becomes necessary. Get in touch with our expert conservatory designers for advice on the process relating to planning permission.
2. Find the Perfect Location
After getting a grasp of the possibilities of what you can create, now comes the fun part – Choosing the best spot. The location you choose fully informs the kind of design you will have in the end.
It dictates the kind of space you will create in your room. For more sun exposure, for example, a south-facing conservatory would be ideal while a north-facing one would be more shaded.
It is not always an easy task to choose the best spot to put your conservatory. As such, don’t sweat it. Pick the area you feel has the best advantages and run with it!
The good thing is that there are several tips to help you transform whatever space you choose to feel at home. Whether the spot has a weird shape, faces an awkward direction, or is tiny, you can work around it!
3. Select Your Preferred Conservatory Style
Now that you have a spot, the next step is selecting your favourite conservatory style. Luckily, there exists many different styles you can select from!
Unlike classical options, modern conservatories are more diverse. And considering the end goal is to curate a unique and bespoke space, you can always let your creativity flow limitlessly. It’s worth noting that classical conservatory styles however are a great match for period-styled or traditional houses.
We have several styles under this category including:
Traditional, bespoke, or modern, you can never miss a design style that best suits your lifestyle or the age of your home!
4. Selecting a Roof and Glazing Type
Traditionally, most conservatories have glass roofs. However, this is not the only option we have in the market today. Over the years, we have developed varying and innovative advances in the way we design and plan our conservatories, from walls to roofs.
When it comes to modern glazing, we have evolved to double glazing to provide you with an option of a more sustainable energy-efficient triple glazing. Moreover, we have other uniquely designed glazing types aimed at improving your conservatory.
If glazing is not the preferred choice for you, you can always get creative with alternative roofing materials, like polycarbonate or solid roofing. But don’t forget, the choice you eventually choose to run with will alter the final look and feel of your conservatory.
5. Explore Your Design Alternatives
Thank heavens for technology because conservatories are no longer coming in ‘off-the-shelf’ designs. Rather, you have endless design options to choose from. Explore these for the best conservatory for your needs.
When it comes to design, there are many elements to consider. Some include composite french doors, furnishings, materiality, colour schemes, furniture, and so on. You could choose from the hundreds of options available or simply tailor-make a traditional conservatory to suit your needs.
We have conservatories installed with durable and strong uPVC available in different styles and colours for you to choose from. You could also get a similar look with metal frames and wood. The options here are truly endless.
With keen attention to detail and the support of a team of experts, your idea could be transformed into a reality. Get in touch with us to take you through this exciting journey!