Top tips to consider when buying a conservatory

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conservatory is a brilliant and versatile way of adding space to your home as well as style. However, it’s an important decision that requires careful research and a visit to a conservatory showroom is a no-brainer. Make sure you consider all of these points before buying.

See them up-close before you buy

Visiting a conservatory showroom is the best way to get some inspiration as you can see them up-close instead of just using your imagination. You can see which style would suit your home and intended use. How about an Edwardian dining room or a Victorian sun lounge? We have  showrooms in Northampton and Milton Keynes with a combined floor space of over 10,000 sq. ft. With beautiful examples of all of our conservatories, you’ll get a real feel for what will suit you. Size and colour are easier to judge in real life compared to online. You can also talk to our knowledgeable team who’ll be able to answer any of your questions from thermal performance to colours.

How do you want it to look?

Conservatories come in a range of sizes, shapes and styles. Get an idea in your head so you’re not overwhelmed with the choice when you visit a showroom. The grand Gable style is perfect for traditional homes while the P-Shaped suits detached homes as offers a large space. For the classic conservatory look, you can have a crystal-clear glass energy efficient glass roof. For further insulation and a conservatory that blends in with the rest of your home, consider a solid roof.

Do you need planning permission?

Do you know the rules surrounding conservatories and planning permission? They are normally considered permitted development as long as certain rules are followed including:

  • The conservatory does not cover more than half your garden
  • The house has already been extended
  • The roof ridge or top point is no higher than the eaves of your property’s roof
  • There’s a maximum height of 4 metres, or 3 metres high if within 2 metres of boundary
  • Side extensions must not extend beyond half the width of the house

Choose a reliable conservatory installer like Win-Dor

Make sure you don’t just settle with the first quote and company you find. Take your time to gather recommendations and find out how credible a company is.

Here at Win-Dor, we’ve been transforming homes with beautiful conservatories since 1978. With a 10 year guarantee on all of our home improvements and a friendly and honest service, you can rely on us.

Give us a call today to make a conservatory showroom appointment or to talk to one of our customer advisors.