Ensure you get your conservatory right!
If you have decided that you would like a conservatory to add a little extra to your home, then there are any number of things that you need to consider in order to ensure you get the right one for your needs. We are going to take a look at some of the main things that you need to keep in mind in order to ensure you spend your money wisely.
What is it going to be for?
Seems a silly question right? Wrong! Many people decide that they would like to build a conservatory without first deciding on what the primary use for the area will be. This often results in a poorly planned layout, or bad placement of the conservatory in relation to the home.
Identifying the main use, such as a sun room, a rest area or a study can really help you to make sure you know exactly how to progress.
Use the right stuff!
One thing that many people forget to take into account when building a conservatory, is the fact that different materials will have different life spans, or will affect the overall look and feel of the conservatory. This is why we recommend you speak to several professionals in advance to ensure that you know exactly what's going to be right for your needs.
If you are planning on using a brickwork base, you will likely want to have it matching the brick used in your house, so you'll need to check whether or not it is available. If not, you'll need to look at alternatives that compliment your home, rather than clash with it.
Think about the maintenance
Building a conservatory is expensive and stressful enough without having to worry about upkeep all the time. By going with a reliable building company, you can be sure that everything is going to be to the highest standards. Always check out several companies to make sure their track records are good.
Make sure that everything in the blueprints is exactly how you want it before construction starts, as changing your mind can prove to be costly.
Don't forget planning permission!
For the most part, homes in the United Kingdom do not need planning permission in order to build a conservatory, however there are some exceptions. If your building is listed, or you live in a certain area, you may need to get the local planning authority's go ahead before you can start building.
It's always much better to be safe rather than sorry these days, so before you start thinking about any of the points above, get in touch with your council and make sure you have the all clear!