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With 46 years of experience in building beautiful solutions for our customers' homes, we thought it was time to share.

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Conservatory Planning permission: is it necessary?

It may be a surprise to learn that when you are planning to enhance your house with a stylish new conservatory or orangery, the decision is not entirely up to you. You’ll often need to get planning approval from the local authority and failing to run these checks could be a costly mistake. Applying ...

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Commonly Asked Questions About Building A Conservatory Or Orangery

Conservatories and orangeries have increased in popularity over recent years.   With the increase in housing prices nationwide, more and more homeowners are looking to extend their current home rather than upsize to a new home.  

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How long will the delivery and installation of a new conservatory or orangery take

Planning a new conservatory or orangery is a very exciting project but it can also mean a considerable amount of upheaval in both your house and your garden, with builders, decorators and other tradesmen requiring access to your property for a period probably lasting several days or even weeks. ...

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A guide to planning and building regulations in South Oxfordshire

Property owners in South Oxfordshire who are thinking about having building work carried out at their home, such as the construction of an extension, orangery or conservatory, have plenty to consider. As well as considering their budget, how they plan to use the space and the choice of a design ...

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6 Reasons Why You Need an Orangery

Due to the high costs of relocating to a new home, homeowners who need more space often choose to extend rather than move. The original orangeries were built in the 17th century by wealthy aristocrats to allow citrus fruits to be grown in the cool climates of Northern Europe: today, an orangery is ...

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Conservatory and Orangery Style 2019

What makes the perfect conservatory or orangery? Is it the use of premium quality materials, the creation of an elegant space filled with natural light or the individual way you design the interior? One of today’s key trends is to express your personal sense of style, designing your conservatory ...

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What's the difference between uPVC and Aluminium Conservatories?

When you're planning a new conservatory or orangery you will be faced with several decisions, with one of the most important being: what material should I choose? For several decades uPVC has been a very popular choice for conservatories, however aluminium also offers many of its own advantages and ...

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Conservatory Roof – which materials are best?

A key aspect to any conservatory is the roof. Whether you've opted for the contemporary elegance of a simple lean-to glass conservatory or the classic style of Victorian and Edwardian orangeries and garden rooms, the type of roof you choose can make all the difference. Our guide explains the pros ...

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To move or improve?

Home owners often reach a stage where they need more space and start to consider moving house. However, with the property market showing signs of slowing down, improving the size and making more use of our current homes through extensions or conversions are becoming more appealing. In some cases, ...

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Will adding a conservatory or orangery increase your house value

Creating more space by adding a conservatory or orangery to your home is one of the top home improvements made by UK homeowners, offering the potential to create a contemporary, light-filled and versatile space that can be used in an infinite number of ways. Whether you need room for entertaining, ...

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