But, arguably the most important thing to think about initially is whether you are likely to need to obtain planning permission for the conservatory / orangery – no construction should begin until this has been determined.
Generally, most conservatories and orangeries are classed as “permitted developments” and you can proceed without planning permission. To be a “permitted development” they must satisfy certain limits and conditions, including:
The full list of limits and conditions can be viewed here.
For a definitive answer as to whether permission planning is needed, just contact the planning department at your local authority who will be able to advise.
If it transpires that planning permission does need to be obtained, you must complete a planning application, thoroughly outline your intentions, submit it to the relevant planning department and pay the necessary fee.
It normally takes around eight weeks for a decision to be made and up to 13 weeks for more complex projects.
You also need to ensure that any proposed conservatory or orangery abides by current building regulations. It will be exempt in the following circumstances:
We wouldn’t want any of our customers getting stressed about planning permission and building regulations. So, Hazlemere Windows will do the necessary checks for you and handle any potential arrangements. The only thing you need to do right now is ask for a FREE quote.
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