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Planning Permission - What Is Required For Conservatories And Orangeries?

18th June 2019

If you haven’t read it yet, our previous blog post was dedicated to the news that the government has decided to make temporarily relaxed rules for the construction of home extensions permanent. These rules enable an English householder to install a single-storey rear extension of up to six metres at a terraced or semi-detached home,...

Larger Rear Extensions Can Now Be Built Without Planning Permission

12th June 2019

In 2013, the Conservative government decided to temporarily relax the rules for home extensions in England, allowing single-storey rear extensions of up to six metres for terraced or semi-detached homes, or eight metres for detached homes, to be added without planning permission. They chose to do this because they wanted to give families more opportunity...

Enjoy A Beautifully Bright Summer In A Glass-To-Floor Conservatory

13th May 2019

We live in hope that this summer will match, or even emulate, the gloriously hot summer we had last year. Even if it fails to live up to those expectations, at least we know we’re guaranteed long, light days.   The extra hours of daylight can have a positive impact on our wellbeing, making us...

Time to Join the Conservatory Party?

1st May 2019

If you’ve not already joined the Conservatory Party, it would be a good idea to study their manifesto before doing so, as with all the red tape nowadays it is important to know all the options, differences between conservatories and orangeries, and between double glazed glass roofs and conservatories with solid roofs, as the latter...

Why Sell Your Property When You Can Just Extend It

26th April 2019

If you have owned your property for a considerable amount of time you can grow a little bored of the place and also find space harder and harder to come by. Moving to a brand new house is of course an option, but it’s a very financially and physically demanding option that you have to...

Why Solid Roofs Are A Growing Trend

29th March 2019

During the winter and summer months, thousands of old-style conservatories sit empty for the most part. Why? Because when it’s freezing cold or boiling hot outside, you can feel the weather within their surrounds and trust us, there’s nothing pleasurable about spending time in a conservatory that feels either like a fridge or an oven....

Why You Need To Invest In A Home Extension For Summer Now

22nd March 2019

It feels like it’s been a long time coming, but spring is finally here and the weather seems to be gradually improving which may have put you in the mood for buying a home extension you can appreciate this summer. If it has, our main advice would be that you need to buy it now!...

The Best Fixtures And Fittings For Your Conservatory

19th March 2019

Whether you already own a conservatory, are about to invest in one or are considering buying one sometime in the future, remind yourself that it is or will be a permanent attachment to your property. It should therefore be treated like any other room in the house and by that we mean that you should...

Composite vs UPVC Doors: Which Is Best For You?

13th March 2019

You should view your front door as far more than just a door. It needs to offer you more than solely a route into your home as it must also help protect the building and add plenty of style to it. A lack of door security will increase the chances of your possessions being pilfered...

The Benefits Of Bi-Folding Doors

27th February 2019

We are only into the early part of 2019 but we have already noticed that bi-folding door installations look set to be one of the biggest home trends. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise to us as bi-folding doors are astonishingly pretty and they operate in a fashion that you can’t help but...

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