Tips for Designing the Perfect Conservatory
Tips for Designing the Perfect Conservatory

1. Review the Planning Regulations

The first step is to take a close look at the planning permissions that are required for conservatory construction. In most cases, you will not need planning permission, but a review of the planning permissions and regulations will give you a good idea of the limits to what you can build before you do have to get planning permission.

One of our conservatory designers at Home Logic can provide you with sound advice and walk you through the process surrounding obtaining planning permission.

2. Choose Your Spot Carefully

Once you know what is possible then you can dive into the fun part of building your perfect conservatory and that is the design phase. The first step in that process is to find the perfect location for your conservatory.

The spot that you choose will have an influence on just what you be able to pull off with the room. For instance, a south-facing conservatory will expose it to large amounts of sun, while opting for a north-facing conservatory will provide a shaded environment.

It's not always possible to find that perfect location, each property has its limits - but don't let that bother you, there is still a myriad of design options that don't depend on location.

Even the smallest conservatory can offer great options, and even if it faces in the wrong direction or doesn't have that absolutely ideal shape there are still many options to ensure that you end up with the conservatory of your dreams.

3. Decide on a Style

Modern conservatories come in a huge number of styles. New materials and design options mean that the choice is a lot more varied than has traditionally been the case. You can even choose the bespoke option which will result in a conservatory that is a unique expression of personal style.

For the traditional home, a classical conservatory is certainly an option to consider. Even if you opt for that classical design you will have an enormous choice.

Some examples include:

  • Edwardian Architecture
  • Victorian Architecture
  • Gable or Lean-to Style

No matter the age of your home or its architectural style a bespoke, modern, or traditional design will be available that suits your individual taste.

4. Roof and Glazing

The traditional conservatory usually boasts a glass roof - but today there are many other options. The evolution of replacement conservatory windows has resulted in a myriad of choices when it comes to both the roof and walls of your conservatory.

Today modern glazing materials and techniques mean that energy-efficient glazing is available - and there are many other options when it comes to enhancing both the functionality and appearance of your conservatory.

You needn't stick to glazing when it comes to the roof of your conservatory. Options such as solid roofing and polycarbonate are becoming increasingly popular. These can make a huge difference when it comes to the final appearance of the conservatory.

5. Take a Look at the Design Options

You are by no means limited to buying a standard conservatory - there is an enormous choice when it comes to design. Harness the power of your imagination. There are a variety of colours to choose from, many different framing materials, a huge assortment of furnishings, and even entrance options. The end result is a conservatory that meets your unique needs.

Choose between wooden or metal frames or even cost-effective, tough, and attractive uPVC (which is today available in a number of styles and finishes). A seamless conservatory is possible using larger doors, or opt for the classic conservatory doors for that traditional appearance.

Anything is possible, from the contours of the doors to each and every other aspect of the design - the end result will be a conservatory that compliments your home.

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