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16th March 2018

What to consider before buying a new conservatory

There is no one-size fits all answer to pricing a conservatory or orangery, as there are numerous factors such as size, material and glazing that will affect this. However, many people rush into the construction of a conservatory without considering all aspects of the project; here are some useful planning essentials.

Choose a trusted conservatory supplier and installer

It’s always important to choose a conservatory supplier that you can trust to quote you the right amount to begin with. According to a survey conducted by Plentific.com, people are looking to spend less on their conservatories in 2018; when questioned, however, 11% said that they had ended up paying far more than their initial quote. We believe in keeping things at face value without hidden costs, which is why we have over 98% accuracy on Checkatrade for all our quoted prices. We are also Which? trusted traders, which means we provide work and service of only the highest quality and standard.

Choose a conservatory style that compliments your home

As your conservatory often acts as an extension for your home, it’s important that it suits the exterior. It’s important not to rush your choice based on just a conservatory design you like, as it may end up lowering the kerb appeal of your home if it doesn’t suit, so consider the style of your home when making your choice.

Consider what’s going in your conservatory

Getting the size of your conservatory right first time is important, as once it’s built it’ll be difficult and costly to rectify. You should therefore consider ahead of time what furniture and items you want to be in there so that you can plan for space effectively; there’s no point buying a conservatory for a new lounge room when you can’t fit your favourite sofa inside!

Research conservatory planning permission

On many occasions, building a new conservatory is well within your Permitted Development Rights. However, there are always exceptions to the rule, so if you are at all unsure about planning permission for your new conservatory, you should contact your local authority before proceeding.


If you are interested in a new conservatory or conservatory roof replacement in Bournemouth, Poole or Dorset, we can help! As the leading conservatory experts in Dorset, you don't have to worry about extra hidden costs when buying with us. Contact us for more information on 01202 536422

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