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Conservatory Building Notice

A Building Notice can be applied for from your local council when small works needs to be done and detailed plans are unnecessary. This also enables building work to get underway quickly. Most councils require that a Building Notice is deposited with them at least two days before work starts. Forms can usually be downloaded […]

Conservatory Blinds

Some people complain that their conservatories are too hot in summer and too cold in winter, even though they have taken care of ventilation and heating. But if you want to make your conservatory a room you can enjoy all year round, you should really consider installing conservatory blinds. They will help cut your heating bills in the […]

Conservatory Awnings

PLEASE NOTE: We do not sell Conservatory Awnings but hope this information is of use to you Interior conservatory blinds can make a huge difference to heat gain and loss in a conservatory, especially when modern solar reflective fabrics are used. But for real heat reflection, particularly in the hottest summer months and especially if […]

Conservatory Air Conditioning

Unless you are familiar with the workings of air conditioning units, you may be surprised to discover that they make perfectly good conservatory heaters. This is because an air conditioning unit can use its heat pump to take warm air from outside your conservatory and direct it inside. The benefit of course is that on […]

Conservatories Floor Insulation

Whatever type of foundation and accompanying flooring is specified, floor insulation must be taken into consideration. This is usually made from 125mm flooring grade polystyrene and this can be laid below the concrete slab or above the slab, but below the screed. If you are installing Underfloor heating, floor insulation is essential as it prevents heat sink and […]

Conservation Area Consent

As mentioned already, new rules on Permitted Development Rights only came into force in October 2008 and despite the claim that this was to simplify the process, there is concern that the legislation was rushed through and not thought through sufficiently. At the moment the rules appear more complex than before and it may be […]

Certificate of Ownership

Along with your application for planning permission you will need to send a Certificate of Ownership. There are two types of these, firstly one when you are the owner; secondly a certificate when you are not the owner. Most councils will allow you to download a Certificate of Ownership for you to complete from their […]

Certificate of Lawfulness

As mentioned already, new rules on Permitted Development Rights only came into force in October 2008 and despite the claim that this was to simplify the process, there is concern that the legislation was rushed through and not thought through sufficiently. At the moment the rules appear more complex than before and it may be […]

Ceramic Tiled Conservatory Floors

Ceramic floor tiles are available unglazed and glazed. Whereas glazed tiles used to be made in a two-step process, fired once to make them and a second time to add the glaze, today more and more tiles are made in a single-step process that creates a stronger tile with a harder glaze. There are four […]

Building over Inspection Covers

If your home was built after 1939 it probably has a private sewer system, i.e. one not owned by your local Water Authority. If you are unsure whether your sewer system is private or public you should ask your Water Authority. If your new conservatory is planned to be constructed within three meters of a public […]

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