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VAT on Conservatories

Richmond Oak Conservatory VAT

There is frequently some confusion and misinformation around VAT on conservatories and we hope the following explanation will show how different VAT rates are applied when certain conditions are met. VAT at the current rate is payable on all types of home extensions, including conservatories, orangeries, garden rooms and any other glazed extensions, with a […]

Conservatory Roof Vents

Richmond Oak Roof Vents

Please Note: We only supply roof vents & components as part of our glazed extensions. We do not retail th​em separately.As mentioned on the previous page, since heat rises it is ​essential to have some form of ventilation in the roof of the conservatory and one or more opening roof vents, depending on the size […]

Conservatories Near Sewers

Conservatories near sewers require special attention:Building Over Sewers (on private non-shared drains only)If there is an inspection cover on the site of your conservatory, you must also bear in mind how the foundations for the conservatory will accommodate sewer pipes. You need to ensure that the weight of the foundation is not imposed on the […]

Conservatory Party Walls

Richmond Oak Party Wall Act

The Party Wall Act 1996 regulates what you can and cannot do when building on part, or close to, a neighbouring property. You will need to refer to the Party Wall Act if you are planning to build a conservatory.You can download a copy of the Party Wall Act Explanatory Booklet where you will find […]

Factors Affecting Conservatory Prices


The main factors affecting conservatory price are:Glazed Extensions (excluding Building Work)Location: Instead of having three sides, frequently a conservatory is into a corner, with just two sides, or sometimes into a courtyard, with only one side. Occasionally, a conservatory is freestanding with four sides.Size: width, projection, frame height, height at house wallType: Conservatory with a […]

Conservatory Planning Permission

Richmond Oak Conservatory Planning Permission

Conservatory Planning Permission and Building Regulations are two different issues in the planning and building of a conservatory and should not be confused even though your Local Authority manage both. Since the changes in 2008, with respect to planning, there is no difference between a single storey solid roof extension, a conservatory, an orangery or […]