Conservatory Advice Hub
Browse the topics below and if, at anytime, you need additional advice, click the button below to schedule a no-obligation call with our Chief Designer.
Factors affecting Conservatory Prices
The main factors affecting conservatory price are location, size, type, material, , frame type, frame features, doors, window openings...
The Value of a Conservatory Ball Park Figure
There's not a day goes past when we are not asked "Please can you provide a quote or budget price" from a rough description over the phone...
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...
Glazing next to a Boundary
is not a good move
Almost every week I get asked to include glazing next to a boundary, or on the boundary, which I always refuse. In 35 years, I've never done it and...
Conservatory Party Walls Explained
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...
Conservatory near Sewers discussed
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...
Conservatory Roof Vents Considered
As mentioned on the previous page, since heat rises it is sensible to have some form of ventilation in the roof of the conservatory and one or...
Conservatory Ground Conditions & Foundations
Before any work can be started on the foundations of a conservatory, an understanding of the conservatory ground conditions and subsoil...
Seasoned, Air Dried or Green Oak (Must Read)
One of the most frequent question we get asked is "What is the difference between Seasoned Oak, Green Oak & Air Dried Oak?"
Are you confused about what type of Oak you should be using in your project? Our Oak is naturally seasoned for traditional strength.
Sustainable & environment-friendly Oak frames
...comparing the oak we choose with woods used by other conservatory companies, Richmond Oak offers further advantages.
Conservatory Glass Explained
When selecting the conservatory glass & glazing for a conservatory, glass is usually a much better option than cheap polycarbonate...
On sunny days your conservatory will quickly warm up and when evening falls you can use window blinds to trap the heat inside.
Conservation Areas and Areas of Natural Beauty
Applying for Conservation Area Consent or for permission to build in a ANOB is a separate issue from applying for Conservatory Planning...
Conservatory Building Regulations
Access and facilities for disabled people, Damp-proofing, Drainage, Electrical safety, Energy conservation, Fire precautions...
Need a little more information?
To help you with your buying decision of your bespoke hardwood conservatory or orangery, we have put together the Richmond Oak Buyers Guide.
"What you need to know when planning to Improve Your Home with a Conservatory or Orangery"