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Conservatory Advice Hub

Essential information when planning to improve your home with a Timber Framed Glazed Extension
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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.

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Factors affecting Conservatory Prices

The main factors affecting conservatory price are location, size, type, material, , frame type, frame features, doors, window openings...

Conservatory Ball park Figures

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...

Richmond Oak Conservatory Planning Permission

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

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...

Richmond Oak Party Wall Act

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...

Richmond Oak Conservatory Planning Permission

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...

Richmond Oak Roof Vents

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...

Richmond Oak Ground Works & Foundations

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 - Green Oak

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?"

Traditional Strength Oak Conservatories

Traditional Strength

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

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

Conservatory Glass Explained

When selecting the conservatory glass & glazing for a conservatory, glass is usually a much better option than cheap polycarbonate...

Conservatory Heating

Conservatory Heating
& Ventilation

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

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

Conservatory Building Regulations

Access and facilities for disabled people, Damp-proofing, Drainage, Electrical safety, Energy conservation, Fire precautions...


Richmond Oak Buyers Guide

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"


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