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Planning a conservatory

The addition of a conservatory to your home can offer a supplementary ground floor room at the back or side of your property. The space can be used as a garden room, dining area or play room and provide extra light to your home.

Traditional conservatories come in a variety of styles such as Victorian or Edwardian, there are also alternatives too, such as a lean-to. Aside from the traditional conservatory, orangeries and glazed extensions are also common additions to a home and tend to blend in well with the existing property.

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Conservatory designs have remained classic in style over the years with standard visual characteristics. Materials have advanced, particularly with the trend of replacing a panelled roof with solid roof which many owners opt for to provide a more usable space all year round. Many choose this option in order to upgrade an existing conservatory.

Which conservatory style and the size will depend on the space you have available, obtaining planning consent if necessary and of course, your budget.

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