Important Factors to Consider Before Installing a Conservatory

With so many great ways to transform a conservatory, it’s no surprise that this is one of the most popular household renovation projects for property owners across the globe. Here, we discuss some of the most important factors to consider before installing a conservatory on your property:


First things first, what are you going to use your conservatory for? The purpose of your conservatory will have an impact on its design, so this is something you need to consider before building works begin. Once you’ve decided what your conservatory will be used for, you can also start to think about interior design and furnishings.


There are many different conservatory styles to choose between, from Edwardian to Victorian, each with its own set of advantages and limitations. When deciding which conservatory style to opt for, make sure you consider visual appeal, budget and the best material for your requirements.


When considering the cost of having a conservatory installed, you need to focus on more than just the installation prices. You will also need to think about the cost of decorating and furnishing your conservatory, in addition to the price of having the conservatory’s foundations installed.

Construction process

From installing the foundations to fitting the conservatory’s windows, the whole process of building your conservatory could take a month or longer. Your garden may be off-limits during this time, so you’ll need to make alternative arrangements in advance.

Planning permission

Before you find an installation company or foundations contractor to start work on your conservatory, it’s important to find out whether you need planning permission. Typically, you won’t need planning permission if the conservatory isn’t higher than four metres, but it’s always worth double-checking.

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