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Conservatories, Orangeries and Glassrooms

Whether you are looking to add more space and light to your home or you would just like somewhere to sit back and admire your garden, a glazed extension could be the answer. It is a   relatively low cost, hassle free way to extend your living area and can be a good way to add value to your home.

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If you decide to embark on a project like this, all the members of our team will take pleasure in making your project as smooth running as possible and will do all they can to answer your questions and concerns to make sure the final product is the addition to your home you really hoped for.

Regulations stipulate that if your structure is more than 50% glazed around the walls, and the roof is at least 75% glazed (glass or polycarbonate) it falls into the temporary structure category, rather than a full extension classification. This affects the specification of the base build that is required, and although we will still specify a build that will give you a structure that can be comfortably and economically used all year round and will remain stable and secure over the years, it does mean a much more economical solution.

As well as the traditional conservatory designs such as lean tos, Edwardian and Victorian shapes and the larger P and T shaped structures, our suppliers have worked hard to develop an orangery style roof option, that still enables the project to be classified as a temporary structure, but gives the look of an orangery style interior with a plastered ‘pelmet’ running around the top of the lantern style roof – often with recessed lighting included.
We can also provide the expertise to deliver a full traditional orangery with a true lantern roof if that is your preference.

Firstly you must consider which design will best compliment your home. Do you want a traditional or contemporary feel? Do not be tempted to compromise on the size  – it is a good idea to actually mark out the proposed INTERNAL dimensions and see if your furniture fits in!

When designing your conservatory as well as the size and shape, you also need to decide what are the best materials and colours to finish off the look. – At Harvey´s Windows we can now offer UPVC in any colour finish you may wish for, as well as the usual textured woodgrain finishes. The roof can be glazed in polycarbonate (clear or tinted) or in a high performance, low heat transfer easy clean glass that will help to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

It is also a good idea to consider any existing architectural details on your home that can be picked up in your conservatory design, such as decorative windows or roofing details.

Porches are like mini conservatories and we can offer the same range of options for the front of your house as well. A popular choice for porches is a solid roof (either felted, tiled or a GRP type finish) which can often be done without recourse to building control.

Once you have done your research and shopped around, you must ensure you chose a company who offer good value for money (not necessarily the cheapest), who will help with design, advice and help with planning permission (if necessary) and also offer excellent guarantees and after sales service.

You must remember to budget for furnishing your stylish addition as well.

We here at HARVEYS Windows have many years experience in the design and building of bespoke conservatories, and porches we can complete the whole planning permission process on your behalf and arrange for a complete service to include building work, electrics and, plumbing etc. if you wish.

If you think that the addition of a conservatory to your property may be the way for you to enhance your home give Harvey´s Windows a call and we will help you all we can.

Do I need planning permission?

You can find out whether you need planning permission for your Leicester or Loughborough conservatory on the government’s Planning Portal, Click Here to visit their website.

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