Timber conservatories and orangeries are now the go to for numerous homeowners that are design conscious. They choose these options as they are not often fond of brick extensions and because they want eco friendly materials. We help these people by doing the design, fabrication, and installation work.
When planning an orangery, it is always worth it to find out the essentials. This way, you can make certain that your project is moving in the right direction. What we have done here is produce a series of planning know-how tips to guide you on your journey.
Firstly, we will talk about whether an orangery requires planning permission. Normally, you won’t need it for a project of this nature. In fact, it will be a permitted development in most cases. This is as long as you meet specific criteria. For example, the orangery can’t cover over half of the land surrounding the original house. It cannot be higher than your roof’s highest section either. Finally, you are unable to extend past the rear wall of the home by over four metres if it is an attached house or six metres for a detached one.
We will move onto building regulations next. According to part L1B, there is a limitation to the glazing you can have in a property. It is 25% of the floor area.
Any building closed off from the remainder of the house with external grade doors is free from the regulations. This is in most instances. If you want to be safe, talk to the building control department at an early stage. They can give you more info so you can get your design right.
Bespoke conservatories and orangeries
At Wood & Wisdom, we tailor all of our conservatories and orangeries to the shape and size of your space. In addition, the team takes the opportunity to include lantern roofs and bi-folding doors. Whether you want a modern design or a traditional one, we can cater for you.
If you want to design one yourself, you are welcome to get in touch.