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Unfortunately, there’s no approximate cost for an orangery, conservatory or extension as each . Conservatory cost calculators and orangery costs per square meter will not take into account various factors of your home. Any single story extension should be tailor made for your home. For accurate fully fitted conservatory prices contact Whalley Home Improvements, here we are able to take some measurements, requirements and ideas and issue an accurate conservatory cost.
Since October 2008, a conservatory is considered as a permitted development. Therefore, for the most part, renovating or building a conservatory will not require planning permission. However, this is subject to numerous limitations and conditions, including the type of work your having done and the existing structure. Contact a member of our team on 01254 824179.
Each job is different as each conservatory, orangery and extension are made to order. However, we generally aim for an average turnover of 6-10 weeks from receiving your order in writing. External factors, such as planning permission, time of year and weather conditions can effect this. However, we keep you in the loop throughout the process and you will receive a schedule which gives you an overview of when installation will take place.
For the most part, conservatories, orangeries and extensions will fall under your building insurance. This is because they are classified as part of your homes fixtures and fittings. The type of coverage can also become an issue. Conservatories typically need more maintenance than houses. Your insurance should cover sudden damage from storms or roof tiles. However, you may not be covered for general maintenance issues such as leaky roofs. Always check with your policy provider.
Installing electricity and plumbing inside a new or existing conservatory is normally quite straightforward. We offer two types of heating in our orangeries and conservatories.
No, your conservatory should be suitable for any conditions. Conservatories are spaces which you can use all year round. Unfortunately, for some older conservatories, there’s no way to stop a conservatory overheating or being too cold in the winter, including using cooling film or purchasing expensive conservatory blinds. Our conservatories should lead to decreasing energy bills, however, we have heating options available if necessary. This includes under floor heating and loggia heaters. We can also install Ultraframe Smartglass for increased conservatory insulation.
As a rule a glazed conservatory can add up to 5% value to your home. However, this is circumstantial. For example, a poorly built conservatory can actually detract value from a property, whereas, in a buyer’s market, adding a modern kitchen extension could make your home more desirable. The question becomes not how much value does a conservatory add to your home, but rather, whether adding a conservatory is worth it in terms of the quality it adds. This is why it is wise to always select a reputable installer and, unless experienced, not to attempt a D.I.Y conservatory.
In some cases your existing conservatory base is suitable for fitting new conservatory and orangery frames and roofing. Despite this, there are protocols and limitations which can affect this. These vary from site to site, so we’ll need to examine the existing structure before we know whether its possible. However, if you’re looking for more cosmetic changes to an existing conservatory, we have a vast range of PCVu windows & doors, composite Rockdoors and sealed units. For more information click here.
It’s possible to use an existing conservatory base to build a new solid extension. The extent to which it can be implemented varies from site to site. For more information click here.
It really depends on the build itself. Whilst most conservatories don’t need planning permission, some solid orangeries may be subject to limitations. To learn more about planning permission, click here.
Our solid extensions are made from a plastered vaulted ceiling and Kingspan board insulation. They are the most thermally efficient orangeries on the market. To learn more click here.
The interior lighting can run alongside the parameter of the ceiling. Called pelmet lighting, they are filled with mineral insulation. They do not affect the thermal performance of an orangery and offer a seamless aesthetic throughout your extension.
The grey coloured extensions and orangeries are made from aluminium. They cover the insulation and exterior structure. They’ve become increasingly popular within the last five years as they are particularly modern aesthetically. For more information on our loggia columns click here.
Whilst we still stock and sell polycarbonate roofs, we must advocate replacing existing plastic roofs with modern glass. A fantastic material in its day, we have simply evolved beyond polycarbonate technologically. The materials used in our solid and glazed roofs are much more thermally efficiant, as well as being nicer to look at. For more information refer to our blog post; ‘why should I replace my polycarbonate roof’.
Smartglass is the highest performing glass on the market. It’s thermally efficient and comes in a range of colours. The use of Smartglass adds value to any conservatory, orangery or extension. Smartglass works to retain heat in the colder months and reflect heat when its overly warm outside. By doing so, the overall cost of heating bills are reduced.
Our Smartglass comes in a range of colours, so you can pick a style which best reflects your living space. However, it’s important to note that changing the colour of the glass will have an effect on the amount of light and the thermal efficiency of the glass itself.
Ventilation is important in any conservatory or temporary living space. Whilst you don’t need to ventilate more often with a glass roof, it doesn’t mean you don’t need to ventilate at all. It’s always a good idea to remove excess water vapour from the conservatories ambient atmosphere.
Some of the older uPVC windows discolour over time, this can be seen by a yellow/pinkish colour on its once white surface. Our uPVC windows don’t discolour after being exposed to the elements. This is because the uPVC we use is titanium based, as opposed to the lead based products traditionally used. A part of this procedure is the inclusion of ultraviolet inhibitors which aid in preventing uPVC discolouration.
On most modern double glazed windows, the difference between triple and double glazing is negligible. It’s something to discuss with our installation team, however the weight of the window itself may become a problem.
Condensation between panes of glass is likely to be a broken seal. In these cases the sealed unit (glass panel) will need to be completely replaced. If you experience this issue, please give our team a call on 01254 824179.
Our fire escape windows must adhere to strict regulations for your safety. Typically installed in bedrooms, the fire escape window opens fully on its hinges to the left of the frame, as opposed to the centre. In this way, should you ever need it, you can feel secure that you will have one of the most effective fire escape windows on the market.
Internal blinds can be installed inside of windows. It’s something we’re being asked about more frequently, however it is an expensive alternative. They are particularly useful around spaces such as kitchens where blinds can be particularly susceptible to surface damage.
With a large selection of RAL colours and woodgrain effects available, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect colour for your home. As well as this, we are also able to make the outside a different colour from the inside.
Our solid roofs are some of the most versatile and customisable roofs available. They come with a multitude of options when considering lighting your living space. Therefore, we can capture the most amount of light possible in the space required. When combined with double-glazed uPVC windows and patio doors, you create a space which is light and bright all year round.
To construct the solid element of the Livinroof , we use a combination of insulated composite panels and durable Kingspan insulation slabs, in both 90mm and 24mm thickness. Foil backed plasterboard adds to the insulation, and together, these products ensure thermal efficiency. The Ultraroof 380 also uses synthetic Ultratiles which are the most cost effective and best performing on the market. It’s available in a selection of colours, ensuring they compliment your homes exterior roof.
The Livinroof is the ultimate combination of double glazed roof panels with Kingspan insulation. Externally, we use synthetic slates to colour match to the roof of your home. Internally the Livinroof contains a plastered finish creating a vibrant, modern living space. We can also install an internal lighting pelmet which is perfect for spotlights. Click here to learn more.
All products installed by Whalley Home Improvements are covered by the same ten year guarantee.
We sell uPVC doors in a range of styles and colours, including bifold, french doors and classic entrance doors.
In most of our doors, we typically install between 2-7 panels of glass. This is adaptable to the space we’re installing the door and our team of fitters and surveyors will be able to work with you to achieve the best results.
It’s purely a cosmetic difference. The bi-folding doors have panels of glass which fold against one another to create a more ‘open’ feel to the conservatory or orangery, integrating the space with the garden. In line sliding doors maximise space by having the panes of glass slide together, bringing more light into your home without compromising on floor space.
All of our doors are rigorously tested for their security. This means that choosing different styles of patio doors won’t affect how secure they are.
uPVC doesn’t have to be white. We have a large selection of colours to choose from. We’re even able to colour one side differently to the other. Request a brochure here.
Choosing the right modern composite door can be difficult. Whalley Home Improvements install Rockdoor external front doors. Rockdoor are one of Britain’s leading composite door manufacturers. With both style and security, Rockdoor’s are of a higher quality than wooden front doors and uPVC external doors. We install Rockdoors exclusively for external doors and frames.
Rockdoors are considered some of the U.K’s most secure front doors. They offer high secure domestic external doors for residential properties. They are considered to be 35% stronger than other front door security devices and gained media attention as the door that beat the bobbies. When it comes to thermal efficiency, Rockdoor domestic secure doors receive an A++ rating.
Making a Rockdoor exterior front door can take up to 6 weeks. This is due to each door being made to measure and to ensure front door security. Therefore, each external composite door is rigorously tested, before it is sent to our Whalley factory. This may seem like a lengthy process, however, if you have purchased one of the most secure front doors in the UK, it is important that we can ensure that level of security. However, once it arrives in Lancashire, perform a front door installation within a couple of hours.