Tips to Designing Lean to Conservatories

Lean to conservatories are probably one of the most popular choices when it comes to conservatories in the United Kingdom. These are easily identifiable and are a rectangular or square shape, except unlike other options available these have long sides that join to the main structure of the house, which gives them that leaning finish.

The good news is that the long lengths that make them look as though they are leaning on the house also enable rain water to run off the structure with ease, which is a good point to remember when considering this structure when living in a wet area where you experience a lot of rain throughout the year.

One of the things to remember when designing lean to conservatories is that they are flexible when it comes to design, which opens up so many opportunities for a homeowner to have the design that enhances their home, rather than choosing because there is only one solution for them to have and it doesn’t compliment their home in any way.

You can make your decision from an extensive range of sizes, finishes, wall heights, roof and doors. There is no major restrictions to what you want. If you want glass windows on three sides with a tile roof, you can have it. But if you want to make the most of the indoor/outdoor flow and have a glass roof with handy vents, then this is also an option.

One of the great things when designing a lean to conservatory is that you are in control. You can choose the design you feel will be the best choice to compliment your home, adding value and making it appealing to buyers should you ever decide to sell.

You will need to decide on the best materials to use when creating your new space. If you have chosen to work with a top conservatory company that can supply you with step by step plans, you will want to discuss your material options with them. You should be able to choose whether to build using timber or PVC. Timber is the more expensive choice that does require some maintenance, but at the same time it is durable and very long lasting and will stand for many years to come, well after you have sold the property and moved on, enabling the new owners to also enjoy your hard work.

One of the most exciting things when designing lean to conservatories is that chances are you are not going to require planning permission, which means as soon as you have the plans in your hands, you can start construction without any unwelcome delays. Your conservatory company should be able to give you advice and information on whether you will or will not require planning permission based on your location, the conservatory size and your house size.

Always work with your conservatory specialist to come up with the best design that will enhance the home. Some homes look wrong when you add a lean to conservatory, so this is something that needs to be taken into consideration when choosing your design. As specialists, your supplier should be able to provide you with advice and help you throughout the process including the planning stages.

With the design in mind, your specialist should provide you with detailed plans that enable you to build the space yourself or hire a reputable contractor with experience in this type of build. Once you have your plans, buy in all your materials and store them safely, this means you have everything you need on site as you progress through your build to create the perfect indoor/outdoor flow for your home.

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