Do you want to bring more space and light to your home? With bespoke conservatory installations, you can add a versatile space to your property that meets your exact requirements and specifications. At SRJ Windows, we have been improving homes across Scotland for over 30 years. We work with Ultraframe profiles, offering our customers the best customisable conservatories available on the market today. 

Making your dream conservatory a reality is easy when you choose SRJ Windows as your home improvement specialist. If you are planning a conservatory installation this year, keep reading to discover our expert step by step guide to building the perfect conservatory. 

Building a Conservatory – Step By Step Guide 

1. Apply For Planning Permission

We know it can be easy to get carried away when planning a new home improvement project. While choosing your colour scheme, layout, and decorative features is exciting, before you do any of that, you must check whether you need to apply for planning permission and building regulations. 

Building regulations and planning permission are two different things. Building regulations are defined by the government, and approval is needed to ensure renovations are safe and built to a high standard. Building regulations cover many different areas, including fire protection, gas safety, energy performance, accessibility, structural integrity, and more. 

Building regulation compliant construction work is essential for everyone’s safety. That being said, not every renovation will require a building warrant. Though it is best to seek professional guidance, you can apply for Building Regulation approval yourself or hire a ‘competent person’ to do the work for you.

It is also important to consider planning permission before starting your project. To find out if your conservatory project requires planning permission, please contact your local council for confirmation. 

2. Style & Specifications 

Once you have got the admin side of things out of the way, now it’s time to start designing your perfect conservatory. When you work with our experts at SRJ Windows, you will have complete creative control, and we offer a wide range of conservatory styles to choose from. We install the following conservatory shapes and styles: 

  • Gable
  • Georgian
  • Lean-To
  • Victorian
  • T-Shape 
  • P-Shape. 

Whatever the size or age of your property, you can find the perfect conservatory style to complement its existing appearance. Our professional team will help you determine the best specifications for your project, making sure all of your needs for your brand new space are met. 

conservatories with insulated pelmets

3. Design

Now that you have chosen your conservatory shape and style, the designing fun can finally begin. Made from high grade materials, modern conservatories can be customised to suit all of your design requirements. Create a traditional timber aesthetic with woodgrain foils, or bring a burst of colour to your space with bright and bold frames. 

Accessorise your conservatory with decorative cornices and choose from a wide range of window and door styles to bring the perfect amount of natural light into your space. Here at SRJ Windows, we also offer insulated internal pelmets and lighting panel upgrades. When designing your conservatory, consider what the space will be used for and choose your custom features accordingly. 

modern conservatory designs

4. Choose a Roof System 

Once you have designed your brand new space, the next step is to consider your conservatory roof. We work with Ultraframe to bring our customers the best conservatory roof systems available on the market today. Choose a Glass Roof for a traditional look, a Solid Roof for a more cosy vibe, or a Tiled Roof for a more seamless blend with your home’s existing architecture. 

When selecting your conservatory roof, it is important to consider how much natural light you want to enter your space and the desired purpose of your conservatory. For example, if you want a bright place to sit back and relax with a coffee and the papers in the morning, a Glass Roof is a great option. If you want a more sleek and modern space for entertaining guests, a tiled or solid roof may be the best solution.

solid conservatory roof systems

5. Get a Quote & Book Your Installation 

You have designed the perfect conservatory for your home – now what? Unless you plan to build your conservatory from scratch yourself, which can be a little complicated, you will need to work with a reputable home improvement provider. At SRJ Windows, we have over 30 years of renovation experience and provide homeowners with a hassle free, bespoke conservatory installation service.

Use our online tools today to request a tailored project quote and book your conservatory installation. Get the ball rolling right away; call us on 01383 851 951 or enter your details into our online contact form, and we will be in touch as soon as possible. 

Building the perfect conservatory is easy when you choose SRJ Windows to extend and enhance your home!

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