Your Home Improvements Project | Frequently Asked Questions
Building a conservatory, or orangery with Ultraframe Home Improvements

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How much will it cost to build a conservatory, orangery or extension?

Unfortunately, there’s no approximate cost for an orangery, conservatory or extension. 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 consult Ultraframe Home Improvements. We’re able to take some measurements, requirements and ideas and issue an accurate conservatory cost.

Do I need planning permission to build a conservatory or orangery?

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. Click here for more information, or alternatively contact a member of our team on 01200 414700.

How long will it take to build or install my conservatory?

Each job is different and each conservatory, orangery and extension is 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.

Are conservatories and orangeries covered by home insurance?

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.

Can I have electricity/plumbing/heating installed in my conservatory?

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. Click here to learn more about the benefits of under-floor heating and loggia heaters. 

 

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