What To Know About Glass London Conservatories

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So, you’ve decided to get a glass conservatory. You wouldn’t be the first and in the modern-day, glass conservatories are a great idea for getting natural light into your home whilst extending the space. But, there are a few things to consider before hiring a glass London company to design and install the extension. Find out more here and how Prentice Glass can help. 

What Style is Your Glass Conservatory?

There is a conservatory to fit every home and taste as there are various sizes, shapes, and colours. For instance, our team of experts at Prentice Glass can provide individualised guidance on which glass conservatory designs are best for you. Especially when it comes to the glass used for the windows, sides and in some cases, roof. 

Styles include Victorian, which is one of the most popular contemporary choices, as they are highly versatile. The glass panes typically support a triangular glass roof and are a great way to let in natural light into your extension and save energy with double-glazing. For more information on why you should consider a glass conservatory roof, click here. 

Different Weather Conditions

When it comes to glass conservatories, there are many misconceptions that the temperature may cause a problem for you throughout the year. Too cold in the winter? Or, like you’re cooking in an oven during the hotter months. Yet, with the right materials, this is an easy issue to fix. One reason to get an extension is due to requiring a functional space for lounging or even in some cases, for a home office. Therefore, it can be assumed that the glass conservatory will need to be livable no matter the weather conditions. 

Prentice Glass are a professional team of glaziers in London that understand which glass products to use in various installations. For a glass conservatory, we recommend using double-glazed or UPVC windows, to reduce noise pollution and provide a higher level of insulation. This way, through the winter months, your conservatory will preserve the heat.

What Glass Should You Use?

One of the most important things to consider when looking for conservatories in London is the type of glass used and the ventilation it gives.

At Prentice Glass, our glass London services provide a wide range of glass products for each individual installation. Whether this is specific patterned or tempered glass, or providing specialised security glazing. Work with us to find out which type is best for you and your glass conservatory. Find out more here.   

Will You Need Planning Permission?

Most of the time, if certain requirements are followed, adding a new conservatory to your London home should not include getting planning permission from the local council. As long as it follows specific regulations. Glass conservatories are frequently seen as “permitted developed rights”, as opposed to a full-scale enlargement. 

Your project specifications will determine whether or not you need planning approval for your glass conservatory. It is important to examine your options and work with your glass London fitters to ensure the correct design and glass products are used. As a general rule, in London, glass conservatories should not need permission when following a few general guidelines:

  • Home should not have already been extended
  • Must not exceed over half of the garden
  • Side extensions do not exceed past half the width of the house 
  • Glass conservatory roof not higher than the property roof
  • Maximum height of 4 metres

Our Glass London Company 

Here at Prentice Glass, we are a professional team of glaziers in London that are here to help you with all your glass needs. With over 70 years of experience in the industry, we have designed and installed various installations, for both residential and commercial properties.

Though we are a glass London company, based in Surrey, we are not limited to just the capital! We have worked across the country on bespoke glass design projects and are always looking for exciting installations to add to our portfolio.

For more information on our services, or to receive a quote, fill in our online form. Or, follow us on Instagram and see our amazing before and afters direct to your feed.

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