A. Absolutely; we are really happy to work with your own preferred builder. Having said that, we would prefer to be responsible for the whole of the roof structure, because if there are any problems post construction, even minor ones, they are usually associated with the roof and the last thing you want is two contractors arguing over whose fault/responsibility it is. And most importantly anything we build is covered by our 10 year warranty..
A. As part of our all-inclusive package we can do as much or as little ancillary work as you like.
Our certified electricians can take care of all lighting and power points and install electric
underfloor heating if that is your choice.
Our registered plumbers can terminate existing radiators, install new radiators or wet underfloor heating and carry out any plumbing works associated with the construction of the orangery or conservatory.
We have a wide range specialist flooring for conservatories and orangeries, including ceramic tiles, laminated or engineered timber flooring which we can supply and install as part of the project.
A. Not necessarily; as part of our proposal we will present you with a design sketch for your orangery or conservatory, plus a detailed specification, free of charge. Also if you require some minor building works we may also sketch them in and include them in the specification, also free of charge. Once you have accepted our proposal, our own architects will prepare drawings for Planning and Building Regulations and we will also prepare a set of working drawings for you, all of which will be included in the contract price.
A. Definitely; we often find that architects will suggest you ask a specialist to supply you with design drawings for the orangery/conservatory which they can incorporate into their overall scheme. Or we can price an orangery or conservatory that has been entirely designed and specified by an architect.
A. There are so may variables governing whether or not Planning Consent is required for your Orangery or Conservatory it is best not to make any assumptions. If you are unsure, ask us and we will advise you,. or you should contact your local Planning Office.
As a general rule if your orangery or conservatory is more than 30sq m in size, or is not thermally separated from the main house (i.e. if there is a permanent opening) or is more than 50% solid (brick) construction it will require Building Regulations. As with Planning Consent we will be able to advise you whether or not Building Regulations are required. In any event if you accept our proposal we will obtain all the necessary consents on your behalf – something less for you to worry about!