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Design Your Own Conservatory With Our Step By Step Guide

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If the time has come for you to finally start thinking about getting your own conservatory, then you’re in luck. Not only are you one step closer to getting your dream home extension, but our design your own conservatory step by step guide is here to make the whole process much easier. 

Let’s jump straight into the action with our six steps to designing the best conservatory for your home...

Step One: Check the Planning Regulations

First things first, you need to check the planning permission regulations surrounding conservatory construction. You don’t generally need planning permission to build a conservatory, but the planning permission regulations will provide you with a general idea of what you can build before planning permission becomes essential.

If you’re not sure where you stand with planning permission, then one of our expert conservatory designers at Home Logic will be able to help you through the process. 

Step Two: Choose the Perfect Spot

Once you’ve got an understanding of what it’s possible for you to build, you can dive straight into the fun bit of designing a conservatory, starting with choosing the perfect spot. 

Where your conservatory goes will say a lot about the kind of environment that you’ll be able to achieve in the room. A south facing conservatory is best for the most sun exposure, while a north facing conservatory will be a little more shaded. 

You can’t always help where on a property that you have to put the conservatory, so don’t worry too much if you can’t get your preferred conservatory location. 

There are always ways to make a conservatory feel amazing, whether it’s a small conservatory, it faces the wrong direction, or it’s not quite the shape you imagined. 

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Modern conservatories are a lot more varied than your classical options, and with the option to build a bespoke design, you can really let your creativity run wild!

Step Three: Select Your Favourite Conservatory Style

Next up is picking your favourite conservatory style, and you have quite a selection to choose from! Modern conservatories are a lot more varied than your classical options, and with the option to build a bespoke design, you can really let your creativity run wild. 

For the classical conservatory options (a great compliment to traditional homes) there are multiple choices, including:

•    Victorian
•    Edwardian 
•    Gable 
•    Lean-To 

Modern, bespoke, or traditional, there will always be a design suitable for your style of home and the age of your property. 

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There are different options for conservatory colours, different framing materials, furnishings, and even different door types. Even a traditional conservatory can be tailor-made to suit your exact needs!

Step Four: Pick a Roof and Glazing Type 

While traditionally a conservatory has a glass roof, it isn’t the only option on today’s market. The advances in conservatory design mean that you have plenty of options for the roof and walls of your conservatory.

Modern glazing has gone a step above double glazing to offer the choice of highly energy efficient triple glazing, and there are even other specially designed glazing types to enhance your conservatory.

When it comes to the roofing material, if glazing isn’t for you, then you can opt for the alternatives like solid roofing or polycarbonate. These can alter the end look of your conservatory even more. 

Step Five: Explore the Design Options

Buying a conservatory today means that you have near endless options for design, you don’t have to buy the standard ‘off-the-shelf’ conservatory if you don’t want to. 

There are different options for conservatory colours, different framing materials, furnishings, and even different door types. Even a traditional conservatory can be tailor-made to suit your exact needs.

You can have conservatories installed with wood and metal frames or get a similar look with sturdy and durable uPVC, which is available in a large range of colours and styles. Larger doors can be installed for seamless conservatory integration, or the classic conservatory doors can be installed for a traditional look. 

From the contours of the frame to the style of the conservatory door, you can design every part of a conservatory to work perfectly for your home. 

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You’ll need to think about conservatory lighting, soft furnishings like rugs and cushions, plants-and even practical aspects, like if you wanted to turn your conservatory into a living room or dining room

Step Six: Choose Your Added Extras

The last part of the design process can happen after the conservatory has been constructed, or planned in advanced, it’s completely up to you. 

All those little extras that you can include are going to make the space feel like part of your home. Conservatory insulation can be installed to increase the comfort levels in your conservatory throughout the year, and no conservatory is complete without stylish conservatory furniture. 

You’ll need to think about conservatory lighting, soft furnishings like rugs and cushions, plants-and even practical aspects, like if you wanted to turn your conservatory into a living room or dining room. 

From the way that your conservatory looks to the way that it feels, the added extras that you choose will make the space truly your own. 

If you’re ready to turn your conservatory design into a reality, or if you need help designing your dream conservatory, call our team of experts today on 0800 1700 636. We'll be by your side every step of the way to help you build a conservatory to truly be proud of.