Why You Should Consider Wooden Conservatories

Wooden conservatories, traditionally known as hutch-built conservatories are a beautiful, traditional addition to any property or garden. Made from strong wood, they are strong, weather-resistant buildings, with an eye catching design and large opening for the sun. Wooden conservatories, with a variety of styles and finishes, are the ideal choice for properties or listed houses situated in a conservation area. Wooden conservatories can also look great alongside a new build or being custom built.


Conservatories can vary considerably in terms of their style wooden conservatories. The most popular type of wooden conservatory is the gable design, which sits on the highest point in the building. They are ideally suited to be joined with other buildings (such as a farmhouse) or even blocks of flats. They can also be made to order, depending on your individual requirements and tastes. Wooden conservatories can be finished in various colours such as cedar, pine or oak and some come with internal and external wall glazing. Wood glazing is by no means the only type of glazing available, there are now several environmentally-friendly alternatives to the traditional glass panels.


Glazing makes conservatory window openings wider, allowing the natural light to enter the property, while insulating against heat loss. A well insulated wooden conservatory will provide excellent levels of comfort during the colder months, whilst reducing the amount of energy used to keep the property warm. Conservatory window panes should be double glazed, offering the maximum level of insulation. Another option for wooden conservatories with double glazing windows is to use UPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) panels. These products are not quite as expensive as metal and glass panes and can be found in standard size panes of 25 inches.


The benefits of wooden conservatories also extend to their dining rooms. Many people prefer wooden conservatories to hardwood ones because they offer a more elegant style. The dining room in most cases can be made to look very elaborate using traditional furniture, whereas the former is more ‘standard’ and less expensive. Many people also choose to use decorative hardwood flooring, especially in the kitchen and living room.


The living space in most cases is very important and wooden conservatories often have an excellent choice of decor. Because these conservatories are not airtight, you may have to invest in wooden blinds or shades to ensure that sunlight doesn’t damage the walls and floors. The conservatory window can be fitted with glazed extensions in order to provide the necessary privacy. The glazing is usually a roller with the sliding windows already fixed to it. This option offers much better levels of privacy than other options. With glazed extensions fitted, conservatories don’t have to be painted, and glazed frames are stronger than wooden frames.


When planning permission is required before carrying out any type of construction work on a property it is always advisable to get planning permission for wooden conservatories. The planning authority will examine the structure and decide whether or not it could be built on a suitable area of land. If planning permission is refused then the developer will have to apply for planning permission again, at which point it may be possible to build a larger conservatory. The size of the conservatory will be dependent upon many factors including the amount of space available on the site and also the overall size of the building. Consult a professional conservatory building company if you are unsure about what size of conservatory would be best for your property.

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