If you’re looking at adding value to your home then perhaps you could build a conservatory? But it is important for you to know what this project requires and how much you can do with your budget. Conservatories could be simple as well as complex. The simple ones are cheaper of course. And the more complex you want it to be, the more money it’s going to cost you. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to building conservatories:


You could build one yourself, but you could also hire someone to build it for you. But first, you’re going to have to decide who you’re building it for and what its primary purpose will be. Would you want to use it like an outdoor room? Would you want it to be an extension of your house? Safety is a very important factor you can’t afford to forget either.

Planning permission

In most cases, planning permission will not be required, but in some, you may need it. For example, you might have to get permission if the conservatory’s going to be covering most of your property or if it’s higher than the highest part of your property. Apart from this, you will also have to apply for permission if you include raised platforms, balconies, verandas, etc.


Ensure the design of the conservatory matches your home. It should not be entirely different or it will stand out like a sore thumb. To be on the safer side, you should match the design with your home. Also, remember that the conservatory isn’t attached to your house. What you could do is wrap it around your home to form an L.


The direction matters a lot too. If it’s south facing, it might get a little too hot for comfort in summer. This means you’ll have to get blinds and make appropriate arrangements for ventilation. You could also consider getting plaster ceilings installed below the glass. This will certainly help make the conservatory habitable. Similarly, if the conservatory is facing north, you will feel a little cold in the winter. So be careful while choosing the direction.

Cost and materials

As mentioned earlier, the cost of building a conservatory can vary greatly depending on what you want out of it and the type of materials you use. If you’re on a tight budget, it’s best if you stick to PVC. But, if you’re looking for the highest quality, go for one made out of wood. There are other materials too. Choose wisely.

Just keep all of these things in mind and you will not run into any problems while building your conservatory.