A home extension will enable you to fully appreciate the summer months whilst indoors and feel incredibly comfortable and inviting.

The clocks have finally gone forward which means that we can look forward to longer days with lighter nights and hopefully warmer temperatures. Those extra few hours of sunlight and warmth can make a huge difference to your mood so you should embrace them as much as you can, even when inside your home. To get the full effect of summer whilst indoors, why not consider getting a home extension installed now where you will be able to sit back and soak in those rays in luxury without ever becoming too hot and flustered. Staying in the house will never have felt as pleasurable as it does when you have a conservatory, orangery or glass extension fitted, in fact it’ll feel as gratifying as it does being sat out in the garden. Expect regular bursts of light to filter through and give you a warm glow inside. When it comes to choosing the right home extension for your property...

The Conservatory Outlet Network has increased its presence north of the border with the welcoming of Balhousie Glazing who will become the primary dealer for Dundee and Perth.

Balhousie commenced life as a Conservatory Outlet Dealer at the start of January and as a consequence were commissioned with a brand new lead generating online platform, a fresh suite of marketing collateral and the very latest state-of-the-art remote pricing and ordering software. The firm couldn’t have joined the Network at a better time as they will be one of the first Dealers fortunate enough to parade a newly produced collection of retail brochures at their showroom, something that Conservatory Outlet has invested upwards of £20k in. Balhousie directors Malcolm Sweeney and Drew Hay were instantly attracted to The Conservatory Outlet Network model, particularly when they realised how much support they would receive and that it would allow them to enjoy exclusivity in their respective trading area. Malcolm commented: 'It became evident to us that Conservatory Outlet is...

A first-time visitor? Then welcome to our newly redeveloped site, one that we firmly believe sets a new yardstick for all company websites within the home improvement sector.

Over the past couple of years, since the last redesign, we have integrated several new products within our constantly expanding range, the Loggia and solid roof conservatories and orangeries being perfect examples. We are also shortly due to unveil a new suite of company brochures encompassing products both old and new, so it therefore felt like the ideal time to redesign the site to complement this material and help us better digitally showcase everything we have to offer to you. The site has been purposely optimised for an increasingly mobile environment, offering a responsive design to enable it to dynamically resize on the numerous different devices utilised by people nowadays. So, whether you’re using a tablet on the move or sat at a desktop, you can effortlessly consume and explore the site’s content. Imagery is a highly important component of the redesign. A...

Plimsoll Publishing - the world’s leading provider of market reports and company analysis names Conservatory Outlet as an "Outstanding Company" for 2013.

Plimsoll awards the accolade of “Outstanding Company” to a very select number of companies in their individual industry sectors, an honour bestowed following analysis of a firm’s latest published annual accounts and an indication of an improved overall financial health and solid sales growth.

To be amongst just a handful of recipients of this prestigious accolade from such a well-respected body is a fantastic achievement for Conservatory Outlet and testimony to the continually sound running of the company.

Our new brochures - available online, are packed with inspirational ideas for improving your home - showcasing our very latest product range.

After incorporating several exciting new additions into our various product ranges over the past few months, we can confirm that a new suite of company brochures are currently in production and close to completion. Though a very traditional form of direct marketing, brochures still play a vitally important role for Conservatory Outlet, as they’re something that customers can take away with them to understand the full extent of our home improvement solutions. As a result, a considerable amount of time and investment has been devoted to the project to create a professional series of catalogues sure to leave a positive and lasting impression. Each new brochure has been fully redesigned, comes loaded with fresh content, and utilises authentic imagery captured at genuine Conservatory Outlet Dealer installations conducted up and down the country. This includes a 68-page brochure...

Glass and glazing industry’s biggest prize-giving event in London and it proved a worthwhile trip to the capital for West Yorkshire Windows after the Conservatory Outlet Dealer took away the prestigious title of 'Conservatory Installer of the Year 2013'

The G13 Awards have for the past decade recognised and rewarded excellence within the industry and see nominated companies compete against one another in 12 separate categories.This year’s event was held at the Hilton on Park Lane in front of an audience of over 650 guests and hosted by comedian, author and TV presenter Dara Ó Briain. The team at West Yorkshire Windows, led by MD Andrew Glover, took to the stage to receive the award from Dave Jones, Managing Director of VEKA UK Group, a win that caps off a fantastic year for the firm. West Yorkshire Windows are no strangers to the G Awards. Back in 2011, they triumphed in the category of ‘Installer of the Year’, and last year they were fortunate enough to be shortlisted for ‘Conservatory Installer of the Year’. To go one better this time around is testament to the continued...

Mrs Carole Grant of Stourport can be extremely thankful that she found time to submit a review about her local Conservatory Outlet Dealer to our online customer review centre as it’s resulted in a £2,500 windfall for her and her family.

After employing our Kidderminster-based dealer 5 Star Windows & Conservatories and being left impressed by the level of craftsmanship offered, she took to the Conservatory Outlet website and scored the firm highly in a number of different disciplines, leaving the following kind words of praise: ‘Brilliant! Very efficient service from sales to fitting. Would recommend.’ Never has so few words proved so fruitful for Mrs Grant after she received a phone call from the team at 5 Star Windows & Conservatories to inform her that she had indeed pocketed the quarterly cash prize, becoming the third customer to far do so since the review centre was introduced earlier in the year. The cheque was handed over to Carole and her young daughter Ella by 5 Star’s Richard Manser in front of the local media outside the firm’s expansive showroom. Upon receiving the money,...

Building Regulations and Planning Permission for Conservatories

Building Regulations The addition of a home extension to your property generally must meet with building regulations. However if you meet any of the following criteria, you will normally be exempt from planning permission:Less than 30 square metres in floor area and built at ground level. External quality walls, doors or windows separate the house from the conservatory. Inclusion of an independent heating system with isolated temperature and on/off controls. Compliance with applicable building regulations requirements of glazing and any fixed electrical installationsIn case of fire or a need to escape, conservatories should not be constructed in such a way that ladder access to windows serving rooms in roof or loft conversions will be restricted. Even if the conservatory itself is an exempt structure, building regulations approval is required for any new structural opening...

First there was the traditional conservatory, then came the bespoke conservatory followed by the replacement conservatory, but now Conservatory Outlet can offer you something entirely different, the Loggia conservatory!

Loggia conservatories have taken the industry by storm and are a completely new form of home extension, so the chances of your neighbours already owning one are very slim indeed. However, you may be wondering what makes the Loggia conservatory any different from any other form of conservatory? Well all you need to do is look at it for starters; it looks spectacular from whatever angle you view it. It takes luxury to a whole new level. The colour range has to be seen to be believed with options including classic white, pure cream, urban grey and landmark green, each of which are guaranteed to make your home the talk of the town. For extra usefulness we can even install a set of bi-fold or French doors to your Loggia conservatory to help provide you with an easy escape route into the garden. One of the Loggia’s main strengths is coincidentally its strength. This is because it...

Make sure you have all the necessary legal documentation for you new home improvement.

Installation of a conservatory, orangery or porch does not require FENSA Registration from a FENSA Registered Business in England or Wales so therefore no FENSA Certificate is necessary. However, compliance with the glazing requirements of Approved Document N is required for the installation of safety glazing in critical locations in relation to conservatories, orangeries and porches. Exemption from other building regulations for conservatories and orangeries applies if:Only intended for domestic use. Built at ground level. Doesn’t comprise sleeping accommodation. Translucent or transparent materials are utilised in the glazing of the roof and walls (walls 50%, roof 75% excluding any existing walls). Internal floor area no less than 30m². Any existing drainage system must not be affected by the construction of a conservatory or orangery. If heated, the...

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