Buyers Top 9 Tips

There's no hiding the fact that choosing a conservatory with some companies can be a difficult and daunting task. But it doesn't have to be that way. South West Windows are here to help you make the right choice.The following are some helpful tips compiled by our interior designers, architects and well known gardening experts.

  1. Think about its use - How do you envisage using your new conservatory? As a playroom? As a dining area? An Office Perhaps? Whatever you decide, your conservatory's day to day use should determine how large it should be as well as which layout will work best for you.
  2. For peace of mind - Ensure you obtain a detailed quotation from a reputable company like South West Windows.
  3. Dont just go for the cheapest option - With conservatories, you do tend to get what you pay for. Don't automatically choose the cheapest company unless its products and services also happen to be better than the competition.
  4. Choose your materials wisely - Using PVC-U to create your conservatory will enable you to benefit from years of hassle free maintenance and is a more cost effective alternative to timber built conservatories.
  5. Think about the position - Bear in mind the aspect of your new conservatory. Conservatories that face south receive the most sunlight and as such, the need for adequate ventilation and blinds is crucial. You might also want to consider using Celcius performance glass in the  roof.
  6. Bigger isn't always better - Once you've decided on the size and design of your new conservatory, check to ensure it will compliment your home and doesn't take up the whole garden. Treat it as a fluid extension to your home rather than just an add-on.
  7. Ventilation - Ensure that you have adequate ventilation so that you can relax and enjoy your conservatory even on the warmest days.You could also consider roof fans or an air conditioning unit.
  8. Check with your local authority - If you're building a conservatory in England or wales, you will not normally need planning permission. However, it is always better to be safe than sorry. If you are in any doubt, always check as early as you can with your local authority.
  9. Call on the professionals - Always have your conservatory professionally designed and installed. also be sure to use vetted installers who offer an insurance backed guarantee.