Our top tips for building an orangery to regulations
Opting to install an orangery onto your property is an exciting prospect. The perfect midpoint between glazed conservatory and full-scale home extension, they spoil homeowners with plenty of natural sunlight while retaining the warmth found within your main property. All this awaits those with an orangery, but what top tips are there to remove the Building Regulations boundaries that would otherwise stand in your way?
Ensure your orangery is separated from the house by external quality doors
Though it might seem like an odd, if not obvious factor to consider, a great way to render your proposed orangery exempt from requiring planning permission is to ensure that the two structures are adjoined by a quality entrance. Part of this is to ensure that both areas continue to perform to the required energy levels stated by established building regulations. This should be an automatic consideration anyway for those wanting to enjoy the best possible results.
Your orangery can’t exceed over half of your main property’s square footage.
A very important tip that could save homeowners a lot of trouble in the long run, it’s always a wise choice to ensure your planned orangery does not exceed over half the width of your main property. While most of us would like the opportunity to enjoy the maximum amount of extra space possible, doing so while instantly mean that planning permission will be required.
This factor will almost always only affect those with a garden area or outdoor space that is particularly generous in size. Such an orangery can be successfully built while falling in line with enforced building regulations – just be prepared to go through a little more paperwork.
Don’t opt for a road-facing orangery
While admittedly very rare, orangeries intended to face the roadside will absolutely be required to undergo relevant planning permission processes. If possible, we at Evaroof would suggest avoiding this if you’re hoping to enjoy some extended space sooner, perhaps considering a smaller structure to the side of your property as an alternative.
Advice to ease any onset of worry from the Evaroof team
If you’re a homeowner considering a conservatory and are looking to learn even more about how building regulations and planning permission may affect you, why not read our other blog on the subject here? In the meantime, if you’re looking for a tiled conservatory roof for your new or existing extended space, feel free to contact the team today via online message.
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