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5 Star Review on Google! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Updated: Sep 20, 2023

I'm delighted receiving another 5 Star Review on Google!


"GT Building Design drew up plans for a replacement conservatory we were having done. Glenn was very helpful, professional and approachable. We are delighted with the final result and would definitely recommend his work"

Lynne Williamson (5 Stars on Google)


Mr. and Mrs. Williamson contacted me and asked if I could design them a new Sunroom, replacing the old white one and providing additional space for a glazed Dining Room. A Sunroom that would add the wow factor to their home and be fully insulated allowing them to enjoy both in the Summer and Winter months, open-plan to their Kitchen.


The design included:

  1. New fully glazed (floor to ceiling) contemporary extension with full width access & large sliding door.

  2. Space for dining table and six chairs with views over the gardens.

  3. Additional full height window in Sitting Room to provide additional light and views of the side gardens.

Donaghdee | Garden Rooms NI | Chartered Architectural Practice
The beautiful new Dining Room with full height insulated glazing, insulated floor (with underfloor heating) and insulated roof.

Donaghdee | Garden Rooms NI | Chartered Architectural Practice
With floor to ceiling glazing, wider space for the dining table, the existing Kitchen and Sitting Room is flooded with natural light and views over the gardens

Donaghdee | Garden Rooms NI | Chartered Architectural Practice
A new tall window was introduced into the Sitting Room

Donaghdee | Garden Rooms NI | Chartered Architectural Practice
Level access provided onto the new Patio outside the extension with steps down to garden furniture

Donaghdee | Garden Rooms NI | Chartered Architectural Practice
Such a wonderful difference from before. Hope you like too?

Donaghdee | Garden Rooms NI | Chartered Architectural Practice
The old white conservatory, demolished and replaced. My clients delighted to see it go!

Donaghdee | Garden Rooms NI | Chartered Architectural Practice
Catching the morning Sun with lovely gardens to enjoy

Donaghdee | Garden Rooms NI | Chartered Architectural Practice
The Trocal waterproofing over the new flat roof comes with a 15 year guarantee and likely to provide many years service after that

Donaghdee | Garden Rooms NI | Chartered Architectural Practice
View from the lower patio

Donaghdee | Garden Rooms NI | Chartered Architectural Practice
Existing and Proposed Ground Floor Plan (CAD Drawing)

Donaghdee | Garden Rooms NI | Chartered Architectural Practice
Existing and Proposed Rear Elevations (CAD Drawing)

Donaghdee | Garden Rooms NI | Chartered Architectural Practice
Existing and Proposed Side Elevations (CAD Drawing)

UPVC CONSERVATORIES


In my experience (over 35 years in Architecture) Conservatories are NOT a wonderful addition to any home but I do understand why you as a homeowner might go for this option. Perhaps thinking you will not need Planning Permission or Building Control Approval and that you will save money by not appointing a professional to design for you and then appoint a builder to build the design.


I understand Sunrooms often become a favourite room in a home and it’s not hard to see why; the abundance of natural light and the close proximity to the garden make it a room unlike any other. It's important therefore, I think, that more thought is put into extending your home rather than thinking the easy option is to place a Conservatory.


Unfortunately a conservatory will come with problems:


Leaking roofs:

Leaky roofs are the bane of many a conservatory owner’s life. After all, nothing ruins a home more than water coming in from the ceiling. Likely culprits with a Conservatory being faulty ventilation vents or perished seals.


Too hot:

Conservatories get too hot during the summer months and heat up quickly making them a hothouse to sit in.


Too cold:

Conservatories can also become too cold in winter to use. If a radiator is to be installed and the existing external doors between the house and conservatory are being removed then Building Control Approval is required. In my experience some Conservatory companies will not make this known to the homeowner.


Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. If you have a project in mind and thinking of improving your home please feel free to contact me and discuss.


Thank you, Glenn 07719912695


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