5 Star Review on Google! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Updated: Sep 20
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:
New fully glazed (floor to ceiling) contemporary extension with full width access & large sliding door.
Space for dining table and six chairs with views over the gardens.
Additional full height window in Sitting Room to provide additional light and views of the side gardens.
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:
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.
Conservatories get too hot during the summer months and heat up quickly making them a hothouse to sit in.
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