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Turn your house in to a home with an All Glass Conservatory from Frames Conservatories Direct.

Frames Conservatories Direct offers a range of solid but stunning all-glass conservatories. With so many different looks and styles, you will be sure to find the perfect glass conservatory to suit your property.

Planning and designing the right type of structure and transforming the way you use your home is one of our biggest passions.

We founded our company on the belief that we offer the highest standards in the industry. From initial enquiry right through to the finish, we ensure our customers remain content with every aspect of our service.

Everything from our level of craftmanship and communication to keeping on schedule and working without causing any inconvenience is designed to make sure you enjoy a zero-hassle experience with us.

If you want a glazed extension with a difference, it’s worth looking in to our range of all-glass conservatories. These constructions are the next stage of conservatory design.

All-glass conservatories can either look very modern, or rely on some detailing to look more classical. The less framework on show, the more contemporary the look. However, other materials can be utilised – wider columns, panelling – to create a less futuristic effect.

As you can guess, by their name, all-glass conservatories minimise the normal amount of structural framework to create a completely glazed living space.

However, the amount of framework involved is up to you. For support, columns and beams are still important, but their visibility depends on the materials you choose. Each material has its own share of benefits, which we detail below.

PVC – PVC built in an all-glass conservatory template is structurally solid, suits all budgets and can be extremely versatile. PVC doesn’t have to be gleaming white, our range of over 200 RAL colours allows extreme flexibility in terms of the type of hue you have in mind.

Of course, PVC is warp and stretch-resistant, so there is virtually zero maintenance for decades. This allows you to sit back and enjoy your conservatory stress-free, safe in the knowledge that the build is structurally sound in all types of weather and climates.

Wooden – A wooden framework on an all-glass conservatory gives a wonderfully understated, elegant finish. The type of timber we use in our wooden conservatories comes from a range of the sturdiest redwoods and hardwoods. These materials allow a build that not only has the right look but also has a structural build of the highest quality.

Of course, your timber all-glass conservatory can be shaded to whatever colour you wish. Or we can keep to its natural hue. Either way, incorporating timber in to your glazed extension has huge value, not just aesthetically, but on the overall look and feel of your home.

Aluminium – This metal is superb for building all-glass conservatories. Lightweight, tough and extremely durable, this material can be used at a minimum to provide a solid structure to rival a normal build. Like the other options, aluminium can be coloured to suit the overall design of the conservatory. Using aluminium in your all-glass conservatory is the best choice, if you want the wide expanses of glass to do all the talking.

Adding a conservatory is not only an investment but, if done well, a valuable asset. We want to be completely sure that what we build exceeds your expectations.

As part of our peace of mind promise, we also offer:

  • 10 Years Fully Comprehensive Guarantee
  • Fully insured back-up
  • Monitoring by the Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman (DGCOS)

To see how one of our all-glass conservatories can transform your home, please fill in the online form above and we will contact you as soon as possible. Or you can ring us on 0800 2 800 472.

We look forward to working with you and helping your vision come to life.

Thank you

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Adrian Lewis
Owner and Managing Director

Frames Conservatories Direct

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Conservatories typically do not require planning permission unless your property has something called ‘permitted development rights’ (PDR) removed. Ordinarily you would know if PDR’s had been removed as your conveyancing solicitor should have pointed it out. If you’re looking for conservatories with bi folding doors that span more than 4m from the original house back wall then you will need planning permission, 3m from the back wall of semi detached properties.

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Conservatories are deemed to be outside of the building controls regulation regime. In the eyes of the regulations they are deemed to be non-habitable spaces. Building Control continue with this view point for as long as there is a doors of external grade quality between the house and the conservatory.

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Unfortunately, as there are no building control standards applicable, some unscrupulous companies will try and get away with the very minimum they can. It is not unusual for us to come across conservatories that have no foundations supporting them. This becomes an even bigger problem if the property owner wishes to convert a conservatory into a garden room with a solid roof which will gather the interest of a building control officer.

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As there are no applicable building regulations concerning the construction of a conservatory. It is not uncommon to find conservatories on what we call “scrape and pour” footings. This will be a very shallow trench, sometimes as shallow as 100mm, on which the conservatory is built on top of. A Frames Conservatories Direct conservatory is always built on a minimum footing depth of 600mm, sometimes deeper if we believe the ground conditions will warrant it.

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Technically a conservatory cannot be open to the house so it would be peculiar to assume how a kitchen in a conservatory would work. But the rules state as long as there are doors of exterior grade between home and conservatory, the construction will fall outside of building control regulations. That being said, a conservatory that complies to full building regulations would be openable to the kitchen and could make a great addition to any home.

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Conservatories are subjective and everyone will have a different reason for wanting one and with a range of designs, styles and materials, the choices to make can seem overwhelming. But relax, we have a wealth of knowledge and can help you design the space you want either to dine in, relax in or work in.

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The cost implications of investing in one of our conservatories is not to be taken lightly, so let’s look at the hard facts.
1. Conservatories do not add value to a home. Now while that might sound a little disappointing at first it is because they are not deemed habitable spaces and therefore do not add any extra foot print to your home.
2. Conservatories add desirability. Two identical homes for sale one without a conservatory, and one with one of our superb conservatories, it is very conceivable that all other things being equal, the one with the conservatory will sell easier.
3. Conservatories add much needed space. So you’ve found your ideal home but you are lacking a little space to entertain your friends or a special space to relax in. A correctly designed and engineered conservatory will add the space you need. So on reflection, investing in a conservatory after all might just be a great idea!

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Depending on the size and complexity, conservatories can either be very expensive or very affordable. One thing to bear in mind though, it is a major purchase and as such, where possible, do not overtly allow budget to rule every decision making process you might have. It is always possible to boost your available budget by having your conservatory on finance.

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No, there is no such thing as a standard conservatory in our eyes. Each and every one of our conservatories is bespoke to your needs. It could be a conservatory with bifolding doors that open up a full side of the building. Or a conservatory with sliding doors that simply open up to the garden so you can enjoy the views while enjoying your special space. It’s all about what ever you have in mind.

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As each design is bespoke to each customer, your choice and your ideal conservatory might be different to mine. You might decide that a conservatory with a glass roof is your preference while I might decide to investigate conservatories with tiled roof costs. Your needs might include looking for conservatories with one brick wall, while I might be looking for

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Our conservatories with glass roofs are self cleaning so maintenance of the roof is very little. Conservatories with polycarbonate roofs need to be cleaned carefully as they are not weight bearing and extra care should be taken. Conservatories with tiled roofs need additional care, check to see if your tiles can be walked on, as the natural slate tiles might break. Cleaning the glass and frames should be done with a non abrasive cloth and a non volatile cleaning product, do not use any form of solvent to clean your conservatory frames.

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With a wealth of experience in conservatory design and installation you can be assured that we will do everything in our power to make your dream space become the space of your dreams. Whether you are looking at conservatories with flat roofs or conservatories with lantern roofs. Some of our clients have asked for conservatories with verandas as an additional edge to their dream space. You can be assured that our highly experienced designers and installers are more than capable of designing and installing your dream conservatory.

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The fundamental design difference between conservatories and orangeries is the roof. Conservatories with lantern roofs are actually orangeries, yet internally some conservatories with glass roofs can look like orangeries! Let’s cut through the noise and determine what is an orangery. They typically have more wall than a basic conservatory and the roofs are flat typically with a lantern although it is possible to have two or three lanterns.

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If you choose our conservatory design and installation service it is possible to keep just about anything in them with a couple of common sense exceptions. A conservatory is not normally heated so if it is minus 6 outside it will be chilly in your conservatory (as it would be in any room in the house without heating.) Conversely, if it is a glorious 30 degrees outside and the conservatory is all shut up, then it stands to reason that it is going to be rather warm in your conservatory. So bearing the above in mind, have your space correctly designed and use it according to the weather and your needs and keep whatever you choose to keep in it.

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