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Updated: 15th March 2017  Turn your house in to a home with a UPVC conservatory from Frames Conservatories Direct.

Frames Conservatories Direct offers a range of solid but stunning conservatories. With so many different looks and styles, you will be sure to find the perfect UPVC 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.

UPVC conservatories have, time and time again, shown to be extremely well built and high quality builds. While aluminium and timber are available, PVC conservatories prove to be the most popular for a number of reasons:

Versatility – From shaping to colour, a UPVC conservatory can be create to complement the look and feel of the property it is being built on to. From a range of over 200 RAL colours, we can recreate any shade to build a construction designed to your taste and style.

Economy – UPVC is an extremely economic material. This means you can have the conservatory of your dreams at a price that is both affordable and provides real value for money.

Reliability – UPVC is a dream material. It is super strong, water-proof, warp-proof and shrink-proof. A PVC conservatory can last for decades without any significant maintenance, and can provide years of comfort as an extra room to work, rest and play in.

Your input in this stage of the planning is highly valued. It is here that we ask your opinion on a number of very important features of your UPVC conservatory including:
Glazing – Believe it or not, the decision-making over glazing can sometimes take a while! We have a variety of glass in our conservatory range to choose from, but we can also introduce embellishments within the glass, different shades and shapes as well.

Roof– While most clients enjoy a traditional glass roof, we do offer solid roofs too. This can create a more contemporary effect, and can blend in more with the existing building, ina similar way to an orangery. We can introduce skylights in to covered roofs, to allow more natural light to flood the room.

Floor – While most of the final interior design should be up to you, we can help you with flooring. This is a big decision – different floorings will create different experiences. Whether it is parquet, seagrass, carpet, tiles or solid floor boards, take your time deciding!

Shape – If we’ve got some space to play with, let’s think about how big you want your conservatory to be. A traditional square or rectangle shape is elegant. However, we can go p-shaped or t-shaped if you want to stretch your extension out. In fact, if you’re feeling brave, with the flexibility and fluidity of our designs and construction materials, we can go anything-shaped!

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 Insurance Backed Guarantee
  • A Professional Service From Start To Finish
  • Flexible Funding Options
  • The Highest Level Of Security And Energy Efficiency
  • Award Winning Customer Satisfaction
  • The Only Installer In The Area With a BSi Kitemark For Installation

To see how one of our UPVC 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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Our range of Conservatories

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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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