Plan ahead for the perfect conservatory or orangery extension
When is the best time to start planning for a new conservatory or orangery?
It’s a question we are asked frequently at Securahome, and the answer is, as soon as you can.
With many conservatories, the process from consultation to build is quick and straightforward.
However if, for example, your house has previously been extended, if you want an orangery extension or if drainage needs to be moved it can take months rather than weeks to get any necessary approvals.
At Securahome, we act as project manager on every new conservatory or orangery build and frequently deal with extensions that require permissions.
In our experience it pays to allow at least 10 weeks for authority planning permission, with sewer agreements often involving a similar timescale.
When it comes to design, there are plenty of options to consider. Once you’ve spoken to a conservatory or orangery specialist, allow time to consider the layout and how you will use your new room as well as those all-important design features, before formal plans are drawn up and submitted.
This is your home, so it is important that everything is perfect.
In short – rather like gardening – to ensure that you are sitting back in your new room and enjoying the early blooms of spring, it makes good sense to set the process in motion while the autumn leaves are still falling.