The easiest and most economical way to add another room to your property is with a glass conservatory, orangery or a LivinRoom, adding value and space to your property. In most instances, you will not require planning permission for your new conservatory, but we will advise as part of our free quotation service.
Osborn Glass are experts in the planning, design and installation of glass conservatories, with many projects under our belt. We can offer computer images of how your conservatory will look, even before you decide to go ahead. Our craftsmen look after the glazing element of a conservatory (so the windows, doors and roof). The foundation, building works and bricklaying, decoration, flooring and electrics will need to be carried by other contractors. If you have a trusted builder, we are very happy to work alongside them and provide the working drawings.
Osborn Glass offers several roof systems, giving you the best choice and options. We provide for UPVc, Ultraframe roof system. Timber and Aluminium capped system and for aluminium roofs, we use Quantal or Atlas.
Our conservatories are available in UPVc, aluminium or timber, matching the choice of your window installation.
In short, no. In a vast majority of cases, conservatories are considered “permitted developments”. These rights derive from parliament authority, so, therefore, are not granted by the local authority. These rights do not apply for flats, maisonettes or other buildings.
The only reason your conservatory would not count as permitted development would be if you lived:
In this case, you would need to be granted permission by your local government body, and you would need to get in contact with them.
Orangeries are more like an extension to your home than they are a conservatory – in so much as, they look more like an extension. This is due to their more extensive brickwork and less focus on windows. Orangeries also do not have to be attached to the rear of your home.
Osborn Glass offer both Ultraframe and Global roofing systems for our conservatory installations. Both are industry leading roofing systems, offering the best design and durability of roofs on the market. Designed bespoke for your property and prefabricated to ensure that everything fits smoothly on site. The roofs are tested in wind tunnels and strength calculated for snow loads according to your postcode.
Our orangeries are a blend of traditional conservatories, mixed with part construction of an extension. Offering a real room with the benefits of a conservatory design to maximise light and space. Our orangeries will give your home that real wow factor, by providing shade in the summer and warmth in the winter. To truly open up your orangery we offer bifolding doors, perfect for combining your room with your garden.
The Livin Room conservatory from Ultraframe is the latest addition to our home improvements list. Combining the light and sky you would get from a traditional conservatory installation with the walls and ceiling you would find in an extension.
Roof glass has evolved rapidly over the past few years. Osborn Glass highly recommend Activ blue for our conservatory installations. The subtle blue tint offers aesthetic appeal and optimum performance and help to keep your conservatory warm in the winter months and cool throughout the summer, making the conservatory an all year round usable additional room to your property. The self cleaning properties of the glass ensure that the roofs looks great, with minimal maintenance and cleaning.