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Classic and contemporary conservatories
In the past, conservatories have earned a bad reputation for being too cold in the winter and hot in the summer. But at St. Ives Windows, you’ll only find conservatories that are energy efficient and suitable for year-round use.
Conservatories have improved greatly in recent years, and because we use state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques and materials, we can create a living space in your home that can be used in all weathers. You can opt for a glazed roof for lots of natural light, or a tiled roof that makes your conservatory feel more like an extension and improves energy efficiency.
At St. Ives Windows we are licenced to install Ultraframe conservatories, known for their high quality and innovative design. Ask us about some of the roof systems we offer including Ultraroof, Ultrasky, and Livinroof, all of which can give your conservatory the perfect finish and high performance you desire.
Combine natural light with year-round comfort
You don’t have to make the difficult choice between a glass or tiled conservatory roof. Livinroof gives you the best of both worlds, with tiled roofs that have glass panels to allow light to flood inside. This creates the perfect indoor/outdoor living space.
When you want to maximise your natural light
Ultrasky conservatory lanterns add a real style statement to your conservatory, with both classic and contemporary designs available. They’re designed with minimal bars for maximum natural light and unobstructed sky views.
Whatever option you choose, there are lots of glazing options to make your conservatory more practical and low maintenance. These include UV filters, self-cleaning windows and much more. We can install glazing that helps reflect the sun on hot days, keeping your conservatory cool, and helps retain heat in the winter, so it’s easier to heat the space on chilly days.
We want you to get the conservatory that’s perfect for your property, which is why we manufacture each one to our customers’ specifications. Each conservatory is individual, with lots of ways to customise the space so that it suits your lifestyle. The first step is to arrange a home visit from one of our expert team members, so we can discuss what might work for you.
Are conservatories uPVC or PVCu?
When you read our pages about the different types of conservatory we offer, you’ll often see the terms uPVC and PVCu used interchangeably. The fact is, they are both the same thing. While it used to commonly be called unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride – uPVC – it now tends to be called PVCu to bring it in line with other European languages who use the noun before the objective. It doesn’t really matter which term you use, it all refers to the same material often used to create our products.
Should I get a conservatory?
A conservatory is one of the easiest ways to add additional space to your home, since they can usually be installed without planning permission, and they tend to be faster and less expensive than a traditional extension. Once installed, you can use your conservatory in whatever way suits you, whether it’s a dining and entertaining space, a playroom, or a place to sit and enjoy the garden year-round.
Is a conservatory cheaper than an extension?
Generally, a conservatory will work out cheaper than an extension. This is because conservatories are manufactured in our factory, so a lot of the building work is already done before it is delivered to your home. Conservatories are also made out of materials like glass, aluminium and PVCu, rather than concrete and bricks. Labour costs are cheaper, due to the simpler installation process. If you’d like to get a quote for a conservatory, we’ll be happy to arrange for one with no obligation.
Will I need planning permission to build a conservatory?
Conservatories generally don’t need planning permission, as they come under a category called permitted development. As long as the roof isn’t higher than your current roof and the conservatory isn’t excessively large in relation to the property, you are unlikely to need planning permission. However, if your build does require planning permission, we can talk you through the process. We only build conservatories that are CERTASS-approved, so they meet regulations, and you’ll be provided with a Building Regulation Compliance Certificate on completion of the work.
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