Author: Adrian Bulmer

We’ve recently been looking at rules and regulations you’ll need to be aware of when building your conservatory. Last week we had a quick look at building regulations, which basically ensure that your conservatory is safe and secure for anyone using it. This week we’re looking at planning permissions, which are more concerned with the location and aesthetic value your conservatory has on the surrounding area, and whether it impacts on your neighbours. At RTE Fabrications, we’d strongly advise familiarising yourself with both before you get started!

Before you start building your conservatory, there are a couple of things to be aware of. The legislation is basically split into two categories: planning permission and building regulations. To sum them up, planning permission is concerned with the way the construction of your building affects the surrounding area, whereas building regulations ensures the immediate health and safety of people in the constructions themselves. This week, we’re taking a closer look at building regulations.

UPVC stands for unplasticised polyvinyl chloride – sometimes known as rigid PVC because it doesn’t flex. It’s a famously safe and stable material; alternative uses for it include dental retainers and sporting mouthguards. UPVC has increasingly been the material of choice for windows over the last several years, and it’s not difficult to see why. It provides a whole host of benefits for homeowners, both practical and financial.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be using the blog to take a closer look at the various styles of conservatories we offer - what they are, which properties they suit best, and how to go about getting one installed. This week, it’s the turn of the classic pavilion conservatory…

Here at RTE Fabrications, we’ve supplied over 10,000 customers with quality, locally made additions to their home - whether that’s beautiful doors and windows, or custom-built conservatories designed to delight for years to come. This week we’re taking a closer look at solid roofs - an increasingly popular pick with our conservatory customers. Read on to discover more.

Over the coming weeks here on the blog, we’ll be taking a closer look at some of the different conservatories we offer, including Edwardian, Victorian, Traditional and Pavilion. This week, it’s the turn of our bespoke conservatories - a popular choice for customers with a little something different in mind…