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When it comes to your property, there are improvements you can make that can increase the value of your home. From adding double-glazing, through to an attic conversion. How about a new central heating system? Many homeowners make a range of different enhancements, in a bid to boost their property’s value. A popular home improvement that makea a big difference...

Why should you consider replacement windows? Windows play a variety of important roles around the home. Improving your home security. Helping energy efficiency, right through to improving your family’s quality of life. They can offer better ventilation and more access to natural light.   Tired, damaged windows are clearly not at their best. They not only cause a security issue, they affect the...

We continue exploring the various conservatory styles in this week’s blog. Today it’s the turn of the Victorian conservatory. It’s a distinctive and enduring design, and has the honour of being one of the most popular styles in the whole of the UK. When we take a look in closer detail, there are all sorts of reasons why!   What is a...

Here at RTE, we pride ourselves on our versatility. We do many different conservatory styles. Of course sometimes it can be tricky to know the differences. But don’t worry – we’re here to help! Victorian Conservatories This is one of the most popular conservatory styles in the UK, and it’s not hard to see why! It’s a timeless and enduring style. A...

If you’ve been thinking about getting a conservatory, it’s possible that you’ll have seen the term orangery come up once or twice in your research. They sound like very similar buildings, and the visual differences aren’t always that obvious either, so it’s easy to get the two confused. So what exactly are the differences between them?   What is an orangery? Orangeries have...

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.