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.

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.