3 January, 2023

5 Key Questions to Ask When Buying a Conservatory

Conservatories are a popular choice for many Bristol homeowners looking to increase their living area as they offer an easy way to extend home space with outdoor views and without significant alterations to the structure of your home. Conservatories are versatile and can be used as a living room, dining room, playroom, and office – which is why they continue in popularity across the UK.

So, what questions should you ask if you’re considering buying a new conservatory? Check our top-rated questions homeowners ask when purchasing a new conservatory.

How much will a new conservatory cost?

It might seem an obvious question but knowing how much a conservatory installer will charge means you can plan and budget. Ask for a detailed breakdown of what your quote includes, from start to finish. By confirming your costs, you’ll be able to stay within your set budget and avoid any financial surprises.

You will need to agree on your conservatory’s design which will take time in sales meetings. Oakley Green Conservatories will clarify your expectations and develop a design you will love. Once your design has been confirmed with us, a complete price is set to ensure you get the conservatory of your dreams in the budget you expect.

Can you offer conservatory design and regulatory planning advice?

Beyond building and installing a conservatory, some companies can offer detailed planning and design advice. This can reduce the overall cost of a conservatory project in terms of time, energy, and money. Design and planning advice can help your conservatory design process and build a conservatory past your original expectations.

Oakley Green can develop your design ideas and ensure planning applications and building regulations are dealt with as and when needed. We will fully manage the whole project, therefore, be sure to ask whether your chosen company can offer such advice. You will be glad you did once the conservatory project is underway.

How long does a conservatory build take?

Depending on the conservatory design will depend on how long the project takes to complete. However, typically it takes around two months to complete. Just be aware of UK weather conditions that could delay building works.

What conservatory installation experience do you have?

If you’re going to trust a conservatory company to enter and significantly change your home, you will want to ensure that you’re getting a quality conservatory and top customer service. Ask how long the company has been trading and look for customer reviews to show you how reputable they are and if they are someone you want to work with.

Do you have a conservatory showroom?

Although this shouldn’t put you off if a company doesn’t have one, a showroom is a great sign! A showroom shows a well-established business that will be around for a while. It allows you to look at the conservatories they offer and compare styles and designs. You can also decide if the quality of their work is up to the standard you are looking for.

Conservatories in Bristol, Berkshire, and Reading

If you’re looking for home improvements, Oakley Green offer conservatories, windows, doors, home extensions and more!

Visit our Bristol or Thatcham showrooms for inspiration or speak with one of our helpful and knowledgeable advisors on 01635 877 959 or 0117 910 9500. Otherwise, use our online contact form for more information.

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