How to choose the right conservatory design for you

Thinking about buying a conservatory? It’s a big purchase – and one that you want to get right! Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, it’s important to consider all your options carefully and JWS Home Improvements are here to help.

Our team of experts have vast experience and can offer tailored advice on the best conservatory design for you. Here we outline five factors that you must consider before going ahead with the build.

5 factors to consider when buying a conservatory

1. Style

This is the most important decision you have to make when buying a conservatory. There are many styles to choose from – including Edwardian, Victorian, Modern, Bespoke and Solid Roof – and you should select one that suits both your personal taste and the property. Consider whether you have a traditional or contemporary home and pick a style that will complement its existing appearance.

2. Size

Getting the size right is vital. You need to make sure the finished room will be big enough for your needs – think carefully about why you are buying a conservatory in the first place (e.g. is it to create a new dining space or lounge) and discuss measurements thoroughly with the installer.

It’s often a good idea to mark out the planned dimensions using chalk or string. This will help you to visualise the end result – including how much space you have for furniture and how it will impact the size of your garden. It’s also a great way to determine whether planning permission is needed.

3. Positioning

The exact position of your conservatory will affect how much sunlight it receives and at what time of day. In most cases, this will be out of your control. If your house is south-facing, your conservatory will be south-facing too. But there are things you can do to help counter the effects. For example, UV filter glazing and heating systems can help to regulate the temperature inside the room. It’s important to consider these features in the early stages of your conservatory design.

4. Colour

Aluminium conservatories – such as those available at JWS – come in a variety of different colours. You can stay traditional with a chestnut brown or bright white frame. Or, opt for something eye-catching – such as pastel green or navy blue. The choice is yours. It’s your conservatory design, after all, and you should think very carefully about how you want the final structure to look.

5. Budget

When buying a conservatory, you need to have a budget in mind. Try to work out exactly how much you can afford to spend. This will help to narrow down your options and make the design stage a little easier. You should also take additional costs – such as new furniture and up-dating your garden – into consideration. This is something people often forget about, but it can add to the overall expense of a new conservatory and should be included in your budget.

Contact JWS Home Improvements today

Bespoke conservatory design

Buying a conservatory is a big investment and it’s important to choose a design that is right for you and your home. Luckily, our team of experts – here at JWS – can help. They will guide you through the full design process, offering tailored advice – on the size, shape and style of your new conservatory – and recommending the best ways to complement your home.

So why not get in touch today? We currently supply and install conservatories in St Helens, Wigan, and Warrington and we’re always happy to answer your questions. Either call us on 01744 747030 or send an email to to arrange a home survey and discuss your ‘perfect’ conservatory design.

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