Planning and Building a Conservatory
For the majority of homeowners in the UK today, extending our living space and adding value to our existing homes is an essential part of owning a home. As property prices go up and the costs of moving house increase, more and more people are looking to adapt their houses to suit changing lifestyles. Adding a conservatory has always been a popular way of achieving that extra space - it is estimated that 200,000 conservatories were built in the UK in 1999. From relatively simple conservatories to elaborate garden rooms, there is a huge variety of styles to choose from, whether you are creating something to blend in with an existing style or creating an entirely modern structure. Planning and Building a Conservatory is an easy-access book which provides clear and concise information on how to plan and supervise work on a conservatory, including choosing the design, obtaining planning permission and hiring builders and contractors. Advice on flooring, lighting and heating is also given, as well as tips on maintaining your conservatory. This book will guide the reader through all the stages and will show how to avoid costly mistakes.
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Introduction SECTION 1 Planning
Chapter 1 Preliminaries
Chapter 2 Design and materials
Chapter 3 Solving design problems
Chapter 4 Planning permission and building regulations
Chapter 5 Base
Chapter 6 Walls and frame
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