Speedy Conservatories FAQ
Where are you based?
Our main offices are based in Worthing, West Sussex. For over 35 years, our incredible services have been widely recognized around the West Sussex area and valued by our great customers. Speedy Conservatories have established themselves as a trustworthy, family run business capable of doing builds that others couldn’t possibly do. Technical challenges have always been our specialty, that’s why with new technology always coming forward we like to think that we are ahead of the game with our contemporary designs and a traditional eye for quality. Our full address is situated below:
106 Stone Lane
What services do you offer?
Speedy Conservatories offers more than your average conservatory construction company. What we offer is unrivaled. Conservatories are where we began and we consistently gained more knowledge and experience in that area, but our hard work has motivated us to provide more services to our valued customers. Currently, we provide conservatories, orangeries, home extensions, garden rooms, solid conservatory roofs, bi-folds, glass, and our very own Speedy Base. If you are interested in any of the services that we offer, do not be hesitant to contact us and get a quote, we will get back to you promptly with the perfect solution to your needs.
What areas do you cover?
Our services are offered in West Sussex, which is where we are originally well established, but as we have grown we have become well established in many more areas surrounding West Sussex. This includes Horsham, Shoreham-by-Sea, Brighton, Hove, Littlehampton and more.
What shaped conservatories do you offer?
At Speedy Conservatories, we offer five main conservatory shapes for your home. Below are the conservatory shapes that we offer and a short description of each one:
Also commonly known as ‘The Georgian’, The Edwardian conservatory is by far the most popular shape that is available today. This is most likely due to its simple design and convenient amount of living space. It is easily adaptable to suit most properties due to its simple square design. Edwardian-style conservatories are also adaptable to bungalows and other height restricted buildings.
A classic design, with a multi-faceted design. Similar to the Edwardian, it is completely adaptable and can fit all house styles including those with height restrictions, like bungalows. It is highly important to remember that due to the multi-faceted shape, the required brickwork is naturally more complex.
The Gable End
Commonly also known as the ‘Flat Front’ or ‘Barn Style’. The Gable End shape is another classic design, which takes its inspiration from the original orangery of years gone by. This impressive design is more spacious than its counterparts and is an imposing addition to the larger property. Sunlounge combinations are also available where height restriction adaptations are available.
The ‘P’ Shaped
The simplest way to describe this shape of conservatory is a combination of the Edwardian, Victorian, and Sunlounge. It is more suited for larger properties and offers spacious properties, alongside an imposing style. Similarly to the Victorian, its shape can make brickwork more complex.
Also known as ‘The Mediterranean’ or ‘Lean-To’. This simply designed alternative is most popular on properties where back-height is an issue. Our unique low pitch roof offers all the aesthetics of our regular roofs with the advantage of using the same 35mm polycarbonate.
How soon can I have my conservatory?
Fun fact, do you know why we are called Speedy Conservatories? Because our average build only takes us seven days! If you are looking to have a conservatory constructed in the fastest, most efficient way possible, venture no further than Speedy Conservatories. For more information on the conservatories that we offer, please refer to our conservatories page.
Do I need planning permission or building regulation approvals for my conservatory or orangery?
Under new regulations that started from October 1st 2008, adding a conservatory or orangery to your home is considered to be permitted development, therefore, you will not need planning permission. However, this is subject to the following terms and conditions:
- No extension that is forward of the principal elevation or side elevation can be fronting a highway.
- Maximum depth of a single-storey rear extension of three meters for an attached house and four meters for detached houses.
- Maximum depth of rear extension of more than one story of three meters (including ground floor).
- The maximum eaves and ridge height of the extension must not be higher than the existing house.
- Roof pitch of extension higher than one storey to match the existing house.
- (On designated land). No permitted development for rear extensions of more than one storey, no cladding of the exterior and, no side extensions.
- No more than half the area of land around the original house would be covered by additions or other buildings.
- No extension can be higher than the highest part of the roof.
- Maximum height of a single storey rear extension of four meters.
- Maximum eaves height of an extension within two meters of the boundary of three meters
- Side extensions to be single storey with a maximum height of four meters and width no more than half the original house.
- No balconies, verandas or raised platforms.
Can I use my conservatory all year round?
Generally speaking, modern conservatories with insulated bases and cavity walls which feature double-glazed united, additionally to a thermally efficient roof can definitely be used all year round. The sagacious use of modern heating technology will also help. Comfort levels in your conservatory can also be far more enhanced with the use of Warmcore. Warmcore uses a hidden orange thermal core in the frames which is 25% more thermally efficient than traditional aluminum systems. Refer to our Glass page to find out more about the specifications of the glass that we provide.
What should I ask for when specifying my conservatory?
When you approach us about a conservatory that you potentially would like to be installed on to your home. You should ask us about prior jobs that we have done in the area, our testimonials and our certifications and approvals. This way you can be assured that we will provide you with great service and that you have a rough idea of what design of conservatory you would like.
If you are satisfied with our previous work and credentials, discuss with us your ideas for a conservatory and ask the installers opinion of what would be suitable based on your budget, size and location of your home, the available area for your building, intended size of your conservatory and the layout of the surrounding area. This way we will be able to supply you with a quote and if the build goes ahead, it can be completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Do not hesitate to also question us on an accurate idea of costs and a timing plan. We can also provide you with a full design service, including drawings of how the conservatory will look. Not only can we provide you with a design service, but we can also provide you with a full technical assessment and plan. If you want to specify your conservatory plans to us, call us today on 01903 231000.
Can I have electricity in my conservatory or orangery?
Although providing an electricity supply to a conservatory is normally a simple task, for safety reasons we recommend that you consult an approved electrician to conduct electricity in your conservatory. Since January 1st 2005, all electrical work must be completed in accordance with IEE wiring regulations and BS 767.
What access is required to deliver my conservatory?
After planning, your conservatory will be delivered by prior appointment with you. A clear access route is required from the lorry to the storage area, with no access restrictions. Possible restrictions include narrow passages, archways, sharp corners and flights of steps.
What orangery styles do you offer?
At Speedy Conservatories, we provide three magnificent orangery designs, each with its own benefits and individual look. The three designs that we provide are called The Amberly, The Hardham, The Bramber and The Selsey. Please see our orangeries page for more information.
What is a Skyframe?
A Skyframe is a fully welded lightweight aluminum frame designed specifically for Orangery roofs, giving you the internal/external overhang you require. It is fully insulated with 100m Celotex, finished with a GRP roof which is guaranteed for 25 years.
What is a speedy base and what are its benefits?
A Speedy Base is our conservatory base that provide extra insulation for your conservatory. The process of constructing a Speedy Base is also fast and very efficient. Here are some more benefits of our Speedy Base:
- A great solution for uneven or sloping sites.
- Reduces site disruption and mess to a minimum.
- No large scale cement mixing and building work.
- Ideal for use where site access is difficult.
- Eliminates the need to move manholes and drains.
- No large scale excavations and soil removal.
- Can be installed all year round, in all weathers.
- Delivered direct to site, completed with an insulated floor.
- Designed to BSI standard.
- Ideal for use with underfloor heating systems
- Conforms to building regulations
- Speedy base can be fitted to first floor installations.
Please refer to our Speedy Base page for more information.
Do you have a guarantee?
All of our frames carry a full 10-year guarantee and are manufactured to BBA and ISO 9001 standards using the Shield Profile Range. This tried and tested system is the most popular in the UK. Call us on 01903 231000.