Some of our most frequently asked questions specifically about conservatories, answered by Holly

Hello! My name’s Holly and my Dad runs Ideal Window Solutions; your favourite local window, door, and conservatory specialists. Based in Fareham, Chichester and Southampton, amongst a varied collection of quality home improvement products, they expertly supply a range of high-performance uPVC and aluminium new build conservatories and modernising conservatory refurbishments throughout Hampshire, West Sussex and the surrounding area.

Double glazed conservatories have so many amazing benefits, so I’m sure you’re interested in all the great offers and services Dad can provide. Double glazing is a big part of our lives – I’ve become quite the expert myself! So, I’ve taken the time to answer a range of questions specifically on conservatories that we get asked a lot. If you need to know more, just get in touch!

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Brown uPVC Gable conservatory

How much will it cost to build a conservatory?

Every conservatory installation is custom-made to accommodate your home and its specific needs - therefore, you won’t find any prices on our website as our conservatory prices are completely bespoke to your project. That said, the price is affected by various factors, such as:

  • Conservatory size
  • Conservatory style
  • Conservatory material
  • Amount of groundwork prep needed
  • Conservatory roof style
  • Glazing type
  • Additional extras, like underfloor heating or a supportive dwarf wall

Whatever the cost of your new conservatory, we make paying for it that much easier with our selection of excellent finance options.

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How long will it take to build my conservatory?

Our experienced surveyor will be in contact within 7 days to arrange an appointment to inspect your home and take detailed information needed to make your conservatory space. Once the survey is complete, our installation co-ordinator will be in touch within 3 weeks to confirm an installation date that suits everyone. Fitting schedules must remain flexible due to unforeseen circumstances, however if everything goes to plan, on average, our conservatory installations take between 3 and 6 weeks.

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Traditional white uPVC Gable conservatory
White uPVC Gable conservatory

What size can a conservatory be without planning permission?

To avoid applying for planning permission, all single storey extensions must not:

  • Cover more than 50% of the size of the original house
  • Be higher than the highest part of the existing roof
  • Exceed 4 metres in height
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Can I view examples of your conservatories at a local showroom?

Yes! Dad has two extensive showrooms based in Fareham and Chichester, where you can view a range of high-performance glazed extensions at your leisure. They’re open Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm.

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Ideal Window Solutions showroom

Our latest reviews

First class

The quality of the product and workmanship is of the highest quality. Well done Ideal Window Solutions Ltd. First class.

10 /10

Job was perfect

Everything about the two men who came was superb. They were punctual, friendly and experienced. Their workmanship was excellent. Their finished job was perfect. I would highly recommend them.

10 /10

Informative & professional

This is the second time we have used this firm. As before, they were informative and professional from start to finish. Prompt, tidy and thorough always.

10 /10

Would not go anywhere else

Brilliant. No fuss . No drama. Done in a couple of hours. Very pleased. Fourth door I have had fitted by this company. Would not go anywhere else. SFK. Alec lovely guy. Kind and respectful.

10 /10

High quality

The team worked continually throughout the day and made an excellent job of fitting the windows which appear to be of high quality.

10 /10

Fabulous service

As always, fabulous service from this company. Did original install and have excelled with rapid response to supply and fit damaged panel.

10 /10

An excellent job

A very polite and well-mannered chap done an excellent job leaving us very satisfied with his quality of work and tidiness he left the area in.

10 /10

Super pleased!

Fitter removed old door with care. Worked using dust sheets super neat and tidy. All debris taken away super pleased!

10 /10

Went that extra mile…

Apart from sending the wrong glass for the door I can't fault this installation. The error was soon rectified with little fuss. The fitter went just that extra mile to make everything perfect.

10 /10

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