Category Archives: Tips & Advice

04 Oct

All of your home improvement services from David Fennings Conservatories

Our company has experienced many necessary changes over our 44 years of continuous trading with the most dramatic being these last five year We have in our opinion, responded to market changes and not least of all customers’ Building and Design requirements . Our overall skills and expertise have developed to make the company secure

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24 Aug

Heating Your Conservatory

‘A great deal of this will be free of any charge due to solar gain. Neither our Government nor Brussels have yet taxed sunlight  . .  but don’t hold your breath!  Many years ago there used to be a tax relating to glass in buildings’. As the door from your home will often be open

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24 Jun

HEATING YOUR SUN ROOM – You have many options

RADIATORS: Usually added to an existing system.  How many you add and the opportunities will depend on their size and the existing boiler’s capacity plus the clear wall area available for fitting.  It may involve internally disruptive work to the floor and walls, depending on the existing pipework this needs to be fully evaluated before

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23 Jun

Front Doors

Clearly an important feature on your home. Many manufacturers will make outrageous claims with regards to security  –  in reality a would be intruder will be attempting to gain entry from a small side window or door! A basic PVCu door with a letter box and fully glazed can be purchased at a very low

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10 Jun

Thinking of Buying a Conservatory or Sun Room?

These are the basic steps you should ideally take:- How much would you ideally wish to spend £5,000/£10,000/£15,000/£20,000 or possibly more Do you have a preferred design and what would be the principal function of this extension to your home? Victorian Edwardian Gothic and Lean-To are often used. You may well find it more easy to

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03 May

Wood Burning Fires within Conservatories, Sun Rooms or Orangeries

The first patent for a stove was issued to Robert Haeterick 1793  . . . Much has changed since then but the general principal of burning fuels within a home remains. If a radiator, convector heating or underfloor system is not your first choice, albeit they could be introduced later as a back-up, then a modern

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03 May

Which Would be my Best Choice

CONSERVATORY GARDEN OR SUN ROOM EXTENSION OPEN PLAN ORANGERY         How do they differ, which would be most appropriate? Conservatories with three quarters of the roof and more than half of new side elevations glazed will be EXEMPT from Building Regulations. They will also need to be separated by a door of external quality, constructed at

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03 May

Lighting & Electrics

Modern lighting and advanced technology offers many exciting opportunities for illuminating Sun Rooms, Orangeries and Extensions to your home. Special features and sophisticated controls should not prove to be expensive. Choosing the best system for your home cannot be best achieved from glossy brochures and websites, however attractive these may appear to be. We offer

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03 May

Heating your Conservatory

‘A great deal of this will be free of any charge due to solar gain. Neither our Government nor Brussels have yet taxed sunlight  . .  but don’t hold your breath!  Many years ago there used to be a tax relating to glass in buildings’. As the door from your home will often be open

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