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Self Build Conservatory DIY Packages in the UK

Screwfix
Screwfix no longer sell ready to build self build conservatory packages, but they do have a great selection of uPVC patio doors, windows, exterior doors and slef supporting glazing systems that include wall plates and end bars, to support polycarbonate sheeting.
Also check out the Screwfix clearance sale.

Do I need planning permission to erect a conservatory?

Planning permission is usually not required in England and Wales, provided that:

  • The size of the conservatory is within the "permitted development limit", which can vary betweem 50 and 70 m3, dependent upon local regulations. Bear in mind that if your home has been previously extended, some of this limit will already have been used up.

B&Q
B&Q have an extensive online range of self build conservatories with savings up to £574, and also conservatory furniture. Their range includes Victorian, Edwardian and traditional lean-to styles, together with Litespace Extensions; plus Freestyle Conservatories (although the latter due to their customised nature can only be bought through a B & Q store.) UK delivery is free of charge and within 28 days.
  • The conservatory is not at the front of the property and does not project past the front line of the existing dwelling. (If it is - you will need to get planning permission

  • The planned conservatory is more than 2m from the property boundary and smaller than 4m tall.

  • Your house is not a listed building or within a conservation area.

  • The conservatory will be used for domestic purposes only (ie not for business use).

In any event, it is wise to check with your local authority. We accept no responsibility if the above advice is incorrect as regulations change all the time. It is the houseowner's responsibility to ensure that planning permission is obtained if required.

Do I need building regulations approval?

Usually building regulations approval is not required, provided that:

  • The proposed area is less than 30m2 and built at ground level.

  • Any radiators must be thermostatically controlled.

  • The conservatory can be separated from the house by a door.

  • Walls must be glazed more than 75%.

  • The roof must be transparent / translucent.

  • The glass used must be toughened, laminated, or very thick in order to satisfy building regs approved document N.

In any event, it is wise to check with your local planning officer. We accept no responsibility if the above advice is incorrect as regulations change all the time. It is the houseowner's responsibility to ensure that building regulations approval is obtained if required.

Ezze Conservatories
Specialist site selling a complete range for DIY self build and self assembly in PVC-u with double glazing, in a variety of designs. They sell direct to the public at trade prices.

DIY Conservatories & Windows
Provider of quality conservatories and windows in an easy self build DIY Kit at discount prices.

DIY 2 Go
DIY packages to be bought online, including traditional, Edwardian and Victorian styles. Included with each package is a base plan so that you can prepare the site; fitting instructions for installation onto the base you have already prepared and a helpline for advice and technical expertise both before and during your build.