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Are there any good conservatory companies here?

Posted by appletrees-321263 - Created: 5 years ago
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Posted by Fashion1 - 5 years ago

search '06 verandas' if you do not have a hard copy of the pages juane.  There are 6 pages of companies that do this everyday, all year long. They have in house designers, architechs, builders, etc... Will save you money and time.

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Posted by A Breath of Fresh Air - 5 years ago

Under 20m2, you need only a permis de travaux, less onerous than permis de construire.  Contact me if you want an English speaking architect registered to work here, but a conservatory-style  extension project is perfectly feasible without.

 You just need to watch out for local planning regulations, for a conservatory or extension: some zones d'urbanisation, such as the forest area, are very restrictive on development.   

Louisa 

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Posted by appletrees-321263 - 5 years ago

Thanks for the replies! Basicly - thought it might be easier and  possibly cheaper to have a "conservatory" type extension made by a specialist company as presume it would be experienced in getting all planning permission and do the build correctly etc. for a set fee whereas making an extension oneself seems too difficult ( unlike in UK). I prefer quotes for a total job in advance - rather than being asked upfront what my budget is. There do not seem to be many English speaking architects available. 

There are a few "project managers" about here who say they can take care of one's potential job; tell you they have good contacts - such as knowing inexpensive young architects -  but then they don't transpire!  Also  they (project managers) don't always know the details of planning regs!

 I have looked in the French property glossies but have found very little - except by companies in north of France.

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Posted by Earthling-217786 - 5 years ago

Fashion1 What and where is "the Island" you keep refering to in most of your replies,is it where you originate from ?

 

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Posted by Fashion1 - 5 years ago

there are many companies that can do this for you. have a look in the french glossy mags.many adverts just like on the island. 6 pages of companies in the yellow pages.

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Posted by Kentish maid-243236 - 5 years ago

How many conservatories have you seen in CDA?

Not many, because all sensible people in the summer get out of the sun, and in the winter, when it's sunny, it's quite OK to sit outside, plein d'air.

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Posted by A Breath of Fresh Air - 5 years ago

I think the dearth of conservatory companies here is because the summer IS just too hot for them: they collect a huge amount a heat.  Shading inside, the usual route, only reduces glare and heat felt on the skin, the heat still ends up in the room.  Modern glass, such as Pilkington K, lets far less heat through, and insulates better in winter, but you're still starting from a greenhouse rather than a building!

You might be better with an extension: a solid roof, or roof with some glass in it, and a lot of glass in the walls.  Easier on the people inside, easier on the environment.

Louisa