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Conservatories

Built to your own specification, in white or brown, to add value and extra space to your home.

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Design and planning your conservatory

Designed to suit your home and lifestyle
A conservatory should be carefully designed to enhance the look of your home. A wide range of styles, finishes and features ensure that this type of home improvement can be perfect for your family's needs.

In terms of visual appearance and shape, there are a number of styles available. The more complex designs should only ever be undertaken by specialist companies such as McAdam Quality Windows & Doors Ltd.

Styles include: The simple lean-to, the Victorian with ridged roof and three or five facet rounded end, the Edwardian and the more complex P-Shaped, T-Shaped or Lantern top designs. With the growing popularity of the Bi Fold door we are now seeing hybrid versions with a canopy roof over a folding door span.

Why choose a uPVC conservatory?
Technically advanced uPVC products are virtually indistinguishable from timber, but without the many drawbacks. The constant maintenance cycle of protecting and repainting your conservatory is something that busy families can do without. Add to this the exceptional quality, energy efficiency, security and acoustic insulation performance of uPVC windows and conservatories and you have a compelling argument for a high technology uPVC solution. Pvc is ideal for homeowners with a 'green conscience' as each uPVC frame can be recycled up to ten times.

Asking the Right Questions
The secret to a successful uPVC conservatory is ask the right questions from the outset. What do you want to use your conservatory for? Which direction does it face? What do you want from the view? What kind of energy efficient glazing do you need? Do you want tinted or self cleaning glass? An experienced surveyor will ensure that you get the best out of your project without any costly mistakes.

Built on solid foundations
Like all building extensions the process starts from a solid foundation. These days, there are conventionally excavated and poured concrete bases or the quick base type alternatives. Whatever type of base you choose, it still has to be level, have a damp proof membrane and be well insulated.

Size matters
The size of your proposed new Upvc conservatory will be governed by the location and size of your plot. In our experience it is possible to underestimate how much space you can use with furniture, particularly in a Victorian design with inward opening doors.

Do you need planning permission?
Before you embark on your conservatory project you must establish if planning permission is required. Building Regulations will also be needed to cover areas such as structural and electrical work. In the Building Regulations, for Scotland conservatories are exempt if they are:

  • Built onto a domestic dwelling.
  • Under 30m² in floor area.
  • Built at ground floor level.
  • Glazed in compliance with safety glazing requirements of approved Document N of the Building Regulations and BS 6262 Part 4 2005.
  • Separated from the rest of the house by a door - or French window.
  • Roofs must be 75% glazed and the walls 50%.
  • Heating can be operated separately from the house.



In addition for Scotland, conservatories between 20 and 50m² require a U value of 2.2. Conservatories less than 20m² require a U value of 3.3.

McAdam Quality Windows & Doors Ltd take great care in supplying high grade, professional conservatory designs to meet the demands and requirements of each and every one of their customers. As one of the leading uPVC door, conservatory and window f installers, we have a complex understanding of the required criteria necessary to produce amazing results for your home.

Bespoke conservatories add a professional touch to any home and can increase your property's value significantly. In addition, one of the main benefits to having a safe and secure conservatory is the valuable extra living space that can be easily created with our help.

The outstanding technical ability of McAdam Quality Windows & Doors Ltd . has allowed us to develop a professional reputation for superior build quality, high quality installations and excellent customer service levels. All this at competitive prices has really given us an edge over the competition.

With any conservatory design, we undertake a full site analysis before creating the perfect conservatory. We will discuss your individual requirements and colour choices, the fixtures and fittings that you wish to have and the overall look and feel that you want for your conservatory. Taking note of every aspect of a customer’s request, we use our vast experience and resources to draft the perfect plans for a wide array of conservatory types which will suit your home and stay within acceptable building and planning guidelines.

From quality lean to conservatories to Upvc orangeries, Edwardian to Victorian style conservatories, there is no design too difficult for us to incorporate into your home. We offer superior results, providing a finished quality much higher than other cheaper, unregulated conservatory installers.