Frequently asked questions
Q1. Do you make conservatories to order?
Yes, every one of our conservatories is made-to-measure and can be personalised with a host of accessories and design features both inside and out.
Q2. Our neighbours aren't friendly. How can we protect our privacy?
Conservatories can be made private by the thoughtful use of obscure glass, solid side panels, blinds or even a solid wall on one side.
Q3. How soon can we have our conservatory?
The average turnaround is six to ten working weeks from placing the order (depending on the whether planning permission is required).
Q4. Can I use my conservatory all year round?
Modern conservatories, with insulated bases and cavity walls, which feature double-glazed units and a thermally efficient roof, can be used all year round. A good use of heating will also help. Comfort levels can be further enhanced through glazing which is specifically developed to keep conservatories warm in winter by retaining heat, and cool in summer be excluding solar radiation.
Q5. Will wood grain finishes fade with time?
Most of the products are guaranteed for full 10 years against discolouration and de-lamination of the specially bonded wood-effect finish.
Q6. Do we need planning permission or building regulation approvals?
Probably not. Planning permission isn't required unless you're adding a conservatory to a house that has already been extended. You may also need to check the age of your home as developers of new build properties sometimes have restrictions placed upon them.
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Q7. Should my conservatory be north, east, south or west facing?
The positioning of your conservatory will influence the ambience of the room at particular times during the day. In general the following applies:
North-facing: subjected to the colder side of our climate but enjoy some morning sun. Good insulation and heating will be required.
South-facing: the warmth of a conservatory on the sunny side of your property will be appreciated by both people and plants. Sufficient ventilation and shading will help to keep the room at a comfortable temperature during really hot spells.
East-facing: benefits from early morning sun, making it an ideal breakfast room.
West-facing: fairly well-lit at the start of the day and benefits from the warmth of the sun in the afternoons and evenings; perfect for entertaining and dinner parties.
Q8. Does Leivers & Millership use subcontractors?
No, we do not.
Q9. Are your windows guaranteed?
We provide a 10 year comprehensive guarantee which is insurance backed.
Q10. Do you manufacture your own windows?
Yes, we manufacture windows using Synseal profiles.
Q11. Do you conform to British standards?
Yes we conform to and exceed British standards.