Choosing an Orangery Extension

Choosing an orangery extension will bring a touch of luxury to your home. It’s a versatile space that can be used as a lounge, dining room, or even a garden room, making it an ideal choice for any homeowner.

What is cheaper orangery or extension?

Unlike conservatories, orangeries tend to fall under the guidelines for permitted development rights, meaning you can often avoid the stress of planning permission. However, this doesn’t mean you won’t have to consult your local authority, particularly if you live in a conservation area or with a listed building.

An orangery is the perfect way to create an open plan kitchen and living space that allows everyone in the family to cook, relax, and connect with the garden. This style of living is popular amongst homeowners, and it’s an opportunity to enjoy your surroundings no matter the weather.

A glazed roof will allow the light to flood into your new space, making it feel like an extension of your existing property. An internal pelmet will also help your new orangery feel more like a lounge, giving you the option to add speakers and lighting if required. Adding bifold doors will make it easy to connect your new space with the outdoors. You can choose to leave them wide open for a stunning garden view or close them to provide privacy.

You can choose your orangery’s frame material from timber, modern and energy-efficient aluminium, or low maintenance uPVC. Your Ultra Installer will be able to guide you towards the right one for your project.

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Garden Edging Systems

If you are looking for a low-maintenance solution that is effective at keeping grass from growing into beds, lawns, and pathways, garden edging may be just what you need. This type of landscaping product is available in a wide variety of materials, shapes, and sizes to suit your garden aesthetic, but it’s important to consider how well it will last, how easy it is to maintain, and how much time you want to dedicate to making adjustments or replacements. Learn more:

The good news is that the right edging should last for decades with minimal maintenance. You’ll need to check for signs of shifting ground—like surface cracks or crevices—or damage from garden maintenance tools like weed whippers and mowers. It’s also important to make sure that the edging is securely fastened to the ground and withstands pressure from foot traffic, snow removal equipment, heavy vehicles or rains.

Edging Excellence: Strategies for Maintenance and Longevity

Natural stone is an attractive, durable choice for edging that looks good in almost any garden. It can be expensive, but it’s an investment that will last for years to come and will add a high-end finish to any landscape.

For a similar look at a lower cost, consider using recycled plastic edging, such as this option from the Gardeners Supply Company. It’s a no-dig product that is easily installed by placing it around your bed and driving the rust-resistant spikes into the tabs with a rubber mallet. This edging will successfully contain most turf grasses and weeds and keep mulch from creeping into the surrounding lawn.

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Damp Proofing – What You Need to Know

Birmingham experiences a lot of rain and as such, damp problems are very common in the area. Damp proofing is the inspection and implementation of solutions to prevent damp issues from appearing within your property. Damp proofing birmingham experts can deal with a range of issues including rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation, as well as woodworm and dry rot.more info

Is damp proofing worth it?

A leaking roof, cracked guttering and untreated dripping wall plaster are all causes of penetrating damp. If the cause of your damp problem is not fixed, penetrating damp can lead to the deterioration of internal walls, mould growth and salty deposits on plastered surfaces. Damp-proof paint can be a simple solution to penetrating damp problems and will help to protect the integrity of your interior walls and make them water repellent.

For old properties with either no damp proof course (DPC) or an existing one that has become damaged over a large area, a Birmingham damp expert can use an injection cream to fix the issue. This is carried out by drilling holes evenly around the area that requires treatment. Damp proofing injection cream such as Dryzone is injected into the holes and works to fill cavities in the brickwork, creating a barrier that prevents moisture from entering.

It is always advisable to obtain recommendations from family and friends before hiring a damp specialist birmingham. You should also check that they are members of the PCA or DPA and have professional qualifications from the CSRT (Certified Surveyor in Remedial Treatments). This will ensure that your damp proofing company will be properly qualified to carry out first class work and offer a minimum guarantee.

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