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FAQs


General FAQs

Do you do help with home finance?

Yes, we have the very flexible Everest Home Account - why not read about our home finance options to find out more.


What are Everest's APR rates for Home Finance?

This depends on how much you borrow and over what time period. The sales consultant will be able to explain all this to you at your free appointment.


Can I pay the whole cost of my home improvement work at once rather than using an Everest Home Account to spread payments?

Yes, of course! And there is no penalty for doing so.

The Everest Home Account simply allows you to take advantage of flexible finance if you need it.


Can I get a price or a quote via email or over the phone?

When you buy from Everest you aren't buying an off the shelf product – no two products are ever the same. All of our products are custom made and individually tailored to suit your home, taste, budget and requirements. To receive a quote, please arrange an appointment with one of our consultants.


What does our guarantee cover? And how long?

We offer a range of long-term guarantees covering all of our products. The exact details of the guarantee depend on the product. See the individual product pages for more information.


Do I get anything when I recommend you?

For anyone you recommend and who purchases from us we will pay 2.5% of the order value excluding VAT. See our recommend a friend information for more details on this offer.


What deposit is required for my purchase?

The typical deposit for an Everest Home Improvement is 20%, but this should be discussed with your consultant during your appointment.


What is the minimum order value?

£500 is the minimum order value for windows and doors, £750 for most other products.


Do we do interest free credit or buy now / pay later?

We don't offer interest free credit or buy now pay later, but we do offer Everest Home Account Finance, a flexible and specially tailored loan which allows you to invest in home improvements when you need them. See our Home Account section for more information.


Why do both partners have to be there at a quotation?

Choosing your home improvement products is an important decision, and is usually one that both partners want to be involved in. There are many elements to the decisions that need to be made, including appearance, colour, style, technical specification and of course price. In order to make sure we provide you with an accurate price, we need you to make these decisions, and for this we need both partners present. If we have an appointment without the partner there, we may not be able to give an accurate quote, and often will need to return at another time when both partners are present. This adds to our costs and means that we will not be able to offer you such a competitive price on the second visit.


Do you do repairs on other companies products?

Because we do not hold stock of the necessary items and would not be able to offer any guarantee on other companies' products after we had repaired them, we are unfortunately unable to offer repairs on products provided by rival companies. We will of course be happy to remove and replace them.


Will you do supply only?

At Everest we are committed to providing only the highest quality products and services. If a product is not installed correctly it may not work properly. One of the reasons Everest can offer industry leading guarantees is that they are fitted by experienced and skilled installers. For this reason we insist on installing all of our own products and are unable to offer supply only.


How can I be assured of the quality of your products?

Everest always emphases quality above all else. We are one of the most highly accredited companies in the UK home improvement market and for good reason. Our superior products have been awarded: • 13 British Standards Institute Kitemarks • 4 British Board of Agreement Certificates • 3 British Standards Quality Marks. We offer proven quality that is often so far ahead of industry standards that our products end up setting the benchmarks by which others are judged.


What locks do Everest use?

We use a range of different locks depending on the product in question. All Everest security products are tested to meet and often exceed British Standards. Everest uPVC casement windows, for example, are twice as secure as British Standards, and timber casements are 50% more secure. See the individual product pages or speak to an advisor for more information about the locks we use.


How long will my home consultation last?

Our consultations are entirely geared around your needs, so the length can vary. Generally speaking it depends of the type of product and the complexity involved.


How long should I expect to wait between placing my order and actual installation?

Depending on the product you have ordered, we usually begin installation within 4 weeks. Your consultant will give a clearer idea of how long you might expect to wait for your Home Improvement purchases to be installed.

 


Windows FAQs

How much does double glazing cost?

The cost of double glazing will vary greatly depending on the material of the windows you choose and the size of the windows you require.

Buying windows that are standard sizes from a DIY store may be cheaper than those that are made-to-measure, but they will not be as energy efficient which means they won’t save you as much money on your energy bills. Plus you have the cost of employing a builder to fit your windows, and they won’t be as skilled at installing them so the windows won’t be as secure. 

Bespoke windows will fill the space left from your old window perfectly, with no need for additional fillers and packing materials that allow precious heat to escape.

All of Everest’s products are made to your home’s precise measurements for thermal efficiency and include market-leading guarantees. And all Everest prices also include installation, unlike some companies.


What does double glazing do?

Adding double glazing to your home is just like putting on an extra jumper in the winter; keeping you warm by trapping warm air in the gap between the layers. 

As energy prices rise, double glazing is a great way of keeping the heat you’ve paid for within your home. There’s a simple scale to tell how energy efficient windows are, showing A-G ratings – those with A-ratings are the ones to look out for. 

Double glazing can also help to reduce noises from nearby roads or flight paths. 

If you’re interested to read a more technical explanation of how double glazing works, read 'how does double glazing prevent heat loss?' here.


How does double glazing work? How does double glazing prevent heat loss?

There are many components that make up a double glazed window, including the glass itself, the distance between the panes and the gas that’s inserted between them. 

Glass

Our standard glass panes are 4mm thick, unless you specify our safety glass (6.4mm) or Silent glass (10mm). We add a low-e coating to all of our inner panes which reflect heat back into your home and prevent it from escaping.

Gap between the panes

Everest specify an optimum gap of 20mm between the two panes of a sealed unit. We fill the gap with argon gas, which minimises the heat lost through heat transfer. The natural place for warm air to escape would where the panes join together. Everest’s double glazed windows are fitted with ‘warm edge spacer bars’ which are made from a less-conductive material than conventional aluminium spacer bars. 


What is secondary glazing?

In instances where you don’t want to replace your windows or perhaps you’re not able to due to conservation regulations, secondary glazing is a great way to ensure you’re saving as much energy as possible and preventing any unwanted noises from outside. 

By installing an additional single pane of glass on the inside of your existing window, you effectively make a double glazed unit. Because all of our products are made-to-measure, they fit perfectly into the window frame and cut out any draughts you experienced from your old windows.


What is a low-e coating? What is low-e glass?

All Everest windows and doors come with low-e glass as standard. It’s a near invisible soft coating that’s applied to the inner pane of glass within the sealed unit. It allows heat from the outside to pass through into your home, but prevents heat from escaping to the outside.


What is condensation?

Condensation forms naturally when humid air collects on a cold surface and forms water droplets. 

If you have condensation forming on the inner pane of your windows (not inside the sealed unit) you need to improve the circulation of air to reduce it. By fitting a vent or removing close-fitting curtains you will encourage the air to flow away from your window before it has time to condense. 

Condensation between the panes of a double glazed unit is a different matter, as it’s a sign that the seal has become damaged and is no longer working properly. As a result, the argon gas that minimises heat loss will have escaped meaning your window is no longer performing as efficiently as it should and will need replacing. 


How long does double glazing last? 

As with most items, the longevity of a product can depend entirely on how well you look after it. When you purchase Everest double glazing, you’ll be provided with a maintenance pack that will tell you exactly how to care for your new products. 

We offer industry-leading guarantees, including many that last a lifetime, on all of our products and we offer a 10 year guarantee as standard on every product we install. 

All of our products are made from quality materials that are selected for their suitability – we test them to our own exacting standards as well as having them tested by the British Standards Institute.


How to install double glazing

Due to the complexity of installing a double glazed window, we recommend that a professional installer is used to fit your windows. 

A well-fitted window has many security benefits; we use strong reinforcing screws to firmly fit our windows into the brickwork. 

Our fully trained installers also make sure that each window fits perfectly – leaving your home free from draughts and sufficiently insulated against the cold and noise.


How to clean uPVC and aluminium frames

When exposed to wind, pollution, rain and other elements, windows and doors will naturally become dirty. Dirt shouldn’t damage Everest products, however you may wish to clean them based on the following guidelines to keep them looking at their best.

General Cleaning

  • For general cleaning use a soft cloth, and water with soap or washing-up liquid
  • To remove grease marks, use washing-up liquid with little or no water then rinse with clean water
  • Do not use glass cleaner on frames
  • Do not use kitchen / bathroom cleaners

Tough Stains

  • For long-neglected uPVC, use a uPVC cream cleaner
  • For long-neglected aluminium, use washing-up liquid with little or no water, scrub with a stiff fibre brush and then rinse with clean water

Products not to use

We recommend avoiding the use of the following as they are likely to cause corrosion or damage to the Everest product:

  • Any other cleaning agent
  • Caustic or ammonia-based cleaning agents
  • Scouring powder or other abrasive cleaners
  • Steel wool or scouring pads

How much does a double glazed door cost?

The cost of a double glazed door will vary greatly depending on the material and design options you choose. Customised and patterned glass will understandably cost more than plain glass, as will a set of double doors in comparison to a single door. 

Buying a door from a DIY store may be cheaper than one that’s made-to-measure, but it will not be as energy efficient. Bespoke doors will fill the space left from your old door perfectly, with no need for additional fillers and packing materials that allow precious heat to escape.

All of Everest’s products are made to your home’s precise measurements for thermal efficiency and include the costs of installation and market-leading guarantees.

 


Doors FAQs


Does Everest use Pilkington-K?

We can offer Pilkington K glass if required. Our standard sealed units do not include K glass as the technology has moved on from this, and the new soft coat low e glass is now more efficient and does not have the slightly brown tint that K glass has.


What is the airgap between the panes of glass?

Generally our windows have an air gap of 20mm, though this may vary depending on the type of window and the type of sealed unit specified.


What is the thickness of the glass?

The thickness of the glass we use depends on what the customer chooses. Generally, most glass is 4mm, laminated glass is 6.4mm and Everest Silent glass is 10mm.


Are they FSC certified? What is FSC?

Softwood is FSC certified. Hardwood comes from carefully managed resources. Hardwood can be FSC certified if required, though a surcharge applies.


What wood are Everest timber products made from? 

We use different types of wood for different products. All wood is chosen for its qualities and suitability for the specified use. Timber availability and price fluctuates and we may change the types of wood used in order to offer the best possible value for money Most softwood is European Redwood. Hardwoods include Sapele, Meranti, Idigbo and Cedar.


What is the width of the timber?

This varies depending on the type of wood used and the product in question. Our advisors will be happy to provide more information about this at your free consultation.


What are the colour options (coloured and stained) for Everest timber products? 

Timber products come in white, cream or grey paint and teak, mahogany, oak or walnut stain.Our hardwood doors are also available in red, blue and green paint finishes.


Are Everest products fireproof?

We do offer a fire door which is tested to the relevant fire regulations for installing in flats and apartments.


What types of wooden doors are available?

At Everest we offer top quality wooden doors in a variety of styles and colours, individually designed to suit your needs. Our traditional entrance doors are made from Utile hardwood. You can choose from teak, oak, mahogany and dark mahogany wood-stain finishes, plus painted finish in white, cream, red, green, blue or grey. 

You can further personalise your wooden door by choosing from a range of colours for the handles, letterboxes and hinges, plus optional features such as spy holes and security chains for additional peace of mind. Other security features include a multi-point locking system, ,and triple hinges.  

All of our wooden doors offer high levels of comfort and heat-retention, thanks to the weather resistant seals and double glazed sealed units we install. By minimising heat loss, these doors could even cut down your energy bills by reducing your reliance on central heating. 

We also protect your investment in our products with comprehensive long-term guarantees, including a 5 year guarantee on the paint or stained finish, a 10 year guarantee on the materials and workmanship of the door and a 30 year guarantee against wood rot and fungus. All of these guarantees are transferrable to the new owner of your property should you ever decide to move. 

To find out more about our wooden doors, or to book a free, no-obligation appointment for an at-home consultation with one of our design experts, call us on 0800 140 4947 or fill in our appointment form.


Do Everest sell oak doors?

Oak is actually not the best hardwood to use for windows and doors as it has a tendency to twist and split over time. Everest do offer a hardwood timber option in our traditional Entrance doors, back doors and French doors, using either Utile or Sapele hardwoods, both of which are ideal for this purpose. All of our wooden doors come from top-quality, specially selected renewable resources and are guaranteed against wood rot and fungi for thirty years. You can choose from teak, oak, or mahogany stains, or painted finish in white cream, red, green, blue or grey. 

You can discuss our wooden door options in more detail with our design experts during your free, no obligation initial consultation.


Do Everest sell sliding doors? 

Yes. Our uPVC or aluminium patio doors feature sliding glass panels, perfect for providing easy access to your garden or balcony. 

We offer sliding doors in a range of styles, including a choice of six different wood-grain finishes. You can also have a different frame colour for the inside and outside of the door if you wish. A selection of handle finishes help to complete the personally tailored look.

We recently added BiFold doors to our product range. This über-modern design can open up an entire wall to the garden, an eye-catching extra feature that offers incredible versatility. Our flush line pop out handles allows you to stack the panels back tightly, taking up minimum space and offering impressive security. They can all slide to the same side, or can be split so some open one way and some the other. 

All our sliding doors are perfectly made to measure and come with extensive guarantees, including a ten year guarantee on all materials and workmanship and 25 years on the aluminium and the colour finish. You can discuss how our sliding doors could work in your home with one of our design experts when you make a free, no-obligation appointment for an at-home consultation.


Do Everest sell internal doors? 

At this time Everest do not sell internal doors. We do however sell a range of external doors suitable for the front and rear of your property. Take a look at our range of traditional entrance doors, French doors, patio doors, bi-fold doors and cottage doors, and contact us for more information.


Are Everest doors wide enough for a wheelchair to go through?

At Everest of our doors are made to measure. The width of your door is dependent on the width of the opening we’re fitting it to. If you have a property with a wider space for the door frame, we can manufacture a door to the appropriate dimensions for easy wheelchair accessibility. However, we cannot alter the width of the existing opening.

We can also offer a low threshold option under certain circumstances, to provide easier access of wheelchair users. You can discuss our accessibility options with our consultant during your free, no obligation appointment.


Can Everest fit a catflap into my new door?

At Everest we don’t provide cat flaps ourselves. However, if our customers can provide a cat flap we will be happy to install it during the process of fitting the door. Our specialist consultants will be happy to discuss any special requirements of this nature during your initial consultation. Make an appointment today for a free, no obligation home visit.


Can I repaint my Everest timber doors? 

You can repaint your timber doors, but it is advisable to follow our care and maintenance guidelines, which specify the type of paint or stain that you should use. Use of a different type of paint or stain could invalidate your guarantee. Our customer advisors will be happy to provide further information on our care and maintenance guidelines. Call our free advice line on 0800 140 4947 to speak to a customer advisor today.

 


Conservatories FAQs

Does Everest use Pilkington-K glass? 

Pilkington K is a low emissivity hard-coated glass which was often used in double glazed windows. At Everest we can offer Pilkington K glass if required.

However, glass technology has now moved on beyond the Pilkington K glass and for that reason our standard sealed units use a soft-coated, low-emissivity glass which is more energy efficient to meet current building regulation standards, and does not have the slightly brown tint that characterises Pilkington K glass.

For more information about the glass types we use, or ask one of our specialists to talk you through your options when you make a free, no-obligation appointment for a home visit.


What are the colour options for Everest conservatories and Orangeries? 

At Everest we try to offer as much choice as possible to help you to achieve the perfect look for your home.

Everest PVCu conservatories are available in gloss white or in a mahogany, golden oak, rosewood , white, cream or black woodgrain effect.

Everest timber Conservatories are treated with either three coats of micro-porous paint or two coats of natural stain which allows the timber to breath and provides a fully finished product. Our fully automated finishing plant provides a high build uniform paint finish in a choice of 25 standard colours (See Materials and Colours page for full details) and five standard natural wood finishes (Mahogany, Teak, Walnut, Light Oak and Antique Oak). This service provides the equivalent of over ten coats of paint applied by a painter using a brush. And other RAL option is available at an additional surcharge.

Aluminium range

Aluminium conservatories and glass extensions are available six colours (White, Black, Mocha Brown, Dove Grey, Magnolia and Charcoal)

If you make an appointment to have one of our specialists visit you at home, they’ll be able to talk you through our colour options and which materials might be best suited to the overall style of your house. You can also go to our materials and colours page for more information.


What wood is used in Everest timber Conservatories or Orangeries?

At Everest we use different types of wood for different products. All wood is chosen for its qualities and suitability for the specified use. Timber availability and price fluctuates and we may change the types of wood used in order to offer the best possible value for money.

Everest Conservatories are manufactured solely from hardwoods which include PEFC certified Idigbo and FSC & PEFC certified Laminated Red Cedar. All the hardwood used conforms to BS1186 class 1 and is naturally resistant to wood rot and fungal attack. The natural oils present in the timber also make it resistant to moisture penetration.

Our specialists will be able to talk you through your various timber options and their benefits when you make an appointment for a free, no-obligation home visit.


Does Everest use FSC or PEFC certified timber? 

Our hardwood timber comes from carefully managed sources and is fully PEFC certified. The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is the world’s largest forest certification organisation. PEFC is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is also a well known international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC UK is a registered charity and is supported by NGOs including WWF, Greenpeace and the Woodland Trust.

Timber used in Everest Conservatories includes some FSC Laminated Red Cedar.


What is Everest ULTIMATE glass?

Everest Ultimate roof glass uses state-of-the-art glass technology to combine the best possible glazing options into one revolutionary sealed unit. The Self-Cleaning element of the glass uses natural weather conditions to break down and wash away dirt whilst the solar control component reduces heat build up, glare and UV degradation to furniture and fittings. The final element of Everest’s ultimate glass boasts superior insulation properties, keeping heat loss to a minimum over the winter months, but also helping to prevent your conservatory from overheating during the summer.

Everest ULTIMATE roof glass can be specified in either a neutral, aqua or blue tint. For more information see our state-of-the-art-glass page.

And right now we’re offering a free upgrade to our Neutral Ultimate Glass when you invest in an Everest conservatory. Why not discuss all our current offers with one of our specialists at your free, no-obligation appointment today?


What is an Orangery?

Historically, as the name suggests, an Orangery was a place for the cultivation of oranges, lemons and other exotic plants. They were very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries becoming a mixture of a greenhouse and a elegant glass living room. An Everest Orangery offers period features such as pilasters and decorative fascias combined with the latest glass technology to create a living space that is both practical and beautiful. Everest Orangeries are all bespoke and designed individually to create a perfect extension to your home. Everest Orangeries are available in hardwood or uPVC.


How long will it take to complete my Conservatory?

It is not possible to give exact timescales because every Everest Conservatory, Orangery or Glass Extension is bespoke and made to order to suit your home. Timing will depend on the design you choose. If your design requires Planning permission this can take up to 8 weeks and if Building Regulations are required this could be another 4 weeks. These timing do vary in Scotland. However there is no need to worry because we take care of all these issues and keep you informed of their progress.


Do you install conservatories on commercial premises?

Everest only install conservatories on domestic properties.


What is a Modern Glass Extension?

With the growing interest in design, modern glass extensions are becoming the ultimate in glass design for the modern home. With aluminium bi-folding doors they create light and space, opening up your home so that gardens and terraces become an integral part of your living space. Verandah roofs are also available extending the room still further into the garden creating even more light and space.


Do you offer any finance to assist the payment of the Conservatory? 

Investing in a top-quality double glazed Conservatory needn’t mean breaking the bank when you shop with Everest. Our Everest Home Account offers easy, flexible funding enabling you to enhance your home with our exceptional products whenever you need them.

In addition, when you pay for your Conservatory via an Everest Home Account, we offer a 10% discount on your purchase.

See our finance page for more information on the Everest Home Account or ask one of our home improvement specialists about the Everest Home Account? Call 0800 140 4947 to make a free, no obligation appointment now.


How secure will my conservatory be? 

Investing in a top-quality double glazed Conservatory needn’t mean breaking the bank when you shop with Everest. Our Everest Home Account offers easy, flexible funding enabling you to enhance your home with our exceptional products whenever you need them.

In addition, when you pay for your Conservatory via an Everest Home Account, we offer a 10% discount on your purchase.

See our finance page for more information on the Everest Home Account or ask one of our home improvement specialists about the Everest Home Account? Call 0800 140 4947 to make a free, no obligation appointment now.


What guarantees do you offer? 

A new conservatory is a significant investment for any home, and that’s why Everest conservatories are built to last and come with a set of long-term guarantees to ensure that you keep getting the best from your purchase for years to come. The products that go into making your conservatory have been tested and conform to British Standards and the conservatory roof system is BBA accredited - a testament to the quality of the Everest conservatory.

To ensure your conservatory won't move or sink over time, we'll conduct a comprehensive site survey to determine the best base for your property. Based on the survey, our team will build either a structural traditional foundation to at least a depth of 1.0m, or where ground conditions dictate we'll engineer specialised piled foundations. All base and building works undertaken by Everest are constructed within Building Regulation guidelines and are fully insulated, damp-proofed and reinforced, so you can rest assured that every measure has been taken to prevent movement and provide you with a room for all seasons.

From the date of installation, a 10 year guarantee is offered on all conservatories and bases built by Everest. These guarantees protect you in the case of a fault due to defective materials or construction. You can even opt to extend your guarantee by a further 5 years to give you peace of mind and a comprehensive, industry leading 15 year guarantee. Also, the sealed units in our wall frames come with a lifetime guarantee.

See our guarantees section for more information.


Can I use my conservatory all year round?

Whether you install a PVCu, Aluminium or Timber Conservatory in any of our bespoke traditional or contemporary designs, Everest always utilises the highest quality materials, including thick insulation and state-of-the-art advance glass technology, to ensure that your conservatory remains warm, quiet and secure whatever the weather – a true glass extension.

With Everest, you can choose where your conservatory is positioned - North, South, East, West - without the worry that it will be too hot or too cold. Your Everest designer will take the position and location of your proposed conservatory into consideration when advising on glass, ventilation and heating options.

We’re currently offering a free upgrade to our Ultimate Neutral Glass if you purchase a conservatory this month. This state-of-the-art glass technology combines the best possible roof glazing options into one revolutionary unit, further reducing overheating in the summer while remaining thermally efficient during the winter months.

See our conservatories section for more information, or book a free, no-obligation appointment with one of our specialists, who will be happy to talk through the benefits of our conservatories in greater detail.


How safe will my conservatory be?

The safety of our products is naturally a paramount concern at Everest. We use the highest specification toughened glass in our conservatories which conforms to both British Standard BS6206 Class A and BS5713. This looks like ordinary glass but receives a special heat treatment process to toughen it. The result is not only a much stronger glass but in the unlikely event that the glass is broken, it will shatter into small, harmless fragments rather than into sharp and dangerous pieces.

For more information on our toughened safety glass, take a look at our glass options page.


Are there any restrictions for my proposed Conservatory design? 

At Everest all of our conservatories are made to measure. We’ll make every effort to facilitate the requirements of our customers, and we can usually handle any size of conservatory requested from small porches to large grand designs. Restrictions on size and design will usually depend on your chosen style of conservatory and the size of your property, plus any issues with planning permission and building control, which Everest will always attempt to take care of for you.

Our advisors will be able to discuss all of this with you in more detail during your free consultation.


How much will my conservatory cost? 

All Everest conservatories are tailored to your unique requirements. We work extensively with all of our customers to find out what your requirements are, and then we shape your conservatory design around them. This commitment to providing individually tailored quality is central to the Everest business ethos.

Because of this versatility of design, we work out costs according to your exact requirements rather than giving standard prices. To discuss your vision for your new conservatory and to get a quote, simply make a free, no-obligation appointment to meet with one of our home improvement specialists.


Are you members of the GGF, Conservatory Association or FENSA? 

Everest are one of the founding members of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF). GGF members are required to protect consumers deposits, to raise standards in the industry for both product and installation processes and offer independent arbitration through the GGF should the need arise.

Everest are also founding members of the Conservatory Association whose members are obliged to use only products that comply with the relevant British Standards Institution and Conservatory specifications. All members also comply with the GGF publication "A Guide to Good Practice in the Specification and Installation of conservatories within the United Kingdom".

In addition Everest are members of FENSA . FENSA stands for Fenestration Self Assessment Scheme and is the leading body providing homeowner protection in the double glazing industry. FENSA ensures that installations comply with the Building Regulations for England and Wales and, although most conservatories are exempt from Building Regulations, you can be ensured that the quality of the installation will meet Building Control and FENSA requirements.


Do we need planning permission?

Some conservatories will require planning permission from your local council. This depends upon several factors including the size of the conservatory, the classification of your property type and how the conservatory will be integrated into the house. Everest will take care of any planning requirements for you, contacting your local authority, preparing and submitting plans, and managing the application through to a determination, whilst always keeping you well informed of the progress at every stage.

Everest submits each planning application, where feasible, through the governments Planning Portal Website to reduce lead time AND provide a better service for each application. Everest are one of the first companies to sign up to Planning Portal’s Carbon Pledge to confirm their commitment to maximise CO² savings by submitting all planning applications online.

For more information, visit the planning permission section of our website


What is the difference between Planning and Building Regulations?

Planning Permission and Building Regulations are often confused. Both are the responsibility of the Local Authority. Planning Permission deals with the aesthetic effect of a new extension on the surrounding homes and neighbourhood, whilst Building Regulations defines how the conservatory must be constructed in regards to structural stability and thermal efficiency.

Most Conservatories are currently exempt from Building Regulations but Everest will assist in determining what applications are required and will deal with any planning and building requirements for you, whilst always keeping you well informed at every stage.

As every Everest conservatory is constructed within Building Regulation guidelines you can be rest assured that even if a Building Control application is not required your conservatory is built to last.