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FAQs


General FAQs

Do Everest help with home finance?

Yes, we have the very flexible Everest Home Solutions - 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 this in detail should you book a free appointment.


Can I pay the whole cost of my home improvements at once rather than using Everest Home Solutions to spread payments?

Yes, of course! And there is no penalty for doing so. Everest Home Solutions was simply created to offer customers flexible finance if needed.


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. All of our products are custom made and individually tailored to suit your home, taste, budget and requirements. Therefore, as no two products are the same, we offer a free no-obligation appointment service with expert local consultants.


What does our guarantee cover, and for how long?

We offer a range of long-term, industry leading guarantees covering all of our products. The exact details of the guarantee depend on the product so take a look at the individual product pages for more information.


Are there any benefits for recommending Everest to a friend? 

For anyone you recommend that purchases an Everest product, you will receive 2.5% of the order value excluding VAT. Plus, we’ll give your friend 10% off their order value too at the time they place their order. You can read more at our recommend a friend section.


How much of a 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, and £750 is the minimum for most other products.


Do Everest offer interest free credit or a buy now, pay later option?

We do not offer Buy Now Pay Later. However, for a limited time only, we are delighted to offer interest free credit as part of our Home Solutions Finance. See our Everest Home Solutions section for more information.


Why do both partners need to attened a quotation?

Choosing your home improvement products is often a detailed and very important decision, so it is one that both partners are usually involved in. There are many elements to the decisions that need to be made, including: appearance, colour, style, technical specifications and, of course, price. In order to make sure we provide you with an accurate price, we need you to make accurate, agreeable decisions and we therefore need both partners present. If we attend an appointment without both partners there, we may not be able to give an accurate quote and would then need to return at another time. This adds to our costs and means that we will not be able to offer you such a competitive price upon a second visit.


Do you repair products from other companies?

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.


Can I purchase Everest products on a supply only basis?

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?

We prioritise quality above all else. We are one of the most highly accredited companies in the UK home improvement market and for very 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. For more information on the locks we use, see the individual product pages or speak to an advisor.


How long will my home consultation last?

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


What is the timeframe between placing my order and the actual installation?

Depending on the product you have ordered, we usually begin installation within four weeks. After speaking to you, 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, meaning they won’t save you as much money on your energy bills. Plus, you will have the cost of employing a builder to fit your windows and the chances are they won’t be as skilled at installing them, so your 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 for your home’s precise measurements for thermal efficiency and include market-leading guarantees. Also, all Everest prices include installation, which isn’t the same for other companies.


What does double glazing actually do?

Adding double glazing to your home is just like putting on an extra jumper in the winter - it keeps 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 in reading a more technical explanation about how double glazing works, read 'how does double glazing prevent heat loss?' below.

 


How does double glazing work, and how does it prevent heat loss?

There are many components that make up a double glazed window, such as 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 then fill the gap with argon gas, which minimises the heat lost through heat transfer. The natural place for warm air to escape would be 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 entering your home 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, we ensure they fit perfectly into any window frame and cut out any draughts you experienced from your old windows.


What is a low-e coating and 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 be and will need replacing. 


What is an A+ Energy Rating?

As time has gone on, people have become more environmentally friendly and it therefore became an EU directive to establish an energy consumption labelling scheme for products. All relevant products must now have an EU Energy Label clearly displayed when offered for sale or rent. The energy efficiency of the appliance is rated in terms of a set of energy efficiency classes from A to G on the label, A being the most energy efficient – so this is effectively a seal of approval.


What are the benefits of a multi-point, bi-directional locking system?

Windows with uni-directional locking mechanisms allow for the easy removal of the window from its surrounding wall as the structure all moves in the same direction. This makes it much easier for people to break into them. Everest locks are bi-directional, meaning they move in opposite directions - one hook-shaped lock goes up, the other goes down - making it far more difficult to remove. With this type of device in every window, you can feel much more secure. 


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 product/s. 

We offer industry-leading guarantees, including many that last a lifetime, on all of our products and we offer a ten 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 do you install double glazing?

Due to the complexity of installing a double glazed window, we recommend that a professional installer is used to fit them. A well-fitted window has many security benefits and 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 do you 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 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

Is double glazing better than triple glazing?

We are pleased to be able to offer triple glazing to our customers and it is a very popular product. Triple glazing offers another step-up for our windows and doors in terms of keeping the heat in and the noise out.

 

Doors FAQs


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 fit your home’s precise measurements for thermal efficiency and include the costs of installation as well as market-leading guarantees.

 


Does Everest use Pilkington-K?

If required, we can offer Pilkington-K glass. 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. Plus, it doesn’t 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 Everest Doors FSC certified? What is FSC?

FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council and they award certificates for the responsible use of high quality wood. Our softwood is FSC certified and our hardwood comes from carefully managed resources. Our hardwood can be FSC certified if required, though a surcharge will apply.


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 relating to its specified use. The price and availability of timber 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 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 also have bi-fold doors in our product range. This über-modern design can open up an entire wall to the garden, offering an eye-catching extra feature and giving you incredible versatility. Our flush line pop out handles allow you to stack the panels back tightly, taking up minimum space whilst providing impressive security. They can all slide to the same side, or can be split so some can open one way and others can open the other way around. 

All of  our sliding doors are perfectly made-to-measure and come with extensive guarantees, including a ten year guarantee on all materials and workmanship and twenty-five 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? 

We do not currently sell internal doors, but we do  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, under certain circumstances, offer a low threshold option to provide easier access for wheelchair users. You can discuss our accessibility options with our expert consultant during your free no obligation appointment.


Can Everest fit a catflap in my new door?

We don’t provide cat flaps ourselves, but if our customers can provide a cat flap we are very 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.


Am I able to 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

Do 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, as glass technology has now evolved, our standard sealed units use a soft-coated, low-emissivity glass, which is more energy efficient to meet current building regulation standards. Another positive is that low-e glass does not have the slightly brown tint that characterises Pilkington-K.

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 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 an 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. 


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.

As such, Everest uPVC 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 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 conservatories and glass extensions are available six colours (White, Black, Mocha Brown, Dove Grey, Magnolia and Charcoal)

If you would like to make an appointment with one of our specialists, they will come to see you at home and talk you through our colour options as well as which materials might be best suited to the overall style of your house.


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 are always happy to talk through your various timber options as well as the benefits they provide when you book a free no-obligation appointment.

 


Do 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 and you can find out more information on our conservatories page. So why not discuss all our current offers with one of our specialists at your free, no-obligation appointment today?

 


How long will it take to complete my conservatory?

It is not possible to give exact timescales because every Everest Conservatory, Orangery, Glass Extension and Tile Roof Extension is bespoke and made to order so it specifically suits your home. Therefore, the time that the installation takes will depend on the design you choose. If your design requires planning permission, this can take up to eight weeks and if building regulations are required, this could be an additional four weeks, although these timings do vary in Scotland. However, there is no need to worry because we take care of all of these issues and keep you informed of their progress.


Do you install conservatories on commercial premises?

At Everest, we 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 extra 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 for an absolutely stunning focal point within the home.


Do you offer any financial assistance towards the payment of a Conservatory? 

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

In addition, we now offering  5 years interest free credit  with conservatory purchases. 

For more information, simply ask one of our home improvement specialists about Everest Home Solutions by booking a FREE no obligation appointment today.


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 Ultimate roofe 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? 

All Everest conservatories are made-to-measure and we make every effort to facilitate the requirements of our customers. We can usually handle requests for conservatories of any size, 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 expert advisors are always happy to discuss this in further detail during your free no-obligation 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 their requirements are and then shape the design of the conservatory around them. This commitment to providing individually tailored quality is central to the Everest business ethos.

Because of the versatility needed for optimum designs, we work out costs according to your exact requirements rather than giving standard prices. To discuss your vision with a local Everest specialist, and to get a quote, simply book a free, no-obligation appointment today!


Is Everest a members of the GGF, Conservatory Association or FENSA? 

Everest is 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.


Will I 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. We were one of the first companies to sign up to Planning Portal’s Carbon Pledge to confirm our commitment to maximise CO² savings by submitting all planning applications online.


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, but whereas planning permission deals with the aesthetic effect of a new extension on the surrounding homes and neighbourhood, building regulations define 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 will be built to last.