Building Requirements and Sizing

Building in Regulated Areas

Conservatory Building Requirements

Townships, cities, and even developments may have specific construction regulations. It is important to adhere to any municipal ordinances from the start of the project.

We recommend submitting preliminary plans for approval to your local regulatory agency. Solar Innovations, Inc. can even create renderings for this process if necessary.

Specific building codes and regulations are generally required for structures located in historic districts. Solar Innovations, Inc. has the ability to meet these requirements while matching design aesthetics, utilizing thermally enhanced aluminum and insulated glazing.

Sizing Your Conservatory

Conservatory SizingDeciding on the size of conservatory’s you wish to install can be challenging, especially if you are not limited by the size of your property.
Before finalizing your plans, please consider the following tips to determine what size conservatory is appropriate for you.

The first consideration when sizing a structure is identifying it’s desired function. Conservatories are versatile structures, which can serve as family spaces, entertainment areas, dining rooms, home offices, and even greenhouses.

Take into account conservatory’s desired capacity for both people and/or plants. Plants have specific space and location requirements, so furnishings and grow areas must be planned during the preliminary design stage to create the correct orientation.

An interior floor plan, including walkways, windows, and doors, can be created on-site. Stakes and string are used to mark wall dimensions and to create a visual representation of the conservatory’s size and layout. Remember, roughly one foot from each wall will be lost to the foundation and framing. Please note that a comfortable walking path is 36″ wide.