Helpful consumer resources
You may find the following websites offer information useful to the process of planning your conservatory purchase:
http://www.labc.org.uk – Local Authority Building Control website. The council links page will give you information about who to contact within your council about Building Regulations, Planning Permission, etc. Local Authority Building Control has the experience and technical skill to ease you through the building process. Local authorities have a national level of service guide based on extensive research and discussion with owners, professionals and builders.
http://www.nhbc.co.uk – National House Building Council. Independent regulatory body for the UK house-building industry. NHBC is the standard setting body and leading warranty and insurance provider for new and newly converted homes in the UK. It can give you advice on building, buying, and selling new homes. Includes a directory of builders that are registered with the NHBC.
http://www.riba.org – Website for the Royal Institute of British Architects. Click on Members Directory to find the right architect for your home improvement project.
http://www.rics.org – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. “This is the information site for property professionals and users of their services. RICS is the worldwide property organisation, with over 110,000 members globally, dedicated to promoting excellence and safeguarding public interest in all property related matters.” Click on the Find a Surveyor link to find a member or the RICS in your area.
http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk – The Gas Safe Register is the National Watchdog for Gas Safety in the United Kingdom. Search their site to find registered installer near you.
http://www.fmb.org.uk – Federation of Master Builders. Members of the FMB can offer a contract on the work and warranty providing an extra level of reassurance.
http://www.bpf.co.uk – The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is the leading trade association of the UK Plastics Industry representing 80% of Industry turnover.