Can Conservatories Have Central Heating?

Whether you’re thinking of building a conservatory or you already have one, you probably want to install central heating in some form to help keep your conservatory warm in colder weather.

There is no reason as to why central heating cannot be installed when building or renovating your conservatory, but there are a few things you need to know with regards to regulations and planning permission.

Installing A Radiator In Your Conservatory

If you want to install a radiator in your conservatory, you do not need planning permission to do so, provided that it is isolated from your central heating.

However, if you plan on installing or extending a radiator which is integrated with your central heating, then you will need to ensure that it meets the appropriate building regulations and heating efficiency regulations. You may also need to obtain planning permission as well.

Can I Integrate My Central Heating To My Conservatory?

If you have someone who can carry out the work in a safe and compliant manner then yes you can. You can integrate your central heating with your conservatory.

If you do plan to integrate your central heating with your conservatory, then you will need to ensure that your conservatory meets all building and planning regulations as well as heat loss regulations. This process can sometimes be time-consuming and costly.

Whilst the process of integrating your central heating may cause some disruption to your household, it is beneficial in the long run.

Heating your conservatory with a radiator connected to the central heating is extremely efficient, especially as most modern radiators have the ability to output huge amounts of heat, ensuring your conservatory stays warmer for longer.

Not to mention there are an endless amount of styles, colours and finishes which allows you to choose a radiator that suits your conservatory as opposed to having an ugly electric heater or blower which has a low heat output and puts you at risk of a fire hazard.

How Else Can I Heat My Conservatory?

If you don’t want to extend your central heating to your conservatory, there are a few other ways in which you can keep your conservatory warm and heated.

Under Floor Heating – Installing underfloor heating is an efficient and modern way of heating your conservatory without using central heating, whilst remaining compliant with the isolated heating regulations.

An Electric Radiator – An electric heater is an ideal and cost effective way to help heat your conservatory whilst complying with the heating isolation regulations. All you have to do is buy one and plug it in and you’re good to go.

Isolated Radiator – You can install an isolated a radiator in your conservatory, however this can be costly and time consuming. It also requires a specialist who knows what they are doing. This will ensure your conservatory complies with any building regulations.