Building A Conservatory
When it comes to building a conservatory there are a number of different options available, including self-build conservatories, hardwood and timber conservatories, bespoke conservatories, Victorian conservatories, and UPVC conservatories. Whether you decide to have a go at a DIY conservatory, want to hire a professional conservatory company to fit your new conservatory or are looking for a cheap conservatory, there are points to consider before you begin building a conservatory, and here we advise you on the main points:
- Before choosing a conservatory company, make sure you get at least three quotes from different conservatory suppliers, and ask to see some of their previous work or speak to a couple of their clients.
- Self-build or DIY conservatories are fairly easy to construct as all of them come complete with plans and instructions. Some self-build conservatory manufacturers even offer back-up from skilled technicians who you can talk to directly by telephone if you encounter any problems with building your conservatory.
- When planning a conservatory, whether it's a DIY conservatory or a bespoke conservatory constructed by a conservatory company, make it as big as your budget or floor size will allow but remember you cannot start building the conservatory until you have got planning permission from your local council.
- Make sure you do your research before attempting a DIY conservatory, so you understand clearly what building a conservatory involves and have the right tools for the job. It is also worth doing your homework before you recruit a conservatory company to build your new conservatory, so you have a good idea of the conservatory design and material you want to use.
- You should be aware that many conservatory manufacturers quote ‘inside cill’ sizes, which is the equivalent to the inside of the outside skin of bricks in a cavity wall. This is neither the indoor floor size nor the outside wall size, so be sure to check how big that will actually make your conservatory.
- If you are planning on constructing a DIY conservatory, make sure that you ask for help from friends or family members who also have some DIY experience. Building the conservatory on your own will probably prove very difficult indeed and this is why some people opt to use a conservatory company to fit their conservatory.
- Finally, don't forget to budget for conservatory heating, conservatory furniture, conservatory plants, and conservatory blinds when making plans for your new conservatory.