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DIY Conservatory Top Tips

DIY Conservatory Top Tips
Category: Conservatories
Posted: 22/01/2018 09:56
Synopsis: One of our most popular blog posts was written in 2011 and discussed some top tips when choosing a DIY Conservatory. As it was written a few years ago now, we thought we would refresh for 2018.

One of our most popular blog posts was written in 2011 and discussed some top tips when choosing a DIY Conservatory. As it was written a few years ago now, we thought we would refresh for 2018. Let DIY2Go give you a few top tips to help you along the way with your new project. But do not forget that we are here to help, so please feel free to use our email ticket system, web-chat or telephone and we would love to discuss your project and offer as much or as little advise that's required. We do not employ salesmen so all advise is without pressure. We’ve put together the following top tips from interior designers, architects and well-known gardening experts.

Top tip number one - always consider its purpose...

How do you envisage using your new conservatory? As a playroom? A dining area? An office? Whatever your answer, your conservatory’s day-to-day use should help you determine how large it needs to be as well as which layout will work best.

Top tip number two - chose the raw materials wisely.

Using PVC-U to create your conservatory will enable you to benefit from years of hassle free maintenance and is a more cost effective alternative to timber built conservatories.

Top tip number three, consider the aspect of your conservatory

Bear in mind the aspect of your conservatory. Conservatories that face south receive the most sun and as such, the need for adequate ventilation and blinds is crucial. You might also want to think about using Celsius performance glass in the roof.

Top tip number four - larger isn't always better

Once you’ve decided on the design and size of your new conservatory, check to ensure it will complement your home and doesn’t take up your entire garden. Treat it as a fluid extension to your home rather than just an add-on.

Top tip number five -consider your glazing options

Think about the type of glazing you’d like to use. Normal glass and polycarbonate will allow solar heat to penetrate into your conservatory, raising the inside temperature on hot summer days. To avoid this, whilst reducing heat loss in winter, opt for Celsius performance glass. A recent introduction is the solid roof conservatory which allows you to fully integrate your new conservatory into your existing house.

top tip number six - Don't forget ventilation

Ensure that you have adequate ventilation so that you can enjoy your conservatory even on the warmest of days. The DIY2Go roof vent lets fresh air in whilst keeping the elements out. You could also consider roof fans or an air conditioning unit. Another popular new trend is the introduction of Bi-Fold Doors. Open any home magazine and you will see pictures of open bi-fold doors. We supply both UPVC Bi-Folds and Warmcore Aluminium versions, depending on your budget and the size of the opening you require.