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DIY Conservatory planning, positioning & other issues

DIY Conservatory planning, positioning & other issues
Category: DIY Conservatories
Posted: 02/11/2011 10:30
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Considering the aesthetic appeal, quality and impressive levels of versatility offered by a DIY conservatory, youíll probably be keen to create your new, prized investment! But, before you dive head first into the decision making process, it is always worth spending a few moments planning your new investment and thinking about any issues that might affect its construction and eventual use.


DIY Conservatories, Itís all in the planning

Considering the aesthetic appeal, quality and impressive levels of versatility offered by a DIY conservatory, youíll probably be keen to create your new, prized investment! But, before you dive head first into the decision making process, it is always worth spending a few moments planning your new investment and thinking about any issues that might affect its construction and eventual use.

DIY Conservatory Positioning

The position - or aspect - of your DIY conservatory should always influence your final choice of design, layout and furnishings. Conservatories facing south receive more direct sunlight and as such you might want to consider additional ventilation, blinds and even the use of a performance glass such as Celsius.

With north facing conservatories, these issues are less pressing. However, the use of glass as a glazing option to prevent heat loss and overheating is increasing in popularity whatever the location of a conservatory.

East facing conservatories catch the early morning sun and make ideal morning or breakfast rooms, whereas west facing rooms catch the evening sunset and are a perfect place to relax after a long day.

DIY Conservatory Size and shape

When it comes to conservatories, bigger isnít always better. What really counts is that you opt for a size and shape that will complement your home and garden Ė not overpower them. Also donít be content with a mental picture of your conservatory as plans and measurements on paper can be deceptive.

Get a feel for the conservatory area, go outside and mark out the planned boundaries, then walk around within them to get an accurate impression of your conservatoryís dimensions. Remember that the walls will take up space so your conservatoryís interior will be smaller than the area marked.

DIY Conservatories Planning & building regulations

Planning & building regulation requirements can vary across the UK. For more information please visit www.planningportal.gov.uk In all cases, if you have any doubts at all, check with your local authority.

Bringing your DIY Conservatory vision to life

Youíve considered your options, weighed up the benefits and finally decided upon the design and layout of your beautiful new DIY conservatory. So what happens next? Just how does your dream become a welcome reality? Itís a simple 6 step process.

DIY Conservatories Step 1

Order your new conservatory and or conservatory steel base system from our state of the art website www.diy2go.com

DIY Conservatories Step 2

Prepare the site for the conservatory steel base system or if using concrete foundations, prepare the site, dig the foundations, install necessary drainage and lay a concrete foundation.

DIY Conservatories Step 3

With the foundations laid and the wall constructed to finished floor level, now prepare the floor slab and construct the dwarf wall if required. This step is much simpler if using our steel conservatory base system.

DIY Conservatories Step 4

With the base in position and the dwarf walls completed, the frames making up the conservatory sides are put in place.

DIY Conservatories Step 5

Following straight on, the roof is installed. Next glaze the roof & fit the sealed glass units to the side frames.

DIY Conservatories Step 6

From here, all you have to do is furnish your new conservatory and itís ready for you to enjoy for many years to come!


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