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DIY Conservatory top tips

DIY Conservatory top tips
Category: DIY Conservatories
Posted: 02/11/2011 10:47
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There’s no disguising the fact that choosing a DIY conservatory can be a difficult and daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be that way. DIY2Go are here to help you get it right. We’ve compiled the following top tips from interior designers, architects and well-known gardening experts.


There’s no disguising the fact that choosing a DIY conservatory can be a difficult and daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be that way. DIY2Go are here to help you get it right. We’ve compiled the following top tips from interior designers, architects and well-known gardening experts.

Conservatory tip 1: think about its use

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.

Conservatory tip 2: choose your 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.

Conservatory tip 3: think about the position

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.

Conservatory tip 4: bigger 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.

Conservatory tip 5: 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.

Conservatory tip 6: ventilation, ventilation, 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.


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