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Conservatories are a great addition to any property giving you additional space and allowing lots of natural sunlight into your home, but if you are thinking of having a new conservatory installed then there are some key points that you need to consider, this article will detail the different stages you can expect during the conservatory build process.
The process of adding a conservatory to your property should take between 3 and 6 weeks to complete from start to finish, although these may be lengthened depending on the current condition of your property and if you will require additional permissions to build a conservatory which is often the case for listed buildings.
Planning Stage – Start With Solid IdeasCheck building regulations in your area
- When adding a conservatory to your property it is important that any work you carry out meets building regulations and planning permissions, failure to meet these regulations can result in you having to tear down your brand new conservatory and could even result in fines from the local authority. you should get information from your conservatory provider who should have detailed knowledge of the rules and regulations. Apply For Planning Permission
- Once you understand what planning permission you need you will need to submit these to your local authority, many conservatory companies have a lot of experience processing planning permission applications for conservatories and can help you expedite the process.Design & Plan The Build Detail
- Once you have your planning permission you then need detailed blue prints and building plans for your conservatory fitters to construct your new conservatory.
Sub Structure – Lay Strong Foundations Lay Sound Foundations
- When building a conservatory to your property you will need to add good foundations of about two foot, this will ensure your new conservatory will be built to last. Lay A Flat & Level Concrete Base
- A flat base will make laying your conservatory flooring much easier, and give your conservatory tiles / laminate flooring a tidy finish without bumbs or slopes.Build Dwarf Walls
- Build you small side walls around your conservatory that will be form the bottom of your conservatory your conservatory framework and glass walls will be built on top of these dwarf walls.
Conservatory Erection – Put in the Framework
Window and Door Frames are placed on the base according to the design plans. This is where you really start to see your conservatory coming together, because conservatories often use prefabricated frames, these can often be constructed quickly.
Glass Installation – Ride Out the Storms
Install door panes and window panes, along with the glass walls that will give you the great views from your conservatory, the use of double glazing gives you insulation stopping heat escaping and keeping the noise out.Waterproof structure and install guttering
Although conservatories are great in the sun, you must be able to deal with the British rain, it is important part of the build process is to ensure the new conservatory is waterproof and that the rain water is dealt with by the proper drainage, unfortunately
Decoration – Add the Finishing Touches
Once the conservatory is built you then need to make it a pleasant living space, key elements include, plastering, connecting the electrics to your house, choosing flooring for your conservatory, tiles, laminate, carpet or something else this then needs to be laid. Carpentry, any finishing touches or design feature such as wooden skirting boards.
Now all this is complete you now have a conservatory you can enjoy and use for whatever purpose you wish, if you want help going through the conservatory build process, we here at approved trader have many years experience and will be happy to answer any questions you may simply pick up the phone and give us a call, alternatively complete our simple online enquiry form and we can get in touch with you.