No doubt, DIY conservatories are one of the most time-consuming and pricey projects out there. It is a process with multiple aspects which involves trench excavation, base construction, concrete overlay, wall installation, frame assembly, damp proofing, insulation, roof installation and finishing. It is actually similar to, but not as tedious as, building a house. Still, it needs time and skills to be carried out successfully. The following are only some of the pre-construction tips you may find handy.
Make a checklist of tasks. You should also make a list of required materials that will not come with the Do it yourself kits or the second hand conservatories kit. You should also formulate a time-frame for the project. This is to ensure that you are right on track and that necessary steps aren’t missed. This would avoid your having to dismantle the whole thing in the event that you miss a step.
Look up planning permission and building regulation stipulations. Planning permissions are generally not required for conservatories; except for a few reasons such as if it protrudes in front of the current building line, if you live in a conservation area or if the conservatory is used for non-domestic purposes.
Get familiar with the metric system. Instruction manuals use the metric system so you may be at a loss if you don’t know your figures (a meter has 1000 mm). Most measuring devices have the both the English system and the Metric system anyway.
You should get your building tools ready. Learn about the type of power tools you are going need for excavation (shovels), concrete laying and roofing tools (cordless drills) and supplies by checking out DIY sites.
You should also double check size and style before placing order. Sometimes, conservatory financing is available so check that out as well.
Study all the possible costs in addition to the DIY kit such as removal and dismantling costs for used conservatories, excavation costs, waste removal costs, drainage modification and electrical wiring installation costs and concrete slab/base slab costs. You may also want to know that opening window panels are more expensive than fixed window panels so you may want to keep them at a minimum to cut costs.
In addition to the aesthetic value that conservatories provide, it also adds to the value of the real property. However, if you are on a budget, it is all the more important to ensure that its costs do not outweigh its benefits.
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