Need Another Room? A DIY Conservatory May Be Just The Answer!
The most cost effective way to create additional living space in your home without breaking the bank is to build a DIY conservatory. With popular programmes like Grand Designs and Changing Rooms we are all keen to try our hand at DIY projects from decorating, adding a new kitchen to stripping back floor boards.
So why should building a conservatory be any different? The beauty of building your own DIY conservatory is you will be able to create a bespoke living space and save money by constructing this new room to your own specifications.
Before you get started you need to do your homework, planning the construction and design of the conservatory is critical to a successful build. By doing your research before you buy a DIY conservatory you will not make any costly mistakes along the way.
Construction of a DIY Conservatory
There are a few things to consider before under taking the building work yourself:
• Do you know how to dig the foundations?
• Can you deal with any drainage issues you may come across?
• Do you know how to lay the base and build the walls?
• Will you be able to plaster the walls?
• Will you be able to plumb in a water supply?
• Are you familiar with wiring?
If you feel you can confidently carry out the tasks required to build a DIY conservatory then that’s great, but it’s not for everyone and there is no shame in buying your DIY conservatory and then employing a builder to do the work for you.
You will have already saved a large amount of money by buying a DIY kit so can afford to pay for some additional build help if needed. There may be other jobs you can do yourself like laying the floor and fitting the blinds etc.
Size and Style of the conservatory
Before buying a conservatory you need to measure the available space you have in your garden. Buying the biggest conservatory you can fit into your garden isn’t always the smartest thing to do. You don’t want the conservatory to overtake the space you have outside as this could be off putting to buyers if you ever decided to sell the house in the future.
To help visualise the size of your conservatory it’s an idea to lay out newspaper / polythene so you can see the actual space you will be using in the garden and the space you will gain to your property.
Once the rough size of your conservatory has been decided you can consider the design and style you would like. There are many different styles to consider and depending on the look you want to achieve this will determine on what style you go for.
The lean to conservatory is always a popular choice for bungalows as the lower roof profile means they can be installed underneath the guttering and fascia.
Whatever style you choose it is wise to think about the style of your home so the conservatory will compliment and look part of the property. For design style available and to get an online quote take a look at this DIY conservatory website
DIY Conservatory kits are delivered with everything you will need all you need to supply is the base, tools and the man power. DIY conservatories are easy to install and with the help of 2 – 3 people a DIY conservatory can be constructed in a weekend.
By adding a DIY conservatory to your home you are creating additional living space in a very cost effective way instantly making your property more desirable and valuable.