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Conservatory or Extension

Hi there
of course you can,modern glazing alows you to have a perfectly habitable room but with the benefit of glass instead of bricks and tiles,dont forget the light,if you extend then you will loose a lot of natrual light,a conservatory will be the best of both worlds you simply need to get it designed correctly so that kitchen units,worksurfaces etc work well.
sean

ConservatoryMaintenace 7th Feb, 2012

Replacing conservatory polycarbonate roof - should I consider lightweight roofing construction and tiles?

Hi
The best lightweight roof on the market is the guardian roof, be aware that some are not recommended by the bba.When changing to a lightweight roof you will have to obtain building regulations as it will no longer classified as a conservatory
See conservatory definition under building control
Hope this helps

ConservatoryMaintenace 23rd Jan, 2014

my builder has told me he will have the base in and finished in 1 day that seems very quick ..i thought you had to wait 5 to 10 days for the concrete to set

As a rule a conservatory base team will dig and lay foundations first,then lay trench blocks below the ground and brick courses above,the last thing they will do is float an oversite (concrete floor) this will take a couple of days to harden so you can stand on it but I usually advise 3 to 4 days before walking on it,usually a finish screed is floated on top of the oversite to give a level floor surface,once the conservatory is fitted you will have to wait a few weeks before you can lay a floor,either check with a damp meter or lay a thick magazine on the floor once its looking dry overnight,if when removed there is a damp patch underneath then its not dry.
regards
sean

ConservatoryMaintenace 13th May, 2011

I need conservatory disassembled and rebuilt with new piled raft. Am I asking in right area?

Hi
I can disassemble and reasemble the conservatory for you,but to get a raft built you will need to source a local builder,im guessing you have subsidence?are you on clay soil ?hope this helps
sean

ConservatoryMaintenace 6th Feb, 2012

Is my warrenty now void on my windows as company dissolved?

Yes im afraid so if the company has gone bust your guarantee goes with them,unless it was insurance backed,you should have some paperwork stating this
sean

ConservatoryMaintenace 8th Feb, 2012

Changing a glass wall in conservatory to a brick wall

It quite straight forward to remove one side and install a cavity wall
Be aware though that you will loose some internal space due to the thickness of the wall
The best lightweight solid roof is a guardian roof
But as this is a brand name there are cheaper alternatives which are just as good

ConservatoryMaintenace 26th Oct, 2014

my new consewrvatory will be built against the walls of the house which has soloid walls (a barn conversion). Will i get damp appearing on those walls.

Hi there
you will have to install a vertical damp proof membrane to the junction of the barn/conservatory vertival glazing and possibly a cavity tray to stop damp penertration from above
hope this helps

ConservatoryMaintenace 25th Feb, 2012

Replacement wood windows for a 2 listed Oast. Should twe choose multi-layer Engineered Meranti timber sections stained to look like oak or hard wood frames in European Oak?

Hi there
I would go for re engineered multilayer timber every time,it gives a fantastic finish,is low maintenance and has a 30 year anti rot guarantee,feel free to contact me for more details
regards
Sean Davis

ConservatoryMaintenace 9th Apr, 2012

we have a flat roof conservatory roof that leaks.The roof consists of 14 sheets of glass panels and it's the main join in the middle where the leak is. It isnt tilted at one end either. Any advice ?

Hi
its difficult without seeing the roof but it could be one of two things,either the glass panels are joined in the length with a muntin bar(white strip that goes across the glass half way down)or the roof is sagging in the middle causing the seals or lead to fail
hope this helps
sean

ConservatoryMaintenace 7th May, 2012

conservatory roof

Hi
You need to replace the whole roof structure as the origional will not take the weight of the new glass panels,you will need active k argon filled toughened glass units with a self cleaning coating on the outside
hope this helps
sean

ConservatoryMaintenace 7th May, 2012

Condensation problem in conservatory

Hi
Any room that is left unseated will condensate in the winter, this is true of spare bedrooms as well.
You need to ensure that the room is aired correctly with some background heating on a thermostat, ideally your roof should be glass, this greatly reduces the problem as it maintains a constant heat rather than loosing any heat generated through the roof panels
Hope this helps

ConservatoryMaintenace 23rd Jan, 2014

Can conservatory 3mx3.5m be modernised to be all year round room?

Hi there
You can easily transform the conservatory by fitting a guardian tile effect roof
They have a very small heat loss 0.18u value which is far less than your existing conservatory
The internal roof can be plastered with down lights and velum roof windows if required
Thanks
Sean

ConservatoryMaintenace 11th Feb, 2014

Conservatory - Black mould patch and white powder with water mark on other wall

Hi
The tumble dryer is ok as long as you have adequate ventilation if you don't then you risk filling a cold conservatory with warm air leading to condensation
This will be the mould
The tide line could be rising damp from poorly laid footings
Is there a visible damp proof membrane on the brick wall?

ConservatoryMaintenace 23rd Mar, 2014

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