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We have a small conservatory, and there is a gap between the bottom of the uPVC windows and the concerete floor. We have laid carpet tiles (replacing the old ones), but we are getting slugs and worms coming in. Obviously it wasn't built well, but the easiest solution seem to be to plug the gap between the carpet and windows/small walls nearest the house (no idea why there is a gap anyway!).
Any ideas on what would be best to fill that gap?
- Ynlangridge 21st Oct, 2012 Conservatories
Hi All, I have just bought a house with a leant to Conservatory, that has brick side and half single brick lower front and windows spanning the top front with a platic roof.
My question is I want to insulate the walls and mybe put a file roof on with doormer windows or if I have to will put a better upvc roof on.
Also I want to knock a window out from the back room to the conservatory to make a walk-though?
So am I able to do this (get away with) with out planning building regs?
Whats the best option to make use of this space without costing an arm and aleg?
- Ymanicjon 14th Oct, 2012 Conservatories
I had a conservatory built in March and since completion in May I have had roof issues, it has leaked at 2 ends and now in the middle through the light fitting. They have come out (within 4 weeks of complaint) 3 times, and this time the communication has stopped. They say they will deal with it however had not said when or how. Last time the workman was here he said he had no idea why it was leaking and this silicone glue is clearly now working.
The water is orange also so its leaked onto a brand new chair and ruined it. I have had no compensation or offer of. I also have to keep taking time off wotk to meet with workman to fix the issue.
This is very concerning to me as I think its an installation issue.
What can I do please?
- Yalisonhatcher 12th Oct, 2012 Conservatories
We are in the process of a conservatory/extension being built.
It has 2 brick side walls and the front has 2 sets of french doors with a large picture window in the middle. The roof is all glass like a conservatory.
This design was chosen as it is north facing and we want to use it all year round.
We also had a alcove in one of the brick walls to enable a log burner to be fitted at a later date.
The original plan was to have brick faced walls for a rustic look.
The wall would also be flush with the windows and doors as they have been set on the inside wall.
But as they were unable to achieve a brick match due to the bricks being unavailable we have had to go for block and plaster.
They did not allow for the plaster when they fitted the roof and windows which now means the walls are not flush.
They are now saying about removing the doors and windows and bringing them in 2 cms to allow for the plaster.
My concern is - Is there any risk to the build by doing this?
Would everything still be strong enough?
Any advice would be appreciated as they are planning to do this very soon.
Thanks in advance for any advice given.
- Ydarklordhere 10th Aug, 2012 Conservatories
My conservatory is south facing and apart from blinds and glazing film is there any way the roof can be darkened down to stop this glare and to take some of the heat away?
- Ygardener01 7th Aug, 2012 Conservatories
I have a wooden conservatory that needs some of the window panels replaced (the units have condensation and have lost their seal) and I've also noticed some of the wood around the panels is rotten and will need to be partially or perhaps fully replaced in some sections.
I've tried calling a few conservatoy companies but all of them have said they only install conservatories and will not do repairs unless it's work they have installed. I've only owned the house a year and I'm not too sure who installed it. So should i try contacting glazers? Would they also do work on the wood around the windows? Or do i need to get a builder/carpenter or joinery specialist instead?
Any advice is much appreciated.
- Yfb_01 23rd Jul, 2012 Conservatories
I already have a conservatory going about 3 mtrs into the garden. I would like to increase the size to 7-7.5 mtrs into the garden. Please advise if I need to get the planning permission for this and whether it's a good idea.
- Ychetan 14th Jul, 2012 Conservatories
Is there a technical name for the wooden strips. I am told that you can unscrew these and replace them with hardwood strips and then paint them with weather proof paint.There are approximately 60 M of such strips(??) on the conservatory roof and who is the best person to get this done by?
Any advice much appreciated
- Yads_66 24th May, 2012 Conservatories
We would like to remove an old conservatory to make space for an extension. It's about 3.5 by 2.5 Metres with double doors. It has got bricks all around it up to the windows and a radiator inside.
Someone told me you can sell it as there is a market for second hand conservatories (?!) but this would still leave us with all the bricks and radiator etc. many thanks
- Ywildecoyoteg 20th May, 2012 Conservatories
Rain water dripping in through the conservatory.There is a leak just above the window on a join. Not sure if it's the roof or conservatory joins the house/
- Ylesley_94 14th May, 2012 Conservatories
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