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I have a lean-to attached to the back of my 2 bed terrace that I'd like to turn into a kitchen diner, but I'm not sure where I stand with improving it. It's been there at least 13 years (which is how long I've been here). It originally had a transparent plastic roof but this leaked so I had a solid roof put on. The walls are single skin blocks. There appears to be a damp course. Dimensions are 3.6m deep by 5m wide.
My concern is what building control will say. I have no records from the previous owner as to who built it so I've always thought there was a chance there might be something sub-standard or just against-the-rules that might get it pulled down by the powers-that-be.
What's the best way to proceed? Talk to a surveyor or builder? Or just see a psychologist?
- Yabby10161 11th Jun, 2013 Conservatories
Hi im looking at buying a second hand consevatory. The only problem is the doors are on the right and if i was to have it. The doors would be to near the fence that runs between the houses. Would it be possible to swap the doors to the left and replace right side with windows
- Ylindsey_48 27th May, 2013 Conservatories
Can I have a conservatory built to the side elevation of my semi detatched property.
The property already has a single storey extension to the rear, which the previous owners had built.
I would like to put a conservatory to the side of this existing extension which would be accessed from my kitchen door which is currently used to access the garden area to the rear of the property.
Access to my kitchen door is via the fenced back gate. I am not facing any highways and it is not designated land.
My property is at a lower ground level compared to my neighbours property, so there will be no issues with height impeadment or natural light depleation.
Any feedback would be very much appreciated.
- Ypaul_770 18th May, 2013 Conservatories
We have a traditional three bed semi south manchester, the kitchen is an extension to the rear of the house.
I intend extending this pitched roof to meet the perimeter wall and turn this space into an orangery. using a combination of large roof windows and roof tiles to match those on the kitchen roof, I want to install upvc windws and a french door.
What lintle would you advise me to put above the doors and windows to support this type of roof.
- Yandy_183 8th May, 2013 Conservatories
The window on my hardwood conservatory seal has gone & there is condensation inside what do I do ? Will I have to replace whole unit
- Yann_rose 7th May, 2013 Conservatories
end of terraced house, so yes, it's attached to another house.
been looking at a Wickes Edwardian dwarf wall conservatory
3730mm wide by 3060mm deep.
i've read that the building regs state i can't go out more than 3m
from the house because it's attached to another property.
CRAZY that wickes build it at 3060 and not 3000!!!
Would i really have to rip it down if the council 'popped round'?
- Ypatgrip 11th Apr, 2013 Conservatories
We had conservatory fitted in 2008 , are now selling the house but have not got any paper work and have asked installer to send all our paper work 1st they said they haven't got any. 2nd they said we have we have all you need then they keep saying its in the post for the last week ? What is my next step?
- Yfinley_45 5th Apr, 2013 Conservatories
I have been reading that there are differnt types of glass roof covers that allow for the temperature not to bee too cold in winter or too hot in summer. My conservatory is the lean over type with a flat roof and it is either too cold or too hot and rather noisy when it rains. I would like to know if such type of glass roof would be suitable or might be too heavy or if there are other alternatives. Thank you
- Yvirginia_17 2nd Feb, 2013 Conservatories
I am trying to purchase a house but we have been led to believe that a conservatory has been built over the inspection cover for drainage as we can't find it anywhere else on the property.
How much work would be involved in digging up the conservatory floor and putting in a hatch so it is accessible? And a rough estimate for the cost of this? We think the floor is solid concrete.
- Yezz 9th Jan, 2013 Conservatories
internal wall of firewall is showing signs of bubbling /mould patches.checked the external wall and the dark(wet) patch is consistant with the internal problem.there is no guttering running down the slope of the firewall.any advice?
- Yartattack47 5th Jan, 2013 Conservatories
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