I'm considering using a steel base for a conservatory, does anybody hav
any long term practical experience of them? It does concern me tha
there is potential for corrosion problems in the future.
I've been quoted approx £1000 for a base for a 3.0x4.0m conservator
how does this compare to other base construction methods?
Has anybody used the prefabricated walls that are available from th
same suppliers as the bases?
I used one for my conservatory. I can't give long term indications of
longetivity yet, as it has only been installed less than a year. However,
the steel used is bloody thick and shouldn't rust particularly quickly.
It is usually more expensive than other methods. There are 4 main reasons
why the additional costs might be appropriate in some cases.
(a) Building is to be raised off the floor, making concrete
(b) To provide storage space underneath (i.e. for garden tools) when space
for a shed is at a premium.
(c) Where access is very difficult and 3 tonnes of readymix is not easily
(d) Rapid construction (useful for professionals, where there is no time for
a raft to go off).
It was the third reason for me. Everything had to be carried through the
house, as there was no rear access. The alternative was to use a concrete
pump, but there were just too many ways in which the thing could go wrong.
No. I purchased a full height conservatory from www.balticpine.co.uk (proper
solid lower panels, proper georgian bars separately glazed, rather than
stick on, which suited the period of the property. This left a foot or so to
fill in below, which I have done (at least started) in tongue and grooved
boards painted to match the conservatory. The additional height allows
benches etc. to be positioned against the outside wall without encroaching
on the windows.
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