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Complete DIY Self-Build Conservatory Installation

Build Your Own Conservatory

Building your DIY conservatory is easy.

You don’t need to have done something like this before. You don’t need to be a DIY expert.

All you need is some simple, easy-to-follow instructions. Which we will provide you with upon delivery of your conservatory.

Installing a conservatory may seem a little daunting at first, but there’s no reason to fear. If 89-year old Frank Clark can do it, then so can you!

And the fact you can save thousands of pounds by choosing to build your own conservatory makes it more than worth it.

If you really don’t want to build your own conservatory, then you can always hire a local builder or one of our fully vetted Approved Conservatory Installers to do all the construction work – and still save money.

You can take things at your own pace. It’s possible to build a DIY conservatory in just a few days, but some choose to take their time.

Either way, you end up with a perfectly-fitted, high-quality conservatory for your home, which comes with a 10 year guarantee.

How to build a conservatory

Now, we’re not going to provide you with the exact instructions on building a conservatory here… mainly because your conservatory will be custom built for you depending on your measurements.

But you can get a good idea about how to build a conservatory step-by-step and what to expect by watching the video below. 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our team. We’ll be happy to offer help and advice if you need it at any time during the process.


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How to install your own conservatory

Conservatory Land advanced conservatory and conservatory base systems are suitable for both professional and DIY installation.

This video demonstrates just how quick, clean and easy it is to install your conservatory using ConservaBase, an all-in-one modular base, floor and wall system that reduces a three-week project down to just two days.

Everything is delivered to site all in one go.


Day 1: How to install ConservaBase

Step 1. Foundation construction. Using the pad plan supplied, the pads are constructed by digging out just a few small holes which are then filled with either concrete or foundation blocks.

Step 2. Setting up fully-welded sections. The area is covered with the weed suppressing membrane, and the fully-welded sections are placed in position on the pads. Each section is labelled and corresponds to the assembly instructions supplied to make things quick and easy.

ConservaBase eliminates the need for builders, skips, and multiple deliveries of building materials. There is no building site and no mess. It’s quick, clean and simple.

The sections are simply bolted together, levelled with the adjustable, self-levelling feet and then bolted to the house wall.

Step 3. Floor insulation. The floor insulation sheets are inserted, and the moisture-resistant, tongue and groove floor fixed to the base.

Step 4. Skirt fixing. The skirt is fixed to the edge of the base. For sloping ground conditions, extended steelwork and a deeper skirt is manufactured and supplied as needed.

Step 5. Floor protection. The floor is covered with a suitable polythene sheet to protect it from the rain whilst a conservatory is assembled.

Step 6. Installation of wall sections. The galvanized steel modular walls are delivered with the brick slips already factory fitted and grouted.

The wall sections are placed in position and are fully labelled, which correspond to the assembly instructions supplied. The wall sections are simply bolted together and fixed down securely to the base.

The joints are finished with the spare brick slips, adhesive and grout, all of which is supplied with the kit. Once the grouted joints are dried, it will be completely indistinguishable from a conventional build.


Day 2: How to assemble your conservatory

Step 7. Conservatory frame installation. The conservatory cill is laid on top of the walls, or in the case of a full-height frame conservatory, directly to the floor of the base.

The conservatory frames are fixed together, screwed down to the walls, and fixed securely to the house wall. All corner posts, connectors and fixings are supplied.

Step 8. Roof installation. The roof rim beam is fixed on top of the conservatory frames, and once everything is square, the final fixings can be made and tightened.

Starting with the wall plate, ridge and rafters, the conservatory roof is assembled and bolted to the house wall in accordance with the instructions supplied.

Step 9. Conservatory glazing. The conservatory frames are internally glazed for maximum security by simply inserting the glass units from inside and tapping in the glazing beads.

Roof supporting tie bars are supplied if and where needed.

The roof glazing, which can be either polycarbonate or double glazed glass units, simply sits on the rafter bars and finished with end closure rafter covers and end caps, all of which are supplied in the kit.

Step 10. Final decorations. Once the roof glazing is complete, the decorative ridge cap is fitted, followed by the gutter, downpipe and internal trims, all of which are included in every kit.


How much to build a conservatory?

Building your own conservatory allows you to tailor your project to suit your requirements and budget.

One of the biggest factors in the cost of your project is whether you decide to have your conservatory supplied and fitted or decide to install it yourself.

Our self-build DIY conservatories come with easy-to-follow instructions, making them simple to put together if you have the time and patience to do so.

If the idea of installing the conservatory yourself doesn’t appeal to you, then you will need to increase your budget to cover the price of paying a professional to do the job.

Other factors that will affect the price of your conservatory include its size, style, and glazing type.

Conservatory installers usually charge for their services by the hour, so the price will depend on the size and extent of the job.

The rate per hour you should expect to pay will be dependent on several factors, including the installer’s level of experience and your location.

You can either enlist the help of local trusted tradesperson to install your conservatory, or get in touch with us to find out if we have a Conservatory Land approved installer in your area.


Conservatory Land is rated 5/5 stars on TrustedShops based on 9 customer reviews collected in the last 12 months for DIY conservatories or one of the other conservatory products – as of 01/03/2019.
“Excellent service from the very first request for their brochure, to delivery on our specified date. Driver most helpful stacking all the parts of the conservatory safely, until our builder came to put it together. He was most impressed with, this being the first conservatoryland one he had done. I would thoroughly recommend ConservatoryLand.”
“Conservatory Land are the best when it comes to self-build conservatories. My partner (who built it) and I are 100% satisfied with the quality and customer service we received from start to finish. I do, and will continue to recommend ConservatoryLand as a company who offers quality materials to construct your build and excellent customer service throughout the whole process.”
“Conservatory Land are value for money, well constructed, we self built ours. From design to finish they are with you all the way. Superb after sales service. Praise to Will at sales stage then Richard with final design requirement's & Dave Boot with his fantastic Knowledge, help & advice whilst constructing our Conservatory, first class, well done all the ConservatoryLand team”
“We were 100% satisfied with the product and the ease of installation was precisely as described and would have no hesitation in recommending Conservatory Land to anybody considering buying and installing their products. We ordered a gable end design of conservatory with the conservabase.”
“We're delighted with our 3.6 x 2.7 Edwardian style conservatory. Our basic conceptual ideas were fabricated by Conservatory Land to our specifications,offering excellent quality & value.The staff were very friendly and helpful,any queries which arose concerning the construction were dealt with quickly & efficiently allowing us to continue our project. It's an asset to our home.”
“Very satisfied. Service,and after sales service exelent. First class product.”
“Very satisfied, am now reaping the benefits of my smart new conservatory. ”
“We have had our conservatory for over two and a half years now and are very pleased with the product. We use the conservatory as an extension to our kitchen/ dinner for entertaining and relaxing. It gives light and space to our dining room. The special roof glass is self cleaning and keeps the conservatory cool in summer. Excellent service by Conservatory Land”
“We ordered a 6m x 1.5m DIY Conservatory Land lean to kit to replace a rotten porch and provide better insulation along a barely insulated outer wall and across a single glazed window. The ordering process, delivery and support was excellent. The kit was clearly marked with comprehensive instructions that were easy to follow. After 18months insualtion is vastly improved”
“I am happy to leave positive feedback for my experience with conservatoryland. I am sitting in my new conservatory right now as I write this, looking out onto my garden. The technical team were on hand all the way to ensure that my conservatory went together quickly & easy. I'm so pleased with the final product & my neighbour was so impressed, he has since gone onto order too! ”
“Excellent customer service. Highly recommended.”
“Very happy with the product and staff were professional and helpful ”
“I was very satisfied with the all round service I received from ConservatoryLand. The staff were very helpful, particularly Customer Service/Sales.”
“We are very happy with the Professional service and product supplied by Conservatory land. The advice and after sale support service were second to none, and all our questions regarding the build were answered very quickly by there technical team who were always on hand if we needed them. They delivered on time and designed a product around our needs and to our budget.”
“Firstly I would like to thank Conservatory Land for an excellent product the quality of which is superb. I took down an old conservatory and it was like comparing chalk with cheese, our new conservatory oozes quality. ”
“Excellent We have first product from you and we are very happy for it. Quality is high level and there was no problem to make some changes.Friendly deliver man including. Thanks”
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