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Edwardian Conservatory, Beeston Nottinghamshire

August 2020 Customer of the Month: Edwardian Conservatory, Beeston Nottinghamshire

A traditional Edwardian conservatory is a favourite of many; the sweeping curves and high windows are elegant and timeless, with a steeped roof lending wonderful bright light into the room below. Our DIY Edwardian conservatories can  – as demonstrated by our customer of the month below – easily be erected without outside help. If however, you’d rather leave it to the professionals, our approved network of installers are on hand to get your dream conservatory up and ready in just a matter of days. 

conservatory installation

Our August customer of the month, a self-described ‘fairly able DIY novice’ built his very own Edwardian conservatory from the ground up! Only calling upon some extra help with the roof glass and roof beams, Mr Williams erected his conservatory by himself quickly and easily. Utilising the expert knowledge of the in-house team at Conservatory Land for all his queries with the build as well as our handy downloadable guides, Mr Williams found the process much simpler than anticipated. For anyone interested by the prospect of a DIY conservatory, read on to find out what’s involved!

patio before conservatory

Mr Williams and his family felt uninspired by the existing patio space. Taken up by garden furniture and a few potted plants, there just wasn’t enough to warrant keeping it as it was. So Mr Williams carried out some extensive research online and decided to pay the Conservatory Land factory showroom a visit to see our products being made. Mr Williams advised us that, whilst we weren’t the cheapest, he’d seen so many positive reviews that he decided to pay a little extra for a better quality product and superior service. After discussing his property dimensions and any potential challenges with the team, the purchase was made and his made-to-measure conservatory delivered on the agreed day.

conservatoryland van

Mr Williams’ bungalow sat on a big plot which proved ideal for a conservatory. Although there were plenty of options to choose from – lean-tos, gable front, hipped back – Mr Williams decided an Edwardian conservatory would best suit his property and leave some patio for a small paved garden to enjoy. 

Weighing up the options between our approved network of expert installers and doing it himself, Mr Williams decided to build his conservatory alone. To begin, he measured the area for the conservatory and dug up a large section of the existing patio slabs, exposing the concrete beneath. After preparing the area to ensure solid foundations and a flat, straight surface, Mr Williams laid the framework for his conservatory (helped by his pet Westie, of course!). 

dog watching conservatory installation

 

steel base conservatory

Once the ConservaBase steel base section was fitted, airbricks placed and foundations complete, Mr Williams began fitting the ConservaBase brick wall sections – now it was really taking shape! He chose the ConservaBase with Red Blue Flamed 7427 Brick with Light Sandstone Mortar to match his existing redbrick property, along with white PVCu and handles to match his existing white French patio doors for a consistent and cohesive style.

 

The Project Technical Specifications

NameMr Ian Williams
LocationBeeston, Nottinghamshire
Conservatory styleEdwardian Conservatory
Dimensions4000mm x 3000mm (made to measure to customer’s requirements)
GlazingStandard glass in the windows. Blue Self Cleaning, Solar Control Glass Roof
Base typeConservaBase with Red Blue Flamed 7427 Brick with Light Sandstone Mortar
ColourWhite PVCu, 24mm Blue Self Cleaning, Solar Control Glass for the roof, White handles.
Door Type3 Pane Bi-fold Door

 

Keeping it simple and classy with standard glass windows, Mr Williams was keen to upgrade from the standard glass roof and instead chose the blue self-cleaning, solar control glass roof to finish. This meant less upkeep when it came to cleaning his conservatory, with solar control to ensure his elegant new conservatory didn’t become overhot in summer or lose heat in the winter. The Conservatory Land self-cleaning roof panels are a great way to keep your conservatory roof shiny and new; when exposed to sunlight, the special coating on each panel breaks down any dirt so that the next time it rains, the dirt simply washes away.

Working with the design team at Conservatory Land, Mr Williams was keen to get his made-to-measure conservatory to really work with the existing space. In light of the surrounding area, Mr Williams chose a brickwork privacy wall for one side of his conservatory as it lay close to the boundary of his plot and the outside view on that side was a fence. Instead, he chose smaller windows atop a standard privacy wall with large windows on the other side of his conservatory to allow for maximum light. To finish, Mr Williams chose a sleek and modern 3 pane bi-fold door to bring the effect of outdoors in for a seamless journey from conservatory to patio and an unobstructed view of the garden outside.

 

Edwardian Conservatory Installation Process

Before Mr Williams erected his made-to-measure Edwardian conservatory, he got in touch with the team at Conservatory Land. Our dedicated teams are always on hand to help whenever you need us – from purchase to build: “From Stephen and Sam in sales, the helpful delivery team, Dave who advised me how to ‘heel and toe’ the door glass and the excellent Martin in Customer Support – everyone I spoke with at Conservatory Land was incredibly helpful whenever I needed advice or problem-solving.”

conservatory base being built

conservatory wall being built

 

 

 

Mr Williams began to build the privacy wall and surrounding brickwork, taking care to fit everything exactly. In just under a day, Mr Williams had taken his patio to the beginnings of a conservatory and now it was really beginning to take shape! Leaving just the glass windows, roof and flooring left to be installed, Mr Williams paused the project for the night and resumed again the next day.  

edwardian style conservatory building

white conservatory frame being erected

 

The following day, Mr Williams employed the help of friends and family to fit the roof beams, followed by the standard glass windows and blue self-cleaning, solar control glass roof.

white frame

He then went on to add insulation to the privacy wall to ensure no heat would escape in winter.

insulation in a conservatory

Cleaning everything along the way, Mr Williams was really impressed with the finished result – achieved in just two short days. For the final flourish, he painted his privacy wall a stylish dark charcoal grey and added tiled flooring; now his conservatory was complete!

conservatory on a bungalow

Prior to building his conservatory, Mr Williams had considered moving – but instead, chose to improve his home with a quality conservatory for a budget price! Now his conservatory was ready for decorating. Inspired by the trend for patterned tile flooring, Mr Williams and his family chose a stylish white and grey patterned tile floor to match the charcoal grey recliners bought for the conservatory.

beautiful conservatory interior

Finished with fashionable mustard accents through the cushions and lampshade, plus a few homely touches including comfy footrests and some homely potted plants, we think Mr Williams has done an amazing job!

 

Customer Testimonial

Another delighted customer, Mr Williams rated our service as ‘excellent’ and felt justifiably proud of his DIY efforts: 

 

“Working entirely alone (apart from some extra muscle to lift roof beams and roof glass), I have completed the build and with it gained a lot of satisfaction. Everything about the Conservatory Land experience has been positive. I want to give a special thanks to Martin in Customer Support because he was there every step of the way with useful advice and tips. A quality conservatory at a budget price. Yes, it’s been hard work for one person in their late 50s but the end result is definitely worth it.”

Want to try a DIY conservatory yourself? Or perhaps you’d prefer to leave it to the professionals with our approved network of trusted installers? Our team is on hand to get you started — we’re just a phone call or click away! 

Want more information (or inspiration)? Check out more of our customer case studies or order a free brochure

If you’d like to talk to us about a conservatory project, get in touch today for a free quote.

 

 

“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.”
“Excellent customer service. Highly recommended.”
“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. ”
“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, 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”
“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”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Very satisfied. Service,and after sales service exelent. First class product.”
“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”
“Very happy with the product and staff were professional and helpful ”
“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! ”
“I was very satisfied with the all round service I received from ConservatoryLand. The staff were very helpful, particularly Customer Service/Sales.”
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