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Conservatory Over Drain

August 2017 Customer of the Month Case Study – Conservatory Over Drain, Ashford

August has arrived, and with it, the last month of summer for the year.

What better way to prepare for the colder, darker and drearier months than by installing a cosy new conservatory?

If you need inspiring, then you’re in luck. Here we’d like to celebrate a project we worked on with one of our valued customers.

August’s Customer of the Month is Mr Ian Barden, from Ashford.

Mr Barden had very specific needs, as he wanted a conservatory that wouldn’t interfere with a drain cover that was part of his property.

Building a conservatory over a drain is no easy task. So the measurements needed to be spot on. We got them from him, and made a few drawings based on what we thought we could provide.

Mr Barden was happy with the designs, and we proceeded to build the components. And we’re delighted to say that everything worked out perfectly.

The Project Technical Specifications

After looking at all the options, Mr Barden choose to buy a P-Shaped Edwardian conservatory with dwarf walls.

LocationAshford, Kent
Conservatory typeEdwardian P Shape, Dwarf Wall Model, Bi Fold Doors
Base typeConservaBase
Dimensions5000mm x 3000mm (made to measure to customer’s requirements)
ColourWhite PVCu, Activ Blue for the roof
MaterialPilkington K glass in the windows
Pilkington Activ, Solar Control Super + in the roof.
Planning permissionPlanning permission was not required for this size
Warranty10 Year Guarantee on ALL parts

And, as mentioned, he needed the conservatory built over a drain.

Conservabase Pads

Conservatory Base Down

Conservatory Base Down Insullated

Mr Barden also opted for Pilkington K glass in the window frames, and the Pilkington Activ Blue Solar Control Super + in the roof.

The dimensions were as follows:

  • 5000mm x 3000mm

In addition, the conservatory was built using white PVCu.

Windows Door Frames front view


The extension also came with a 10 year guarantee on all parts.

The Installation Process

This was a DIY project, like most of our conservatories.

However, Mr Palmer chose to hire a local builder to construct the conservatory, as some of our customers choose to do.

P-Shaped Edwardian Conservatory LED Lighting

Others prefer to do it themselves. Do it whichever way you choose – you’re still saving money!

Both Mr Palmer and the builder were happy with the final result, and so are we!

P-Shaped Edwardian Conservatory side view

Customer Testimonial

Mr Palmer said: “The delivery was right on time, with deliveryman very helpful in showing how to store items.

“Everything was well packaged, and numbered for opening order.

“Construction was pretty straight forward with good technical backup and advice whenever we needed.

“What really made the day was the very accurately sized components, with very good and tight tolerances (building over a drain).”

“Neither I nor my local builder had ever experienced this type of construction before but with patience and support; the end result is absolutely amazing!”

“Thank you Conservatory Land!”

If you are interested in getting yourself an Edwardian conservatory, or if you are thinking of P-Shape conservatory, then look no further and contact us to get a quote.

“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 satisfied, am now reaping the benefits of my smart new conservatory. ”
“Very satisfied. Service,and after sales service exelent. First class product.”
“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 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 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.”
“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”
“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”
“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! ”
“Very happy with the product and staff were professional and helpful ”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 customer service. Highly recommended.”
“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.”
“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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