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DIY Lean To Conservatory

May 2019 Customer of the Month: DIY Lean To Conservatory, Evesham

Our popular DIY lean to conservatory extension kit is one of the most popular choices with our customers – and once again it’s the subject of our monthly customer project case study.

This month, we’re in the West Midlands – in the beautiful Worcestershire town of Evesham, where Mr and Mrs Baker have built their very own lean-to conservatory from scratch.

DIY Lean to Conservatory

Although it’s a small conservatory – the Baker’s DIY lean to project perfectly complements the space they have to work with. Without invading a large section of garden area, the extension still provides a spacious and comfortable setting that can be used for a variety of purposes.

The picture below was taken before the work was started – and you can clearly see how the new conservatory has genuinely enhanced the back of the house, giving it an altogether more ‘complete’ feel.

Exterior of house before the conservatory was installed

The Project Technical Specifications

NameMr & Mrs Baker
LocationEvesham, West Midlands
Conservatory StyleLean To Conservatory
Dimensions3657mm x 2500mm (made to measure to customers requirements)
GlazingStandard glass in the windows. Blue Self Cleaning, Solar Control Glass Roof
Base TypeConservaBase with Rustic Inferno Multi Brick with Standard grey Mortar
ColourWhite PVCu, 24mm Blue Self Cleaning, Solar Control Glass for the roof, White handles.

Mr and Mrs Baker ordered their lean-to conservatory complete with ConservaBase and glass roof. However, they wanted a multi-functional roof – with self-cleaning glass.

Although lean to conservatories are perhaps the easiest type of roof to clean manually as they’re only slanting outwards in one direction, self-cleaning glazing is still a very sensible option.

The amount of dirt that collects on an external roof glazing panel is not to be underestimated. Keeping it regularly clean can require a fair amount of maintenance. Mr and Mrs Baker were therefore more than justified in their decision to invest in self-cleaning glazing – as it will save time and effort in the long-run.

They also opted for a solar control glass roof. The back garden gets a high amount of sunlight – which would make any prospective conservatory vulnerable to overheating.

Now that they’ve been installed, the solar control glazing will prevent this issue, ensuring that the Baker’s conservatory remains a comfortable place to spend time in the summer.

DIY Lean to conservatory plans

As you can see, the design itself is very simple.

However, as with any other DIY conservatory extension, the Bakers had to get their dimensions exactly spot on to ensure they had enough room either side of the conservatory between the neighbouring fences.

DIY Lean To Conservatory Installation Process

Once the design specifications had been agreed and finalised, it was time to crack on with the exciting part – the build.

Mr and Mrs Baker had no previous experience building a conservatory,  but when the parts come made to measure – the assembly process is much more straightforward than you might think.

Installing ConservaBase

The first stage of installation is to apply the ConservaBase and start the build from the ground up. As you can see, Mr and Mrs Baker started the groundwork in line with the required dimensions – ensuring enough space was left between the fences either side of the extension.

PVCu Frames and Glazing Installed

With the base assembled, the next step was to put together the white PVCu frames and glazing.

PVCu Frames and Glazing Installed

All in all, Mr and Mrs Baker managed to wrap the build up over the course of five days – and you’ll agree that it’s a job well done. And as you can see – they were delighted with their completed conservatory.

Mr and Mrs Baker standing outside their new DIY Conservatory

Although Mr and Mrs Baker executed their build for themselves – you don’t always have to take the DIY approach.

Our network of approved installers is the perfect place to find tried and trusted conservatory installers that have been approved by us due to the quality of their work.

Customer Testimonial

Mr and Mrs Baker were just as satisfied with the process of installing their conservatory as they were with the finished project.

They said:

“We started on a Monday afternoon and it was completed by 6.30pm on Friday! We needed help from our son in law and daughter to get the glass in the roof. Other than that we did the rest,  not bad for two 57 year olds…”

“The conservatory is fantastic and very good quality.”

If you’re inspired by the above project and want to explore the lean to conservatory route, we’re willing to discuss your options with you and answer any questions you might have.

Failing that, we have a range of other inspiring conservatory projects for you to take a look at. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for inspiration or reassurance that you can attempt the build yourself, we’re confident that there’s enough success stories out there to put your mind at ease.

“I was very satisfied with the all round service I received from ConservatoryLand. The staff were very helpful, particularly Customer Service/Sales.”
“Very happy with the product and staff were professional and helpful ”
“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'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.”
“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 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”
“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.”
“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.”
“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”
“Very satisfied, am now reaping the benefits of my smart new conservatory. ”
“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.”
“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.”
“Excellent customer service. Highly recommended.”
“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! ”
“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. ”
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