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September 2017 Customer of the Month Case Study – Victorian Conservatory, Leicester

September is here – which means the end of summer.

Kids are back to school. Holidays are now available to buy at a more affordable price.

And people are still taking advantage of the benefits afforded by having a conservatory.

One of those people is our September Customer of the Month – Mr Norman Hill – who recently bought and installed a DIY Victorian conservatory.

Mr Hill is 75 years old, and shows that anybody at any age can easily construct one of our extensions, with a little bit of basic DIY knowledge.

This project was designed to replace a previous Victorian conservatory that had been built in the same place. Here is the before shot of the conservatory:

Mr Hill Victorian Conservatory Before

Because the conservatory was to fit on to an existing base, extra care was needed.

For example, we had to make sure the measurements were absolutely spot on, or the new-build wouldn’t fit properly.

Once that was sorted, we developed the drawings and began to manufacture all the components.

You can check out the drawings below:

Victorian Style Conservatory CAD Drawing

The Project Technical Specifications

After considering his options, Mr Hill opted for a DIY Victorian style conservatory.

LocationCoalville, Leicester
Conservatory typeVictorian style conservatory
Dimensions4020mm x 3010mm (made to measure to customer’s requirements)
Base typeExisting concrete slab
WallsConservaBase walls only to go on existing concrete slab. Brick type Red Dragwire Brick from the standard range.
GlazingPilkington K Glass
MaterialGold handles and letterbox
ColourWhite PVCu, 24mm Pilkington Activ Solar Control Super + for the roof, Gold handles
Planning permissionPlanning permission was not required for this size
Warranty10 Year Guarantee on ALL parts

We manufactured ConservaBase walls to fit on to an existing concrete base and Mr Hill opted for K Glass in the windows and doors, with gold handles and a letter box.

He also chose 24mm Pilkington Glass Activ, Self-Cleaning, Solar Control Super + glass units for the roof.

The dimensions were as follows:

4020mm x 3010mm

The conservatory was built using white PVCu.

This extension, as with all our conservatories, also came with a 10 year guarantee.

The Installation Process

Mr Hill was very happy with the installation process.

He followed the instructions, called our expert team for a couple of questions, and had a brand new DIY Victorian conservatory built in no time.

Mr Hill Victorian Conservatory After Front View

Mr Hill Victorian Conservatory After Side View

And he’s not the first of our retired customers who has built one of our conservatories. Last year, 89-year-old Frank Clark constructed one himself.

It really is that easy – but if you’re still unsure, you can always hire a local builder to complete the job.

We’re happy to help out in any way we can once we’ve delivered the parts.

Customer Testimonial

Mr Hill said: “First time build for this 75 year old really pleased with the finished conservatory.

Mr Hill Victorian Conservatory After K-Glass Windows


Mr Hill Victorian Conservatory After - Interior

“A phone call to the technical helpline soon cleared up any problems.

“First class product would do it again, well done ConservatoryLand.”

If you are interested in getting yourself a DIY Victorian style conservatory, or if you are thinking of building a new conservatory to an existing concrete base, then look no further and contact us to get a quote.

“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.”
“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”
“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 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.”
“Very satisfied. Service,and after sales service exelent. First class product.”
“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”
“I was very satisfied with the all round service I received from ConservatoryLand. The staff were very helpful, particularly Customer Service/Sales.”
“Very satisfied, am now reaping the benefits of my smart new conservatory. ”
“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.”
“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! ”
“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'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.”
“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”
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