Welcome to Diy Conservatories
We provide a full range of conservatory designs so you can pick the right one for your house. This one’s a Victorian.
Building your own DIY conservatory is a cost-effective way to add more living space to your house, whether you hire a professional builder, or do it yourself. Our self build conservatories are exactly the same conservatories that a professional installer would build for you, the only difference is that they are a fraction of the price when you buy direct.
Imagine the beautiful space that a conservatory would create in your home. Buying your conservatory direct from Centurion you are buying straight from the manufacturer. Why pay a middleman when you can buy direct?
Each one of our conservatories is individually manufactured to your design requirements. We are always available to help with any questions, from designing through to installation.
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Perhaps you are looking to invest some money in having a conservatory added to your home but you don’t have quite enough space or the resources to build a large one. If this is the case then you might want to look more into building a lean-to conservatory. A lean-to conservatory is usually built by those that don’t have very much property space or land. It is also more often chosen by those that are on a tight budget but just looking to add just a little bit of extra room space to their home. Lean-to conservatories are also less complicated and detailed when it comes to designing them which is less stress for those that want to DIY.
Although a lean-to conservatory would be less complex to build and to purchase, it still has its own unique little design. It is a simple square shaped structure. Usually the rook is sloped downwards. You won’t really see too many of the lean-to conservatories with a flat top.
Why choose a lean-to conservatory?
You might still be wondering what is so special about the lean-to option and why most people opt for this particular design. The main reason for the lean-to being so popular is because it is sufficient and economical. It saves when it comes to space, money, and energy resources. Since these the lean-to is either rectangular or square in shape, it is easy for people to arrange furnishing, plants, or whatever kind of decorations they would like to add to it. Unlike the odd shaped larger conservatories which require a bit more time, energy, money and a more creative mind.
Another thing about the lean-to conservatory is that it is easy to build. If you are handy then you might be able to DIY and save money instead of buying one that is already built to add on to your home; for the most part they would have to be built anyways and you would most likely have to hire someone. Since the lean-to conservatory is smaller you would not have to worry about working too hard when building it and it should not take you too long. Maybe have a friend or a member of your family help you to speed the process along.
DIY Conservatory Building
If you know you want to DIY your own lean-to conservatory but you do not know where to start, Centurion DIY Conservatories can help. The lean to conservatory is one of our most popular designs, and with over 20 years’ experience in manufacturing and supplying conservatories, we’re well placed to give you all of the advice you need.
To help get you started why not take a look at our gallery of customer conservatories.
For an idea of cost, get your free online conservavatory quote. We’ll provide you with free 3D drawings and a no obligation quote with a full breakdown of any cost options you have selected.
This works by taking up heat exchange fluid that is gas or liquid which is compressed and then left to evaporate. The energy that is used up is drawn from the warm room air that is passed over the exchanger interface in the middle of the two mediums. Conservatory air conditioning is available in small units that are not too expensive as you will find out shortly.
This is the material that most conservatories are designed with. It is a very good material in cases where the structure is not so strong. Compared to other materials, aluminium is not a very good insulator. It is also more expensive when compared to PVCu.
The majority of conservatory builds are excluded from building regulations. The article titled ‘conservatory building regulations’ will help you have a better understanding of the whole issue.
These are usually symbolised by the square or rectangular plan view and apex roof structure.
The above is a short form of Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme which is a scheme that has many companies as members but that does not guarantee that the members have high quality conservatories.
In order for the conservatory to be complete, it must be furnished in the best possible manner. Some of the most commonly used conservatory furniture is made up of wicker, cane and rattan although this is not a necessity.
This is a group of woods that conservatories are usually made up of. One of such materials is the Oak. It is also important to add that conservatories that are made out of hardwood are usually more expensive than those made up of aluminium or PVCu.
Conservatory heating can be in the form of radiators including electric, oil or central heating. It may also be in the form of under-floor heating and air conditioning.
Pilkington is the company that invented K-glass. This type of glass significantly reduces the amount of heat that is lost to the outside world. This technique works because of the microscopic coating that is on the inside pane of the glass in double glazing. While the technique does not loose heat to the outside world, it is able to easily absorb the heat that comes from the sun.
This is also another one o the types of conservatories that are available. This style can easily be identified by the rectangular-shaped plan view and slanted roof braced on one side by the wall of the house in question.
This type of conservatory is identified by its P-shaped plan view and apex roof structure.
These conservatory blinds are usually designed with wooden slats. They are also Roman conservatory blinds.
The article on conservatory planning permission is able to guide you through this issue.
These blinds are very well known and frequently used. They can be folded up like a fan.
This conservatory is usually lean and mostly used at the front door. It can be very effective during cold weather.
This is a very economical material that is popular when it comes to making conservatories. PVC is the short form of Polyvinyl Chloride with the u standing for un-plasticised.
Conventional central heating radiators are a very good way to ensure maximum results however you need to plumb them into the existing central heating system if there is any. Electric radiators are very good because they are very easy to install.
This material may resemble bamboo a little but is most commonly refer to as cane. It is especially used for specialised conservatory furniture.
These blinds are characterised by being rolled up at the bottom of the blind as the blind is raised. Pinoleum is the material that is usually used here.
These ones are also coated with solar coating to increase their anti-conservatory-to-oven properties and they are made of fabric.
This is usually used as an alternative to conservatory blinds. It may also be used in a complementary manner. It is basically a good option for those who wish to reduce heat in a conservatory during hot weather.
This term is usually used to identify a detached conservatory. It may therefore be a separate building that is designed with conservatory materials.
When this is installed in the correct manner, it can be very effective in controlling the amount of sun and thus it easily helps determine the climate in the conservatory.
Simply another name for a lean to conservatory.
This technique enables you to heat up the conservatory in an invisible manner. This is usually achieved through the use of a narrow gauge plastic tube that carries warm water below the surface of the floor. This system can last for a number of years if installed correctly.
This is usually identified by the polygonal plan view and apex roof structure.
There are many different types of conservatory. Some examples of the many different types would be: The Three Facet Victorian, The Five Facet Victorian, The Edwardian/Georgian, The Gable Front, The P Shape, The T Shape Victorian, The Corner infill, and The Lean-To. Adding a conservatory to a home is a considerably quick and cheap way to add extra space to a property.
The Three Facet Victorian and the Five Facet Victorian are nearly identical, aside from a few minor architectural differences. The Three Facet Victorian is a classic styled conservatory. With a versatile style and shape to it, it could be placed on nearly any property. The Five Facet Victorian is very similar to the 3 facet Victorian. It is a five facet shaped conservatory that is perfect for adding a larger space to a home. The Edwardian/Georgian is a conservatory that has a style that is also similar to the Three Facet Victorian conservatory. The Edwardian, or Georgian, has a much more squared shape that allows for a great amount of extra space.
The Gable Front conservatory is most commonly a rectangular or square shape, similar to that of the Edwardian conservatory. The Gable Front has a distinct style that adds height to a structure. It is also known for allowing for more light to enter the room. The P Shape conservatory is obviously P shaped. This style of conservatory combines both a Victorian and a Lean-To conservatory. The P Shape conservatory is a fantastic way to add a large space to a home. The T Shape Victorian is a conservatory that is most well known for it’s central doors exiting into garden spaces. This gives the effect of bringing a garden into the home. The main projection of a T Shape conservatory is able to create a porch effect and highlights your garden with a main doorway.
The Corner infill conservatory is best utilised by outside areas that are unused. The area must have adequate space for the two externals walls that will be built. This conservatory design is one of the most cost effective ways to add a conservatory to a home. The Lean-To is the type of conservatory that is also known as a garden room. They are also known as a sun room or a Mediterranean conservatory. This type of conservatory is best suited for a property that may have a height restriction, such as a bungalow.
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