Things to consider when replacing your conservatory

Any addition to your home whether it be an extension to make your kitchen bigger or a conservatory for some much needed extra space needs to be considered carefully.

It’s a lot of work, and costs can quickly add up if not done correctly, but when it comes to replacing your conservatory, do you know what things you need to look out for?

When my husband and I moved into our old home, there was already a conservatory built onto the back of the property. We’d never had a conservatory before so it was a nice bit of added space. We used ours as a room to entertain people. We put our dining room table and chairs in our conservatory which freed up a lot of space in the rest of the house.

If taken care of correctly, a UPVC conservatory should last at least 25 years. However, a few months we started to notice some problems with the conservatory. When winter came, we noticed that the ceiling would leak, especially during heavy rain. We’d wake in the morning to find a puddle on the wooden conservatory floor.

Outside the conservatory wasn’t any better either. We noticed that some of the joints had started to open up and the guttering just wasn’t doing it’s job. Even more worrying was the fact that the conservatory appeared to be leaning to one side. This is something we hadn’t noticed before.

These are all definite signs that it may well be time to replace your conservatory. If you’re looking to replace your conservatories in the Dartford area then here are some things to consider:

  • Check out local companies, get feedback from their customers on how well the job turned out, time scales and expectations etc, but most of all make sure they’re fully approved by looking for accreditations such as the FENSA badge.
  • Ask your builder to show you all of their accreditations, and that all of the planning and building regulations have been met
  • Find out what guarantee your builder/company will offer on your conservatory, and also if any work is required after the build has been complete such as repairs etc, how this is dealt with

These are just a few things to consider when looking to replace your conservatory.

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