The 3 Stages of a Conservatory Installation
This Conservatory has been designed with the idea of making it feel part of the Lounge/Dining Room this really has achieved the Customers Goal, French Doors leading into the Conservatory fold back to enable rooms to become a great addition to a lovely family home. Here we show you the three stages of build we take to make it happen…
1. In this picture you can see the site has been cleared and the footings have been dug to 600mm depth. This depth may be increased based on the ground conditions. Mass Pour Concrete, in some instances reinforcement would be used to strengthen the foundation. Glass are specialists in supplying and installing windows, with the minimum fuss, maximum speed and at fair prices.
2. Here you can see :
i. Dwarf Walls
If you have chosen to have dwarf walls the height usually calculated in brick courses is a personnel choice to what you find aesthetically pleasing. In this Picture it is 600mm (8 course) has been desired height. This height is taken from the damp course level on the house. To the right elevation the customer requested a higher wall so that privacy could be maintained, as well as a wall to add the homely touches such as lighting or pictures or to be able to decorate in the desired way. This really helps the Conservatory feel more like an extension.
The bricks used would match the house as close as possible unless block and render is the desired finish, face brickwork or block and plaster internally is also a suggested option.
Screw ties are fitted to join the Conservatory brickwork to the house wall with a D.P.C barrier to prevent water penetration egressing through. To strengthen brickwork stainless steel wall ties are incorporated, joining external/internal brickwork. To insulate walls Dritherm insulation is placed between the cavities. Sub base compacted and damp proof membrane laid, insulation depth between 50 – 100mm would be laid and screed poured and levelled where achievable would run through from the house floor.
“The defining moment”
Welded cills positioned and levelled the frames are ready to be fitted. This is when the customer always feels the Conservatory is well and truly underway, all the frames are reinforced for structural strength and integrity here the frames and now ready for the ring beam.
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