Information on building a DIY Conservatory.
|This article has been specifically written to answer most questions about DIY conservatories compared to fully installed conservatories.
What is the main reason that consumers opt for DIY conservatories rather than opting for a fully installed package?
The most common reason is the big cost savings that are made.
How much money could consumers expect to save by opting for DIY Conservatories on average?
The average saving is around £4500.
Why will I save so much money by taking the DIY option?
You will save most money by buying direct from a company that manufactures conservatories, both the conservatory frames and the conservatory roofs.
If you build your own conservatory base, you will pay only for the building materials and save money on manual labour, company’s profit and VAT. If you get your own builder to build your base, you will still save money on a company’s profit and VAT, after all, a company will just send a builder and mark up their labour costs with their profit and then add VAT, so there’s a big saving there.
The other area in which you will save costs is the actual conservatory installation. If purchased from the correct manufacturer or supplier, DIY conservatories are designed to be very simple to fit and are supplied along with easy to understand assembly instructions for the average DIY’er, so you should have no problem fitting it yourself.
Many consumers take the easier option of getting their builder or a third party fitter to install their DIY conservatories for them, on their existing base. This will still save you money as a company will just send the same type of fitters and mark up their labour costs with their profit and then add VAT.
Are there any other reasons for choosing DIY Conservatories apart from the cost savings?
The other popular reason for choosing DIY conservatories is the sense of pride that can be experienced in the knowledge that you carried out the work yourself. A lot of people just love this and it’s more important to them than the cost savings.
What guarantees do you get with a DIY conservatory?
Providing that you buy from a reputable supplier, you should get a ten year guarantee on the conservatory itself. Obviously the conservatory base and the installation of the conservatory should be guaranteed by the person(s) who did the work. Whatever problems you may have, a good conservatory supplier will help you out and give advice anyway.