So you have decided to add a beautiful, new, stylish conservatory to your home. You have also considered buying a DIY conservatory kit to help you do this. You also have an idea now of its color, size, and style. However, have you thought about actually building it yourself or just hiring some local builders to install it for you? Where would you buy your new conservatory kit?
Including a conservatory feature to your house adds both beauty and value to your home (real estate investment-speaking), but if you are not able to initially spend wisely on it, it may be costing you more than you have ever imagined, and you may be better off not installing it at all!
Here are few common mistakes you should avoid when buying a new DIY conservatory:
1) Not using a specialist conservatory supplier or company.
Unless you are knowledgeable enough and ready to oversee all work that a general builder will do in building your conservatory, only a specialist conservatory builder can ensure that your conservatory is properly built. They will also help you oversee all aspects of the project, and these include planning and complying with all building regulations in your area.
Bespoke services from a specialist conservatory company will also design and customize a conservatory that will suit your preferences and property requirements; plus, they will also oversee the building of the project from start to finish. They may be the best choice for inexperienced home builders in terms of investment.
2) Not factoring in all the costs (including labor) into your new project.
The cost for having a new conservatory varies, depending on the materials used (whether standard or bespoke range), the rate of building labor agreed upon, and the extent that a building manager oversees or handles the different aspects of the project. Note: DIY conservatory kits are initially less expensive; however costs such as labor for preparing the site and actually doing the installation work, managing the project, etc. should be factored in when computing your overall cost.
3) Not thinking about maintenance and environment-friendliness.
A conservatory, ideally, is a good major financial investment for your home or property. Thus, buying a cheap-material DIY conservatory is a cheap investment and will cost you more in the long run because it is not durable enough to last for the long years to come.
Remember that aluminum and PVC frames are easy to clean and maintain as do tile or stone floors. Do not use abrasive or solvent-based cleaners to preserve materials, especially in cleaning timber or hardwood flooring. Timber or hardwood materials for DIY conservatories are less expensive, but make sure you acquire them only from environment-friendly sources.
Other than the cost, your main consideration for building a good-quality conservatory for your home is its great usability all year long.
Also, do note that if you are aiming to increase the value of your home by adding a conservatory to it, among other things, factors such as superior-quality durable materials and higher specs give you the most advantage by the time you have to sell your home.