We recommend the Durabase system as we believe it is the best solution for conservatory bases. It is easy and straightforward and takes less time to install. The foundation created will be solid, and immovable and give you the best start for your new conservatory.
There are two main styles of conservatory base…
This involves asking a builder to measure and dig out the foundations. Then, concrete is filled in, and allowed to set. After this the dwarf brick wall is built and on this your conservatory will rest. Skips, removal of ground waste, and barrows going backwards and forwards are a natural part of life for this build, which can take weeks.
For a more detailed comparison of the two approaches see Conservatory Bases Compared.
What sets a steel base build apart from a traditional build, is that foundations do not need to be dug out in the same way. A steel base can even be built over an existing patio, without needing to remove slabs.
The site area is cornered off, and several deep piles are carefully dug out of the ground. This will be the only excavation needed, thus removing the need for a costly skip. These piles are filled with concrete to become concrete pads, and are placed at strategic points around the base. After this, the steel base is constructed, and then the rest of the conservatory follows.
As you can see, it is quick and simple, and with virtually no waste and, with less build time, it’s the smart economic choice. Our steel base conservatories are extremely strong, and come with a 25 year guarantee.
If you would like to find out more about the difference between the traditional build foundations and our steel base conservatories then call us on 01635 246768 or send us a message from the contact form.