Conservatory Re-Build – Day 15


Each day now seems to bring significant changes. Today the guys have been focussed on assembling the framework, on which the plasterboard will be fixed, to create the perimeter ceiling. The system they are using is Livinroom by Ultraframe. The following photos show the results of their days efforts.

Conservatory - Showing the completed framework at the southern end.
Conservatory – Showing the completed framework at the southern end.

The garage door beside my wife, is yet to be raised, otherwise it won’t open when the floor is raised.

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Conservatory – Showing the completed framework at the northern end.
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Conservatory – Showing the completed framework adjoining the house. This is much wider than on the other three sides as it has to take in the existing roof overhang, the large box gutter and also provide space for the down lighters.
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Conservatory – Stillno bi-fold doors. These are being left until later, to prevent any damage while the raised floor is installed.

What a difference a day makes. Not only did the guys install the framework but they did a huge clean up both within the new structure and also in the garden. It no longer looks like a builders yard.

Conservatory Re-Build – Day 14


Another fine day and the build has moved into a new phase – glass installation.

Conservatory - Early morning condensation helps to show new roof glazing panels in situ.
Conservatory – Early morning condensation helps to show new roof glazing panels in situ.

The previous photo shows the roof and northern end glazing panels installed. As the structure is still open to the elements the roof glazing is showing condensation. Hopefully we won’t see too much of that once bi-fold doors are installed and the plaster work has dried out.

Conservatory - Glazing is also in the utility room door and window.
Conservatory – Glazing is also in the utility room door and window.

Also the glass is now installed into the utility room door and window. The previous photo shows the overall shape of the conservatory and part of the finial which will finish off the roof line. Hopefully the finial will also dissuade the pigeons from landing on the apex.

Conservatory - Another view of the roof glazing.
Conservatory – Another view of the roof glazing.

The bi-fold doors aren’t being fitted yet to allow easier access while there is still some construction work ongoing, to avoid any possibility of damage to the doors. There is still a “sleeper” wall to be built to support the raised wooden flooring.

Conservatory - Work in progress, the garden still looks like a builders yard.
Conservatory – Work in progress, the garden still looks like a builder’s yard.

As the photo shows our garden looks like a builder’s yard. We knew that it would become a no-go area once work started but we have missed being able to sit out on the patio on the sunny days. Mind you, at the weekends, we have used the old conservatory base as a make do patio / balcony and with the new walls up it became quite the sun-trap.

The next phase of the build is to install the LivinRoom frames to support the perimeter ceilings and of course the down lighters. They need to be in place so that the electrician can come along on Thursday to carry out his first fit.

 

Conservatory Re-Build – Day 13


Conservatory - Our neighbours fence is back in place.
Conservatory – Our neighbours fence is back in place.

The weather was much improved and the guys were able to get down to work without interruption.

I’m pleased to say that my neighbours fence panels and paving slabs have been re-instated. They have been very patient with us and the temporary incursion into their garden.

Conservatory - Roof framework is now in place and perimeter guttering has been installed
Conservatory – Roof framework is now in place and perimeter guttering has been installed

A days worth of assembly and we now have the framwork for the roof glazing in place. We also have the guttering around the perimeter along with a large box gutter which will serve both the conservatory as well as collect rain water from the house roof. None of this will be visible once the cornice work is installed. Planned for the next day or so.

Conservatory - Inside view of the roof framework
Conservatory – Inside view of the roof framework

With the roof framework in place the final size and shape is becoming clearer.