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Top Reasons to Never DYI Your Conservatory

Do you fancy yourself a DYI expert? Great! Being able to carry out DYI around the home is a great skill to have; save yourself from having to call in the experts to install shelving or carry out mundane repairs. There are, however, several parts of your home you should never DYI. It’s pretty obvious that unless you’re a licensed electrician you probably shouldn’t be poking around the wiring and it’s as obvious that unless you’re qualified in the field you should never be DYI-ing your conservatory either.

Undervaluing Space

Gauging how much space you’re going to need for a conservatory is pretty tough even with a team of experts at your disposal, the process becomes even tougher when all you’ve got to rely on is your trusty ruler. When deciding on the size of a conservatory it’s not uncommon to carry out mathematical calculations and visualisation exercises to try and get an idea of how the conservatory will look when complete as well as the impact it will have on the rest of your property. Not to mention the fact that if you make the conservatory too large without correctly discerning how much support the walls and roof may need, you’re probably going to see it collapse once it encounters it’s first burst of semi-strong wind.

Poor Material

There are quite a few options available on the market when it comes to conservatory materials; while this does give you a whole multitude of choices, not every material is that great. It’s not all that uncommon for a homeowner to get ripped off with poor materials even when consulting with an ‘official’ agency. Of course, if you’re experienced in the field, you may be able to recognise low quality polyesters and would be able to spot feeble plastic or glass well before you make the purchase, sadly this skill set isn’t all that common and you’re likely going to want to consult an expert before committing to a material.


There are a multitude of things that could go wrong when putting together a DYI conservatory; after all, it factors in as manual labour where injuries can happen even when wearing protective clothing and having access to years of experience. As a regular homeowner you’ve probably got access to neither. Adding to the list of injuries that you might encounter is electrocution due to accidentally unearthing wiring, falling off a ladder when working on the roof, or even injury through collapsing material. Generally, conservatory experts work in teams to ensure they have always have someone to give them a hand should something go wrong and at Burbage Home Improvements we take all due precautions when carrying out a conservatory insulation.

Contact Burbage Home Improvements

As market leaders within the home improvements sector, our team at Burbage Home Improvements are specialists in providing bespoke property solutions across the sectors of conservatories, orangeries, roof replacement and insulation, porches, fascia and soffits, fitted windows and door replacements.  

If you would like to speak to a member of the Burbage Home Improvements team, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01455 633 189 or drop us an email at

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