North facing conservatory
It was early in January when we decided that a room overlooking the back garden would perhaps be worthwhile, would a North facing conservatory be foolish or wise.
Well, whatever, we got cracking with it at the end of January. When I say we, I really mean, we got someone to do it.
Its not very big, as can be seen, but I remain optimistic.
It rained heavily for a few days after the builders had finished their bit. Unfortunately, not enough effort had been made in preventing the insulation material in the wall cavity from getting saturated.
I was assured, or should I say, informed, that this was nothing to be concerned about as it would soon dry out.
The job was completed a couple of weeks later, radiator connected to the central heating system added, and a double point electric socket fitted. Unfortunately flooring couldn’t be put down owing to damp seeping through to the floor from the walls.
Middle of March, floor finally dried out and there we go, all complete.
As you can see, its small, nothing fancy, but it is finished to a very good standard. Just need to add a few plants on the sills, and when we are feeling a bit more flush perhaps we can change those chairs for a couple which are more comfortable.
Early Spring and the garden is coming to life, well mainly with Daffs as you can see. Perennials are peeking through, buds on the trees are plumping up and all is good to go.
This is going to be a relaxing spot to read, in those in between days when its not quite warm enough to sit outside but nice for the con** sorry Myra says its a garden room.
Thats one of those Roberts bluetune players on the right hand corner, Myra can play her favourite cds, on the tablet I have loads of music tracks which can be played through Bluetooth. The wifi connection in the main area of the house is excellent, unfortunately in the conservatory it is poor, will have to work something out with it.
I am rather pleased with our North facing conservatory and have a feeling it may not be so daft after all.
I had a figure in my head as to how much I was prepared to pay for this job, and received five estimates, the first four came up with sums which did not fit my budget.
The fifth guy came along, I gave him the figure which I was prepared to pay and he got back to me within 24 hours with an acceptable quote. cheaper than the others, one was £1500 pounds more, two of them were two thousand pounds more and the most expensive a whopping £3000.00 more.
I dealt with (Trinity Windows) and they matched the high quality of the product with the most expensive quote.