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Hi, I may (or may not) be able to get hold of some double glazed units
fairly cheap, probably old upvc windows. Is there any reason why I
can't use these to "knock-up" a conservatory? I'm not sure how I'd
make up the frame (steel posts?) or do the roof (polycarb with the
upvc edging stuff?)

Somebody must have thought about this before?! Conservatory
companies' prices seem to be v high.
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Hi, I may (or may not) be able to get hold of some double glazed units
fairly cheap, probably old upvc windows. Is there any reason why I
can't use these to "knock-up" a conservatory? I'm not sure how I'd
make up the frame (steel posts?) or do the roof (polycarb with the
upvc edging stuff?)

Somebody must have thought about this before?! Conservatory
companies' prices seem to be v high.


We've thought about it.

We have an assortment of dg windows round the back ...


It might not be pretty but it will be interesting!

Mary


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Mary Fisher wrote:
Hi, I may (or may not) be able to get hold of some double glazed units
fairly cheap, probably old upvc windows. Is there any reason why I
can't use these to "knock-up" a conservatory? I'm not sure how I'd
make up the frame (steel posts?) or do the roof (polycarb with the
upvc edging stuff?)


We've thought about it.

We have an assortment of dg windows round the back ...

It might not be pretty but it will be interesting!

Mary


Yep, recovered mainly single glazed windows and french doors (all wood
not that matters) frame built from recovered 4x2's on recovered brick
base. Floor is teak decking (on more 4x2's and brick piers) recovered
from a damaged pontoon. Lining is recovered 1/2 inch chip board with 4
inch poly batts in the frame. Cladding is cheap softwood (its lasted 10
years and needs a few lengths replacing now) and recovered ali angle to
protect the corners. Roof was new twin wall on new 4x2's as I couldn't
find any recovery ones long enough. All in cost, including a bricklayer
and everything else was under 500 quid.
He went on to build a similar one using plastic profiles, but again over
a wooden frame.
Both move with the ground, rather than damaging the wall like a ridgid
steel frame can!

Niel.
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Yep, recovered mainly single glazed windows and french doors (all wood not
that matters) frame built from recovered 4x2's on recovered brick base.
Floor is teak decking (on more 4x2's and brick piers) recovered from a
damaged pontoon. Lining is recovered 1/2 inch chip board with 4 inch poly
batts in the frame. Cladding is cheap softwood (its lasted 10 years and
needs a few lengths replacing now) and recovered ali angle to protect the
corners. Roof was new twin wall on new 4x2's as I couldn't find any
recovery ones long enough. All in cost, including a bricklayer and
everything else was under 500 quid.
He went on to build a similar one using plastic profiles, but again over a
wooden frame.
Both move with the ground, rather than damaging the wall like a ridgid
steel frame can!


That's very encouraging, thanks.

Mary

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That's very encouraging, thanks.

Mary

No prob's, I could take some pic's if you want, but a GWR green wooden
conservatory isn't anything special really...

Niel.


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Mary Fisher wrote:
Hi, I may (or may not) be able to get hold of some double glazed units
fairly cheap, probably old upvc windows. Is there any reason why I
can't use these to "knock-up" a conservatory? I'm not sure how I'd
make up the frame (steel posts?) or do the roof (polycarb with the
upvc edging stuff?)


Don't know where you are but many councils planning people don't allow
polycarb roofs anymore.


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| a GWR green wooden conservatory

Ah, the 'railway surplus paint' episode - one of my fave OF&Hs

Owain


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Ah, the 'railway surplus paint' episode - one of my fave OF&Hs

Owain


Our next door neighbour's house, shed, garage, fencing, gutters, fall pipes
.... everything ... is Yorkshire Water green. He built the shed when he
retired. It houses paint.

Mary




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| a GWR green wooden conservatory

Ah, the 'railway surplus paint' episode - one of my fave OF&Hs

Owain



Our next door neighbour's house, shed, garage, fencing, gutters, fall pipes
... everything ... is Yorkshire Water green. He built the shed when he
retired. It houses paint.

Mary


Mines actually painted with a fence/shed paint that about matches it, or
l-r bronze green (well one shade of the many of it) in the right light.

Niel, uk-lro lister....
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Our next door neighbour's house, shed, garage, fencing, gutters, fall
pipes ... everything ... is Yorkshire Water green. He built the shed when
he retired. It houses paint.

Mary


Mines actually painted with a fence/shed paint that about matches it, or
l-r bronze green (well one shade of the many of it) in the right light.


Am I alone in not understanding that?

Mary

Niel, uk-lro lister....





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Am I alone in not understanding that?

Mary

Niel, uk-lro lister....


Probably not, bad day...
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| Mines actually painted with a fence/shed paint that about matches
| it, or l-r bronze green (well one shade of the many of it) in the
| right light.
| Niel, uk-lro lister....
| Am I alone in not understanding that?

I'm guessing Land-Rovers. (Or Land Rovers, for those post-SeriesIIA or
whenever they dropped the hyphen.)

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Mary Fisher wrote:

Am I alone in not understanding that?

Mary

Niel, uk-lro lister....


Probably not, bad day...


Oh, sorry, it was nothing personal. I don't always catch on immediately :-)

Mary


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Owain wrote:
I'm guessing Land-Rovers. (Or Land Rovers, for those post-SeriesIIA or
whenever they dropped the hyphen.)

Owain


Yep, the original international l-r owners e-mail list uk spin off.
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| Mines actually painted with a fence/shed paint that about matches
| it, or l-r bronze green (well one shade of the many of it) in the
| right light.
| Niel, uk-lro lister....
| Am I alone in not understanding that?

I'm guessing Land-Rovers. (Or Land Rovers, for those post-SeriesIIA or
whenever they dropped the hyphen.)


Ah! Thanks, Owain. Might have known you'd be the Oracle! Such technology
never came into my pretty little head :-)

Mary




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Yep, recovered mainly single glazed windows and french doors (all wood
not that matters) frame built from recovered 4x2's on recovered brick
base. Floor is teak decking (on more 4x2's and brick piers) recovered
from a damaged pontoon. Lining is recovered 1/2 inch chip board with 4
inch poly batts in the frame. Cladding is cheap softwood (its lasted 10


Mine would be three sided & I'm thinking now about how I would make
the frame rigid enough. I'm planning on the three sides being full
length glass panels more or less. Does all the rigidity come from the
roof?
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Mine would be three sided & I'm thinking now about how I would make
the frame rigid enough. I'm planning on the three sides being full
length glass panels more or less. Does all the rigidity come from the
roof?


No, the framing carries std. window frames which add to the rigidity,
but allows the whole thing to move as well. If ours was rigid it'd
pulled the wall down or broken by now as one corner rises and falls by
several inches during the year, due to the oak trees.....
Be wary of full length glass, there are specific safety requirements
which means a lot more expense, thats why the bottom of ours is wooden,
not glass, also hides the "stuff" stored in it!

Niel.
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