Category Archives: conservatory
The conservatory has now completely gone, just leaving a concrete based. The lino went in the skip and the ply wood floor went on the bonfire. There is a manhole set into the concrete for the drain, although goodness knows how you would have got to it without cutting a hole in the lino!
The stone from the outer wall has been stacked in the field out of the way and the pea shingle reused on the outbuilding. There was a surprising amount of work in clearing up what was left of the conservatory once the uPVC frame and glass had been removed.
This took a bit more effort than we expected. The wall base was very well constructed – cinder blocks and bricks on the inside and stone on the outside. Rockwool had been inserted into the cavity for insulation. We reversed the pickup onto the rear garden and used it to remove all of the rubble.
We were quoted £1500 to remove and dispose of the conservatory. We advertised it on Freecycle (www.freecycle.org) and got a lot of interest. We probably got in excess of 12-15 people who wanted to take it. Today the new owners of the conservatory turned up, dismantled it and took it away.
We still have the brick built base to demolish, but effectively the conservatory has been removed at next to zero cost courtesy of Freecycle.