What faults to look for in your new completed conservatory
You're bright spangly new conservatory is finished and the builder is looking at you as you heap (hopefully) praise upon them about what a wondeful job they've done. But wait a second. Before you sign that document and possibly cheque to say your happy with the job have a closer look at the finish on the job. Are you really pleased with it. Is it up to scratch? Are there any snags with it?
The following is a list of potential issues you may find with your conservatory along with some advice in how to spot them.
Conservatory Snagging: Fault finding your new conservatory
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"I have a problem with conservatory door that do not lock after being left open for a couple of hours. the company (Anglian) has been twice to adust them but I have no faith in what they do as they reckon it is down to expansion and contraction of the UPVC. The girl on the phone says it happens with all UPVC doors and is not Anglians fault. I contested this as I said it is Anglians fault as it is an Anglian door that I have. Looks like I will have to keep phoning when it happens untill my 10 year gaurantee runs out in 8 years???? "
"hi i have a conservatory that was built 5.5 years ago and the windows keep getting really wet on the inside and has started to blow one of the window seals,the only form of heating in the con,is a conservatory gas fire,i have a 10 year insurance backed guarantee any ideas thanks"
"Please can anyone help. I have had a very expensive conservatory built and the draught from the roof is unbearable, being an expensive glass roof. Please can anyone advise, how to detect where the draft is coming from. The company who fitted my conservatory don't want to know. Please can anyone advise."
"Hi,have a new conservatory that is out of square and not sealed around the floor.the large sliding door is moving violently in the wind so we cannot use the room,freezing.they will seal the base but have said the door will move as their is a tolerance level.it is 1 1/2 inches out of square,should this be acceptable,as the door is no airtight,its awful."
"Having paid almost double the price of the cheaper conservatories to get what I thought would be the best, I find now the cold weather is here, there is so mucg=h condensation that the walls are striped with water marks and water drips off the beams. Any ideas?"
Warwickshire unhappy customer
"Hi just had new conservitory built last week with a pilkington glass roof but whn its going dark the roof has condensation over it what can we do the floor and plastered walls have drie out now?"
"Our conservatory was completed on Friday but in the sunlight the grey antisun polycarbonate roof is full of scratches and smears, we have tried to clean it but its still really bad and looks terrible. When the sun goes down it looks OK. What can we do and where do we stand on this? "
"We had many faults with our conservatory build by **** but thanks to your site we managed to spot them all (19) bar one. Now the roof panel which is polycarbonate is leaking. I have noticed that the polycarbonate does not meet the pvc panel joist so water just comes straight through."
"i had sum terrible problems with my new home and conservatory. i called yorkshire new home snagging and they got the builder back to sort it .dodgy leadwork they said . one to watch out for i think"
mr sparrow. west yorks
"Good comment. Check before paying!! I am having a conservatory built at present. I have dozens of photos showing bodges and defects. Perhaps the site would like these?"