Why choose a steel conservatory base we hear you ask?

January 4th, 2014 by CT4U Team

Well, here are 6 benefits of going down the steel base route:

  1. Quicker...

    The Durabase, our steel conservatory base of choice, arrives in kit form, complete with flooring and underfloor insulation ready for a quick and easy assembly. The average base can be installed within a day!

  2. Easier...

    Uneven or sloping sites and difficult site access are easily overcome with Durabase.

  3. Cleaner...

    There’s no need for large scale excavations, which minimises the amount of soil to dispose of and the disruption caused to the site.

  4. Cost Effective...

    No need for expensive relocating of manholes or drains.

  5. Straight forward Installation...

    Durabase is suitable for either professional or DIY installation. Durabase can be assembled with just a little DIY experience. No specialist tradesman or brick layers are required. The Modular walls are bricked and mortared before they are delivered to site.

  6. U-Values...

    The following U-values of can now be achieved: Walls -0.27W/m2k and Floors - 0.22W/m2k.

Conservatory build in progress

August 3rd, 2013 by CT4U Team

A quick progress report received from one of our customers, keep ‘em coming!

HI ya, just thought I’d send you a picture of the conservatory so far….. the outside is pretty much done, just a few small things to tidy up then once the inside is finished, we’ll start on the patio. Really pleased with how it looks, and really impressed with the Celsius glass, it’s weird to be sat in the shade of a piece of glass….

Conservatory build in progress picture

Conservatory build in progress!

Mr Paul Breeds, Reading.

After sales care is as important as before sales at Conservatree4u

August 3rd, 2013 by CT4U Team

We believe it is just as important to look after your customers after you have taken their order as it is helping them to place it. We do our best to continue to support our customers all the way through their DIY Conservatory project (as many of our testimonials already testify to). We will always call you back and work with you to resolve issues. With us, you will deal with the same team after your order as before it, that way, we keep ourselves honest; no good passing the buck if you are next in line! It is why we have the one number for both sales and our after sales support.

Below is a review by one of our customers, Andy Phillips, about our service along with some fantastic photos of his hard work. Thanks again for the feedback Andy and the conservatory looks great!

Customer Conservatory interior picture

Customer Conservatory interior picture


We`ve been considering getting a conservatory for quite awhile but due to lack of access to our back garden,Humping through barrows of mud and rubble quite honestly put us off. One evening, again browsing through endless conservatory websites dreaming what could have been I came across a site that manufactured diy conservatory kits which used a metal frame for the base and basically hollow walls instead of a conventional brick dwarf wall. …I quickly got the wife to come and have a look and we both decided this could be the answer we`ve been looking for.We rang a few companies, got a few designs and quite a few quotes.

We decided to go with Chris Tree from conservatree4u and have to say from day one has been a complete pleasure dealing with him. I must admit I had my Concerns wondering whether this system [Durabase - http://www.conservatree4u.com/products/conservatory-bases/] was strong enough but Chris soon reassured me.

Our plans for the concrete pad layout came first and were very easy to follow. Then as agreed by both parties came the metal base frame direct from Dura base which was delivered exactly on time and by a friendly guy who was happy to help me carry it through the house.

Within a weekend the base was constructed. The following week, the main part of the conservatory was delivered again exactly on time and again delivered by a couple of helpful guys.

Customer Conservatory exterior picture

Customer Conservatory exterior picture

Another weekend of hard graft and with a lot of help from my brother in –law( who at 6 ft 6 was a godsend ) the conservatory was completed, well, apart from the interior which I must say took another few weekends and evening`s to finish.

We came across a few minor problems but after a quick call to Chris were soon rectified.

I have to say dealing with Chris made this process very easy and he was always happy to help. I would definitely recommend Chris and his company especially for their professionalism and certainly there after care.

Andy Phillips

Letchworth Garden City,Herts.

* Plastic-Eating Fungi Found in the Amazon May Solve World’s Waste Problem

July 20th, 2013 by CT4U Team

A fascinating discovery in the field of Plastics Research.

A group of students and professors from Yale University have found a fungi in the Amazon rainforest that can degrade and utilize the common plastic polyurethane (PUR). As part of the university’s Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory educational program, designed to engage undergraduate students in discovery-based research, the group searched for plants and cultured the micro-organisms within their tissue…

Polyurethane is a big part of our mounting waste problem and this is a new possible solution for managing it….

Full article source can be found here:      http://mashable.com/2012/03/07/plastic-eating-fungi/




* Listening to your customers DIY Conservatory needs always pays off

May 18th, 2013 by CT4U Team

We may not be the biggest players in the market for DIY conservatories but being smaller means we can give more attention to what our customers are really needing.

Here’s some great feedback we received from Ray and Sylvia Woods to illustrate the point.

Just a few words about the conservatory we purchased from you. We started the processes by providing photos of the area we wanted the conservatory and some sketch drawings and dimensions to three companies including yours. My wife and I have average DIY skills but we were confident we could erect a self-building conservatory knowing how much we could save.


We was not sure what kind of conservatory would fit on our bungalow which had low headroom, so we ask the three companies for ideas. The other two companies provide offers of conservatories that would plainly not fit, in fact one of the conservatories would of ended up halfway across the back door. Yours was the only company to offer us the double hipped Edwardian conservatory with a box gutter attachment to the bungalow. With the offer you provided drawings which we discussed changing door and opening windows positions fittings and fixtures. We decided on a Durabase steel frame base to minimise disruption to the garden and for speed of construction. No skips were required to remove spoil which was perfect because access at the front of the bungalow is limited. Four 450mm cube concrete pads were the only construction works necessary for supporting the Durabase. Any questions or queries we had you resolved by E-mail or phone one worry was the existing guttering on the bungalow but you worked the conservatory size and base sizes so that the existing guttering passed over the box gutter with minimum disturbance. The order was placed and the base arrive with full drawings and instructions and was duly installed you timed the delivery so that the base was ready when the conservatory arrived. Both deliveries were by drivers who fully unloaded the equipment into the garage. The Conservatory section come pre glazed and with a modular construction system which was quick to erect. A useful feature was the videos of base and conservatory construction available to watch on line. We erected the conservatory with a couple of calls to you for a bit of help or clarification which resolved any problems. I would list the unique selling points of your company as follows:-


1. Your technical ability to provided a viable and  aesthetically pleasing scheme to suit us


2. You were always ready to help and discuss the scheme at any time by phone or E-mail


3. The professional way the order proceeded with staged payments and information.


4. Deliveries on time with pleasant and helpful drivers.


5. After the order was placed monies paid and equipment delivered you provided and excellent after sales service.


We think the conservatory looks great and enhanced our property immensely…



Best Regards
Ray and Sylvia


 Thanks Ray and Sylvia!

* When customer service is good, coming back to work after a holiday can also be good

August 18th, 2012 by CT4U Team

After a lovely holiday with the family, for some, going back to work on a Monday morning can feel a bit of a slog but not for us!

Dear Chris,
If you pick this up on you holiday I hope all is well and that you are finding some good weather?
Really it is just to say that everything arrived safely and on time and after fitting the base myself then with the help of two strong grandsons it was all erected in a day and a half. So now, on day 3 we are sitting inside listening to the rain!

Thank you for your help and efficiency. I will be glad to recommend you to others.
Best wishes,

Tim Tarling

I’m really pleased Tim that you are happy with everything and delighted that you have made fabulous progress…Thank you also for your kind comments….Thanks also for asking about the holiday, we’re having a great time and the weather is averaging around 38⁰C!

Tim also kindly sent us some photos of all their hard work with their self build conservatory which you can see below.

Picture of Easy to build conservatory base

Base arrived 09:00hrs
This photo at 12:00 hrs

Picture of constructed DIY conservatory base

19:00 hrs all fitted

Picture of putting up a conservatory

Conservatory arrived 09:30 hrs
Construction started 10:00 hrs
Ready for firrings and roof 1300 hrs











Easy DIY Conservatory Kit

What next?

Picture of constructing a DIY Conservatory Roof

Roof fitted












Picture of easy to install conservatory being checked and looking good

Looking good and watertight 19:00 hrs

Picture of DIY Conservatory with guttering, cover slips added

Day two 09:00 hrs Guttering, cover strips etc and floor today Basically finished by 12:00 hrs











Picture of a DIY Conservatory all built

The finished product on day 4!!




* Do you have a little DIYer?

April 28th, 2012 by CT4U Team

Does your little one take a keen interest in your DIY projects? Do they enjoy making their own constructions out of your cut offs? Well now there is a new website where they can show off their handy work and creativity to your family and the world!

http://blog.diy.org/ is a site dedicated to enabling just that and we think it’s a great idea!
Here’s a snippet of what they have to say:


Our ambition is for DIY to be the first app and online community in every kid’s life. It’s what we wish we had when we were young, and what we’ll give to our kids. Today we’re releasing a tool to let kids collect everything they make as they grow up.

We’ve all seen how kids can be like little MacGyvers. They’re able to take anything apart, recycle what you’ve thrown away…

So, you never know, encouraging those DIY skills at a young age could lead to your little one growing up and helping you to install that lovely new DIY Conservatory from Conservatree4u you have always dreamed of!



* Conservatories continue to be a sound investment for your home

April 3rd, 2012 by CT4U Team

DIY fanatics warned as home improvement return on investment fall EXCEPT if you get yourself a Conservatory!


 ”With more than half of UK householders planning DIY projects over the forthcoming Bank Holidays, a new survey by HSBC has revealed that the potential increase in property value as a result of home improvements has dipped in the past year.”


BUT here’s the good news for our DIY Conservatory Customers:


“The only major home improvement work to increase the relative return-on-investment in the past year is a new conservatory. The work will increase property value by on average £9,420 – a 14% increase since 2011.”

Source: http://www.newsroom.hsbc.co.uk/press/release/diy_fanatics_warned_as_home_im






* A Tree for a Tree

November 29th, 2010 by Chris

‘A Tree for a Tree’ was the headline to a newspaper article which featured yours truly all those years ago when I looked more cherub-like.

I’ve recently managed to get hold of an original cutting of the article, as I thought it was a nice example of how I guess I was always destined to end up linked to Trees.  After all, our world’s beautiful species and, in my opinion, most needed plant-life are my namesake.

Tree for a Tree at Conservatree4u News Article Image

Tree for a Tree at Conservatree4u News Article Image


If you can’t read the article from the image, then it was taken by a photographer from the paper who happened to be at the plantation in Cannock, Staffordshire doing a piece on real Christmas Trees. When he found out that my name was indeed Tree, Chris Tree no less, then as the story goes, he couldn’t believe his luck. So here I am only 4 or 5 years old, dragging our new Christmas tree back to the car.

There is a bit of an underlying reason for this post though, other than to get you all going ‘ahhhhh’, and that is to urge you all where possible to do your bit this upcoming Christmas period and ditch the fake tree this year. Go out and but yourself a nice real one. Get one with roots and after Christmas simply go outside and plant it. If you don’t have room in your own garden, then see if you can donate it to a local school, community center or park even (do make sure you get permission from whoever owns the land first though). That way, you can do a little bit to help in our campaign for a better environment.

Trust me, you’ll feel a real sense of purpose, and who could resist this face? Thanks all and merry Xmas.

Tree for a Tree News Article Lil Chris Image



* 10:10:10 – A Global Day of Doing

September 29th, 2010 by Chris

Some of you may recall an older post, talking about 10:10 and the attempt to cut the UK’s carbon emissions by 10%. Well, the campaign is rolling along and I’m sure some of you may now be part of it too. I was speaking with Lucy from 10:10 the other day and promised I’d write a quick post to help push the message to as many people as possible.

So, what is A Global Day of Doing. Well, read the paragraph below, which I have used straight from the 10:10 Facebook page, which incidentally you could go and become a fan of too:

On October 10, 2010, thousands of individuals, families, schools, businesses and other organisations will take simple steps to save energy and reduce emissions. These ordinary actions, combined with a series of bold, iconic stunts, will make an extraordinary difference. Not only will they cut carbon directly; they will also send a powerful message to world leaders that people and organisations everywhere are ready to tackle climate change.

I think that sums it up quite succinctly.  So whether you’re an individual, a business or any kind of organisation, please get behind 10:10 and do even just a small act to help A Global Day of Doing

For our business, I’ll be making sure all computers and equipment is switched off for the full 24 hours (sorry all you Sunday DIYers, we won’t be contactable). Not only will it help just a little but it should ensure we all take a day off.

On a personal note, I’m going to propose that as a family we leave all TVs, PCs and Game Stations turned off for the day too, so we can help a little more (but shhhhh, don’t let on as I’ve not told the family yet).

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