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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:47 pm 
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We have had a conservatory up since we bought our house 5 years ago. Its nearly time to replace it so i stayed digging to see how deep the founds were. I was a little shocked to see there are none!!

I dug down the wall expecting to find the concrete....but i didnt. The brick/block work just stops and theres no foundation!

I pushed my crowbar full depth into the soil under the bricks!
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The peg is just for a scale!!

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You can see from the photo that the bricks are buried about 4" down and thats it!!


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Unbelievable... no wonder you are replacing after such a short time.

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No you have it all wrong this was purposely designed for easy removal :lol:


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wine~o wrote:
Unbelievable... no wonder you are replacing after such a short time.

Goodness knows how long it was up before we bought the house but the general build is horrendous. Weve knly just decided to replace it!


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Doh... I read your OP as the conny had only been up for 5 years..... :oops:

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It may of been built on small piles with a galv steel frame - I have seen this a few times

or it could be 1 section is bridged over for a pipe


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The conservatory is more of a lean to, or a greenhouse made from other people's crap! The nighbours said when he poured the floor concrete he buried loads of old buckets and rubbish under there. Having seen the rest of his work i cab believe it!!

This is the quality of his decking!!

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And under it was used as a dumping ground!!

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Oooh, nice! I love the way he's managed to combine thrift (reducing the cost of sending stuff to landfill and simply stuffing it where it can't be seen) with an environmental (well, mental, anyway) approach to building by recycling as much as he can. There's something for us all to learn here, guys - although it's mainly how NOT to do it :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Well its all down and clear. The conservatory was built on the old patio. There was absolutely no foundations whatsoever! !! The infill was a combination of wood, old carpet, buckets, broken bricks and decorative gravel! !! Then about an inch of concrete and then the tiles! !! I'm pleased its down!


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I have just had a new conservatory and the foundations are 900mm


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