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    Second hand conservatory installation

    Window Specialists

    Hi there, I have seen a second hand conservatory which looks to be in good condition. I'm wondering how much someone would charge to install it? My garden is paved and it would need a base to be built. Its around 3.5 metre by 2 metre and is a lean to conservatory. Are there any drawbacks to getting a used conservatory rather than a new one?

    Asked by Lou on 31st Mar 2020
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    Gary William

    "For the base, a builder would have to look at the site and discuss the style with you before a price could be given, i.e height of walls, finish of walls in and out, blocks or facebricks , flooring, heating etc etc.

    Regarding the conservatory, a few problems with a used one could be the age of the glass (sealed units could start breaking down) the frames could start discolouring, but generally they do not. Nothing would be guaranteed as far as the frames and mechanisms go.

    Otherwise it may be worth doing.

    I personally would charge £1200 for installing it once the base has been done.

    Hope this helps."

    Answered on 1st Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    C & R PVC Solutions Ltd

    "We have just put one second hand conservatory Up & there is no problem depending who takes it down. We took this one down & there was only a few screws missing, also depending where your drains are."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    House proud

    "I have done loads of these jobs but the price can vary if you want a complete job ie floor plastering brickwork and build £3500 / £5500 something for you to go on"

    Answered on 1st Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    CGR Glazing & Roofing

    Only drawback to a second hand conservatory is no warranty.
    The glass may mist up but for the cost its a sound investment, go for it."

    Answered on 1st Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    B-wize home improvements

    "Some times you can be very lucky but I would not advise it especially if you need a foundation and you have to be exact in doing the foundations if you don't get it right it can lead to a waste of time and money so you should get a bespoke one from a reputable firm."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
    MB frames

    "I can build a conservatory for you but its all dependant on its condition and age, Also you could inherit any faults it had when it was installed previously. You will need to go over it with great care to make sure all parts are there and it's in good condition before buying it. Make sure all the seals are good, Hinges, Locks. all the moving and connecting parts.
    MB Frames"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

    "Hi as long as the conservatory has been dismantled correctly and is not in twist that should be fine a new base and may be glass if it is to old a inspection would be required"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Solent windows

    "Second hand conservatorys are normally second hand for a reason...... Normally being they are old and not doing its job as it once did. It certainly won't be anywhere near as energy efficient as a new one."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    Mp pvc

    "There are a few drawbacks to fitting a second hand conservatory as opposed to a new one.
    The conservatory could have glass that has what we call blown, misted up inside. The poly carbonate sheets on the roof could be the same but if these are fine it should be ok,the age could be a factor but if the hinges and locks are ok it shouldn't be a problem,hope this helps."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Just Glass Midlands

    "Buy new for roughly £5000 it might be a money pit if you get second-hand one.

    They're made to measure so it’s better to install."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Sep 2016 - report

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