Durabase Conservatory Base

Durabase brick finish with warm roof

About Durabase bases

The Durabase conservatory base is our prefered method of building bases and walls for our Conservatories, Orangeries and modular extensions throughout Cornwall & Devon. A Durabase creates absolutely no mess, unlike conventional building methods, the Durabase can be installed in a fraction of the time it takes to build a base using concrete blocks and facing with brick. The Durabase System features a steel base which is bolted together on site and fixed to the wall of your home using resin and anchor bolts. The base is made specifically for your build so it will be an exact fit. Durabase has so many positives compared to the old method of conservatory base building.
The Durabase once assembled will create a safe, strong and robust foundation for your building.
The only foundations needed from the Durabase feet are a number of concrete pads which will be concreted at specific points around the base.  This is so much less excavation work and hardly any waste material to dispose of compared to other methods of base construction. The Durabase System is also super fast to install. An average base and wall can be installed in less than two days.

Durabase Installation Process

Install concrete pads

Install concrete pads

The concrete pads are installed for the base to sit on, note the lack of mess and disruption. The pads are put in usually in a day, compared to older building methods this is much faster with minimal mess.The Durabase is a modern, cleaner and faster method of building bases for Conservatories, Orangeries and extensions.

Frame Assembly

durabase steel frame is bolted together

A membrane is laid down to prevent weeds from growing, the steel base is then bolted together. Once the frame is situated in position the feet are used to level the frame on the concrete pads, it is then all bolted securely to the wall using anchor bolts and resin.

Brickwork Installed

durabase skirting and modular bricks assembled

Now that the base is level and secured, the skirting is fitted to the steel base, this closes the gap between the floor and the damp course level, once the skirt is fitted the modular blocks are installed on the frame creating the walls.

Roof Is Installed

Finally the windows, doors and roof are fitted.

Now that the walls are built, windows, doors and other fittings can be installed, then the roof is installed. The insides can now be installed, the flooring, insullation, electrics and plasterboarding.

durabase logo

Durabase Parts

Durabase Cross Section Of Materials
Brick Slip
High Density Insulation Board
Structural Ply Backing Panel
Holes are pre-cut to provide access for wiring and plumbing.
Galvanised steel frame provides a strong, lightweight construction.
22mm moisture resistant chipboard flooring system.
Screw mechanism to give maximum adjustable levels.
9mm structural ply, Europhane insulation.
Heavy duty steel frame.
Brick slip on cement partical board.

The Benefits


Quicker….The Durabase 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!

Easier….Uneven or sloping sites and difficult site
access are easily overcome with Durabase.
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.
Cost Effective….No need for expensive relocating
of manholes or drains.
Straightforward 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 walls are bricked and mortared
before they are delivered to site.
U-Values… The following U-values of can now be
Walls – 0.18W/m 2k* Floors – 0.18W/m 2k#
* Wall cavity must be insulated and foil backed plasterboard used.
# Durabaseplus floor system
No Need To Move Drainage
Manholes need not present
an expensive obstruction.
The base will naturally span
the drain and access can be
gained via a trap-door and
removable floor joist, built
in during fabrication
Real Brick Faces
Durabase walls are faced with
real brick tiles and mortar. We
have a wide range of finishes
that will help match your
existing house brick.