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
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.
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.
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
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.
base can be installed within a day!