July 28, 2009 13:00 ET

DIY Conservatories at Conservatory Land Helped by the Recession

Conservatory Land is continuing to report record sales figures despite the current economic downturn

MANSFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 28, 2009) - David Bingham, Director of Conservatory Land says "Last year was our best and most profitable year in the history of our company, manufacturing and supplying over eight hundred conservatories, many of which were DIY conservatories and this year is going just as well."

Conservatory Land seems to be bucking the trend and appear to be defying all of the negative effects and trends of the UK economic downturn.

David went on to explain the reasons for going against the current trend "We've learned to 'ride' the recession somewhat and are managing to use it to our advantage rather than let it become a disadvantage. With the housing market slowing in terms of sales, more people are choosing to improve their homes by adding conservatories to create that extra space rather than moving. The UK DIY conservatory market has always been smaller than the 'fully installed' conservatory market but I think that with the present financial state of the country, more and more consumers are now looking to save money to survive the times and that's a real positive for us as more conservatory customers are turning to DIY conservatories to make substantial savings whilst at the same time, achieving the same end result."

Consumer buying history outlines that everyone that buys a conservatory doesn't always buy DIY conservatories and consumer confidence has been cited as the main factor. Many people in the past have perceived DIY conservatories and to be complicated to install and many consumers fell they would have to follow difficult instructions and wade through a mountain of parts.

This is a common misconception and the fact is that anyone can buy a DIY conservatory as modern conservatories are designed to be fitter friendly and DIY friendly. They incorporate many design features that make self assembly as quick and as easy as possible.

David Bingham says "We have put a lot of effort in to producing clear step by step instructions that our customers can follow and we also provide a dedicated help line for anyone that needs advice or assistance.

Even if consumers don't feel that this is for them and have no confidence in their own DIY skills, they can still save a substantial amount of money by getting someone else to fit their conservatory for them. Paying a local builder or getting other tradesman to fit it for them is another recommended option. It only takes a couple of days and is not as expensive as you may think."

Providing a DIY conservatory project is researched thoroughly there really is no excuse for not taking advantage and enjoying the significant savings that can be made during this difficult economic period.

Contact Information

  • Conservatory Land
    Old Mill Park, Mansfield Woodhouse
    United Kingdom, NG19 9BG
    David Bingham
    01623 488 887