The construction of a veranda adds a touch of aesthetics and allows for extra space. For this purpose, instead of having recourse to a professional veranda construction, you can do it yourself. Do you feel up to the challenge? We guide you through this article.
Choose the model of veranda that you like
To make a veranda yourself, you must necessarily choose a model that suits you. When making this choice, you must take into account certain criteria that will allow you to achieve a very good construction. You must then take into account for example the space you have and the resistance you want for your veranda.
The most common are conservatories designed in aluminum. These verandas have an essential mechanical resistance since aluminum is a very resistant metal which does not rust and lasts over time. In addition, they do not require regular maintenance. Note that the aluminum verandas are impeccable and promote a clear transmission of heat and cold.
Wrought iron or steel verandas
Wrought iron verandas are really aesthetic and resistant with a very interesting longevity. These are verandas that you can build on a small or large spaces. In addition, they are compatible with several designs and colors. For a little precision, iron steel verandas are made to measure with a unique model.
PVC verandas are ideal for small spaces. Due to the structure of these verandas, they are not compatible with large spaces. PVC verandas are real thermal insulators. Finally, they offer several forms of openness.
Comply with the legislation regarding the construction of a veranda
To build a veranda, you have a duty to respect the legislation concerning its construction. In addition, building a veranda increases the living space of your home. For this, you will be faced with the payment of housing taxes as well as property taxes.
To this end, the construction of a veranda requires a building permit which will depend on the area that you estimate to exploit for the realization of the latter. When the surface you want to use is less than 40 m² you do not need to take a permit. However, you must make a declaration of the work at the level of the town hall.
By cons, when the space you want to use exceeds this area of 40 m², know that the building permit is required. In short, you must meet these conditions before doing your construction yourself.
Choose the room you will install in your veranda
To ensure a better construction of your veranda, you must first define the parts you want to install in it. Indeed, to choose your room it will depend heavily on the area of the veranda.
Setting up a workshop
Generally, workshops are ideal for verandas, as it allows the craftsman to show off his talents and his capacity for creativity. Once in the workshop, he will fully benefit from the daylight which can be a source of inspiration for him. The great advantage of this installation is that it does not require much space.
The installation of a kitchen
You have the possibility of installing a kitchen in the veranda in order to spend the best moments of dinner with your family as well as your friends. Before opting for the installation of a kitchen, you must necessarily have an area that will be greater than 20 m². In addition, to fully enjoy your room, it is advisable to choose small furniture and a central island.
The installation of a bedroom in the veranda
There is nothing better than having a bedroom on a veranda. This allows you to contemplate the beauty of nature every day. At dusk, you can watch the sunset and the stars in the sky at night from your bedroom.
The construction of your veranda in a few steps
To make the construction of a veranda yourself, it is best to use the prefabricated kits. The installation is not complex. The kit generally includes the roof, the glazing, the assembly elements and the gutter. Indeed, for the realization you will need tools such as:
- a hammer drill
- a ball level
- an electric screwdriver
- an extruder gun
- and a screwdriver
To move on to the actual construction, you need to start with the foundation and it should be done in concrete. Next, lay the framework on the ground as well as the plinth of the veranda after the concrete of the foundation is completely dry. You can then fix the wall structure of the veranda by mounting the panels one by one.
After that, you will install the roof, then the gutters on the edges of the roof. The last step is to finish the porch. At this level, you need to check the solidity of the structures you have installed. Finally, all you have to do is do the electrical installations, the tiling or the paving of the ground.