Currently, we believe that our steel conservatory bases are the best on the market but that doesn’t mean they cannot be improved further.
A few aspects that we are currently looking at are the materials we use in the manufacture of our steel conservatory bases. The only issue we have with our steel bases is the weight. Although this is not an issue for our customers as we deliver them direct to their homes, it is an issue for our delivery staff, after all, steel is heavy.
A couple of things that we’re looking in to include aluminium conservatory bases and even plastic conservatory bases.
The issue here is strength. We believe that both aluminium conservatory bases and plastic conservatory bases are possible and subject to certain design elements are easily capable of doing the job.
The most important thing here is safety and structural integrity and we would never put an unsafe product or a product not suitable for its use on the market. Our ConservaBase system has been thoroughly tested by engineers with structural calculations carried out which demonstrate the incredibly high strength of ConservaBase and confirm its suitability for its intended purpose.
Aluminium conservatory bases and plastic conservatory bases are a thing for the future, they won’t happen overnight, but we’re working on it. Meanwhile, we’ll continue to manufacture and supply ConservaBase using steel materials until such a time that we’re confident that lighter materials become suitable.