Waltons Installations – Palram Sanremo Sunroom

Posted on July 28, 2017 By

Before you begin, this building requires a 100% level, solid base of concrete, asphalt or decking at a 90 degree angle to the supporting wall. The support wall height for the sunroom needs to be a minimum of 285cm and a maximum of 310. For this build you will need work gloves, a spirit level, a tape measure, a 13mm spanner, an electric drill, 8 and 10mm drill-bits, a Phillips head screwdriver, a step ladder, a hack saw, an electric jigsaw, a rubber mallet and some caulk or silicon. We would recommend at least two people to put up this building though more will make it quicker and easier. Begin by laying out all of your pieces and arranging them with their part numbers facing up so you can easily identify the parts you need. Place your first bracket against the wall so that the width of your sunroom will equal 425cm from the left edge.

Slide the joining plate in to the right end of the installed bracket until it is half way in and secure with a small screw into the smaller left hand hole with a Phillips head screwdriver. Slide the larger wall bracket on to the other end of the joining plate, ensuring it is perfectly horizontal with a spirit level. Mark through the pre-drilled holes so you know where to drill and then remove the plate again. Drill into the wall with a 10mm bit at each point and insert the wall plugs. You can then reinsert the bracket onto the plate and secure with washers and bolts. Remember to also secure the joining plate with another small screw. For the next step you need brackets 7291 and 7293. Insert and loosely tighten 7 square headed bolts into the holes along each length. You then need to insert each piece within the bracket you have just installed so that the rounded edge hooks down into the rounded slot.

The two end capping plates can now be affixed to the end of these brackets using small screws, preventing any movement. Once you have done this, seal along the top edge of the bracket where it meets the wall with caulk or silicon to prevent water ingress. The next step is the front framing. Slide parts 7506 into each end of framing 8177. Secure using four screws at each joint. You then need to slide plates 8060 and 8061 within the rounded groove of the large framing. These two pieces are secured together with the small 8067 plate. Take uprights 8063 and secure the T brackets, sliding two bolts into the recess on each side before loosely affixing the brackets with nuts.

These will be tightened up fully later. Slide two bolts into the recess of your large front framing piece on either side. Line up your 8063 uprights with the bolts and loosely tighten. Make sure to allow 71cm at each end before tightening the bolts fully. You can now raise the front framing, allowing 270cm from the framing to the supporting wall. Insert side framing 1044 into the right hand wall bracket, allowing the already positioned bolt to slide into the recess. This can then be tightened to ensure a 90 degree angle from the supporting wall. Slide the other end over the front framing and affix a bolt into the channel through the angled 8060 plate. Repeat this for the other side, ensuring that a distance of 270cm remains between the front framing and the support wall. This will cause your 1044 framing to overhang the front by roughly 12cm however this may differ depending on the height of your support wall. The next step is to install the 1043 roof framing pieces, securing them at the support wall bracket as well as the angled 8060 plate.

Take the seven 8054 parts and run lengths of the 8145 rubber stripping into the small channel at the top. This will act as a buffer and seal for the roof panels. Insert these into the recess of the 8060 plate between each roof support beam. You can now remove the protective plastic from the roof panels on both sides. Begin by inserting the roof panel at a 90 degree angle to the support wall into the framing channels. Make sure that the end is pushed up as close to the wall as possible to prevent rainwater getting behind the panel. Gently tap down the panel each side with a rubber mallet, knocking it into the groove of the support beams and allowing the edges to lock together. Repeat this for all seven panels, ensuring you do not hit the middle of them.

Once the panels are installed you can then affix the capping plates. Place a bolt within the channel of each roof support beam and then cover with a 7038 plate. These can be attached at the bottom with a Phillips head screwdriver. You are now going to work on the front guttering. Slide plate 7039 through bracket 7029 and loosely affix a bolt through each hole in the plate. This can then be slid into one end of guttering 7043 and 7042. Ensure that bracket 7029 is covering the join of both guttering pieces and tighten the bolts. You should then seal bracket 7029 with caulk or silicon. Attach the end caps at each end of the guttering and affix with screws before sealing with caulk or silicon. The Guttering can now be attached to the front framing, hooking the top over the 7038 plates and curling the gutter around.

This should line up with the previously inserted bolts as well as the holes on the lip of the gutter. The next stop is to construct the door and window framing. Arrange the 8127, 8051s and the 8052 into a rectangle, placing the 8127 and 8052 within the grooves of the 8051s. The flat edge of the 8127 is to go against the floor of your sunroom. You will need to construct three of these for the front and sides. Insert your first framing between the two front uprights, ensuring the flat 8127 edge is flush with the floor. This can then be secured to the surrounding framing using Phillips head screws at the top and sides. For this next step you’re going to need to make sure that everything is level and angled correctly. Using a spirit level, mark down the supporting wall until you reach you base in one straight line. This marks where your side framing will need to be installed. Position the framing so that it lines up with your marking and forms 90 degree angles with the wall. Mark and drill into the wall, inserting plugs before securing with screws.

Repeat this for the other side. Line up your 8055 framing piece and mark its position. You may need to trim the end with a hacksaw depending on the height of your roof. Drill, plug and affix this framing to the support wall in the same manner as the other framing. Next is to sort out your corner uprights. Begin by inserting two bolts into the front channel of the uprights. Tighten them a few inches below the top. You will need these later. Using Phillips head screws, affix the uprights in place through the side framing.

Ensure that the top front framing is aligned correctly over the corner uprights and tighten the bolts in the roof beams to ensure it is supported. As the framing is not yet secured to the base fully, pull it out slightly to allow you to insert the 8053 framing. You can then insert the window glazing. It’s easiest if you insert it into the top of the frame first and then slide it into the bottom. Once secure you can then slide the uprights back into place. Measure across the angles of the sunroom with a tape measure to ensure that all of your angles are correct and that the building is sitting square on your base. You can then start to bolt the framing down to your base. Use a 10mm drill bit and drill down through the holes into your base, fill with plugs and attach a bolt with a washer.

You can then cover the bolt with a white cap. Insert the 8056 window edging into the top of the frame; you may need to trim it depending on the angle of your roof. Place a 461 bolt down into the top of the edging; you can then slot this into the roof support channel and turn to lock into place. Align your glazing up in the frame and mark where the angle of the roof comes to. Depending on the angle of the roof you may need to cut them down slightly along with the 8057 joining strip. Use a jigsaw for this to ensure an even finish and minimise the risk of cracks. Whilst this is being cut down we’re going to start installing the window and door panels.

Begin inserting the window panel into the top rail as illustrated and slide the bottom on to the track. Ensure that the hooks and brushes are facing in to the tracks. Once you have installed the window panels, you can screw in the L brackets into the top and bottom of the door frames to prevent movement. You can adjust the lock on the doors to move the catch in and out and make sure that the doors lock correctly. You can then tighten it with an Allan key. The door catch can be moved up and down the door to make sure that it fits correctly, simply adjust with a Phillips head screwdriver. To install the windows, slide the bottom rail in along with the larger glazing piece. You can then insert the smaller glazing piece along with the 8057 strip to hold the two pieces together.

It can be a tight fit and can take some adjusting but this will ensure your sunroom stays warm and dry. You now need to secure the bottom rail by screwing through the door framing up into the rail. The windows and framing need to be sealed to prevent water ingress. Use the 8146 rubber to go around the edge of the framing. This needs to be done around each edge, using a Stanley knife to cut at each corner. You will also need to place the 8146 rubber both inside and out of the side window framing to prevent the glazing from moving and seal the building.

When sealing the two 8057 glazing strips, use the 8147 rubber on each side as it has a thinner profile to get between the glazing and the plastic. This only needs to be done on the outside. When installing the corner brackets, loosen the nuts on the two previously inserted bolts so that you can align the plate up. You then need to insert two bolts along the horizontal channel. Slide the plate over the bolts and move the bracket into position over the end of the 8178 and 8179 framing. Place the nuts back on to the bolts and tighten completely. These bolts can then be fitted with the smaller 5001 caps for a neat and tidy finish.

Use the remaining caps to cover any other exposed internal or external bolts. You’ve now completed installing your Palram 4.3m by 3m Sanremo veranda Sunroom. Thank you for taking the time to view this video, we hope you found it informative and good luck with your build! If you want to find out more about this or any of our other hundreds of buildings and products, simply visit Waltons.co.uk!.

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