Conservatory Prices Guide
It probably is already in your mind that the cost of your new conservatory is going to be influenced by 2 major factors and these are usually the size & the style – a big fancy room is obviously going to cost more than a small simple one.
But there are a few other points that are worth being reminded about, because sometimes we overlook the obvious.
Common Factors That Can Influence the Cost of A Conservatory
- Windows / Glazing – the energy rating chosen or even the number that open & close.
- Doors / Access – the type of door will have a pricing impact.
- Material – Wood, UPVC or Aluminium al have different price structures.
- Size – over a certain set of dimensions could mean you need planning permission.
- Roofing – Poly-carbonate is a lot cheaper than glazed or tiled roofing.
- Landscaping – how much work will be needed to “tidy-up” afterwards.
- Local or “National” Installers – it’s common to see price differential here for the same size room.
- Time of year – during busy times, the pricing could be influenced.
- Sales, Discounts & Special Offers – it could pay dividends to look around for a deal.
- Guarantees & Warranties – included in the price or not?
- Access – if you have a difficult plot, labour charges could increase.
- Additional Building work – taking down walls / “making good”.
- Drains & utilities – are you building over drains or moving water mains or power lines?
You should look to confirm that the fully fitted cost at least includes things such as:
All foundation work – Internal window cills – power outlets – certified electrical wiring (including making sure your existing system can handle the extra load) – tiled floor – lights & wall switches – rendering & plastering to internal walls where needed.
Value for Money & A Good Investment – Conservatory Prices Guide
According to a survey by a Nationwide Building Society, having a new conservatory can add as much as 10% to the re-sale value of your home, and with the average value in the UK at around £200,000 it means that building a conservatory is not only a cost effective way of extending, but also a decent financial investment.
However, you should also consider your local area, as the houses in your street can determine your maximum resale price also.
Don’t rely on a verbal estimate, it’s “not worth the paper it’s written on”. Get at least 3 quotes in writing from reliable companies with a track record of work in your area – once it’s in writing you are clear about what you are getting for your money.
|CONSERVATORY STYLE / DESIGN||Type of Material used||PRICES RANGE|
|Lean-To (small)||Various||Circa £4,000 onward|
|Victorian, Edwardian, Gable||Various||Circa £6,000 (+) subject to final size & design|
|Shaped Rooms – (P, T, L etc.)||Various||Circa £8,000 (+) subject to final size & design|
|Orangeries & Bespoke Rooms||combination||from £10,000 to £35,000 + above (bespoke)|