Conservatory Prices 2019

Read our conservatory prices guide to find out how much you can expect to pay in 2019.

How Much Are Conservatory Prices in 2019?

How much are conservatory prices in 2019? This is one of the most asked questions from homeowners looking to buy their first conservatory this year.

Conservatory prices can be anything between £6,000 to £20,000. Grander designs can cost up to £40,000.

The average cost of extending a conservatory is around £15,000.

Read on for more conservatory costs or to create a unique online conservatory quote here.

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How Much To Build a Conservatory?

The total cost of a conservatory will go up or down depending on the size and height of the model as well as its build type – fully glazed or dwarf wall?

Other factors such as materials, flooring, heating, ventilation and internal fixtures will determine whether your conservatory price is affordable or sky high.

Conservatory Building Costs

Your conservatory prices will depend on how much it costs to construct your conservatory base.

According to WhatPrice typical rates for base, dwarf walls and building works are as follows.

  • Concrete Base. Usually £94 per sq metre. This is based on a concrete base which is 150mm thick, brick faced and includes damp proof membrane.
  • Conservatory Cavity Brickwork. On average £125 per sq metre
  • Conservatory Build-up Surcharge. Add a further £15 per sq metre for concrete base for every 100 mm over and above 200 mm of build up.
  • Conservatory Single Skin Brick Work. Single brick work is usually £90 per sq metre.

Your Conservatory Base Work

This all starts from your house wall which will form the back of your conservatory and the type of work that is required will factor in your conservatory cost.

Obstructions that could affect your base work and conservatory cost:

  • Heater boiler vents
  • Rain water downpipes
  • Garden taps
  • Waster water inspection covers
  • Tree roots
  • kitchen waste water pipes

Another factor that may affect your conservatory price is your conservatory brick work and how many bricks you require. This comes down to the size of your conservatory and its specification.

 

Fully Fitted Conservatory Prices

A conservatory installation cost is going to be more expensive than a DIY conservatory price.
However, as well as installation there are also many other services which are included in a fully fitted conservatory price.

These services include a full survey and self certification if planning permission is required.

A conservatory is a big investment and one which you want to get the most value out of which is why your trust is better placed with an experienced installer.
Conservatory Online Prices always recommend this as the most secure path to building a conservatory. Not only are you guaranteed a high quality build, you will also benefit from a comprehensive guarantee for materials and workmanship.

Conservatory Prices By Design

The price of a new conservatory can vary dramatically. Your conservatory cost will depend on the conservatory style you choose, its size and what materials it’s made from.

Below are some of the more popular conservatory styles and their prices.

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Lean-To Conservatory Prices (Full Build Dwarf Wall)

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3500 x 2000 Polycarbonate £7,000 – £8,000
3500 x 2000 Glass £7,500 – £8,500
3500 x 2500 Polycarbonate £8,000 – £9,500
3500 x 2500 Glass £8,500 – £10,000
4000 x 2000 Polycarbonate £7,500 – £9,000
4000 x 2000 Glass £8,000 – £9,500
4000 x 2500 Polycarbonate £9,000 – £10,000
4000 x 2500 Glass £9,500 – £10,500

 

Full Build – Fully Glazed

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3500 x 2000 Polycarbonate £6,000 – £7,000
3500 x 2000 Glass £6,500 – £7,500
3500 x 2500 Polycarbonate £7,000 – £8,000
3500 x 2500 Glass £7,500 – £8,500
4000 x 2000 Polycarbonate £6,500 – £7,500
4000 x 2000 Glass £7,000 – £8,000
4000 x 2500 Polycarbonate £7,500 – £8,500
4000 x 2500 Glass £8,000 – £9,000

 

Refurbishment – No Base Work

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3500 x 2000 Polycarbonate £4,500 – £5,000
3500 x 2000 Glass £4,750 – £5,250
3500 x 2500 Polycarbonate £5,000 – £5,500
3500 x 2500 Glass £5,500 – £6,000
4000 x 2000 Polycarbonate £4,750 – £5,250
4000 x 2000 Glass £5,000 – £5,750
4000 x 2500 Polycarbonate £5,000 – £5,750
4000 x 2500 Glass £5,750 – £6,250

 

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3500 x 3500 Polycarbonate £9,000 – £10,500
3500 x 3500 Glass £9,500 – £11,000
3500 x 4000 Polycarbonate £11,500 – £12,500
3500 x 4000 Glass £12,000 – £13,500
4000 x 4000 Polycarbonate £13,500 – £15,000
4000 x 4000 Glass £14,500 – £16,000

 Full Build – Fully Glazed

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3500 x 3500 Polycarbonate £8,000 – £9,000
3500 x 3500 Glass £8,500 – £9,500
3500 x 4000 Polycarbonate £9,500 – £11,000
3500 x 4000 Glass £10,500 – £11,500
4000 x 4000 Polycarbonate £11,500 – £13,000
4000 x 4000 Glass £12,500 – £14,000

Refurbishment – No Base Work

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3500 x 3500 Polycarbonate £5,750 – £6,500
3500 x 3500 Glass £6,250 – £7,000
3500 x 4000 Polycarbonate £6,500 – £7,500
3500 x 4000 Glass £7,500 – £8,500
4000 x 4000 Polycarbonate £7,750 – £8,750
4000 x 4000 Glass £8,500 – £9,750
Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3500 x 3500 Polycarbonate £11,000 – £12,500
3500 x 3500 Glass £12,000 – £13,500
3500 x 4000 Polycarbonate £12,000 – £13,500
3500 x 4000 Glass £13,000 – £14,500
4000 x 4000 Polycarbonate £13,000 – £14,500
4000 x 4000 Glass £13,500 – £15,500

Full Build – Fully Glazed

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3500 x 3500 Polycarbonate £9,500 – £11,000
3500 x 3500 Glass £10,500 – £11,500
3500 x 4000 Polycarbonate £10,500 – £11,500
3500 x 4000 Glass £11,000 – £12,500
4000 x 4000 Polycarbonate £11,000 – £12,500
4000 x 4000 Glass £12,000 – £13,500

Refurbishment – No Base Work

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3500 x 3500 Polycarbonate £6,500 – £7,500
3500 x 3500 Glass £7,500 – £8,500
3500 x 4000 Polycarbonate £7,000 – £8,000
3500 x 4000 Glass £7,750 – £8,750
4000 x 4000 Polycarbonate £7,500 – £8,500
4000 x 4000 Glass £8,500 – £9,500
Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3500 x 3500 Polycarbonate £11,500 – £13,000
3500 x 3500 Glass £12,500 – £14,000
3500 x 4000 Polycarbonate £12,750 – £14,250
3500 x 4000 Glass £13,500 – £15,000
4000 x 4000 Polycarbonate £13,750 – £15,250
4000 x 4000 Glass £14,500 – £16,000

 Refurbishment – No Base Work

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3500 x 3500 Polycarbonate £6,500 – £7,500
3500 x 3500 Glass £7,500 – £8,500
3500 x 4000 Polycarbonate £7,000 – £8,000
3500 x 4000 Glass £8,000 – £9,000
4000 x 4000 Polycarbonate £7,500 – £8,500
4000 x 4000 Glass £8,500 – £9,500

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How to Get a Cheaper Conservatory

Conservatories can be pricey but when you compare their costs to those of an extension, they are clearly the more affordable option.

A conservatory can cost anything between £6,000 to £20,000 whereas a complete extension can cost up to £30,000. This is because the cost for an extension is priced on average, per square metre.

A conservatory offers the ideal solution to those wishing to create more space and especially those who don’t have the budget for a full on extension.

There are however, things you can do to keep conservatory costs down.

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Choose a Cheaper Conservatory Style

If you are looking to purchase a conservatory on a budget then there are some simple styles that won’t break the bank.

The simple lean-to conservatory for example, is perfect for those looking to save on conservatory cost.

Its minimalist, contemporary design makes it the most affordable conservatory style.

Lean-to conservatory prices will depend on their build and specification but a lean-to with dimensions of 3.2m wide by 2m deep will cost around £8,000.

Evis Build puts the cost of a small conservatory in the UK at £5,000 and the average cost of building a 16 square metre, Low-E glazing conservatory with lean-to roof at £9,000. They also put a more elaborate conservatory design with a gable or hipped Edwardian roof in the region of £11,000.

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Decide How You Will Use It

It helps to be clear on how you intend to use your new conservatory. This will help control costs and keep them low from the outset.

You don’t want to be paying out for unnecessary features you will not need.

Fully Fitted Conservatory Prices

A conservatory can have many uses. Are you after a playroom for the kids or a space where you can relax?

Your new space can be used as an extra lounge, diner or even used to extend your kitchen.

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Kitchen conservatories or orangeries offer a cheaper solution to that of a single-storey extension.

They are immensely popular and are an excellent way to improve your home and add value.

In today’s property market there is now a preference for open-plan living and a kitchen extension will be very attractive to potential buyers – they really do help sell houses.

A kitchen conservatory extension doesn’t need to be expensive, a simple lean-to style structure can make all the difference.

Compare Conservatory Prices

If you have more than one quote then you will be able to compare prices and choose the very best deal.

It also gives you leverage to negotiate on price. Some installers might, when faced with a rival quote, offer extras or upgraded materials.

Build a Conservatory Out of Season

It’s worth considering installing a conservatory out of season. You will find that the Spring months are the most popular so if you buy a conservatory during the Autumn or Winter, you could grab yourself a discount.

Consider a DIY Conservatory

If you are an experienced DIYer then you could consider installing the conservatory yourself.

This of course should be considered carefully. Conservatory installation is a bigger job than you might think.

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Conservatory Roof Type

Your conservatory roof design will contribute to your overall conservatory price.

Do you want a tiled conservatory roof or glazed conservatory roof? A high pitched roof or low pitched roof? Your conservatory installer will discuss your roofing options and style with you so you can decide which materials are the best for your design and budget.

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Glass Or Polycarbonate?

When it comes to choosing your conservatory build and material you will be faced with the option of glass or polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is usually the cheapest option but falls short in terms of the benefits that glass can provide such as durability and low maintenance design.

Polycarbonate can become marked over time and can cause a racket if it happens to rain.

There are many glass types you can choose from, our conservatory cost calculator gives you the option of the following:

Heating & Ventilation

An important consideration for the long term comfort of your conservatory is heating and ventilation. On warmer days, a conservatory can quickly become warm so any kind of ventilation will be highly valued.

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On colder days, conservatory blinds or a heater will help to contain warmth. Under floor heating is another option for those who want their conservatory space to use all year round.

These add ons will increase your conservatory price but are seen as a necessary for the every day use of your conservatory.

Internal Fixtures

Building your conservatory is the first step but internal fixtures such as lighting, furnishing, floor tiles and coverings will also need to be considered when calculating your conservatory prices. The type of lighting and floor design you choose will great affect the overall cost. The bigger your conservatory, the pricier it will be.

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Frequently Asked Conservatory Questions

In most instances the council tax will not increase on a property unless the additions another living quarter or self-contained annex. This means the addition of a conservatory should not increase the council tax payable on a property. To be absolutely certain you can always check the government's website which gives advice on council tax.
The main difference between a conservatory and an orangery is how the roof is constructed. A conservatory roof is over 75% glazed whereas an orangery roof has less than this amount. A conservatory also has over half of its wall space glazed whereas an orangery can include more brickwork than this.
Yes, you can put a conservatory on the front of your house. This is because conservatories come under the category of a permitted development. As such in most instances you do not need planning permission. This applies if the area surrounding the original house is not more than 50% covered by other buildings or additions.
A glass conservatory can cost as little as £4,000 depending on the style you choose and the amount of building work you need. Larger glass conservatories with more building work can cost £20,000 and above. If you know the conservatory style and size you need or just want an idea of cost our online conservatory cost calculator will give you a guide price.
A Loggia Conservatory can cost about £15,000 to £20,000 for an average size. The Loggia Conservatory is a popular style but can be more expensive than traditional conservatory styles.
A Loggia Conservatory can cost between 20% to 50% more than a uPVC conservatory. It is a good idea to shop around for quotes in order to get a competitive conservatory cost.
The average conservatory cost begins in the region of £4,000 to £5,000. This will be for a reasonably small and basic conservatory. The cost of a conservatory can be as much as £40,000 to £50,000. This will be a large conservatory, fully fitted with all building work included. As this is a wide spread it is a good idea to know your style and size in order to get an average conservatory cost.
There are many ways of gaining temperature control. Conservatory blinds, ventilating windows, cooling film and air conditioning to name a few. You might also want to consider replacing your conservatory roof with a tiled or solid design.
There are many ways of keeping your conservatory warm in the Winter. If you have a small conservatory then an electric heater will suffice but those with bigger conservatories may want to look into installing underfloor heating.
Glazing is also very important in a conservatory. Most heat can be lost through glass so ensure your conservatory glazing is thermally efficient. You can also tackle draughts or cold spots by installing conservatory blinds.
This will largely depend on your location. You will find that certain areas have different setbacks based on the use of the building. We recommend that you check with your local council or take a look at the Goverment's Planning Portal.

You must notify your neighbour if you want to:

- Build on or at the boundary of your 2 properties - Work on an existing party wall or party structure - Dig below and near to the foundation level of their property
Replacing your conservatory roof can indeed make your conservatory warmer however, this will depend on the type of roof you choose. A solid or tiled conservatory roof will offer greater insulation than a plastic or glazed roof.
A solid roof can be put on a conservatory. There are many solid conservatory roof designs available - just ask your chosen installer for a recommendation. The majority of new-build conservatories with a solid, tiled or glazed roof will not require planning permission. They are covered under what is known as 'permitted development'. However, building regulations will apply if you want to build an extension.
When it comes to your home improvement, it's important to have all the necessary legal documentation. The installation of a conservatory, orangery or porch does not require a FENSA registration form.
The average life span of a uPVC conservatory is largely dependent on the quality of materials and build. Typically, a uPVC frame can last up to 25 years but some can last for decades ensuring they are well maintained.
Planning permissions used to say that a certain percentage of roofing must be translucent in order for a conservatory to be exempt from planning permission. Changes to building regulations however, now means that you may not require planning permission for roof replacement.
Swapping your existing conservarory roof for a tiled or solid roof replacement can be done without needing to file for planning permission. Planning permission may be required however, if the height of your extension is changed following completion.
A conservatory is defined as a 'building that has no less than 75% of its roof area made of translucent material and no less than 50% of its total wall area made of glass.
It is possible to convert a conservatory to an orangery but it isn't a simple process. A surveyor will need to come out and assess your property and conservatory to see if it is at first , feasible.
Both extensions and orangeries often require planning permission and in order to satisfy requirements, a new structure will have to be built.
If a conservatory is within two metres of a boundary, a conservatory should not be higher than three metres. It must also not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house by more than 3m if an attached house or by 4m if a detached house.
For construction work to begin a trench will need to be excavated to a minimum depth of 600mm. A conservatory needs footings just as much as any extension does.
Solid ground will need to found first and needs to be accepted by Building Control as being a minimum of 1 metre in standard conditions.
Foundations will need to be dug and because conservatories are lightweight in structure, their foundation loads are usually quite low. This can often lead to the notion that shallow foundations are satisfactory however, shallow foundations are more susceptible to subsidence.

Conservatories that are built with foundations shallower than the Building Regulations advise, are likely to encounter problems.

Building Regulations state:

A2. The building shall be constructed so that ground movement caused by :-
(a) swelling, shrinkage or freezing of the subsoil; or
(b) land-slip or subsidence (other than subsidence arising from shrinkage), in so far as the risk can be reasonably foreseen, will not impair the stability of any part of the building
Usually, there are no planning requirements when it comes to building a conservatory to a bungalow. However, the conservatory will be subject to certain conditions so be sure to check with your local building authority or with the Government's Planning Portal to ensure your conservatory remains within these guidelines.
Any structure that is built as an extra living quarter will require its own council tax band, even if it shares facilities with the main dwelling. If you're adding a conservatory then council tax won't be an issue however if you're adding a whole new annex, then your council tax is likely to change.
When is a conservatory not a conservatory? In order for a structure to remain a permitted development (a conservatory), the build needs to comply with a number of rules. A conservatory must be ground level, must not be more than 30m2, must be thermally separated from the original building, have its own heating and have glazing in critical zones that meet Part Nof the building regulations.
An extension refers to an additional structure that is anatomically in-keeping with your main property. An extension often requires planning permission unless it is classified as permitted development and is built with opaque cavity walls and brick-based foundations. Extensions are a big home improvement and investment, needing the work of an architect.
Conservatories or glazed extensions are perfect for those looking to add extra space on a budget. Typically, they are less of a logistical strain and in most cases do not require planning permission,
A conservatory can be built under permitted development rights, not needing an application for planning permission. A conservatory however is subject to the limits and conditions listed here. Building a conservatory onto an extension however, will be subject to different conditions. In some cases and under the permitted development regulations, you cannot attach an extension to an already extended part of a dwelling. It has to be attached to the original walls of the dwelling house.
A well built conservatory can increase your home's value by up to 7% . A conservatory can add lots of value to your home, increasing monetary value and making it much more attractive to a prospective buyer. A conservatory extension will change how you live and interact in your home for the better, enhancing space and comfort. It will certainly put your home above other properties too, especially when it comes to attracting a potential buyer. Read more here.
Conservatories are generally much cheaper than a single-storey extension of the same size. The price difference will largely depend on size and how complex the structure is to build, as well as the quality of materials.
The cost of a conservatory extension can range from £6,000 to £20,000. Compared to a full on extension, it is a much more affordable way of increasing space within your property. A full blown extension can cost up to £30,000. An extension is priced on average, per square metre.
A conservatory or single-story extension can be built without planning permission if: It's a maximum of 4 metres high or 3 metres high, within 2 metres of a boundary and the conservatory or extension does not cover more than half of the garden.
From now until 2019, you can extend outwards by up to 8 metres for detached homes and 6 metres for other property types. For this, instead of applying for planning permission you will need to undergo a Neighbour Consultation Scheme.
Fully fitted conservatory prices start from around £4,000 for a small room up to £20,000 + for bigger, more bespoke rooms. To get an idea on how much you can expect to pay for your new conservatory, you can use our conservatory cost calculator. It will provide you with a unique online guide price based purely on your own specifications. Fully fitted conservatory prices will vary from company to company and is also very much dependent on design.
In most circumstances, building regulations tend to apply when you build a new extension or a very large structure to your property. However, most of the time, conservatories are exempt from building regulations when they are erected at ground level and the floor surface areas is less than 30 square metres.
The average life expectancy of a conservatory depends on the quality of materials used as well as the installer. Generally speaking a conservatory built with uPVC window and door frames can last up to 25 - 30 years.
Conservatory extension costs are far more affordable than a full-blown extension. A conservatory costs anything starting from £3,000 - £4,000 deadening on final styles and specifications. On the other hand, full build house extensions can cost anything from £20,000 right up to £100,000+! Generally speaking extensions are priced on average, per square metre.
It is possible to build either a conservatory or a single-storey extension without gaining planning permission if: firstly, it has a maximum height of 4 metres or 3 metres high if situated within 2 metres of an existing boundary. The conservatory itself does not exceed over half the size of the garden.
The average cost to build a conservatory varies depending on many factors such as: size, style, materials, roof, number of windows and doors, building work requirements and internal works e.g. lightning, plastering, finishing etc. On average, costs for smaller type conservatories such as the lean-to conservatory style will start from around £3000 - £4000 including VAT and installation (subject to final requirements and technical survey).
Yes you can! Whatever the shape of your existing conservatory, you can be sure that there is a solid roof equivalent to meet your exacting requirements.
Changing roofs from a polycarbonate to a solid roof means that building regulations will apply. Your chosen installer will be able to answer any questions you have and help with any red tape such as contacting local authorities to resolve building regulations compliance.
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