What is a Glass Conservatory?

A glass conservatory is a step up from the normal conservatory design, utilising a glass conservatory to maximise the amount of natural light coming into your property. With this in mind, you’ll be able to redefine your livings space to let the outside in.

Although a glass conservatory will offer you an open feel, you’ll still be able to keep the elements at bay through a modern standard. This means that even during the colder winter months when your roof is covered in snow, you’ll still be able to keep warm and comfortable.

A glass conservatory is available in a wide range of styles, allowing you to enjoy the freedom to get the perfect fit for your property. This includes Victorian, gable, lean-to, and Edwardian styles that each offer their own unique standard of charm and functionality.

It’s important to note that glass conservatory can be bespoke-made, with your installer of choice offering you the freedom to bring something personal to your home. You’ll be able to choose shape, style, colour, size, and the interior design too.

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How Much Does a Glass Conservatory Cost?

In short, a glass conservatory can cost anything between £10,000 – £16,000. However, it is important to note that the final price you end up with is going to be heavily dependent on a wide range of factors. This includes style, size, and accessories. The best thing to do is to get in touch with one of the installers we put you in touch with to see what they can offer you and at what price.

A huge benefit of glass conservatories is the fact that they can be highly customisable, allowing you to create a conservatory that really reflects a sense of personal taste. Alongside this, it also means that you’ll be able to get a glass conservatory that suits your budget. With this, you’ll be able enhance your home in a way that is perfect for you.

No matter what you opt for, finding a glass conservatory roof for your home has never been easier.

Another thing we will point out is that your budget doesn’t necessarily have to reflect the quality you enjoy, as even the most standard modern glass conservatory is able to achieve an impressive standard of performance and function. Even if you aren’t looking to spend much, you can still enjoy a conservatory that will bring an impressive standard of thermal efficiency, security, durability, efficiency, and weatherproofing to your property.

Our glass conservatory cost calculator will give you an instant quote based on the requirements you input, helping you get a guideline price for your glass conservatory project. The company you select will be in charge of keeping your project in budget and keeping you in the loop every step of the way. This means that you’ll be able to enjoy a home improvement experience that will satisfy.

Find out more about the average cost of a glass conservatory, what the advantages of adding one to your home are and how to get started with useful pricing tables and guidelines from Conservatory Online Prices.

What are the Features and Benefits of a Glass Conservatory?

A glass conservatory is the ideal option for those homeowners looking to enjoy all of the aspects of the outside world without having to let in the elements. As they comprise mainly of glass, these conservatoires specialise in maximising surrounding views and natural light allowance. With this in place, they make the ideal getaway for any season. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that the higher glass ratio means that these conservatories falter in other important areas of conservatory design, because they don’t!

As we only put you in touch with the highest quality conservatory installers, you can rest assured that the glass conservatory you’re investing in will be able to offer you quality and value long after they have been installed. Further to this, they utilise an impressive design that enables them to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer! This is done by keeping the warmth from your central heating inside during the cold weather and through keeping the heat from the sun on the outside during the warmer weather.

Not only does this mean that your glass conservatory will always be the ideal place for you to relax, it also means that you could end up saving money on your heating costs too! This is because you could find yourself relying less frequently on your heating to keep your conservatory the optimum temperature. In turn, this could result in a lower heating bill as a result. From this, it’s clear that getting a glass conservatory installed into your home will bring lasting value long after they have been installed by a professional.

A glass conservatory is also fitted with modern weatherseals to ensure draughts and water ingress are kept out of your home. This is not only important for your comfort, it’s also important for the longevity of your glass conservatory too. This is because water ingress can result in a damp build up, which could compromise the structural integrity of the glass conservatory as a whole. Not only does this mean that your safety could be in danger, it also means that the lifespan of the conservatory is going to be notably reduced as a result too.

What Types of Glass Conservatory Are There?

A glass conservatory is available in a range of variants, including Victorian, Edwardian, gable, and lean-to. Whether you’re looking for something modern, or you want to invest in a more traditional glass conservatory design, your nearest installer will be able to offer you the ideal option. This means that you never have to worry about missing out on exceptional quality.

Victorian Conservatories

A Victorian conservatory is a multi-faceted design that enables you to enjoy beautiful panoramic views, especially when they are combined with a glass conservatory design. They enable you to bring a classic feel to your home without missing out on any modern innovations. If you’re looking for a glass conservatory that has a sense of heritage charm to it, then you need to look no further than the Victorian option.

Victorian Conservatory Costs

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

Edwardian Conservatories

The Edwardian conservatory is in a similar vein to the Victorian design, in the sense that it offers you a classic feel without compromise. However, this design differs in the sense that it has a larger floor plan than its counterpart. Due to the rectangle shape, the Edwardian conservatory is able to offer you a generous amount of space to utilise for whatever purpose you see fit. With this in mind, you won’t have to settle for less.

Edwardian Conservatory Costs

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

Lean-To Conservatories

A lean-to conservatory is a highly versatile conservatory option that boasts a degree of installation flexibility that other conservatory designs can’t match. When combined with the glass conservatory styling, the lean-to conservatory is affectionately referred to as a ‘Mediterranean Sun-Room’. This is because they are able to let in lots of natural light to secure a living space that is bright and joyous to be in throughout the year.

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

Gable Conservatories

Gable conservatories are able to offer an impressive design that will certainly catch the eye, comprising a ‘rising sun’ style roof at the front. This means that they are able to replicate the aesthetic much like that of the front of a house. The vaulted ceiling gives these conservatories a sense of grandeur while also offering a greater degree of spaciousness inside. This is the ideal option for homeowners looking to invest in something with a ‘wow’ factor.

Gable Conservatory Prices

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

Glass Conservatory Installation

There are several stages involved in the glass conservatory installation process, which are usually as follows:

Quotation – The first phase of any glass conservatory is the price. To get this, you can down one of two routes. The first is to use our glass conservatory cost calculator to get a guide price that has been based on your exact specifications, the second is to refer to our price tables throughout this article.

Design Process – Once you’re happy with your price, we can then put you in touch with three of your local, accredited installers. From here, you’ll be able to provide them with your guide price and your specifications to get the ball rolling on the design process. This process enables you to see how your conservatory will look before it has become materialised.

Technical Survey – Once you’ve decided on your final glass conservatory build, a friendly and fully-qualified surveyor will then visit your property to take the required measurements. This information will then be passed on to your installer of choice to ensure they can work with accuracy when it comes to the installation of your conservatory.

Plans – The planning phase is an essential part of any glass conservatory installation process, as it includes the process of drawing up the specifications detailed by the surveyor’s visit. Once the planning phase has been finalised and signed off, the actual fitting of your glass conservatory can then begin!

Fitting – Due to the standard of installers that we’ll put you in touch with, your glass conservatory installation process should be a smooth and simple process to enjoy. You’ll be able to benefit from the highest standards of professionalism, reliability, efficiency, promptness, and complete respect for your home and time.

Completion – The process is finished! Now all you have to do is sit back and relax in your newly constructed glass conservatory. Your installation team should leave things nice and tidy for you so you can get started on that right away. Alongside this, don’t forget to pick up your guarantee from your installer for your peace of mind.

Finding an Accredited Glass Conservatory Installer

Finding the right installer for your glass conservatory can sometimes be a stressful process, especially when there seems to be so many to choose from. Alongside this, you could also find yourself worrying about the classic ‘cowboy’ builder scenario. However, we’ve done the hard work for you as we’ll be able to put you in touch with three of your best, local installers! Also, below are a few schemes you should be looking out for to monitor installer quality.

The Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme (DGCOS)

One of these schemes it The Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme (DGCOS), which has been put in place as a consumer protection organisation that mediates disputes. This means that in the unlikely event that you find yourself in an argument with your installer, the DGCOS will be able to lend a hand in making sure things get sorted as soon as possible. As it stands, this is the only organisation of its type in the industry! All installers that become part of this scheme have had to undergo a stringent twelve-step accreditation process so you can rest assured that you’ll be investing in fantastic quality.

If you end up paying a deposit to a DGCOS registered installer, you’ll be able to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your money will be protected across the board. Should your glass conservatory installer go out of business at any part of the process, you can rest assured that you’ll get your money back!

The DGCOS does not charge homeowners in the event that mediation is necessary. It promises to:

Help fully resolve any issues free of charge;

Provide inspections (also at no cost) to help with product or installation issues (although this is not guaranteed and is at their discretion);

Help homeowners to resolve any disputes without any need for them to incur legal costs;

Provide access to a fund that can be used for compensation, thereby ensuring homeowners aren’t left worse off.

Glass conservatory installers must also prove their competence over time. That is to say, they are rigorously re-assessed to prove they are just as competent and reliable as when they first joined the DGCOS.

Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme

The Fenestration self-assessment scheme, otherwise known as FENSA, has been established as a Competent Person Scheme (CPS). It operates as a governing body that is responsible for regulating double glazing companies across the nation. All FENSA members have had to prove their competency when it comes to their compliance with building regulations. With this in mind, getting a glass conservatory installation carried out by a FENSA approved installer enables you to rest in the peace of mind that you’ll be getting better standards.

If you want to check whether a glass conservatory installer is a member, you can use FENSA’s online search tool to find them: by name, location or their FENSA company number. This database enables you to check up on your chosen installer in the comfort of your own home, so you can make sure you are making the right choice.

Online Conservatory Prices – Our Role

We know that the glass conservatory installers we put you in touch with have been accredited to ensure they reach leading standards. However, we can’t say for sure which exact accreditations each one of our installers have. With this in mind, we recommend that you run a check yourself by visiting their website or by getting in touch with them to see what they can offer you.

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FAQs

How much is a Glass Conservatory?

The final price of your glass conservatory is going to be dependent on a few different factors, including size, style, and any accessories that you opt for. To get a guide price, simply visit our glass conservatory cost calculator to get a cost that has been tailored to suit your exact specifications through a simple and free to use step by step process. Alternatively, feel free to view the price tables in this article for an easy access frame of reference!

What Glass Conservatory Should I Choose?

Getting the right glass conservatory for your home is always going to have a sense of subjectivity to it. With this in mind, you should be considering how the current architectural style of your property is going to work with the chosen glass conservatory. For example, a Victorian conservatory may be the ideal option for bringing a classic feel to a modern home but it isn’t going to be able to offer the same modern appeal as a lean-to may do. The best thing to do, is to speak to your nearest chosen installer to see how they can help inspire you to get the perfect fit.

Why is Conservatory Glass Important?

Conservatory glass is able to offer a wide variety of benefits when it comes to how your conservatory will function, look, and feel. This is because glass options include self-cleaning, thermally efficient, toughened glazing, and even tinted options. Each of these options will have a different effect on your conservatory and on your final price. It’s important to speak to your installer of choice to see which one will best suit what you’re looking to use your conservatory for. This way, you’ll be able to get the perfect fit across the board

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