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Conservatory Quotes in Watford

Now that you have worked out your budget, it’s time to start collecting conservatory quotes in Watford. There are lots of companies in your local area – but do you really have time to call them all? Added to this, you’ll need to make sure that each installer is accredited, insured, offers products backed by manufacturers guarantee and has solid references from happy customers.

Wouldn’t you rather someone else picked up the slack?

Fortunately we have spent time creating a database of conservatory installers in Watford that can be trusted to complete your building project to specification. All you have to do to get started, is tell us about the type of conservatory you want – (plus some other details, like measurements) – and we’ll reply with a free quote. You could have some great guideline conservatory prices for Watford properties within minutes.

We would recommend speaking to more than one installer when you are ready, so that you can get an idea of what price is fair. You can also ask these installers for advice. They may be able to suggest ways of achieving your aims that are less expensive but just as effective!

How Much is a Conservatory?

There is no universal figure we can give you, unfortunately. How much is a conservatory in Watford? It could cost anything from £2000 – if you bought a Lean To that utilised three of your walls as solid sides – through to £28000 for a Victorian or Edwardian Conservatory with all the added extras.

First decide your budget. Once you’ve done that, you can work out what’s within your price range. But you may discover that your first choice is unsuitable for practical reasons. If you own a terraced house, you need to ensure that the extension your installer builds is in keeping with the scale, look and feel of your property – in other words, it should not jar.

Also bear in mind that added extras can bump up the cost of your quote. To find out how much a conservatory in Watford costs if you use bi fold doors instead of French Patio doors, you will also need to think about things like colour schemes, whether you want trickle vents and your preferred types of handles.

Why not use our Online Conservatory Quote tool to get some prices? We will even call you to see if you’d like any further help with your search.

Small Conservatory Ideas

If you own a small or average-sized property, you may have started to run out of space. If this is the case, then you are probably already exploring two scenarios: (1) move to a larger property that’ll give you the extra room you’ll need; or (2) stay where you are and build a conservatory that could double-up as a dining room, office or continuation of your kitchen space.

So, if you’ve been looking for small conservatory ideas for Watford properties, where do you start? You really need an extension that isn’t going to dominate the style of your home. This means that something like a Victorian or Edwardian conservatory – which could, in theory, be scaled to fit – could look out of place, on account of their extravagant styles,

A Lean To Conservatory can utilise the existing walls of your home to form some of its solid sides. If you have limited space, you can make the structure shallow by designing it in a rectangular format. Alternatively, it could be built in a square shape, in the event that you have some more room to play with. Either way, you wont have any wasted space – which means you’ll won’t have to think about moving after all!

If you’d like some more small conservatory ideas for Watford homes, ask us for a quote and we’ll get one of our advisors to call you.

How Much Do Conservatories Cost in Watford?

It isn’t just the price of the conservatory that you need to think about. When considering how much conservatories cost in Watford, also stop to think about what type of brickwork you want to use – and whether there’s a specific design of roof that’s caught your eye.

The most expensive part of your building project will be the building of the base. Expect to pay somewhere in the region of £94 – but this price may vary slightly, depending on the company you use to complete the work. A polycarbonate roof will save you money – but it’ll provide scant soundproofing and is a poor insulator, so you may prefer to spend more on a glass or tiled roof. As you can see already, it’s hard to say exactly how much conservatories cost in Watford, as there lots of variables that can bump up the price.

Other things that could augment the size of your quote include the type of furnishings you use (for example, blinds) and whether you choose UPVC, timber or alumiumium to build your frames (UPVC is the cheapest of the three and is available in different colour schemes). Do you want underfoor heating? What type of floor tiles, if any, have you shortlisted?

Tell us what you are looking for by clicking here and using our free Online Conservatory Calculator. You’ll receive an instant quote and we’ll ring you to see how far you’ve got with your search for local installers in Watford.

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What type of conservatory is best?

For new build or period properties, something like a Victorian or Edwardian conservatory would work best. They can be built in line with your stylistic preferences too. For example, you could add a more contemporary look to the design by including floor-to-ceiling glass and a bi folding doors that stacked up neatly at the sides like a concertina. For smaller properties, Lean Tos are highly popular, as they make the most of the space you have available and can use your existing walls to form up to three of your solid sides.

What conservatory is cheapest?

Typically, you should look to pay between £6000 and £20,000 for a conservatory. So your building project won't be cheap. But you can reduce costs by choosing UPVC instead of aluminium or even buying a DIY conservatory, which you build yourself,

How Much Does A Conservatory Cost? | Conservatory Guide Prices

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

uPVC Victorian Conservatory Prices: 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 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

uPVC Edwardian Conservatory Prices: 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

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

uPVC Gable Fronted Conservatory Prices: 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

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

uPVC Lean To Conservatory Prices: 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

Frequently Asked Conservatory Questions

IThe majority of conservatories with a tiled conservatory roof will not require planning permission. This is because they are covered under what is known as a 'permitted development.'

However, Building Regulations will apply if you want to build an extension on your home.

Whether you are looking to invest in a brand-new conservatory, or just wanting to replace your existing conservatory roof, there are many conservatory roofing options available. The most popular conservatory roof materials are:
  • Solid Roofs
  • Glass
  • Polycarbonate

Solid Conservatory Roofs

If you are looking to achieve a more contemporary appearance, then a solid conservatory roof provides the perfect combination of conservatory and home extension. This conservatory roof option allows you to make use of the space you have, providing you with a living area you can use all year round.

Worried about light? Roof windows or glazed panels can be incorporated into the design, enhancing natural light for a light and airy feel. A lightweight tiled roof conservatory is also up to 15 times more thermally efficient than any other roof.

Polycarbonate Conservatory Roofs

Polycarbonate Roof Ideal for those on a tighter budget, a polycarbonate is often seen as a cost-effective option to roof glazing. They come in many different options such as different colours, shading and U-Values.

Typical colours include Bronze, Clear and Opal.

Glass Conservatory Roofs

Glass conservatory roofs are a popular choice because they provide great temperature control. They help to prevent your conservatory from being too hot in the Summer and too cold in the Winter.

It can also be specified with self-cleaning properties, helping to keep roof maintenance to a minimum.

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.
The majority of conservatory roofs can be replaced within the course of a day however, this is dependent on design. A solid conservatory roof with added extras such as lighting, might take longer than a day.

Your chosen conservatory installer will protect any existing finishes during the project so no need to worry about your existing floor being damaged during transformation.

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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