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How much approximately will a conservatory cost?

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nibblingfingernails Sat 31-Dec-16 17:17:00

I am thinking of a conservatory but have no idea how much they cost. I am not sure who to go and see at the moment as I have to save for it 1st which I don't mind doing but really don't want to embarrass myself if I haven't saved enough.

I am thinking of one that is probably 10ft by 10,ft maybe a bit smaller. I do want to use it all through the year.

Anyone got any rough costs and any do's and dont's?

Thanks in advance

Sixisthemagicnumber Sat 31-Dec-16 17:20:02

It depends on many factors - all glass or part wall? How many opening windows? Are you adding it into a space where you already have patio doors? What type of heating do you want? You really need to contact a few companies and get some quotes based in your specifics. We paid £10k for a conservatory 10 years ago but it might be very different to what you require.

PlumsGalore Sat 31-Dec-16 17:20:50

To Be fair so much depends upon what you have and where you live. So a large conservatory with a lightweight tiled roof and lots of stonework will cost massively more than a small cheap, predominately glass and PVC one.

More info on your requirements is needed, style, fabric, size, amount of brick or stone work, real stone or artificial, how many electrical sockets, rads, windows etc where you live in the UK.

nibblingfingernails Sat 31-Dec-16 17:25:32

Thanks, I'm in the SE. In my head I was planning on lower part brick.

user1471549018 Sat 31-Dec-16 20:07:22

I would estimate between 10-20 k depending on spec as above. We have recently replaced our conservatory and it is now my favourite room in the house to sit. We have UFH and a blue glass roof which keep it warm, although it may get too hot in the summer, don't know yet, but I would prefer to be outside then anyway.

bilbodog Sat 31-Dec-16 20:50:42

I think you will be lucky to get one for £20k - more likely to be £30-50k. Go for a glass roof and make sure you have roof vents. We had a lovely conservatory on our last house, wood and glass and cost £20k 16 years ago.

MrCreosote Sun 01-Jan-17 01:06:23

Prices start from around £1,500 for self build. All depends on what you want and how much work you are willing to do.

pithivier Sun 01-Jan-17 08:00:15

My DD has just had part brick conservatory. It was 25k. In SE.

Fairylea Sun 01-Jan-17 08:11:13

In se for brick bottomed and that sort of size you'd be looking at about £20k.

Anatidae Sun 01-Jan-17 08:21:03

Roughly 20-30k.

They do tend to be too hot in summer and too cold in winter though - be careful how you site windows /shade/heating etc

Sixisthemagicnumber Sun 01-Jan-17 08:56:15

Having had a conservatory before I would much rather spend extra and have a proper extension. Conservatories are either too hot or too cold and even with proper heating you will spend a fortune in winter trying to keep The conservatory and adjoining room warm.

user1471549018 Sun 01-Jan-17 10:33:30

So between 1.5-50 k grin. I forgot to say ours was just under 15 k and it would seem that was a bit of a bargain (although I didn't go for part brick walls and we are south midlands). The price did include plastering, flooring, UFH and top spec glass. I actually thought we could have got a better deal- probably not!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 01-Jan-17 10:36:50

£17 ten years ago, glass roof. Don't forget to factor in blinds, you WILL need them.

I'd never have another,I'd have a sun room with floor to ceiling windows.

rollonthesummer Sun 01-Jan-17 10:39:43

£17 ten years ago

Now that really is a bargain!! grin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 01-Jan-17 10:41:23


Bluebolt Sun 01-Jan-17 11:22:39

Ours was 15k but we rushed as needed the extra space and have since spent another 6k on a tiled lightweight roof. If you want a lovely occasional room have a conservatory if you want a full time use one it will need to be an extension or a top end spec conservatory.

MiaowTheCat Sun 01-Jan-17 11:29:16

Our small one was 15k with better spec than standard windows and roof (midlands) - but it was going onto where we already had existing patio doors so that cost wasn't a factor.

Ours gets used all year round as a dining room.

m0therofdragons Sun 01-Jan-17 20:26:38

Ours was £10k but that was only 3m by 4m. I would expect 20k

inmyheadimthequeen Sun 01-Jan-17 21:17:21

Having had a conservatory before I would much rather spend extra and have a proper extension. Conservatories are either too hot or too cold and even with proper heating you will spend a fortune in winter trying to keep The conservatory and adjoining room warm.

I came on to say exactly this. Think about how much use you are really going to get from the conservatory - in retrospect I would do without and save for longer to have a proper room.

IntelligentPutty Sun 01-Jan-17 23:04:52

Totally agree with pp. we have just moved into a house with a beauutiful conservatory. Blinds and opening and and very well finished.
But.... it is freezing!! In the summer it was hot. And now it's so cold we will not use it till summer.
We will eventually replace with an extension. I would save for longer and do that if you are looking for an extra room in the house.


graveyardkate Mon 02-Jan-17 00:15:15

Mine has earned its keep these last couple of weeks as an extra fridge for Christmas booze, veg etc. Yes, it is that cold out there. And boiling in summer, 40c on occasion if it's shut up when we go out. Wait and get a proper extension - that's what I'm saving for. Or at least go for the best glass you can get, a tiled roof and leave a door between it and the main house.

4yoniD Mon 02-Jan-17 00:31:40

Think mine was £13k. Hated it. Now replaced with extension. Just sayin' grin

rollonthesummer Mon 02-Jan-17 00:36:49

How much more would you be looking at for a similar sized extension??

user1471549018 Mon 02-Jan-17 11:22:36

I agree an extension is another option, but not always the best option. For us a similar sized extension would have cost at least double what the conservatory did. It would have made the dining room very dark, and if we opened it up to the new room I would have had to redo flooring throughout kitchen and dining room to match into extension. I also use new room as a playroom/craft room with sofa and really wanted to be able to shut that (huge mess) off. Oh and there's no way doing the extension would be reflected in the price of the house when we come to sell in 5-10 years. Our old lean to conservatory that I replaced was awful and leaked I hated it. I spent a looong time deciding what was best to do (also considered a garage conversion) but now every time I sit under the glass roof I'm really glad we went for the conservatory- I absolutely love it! I am guessing it may well be uncomfortably hot/bright on a summer afternoon to use, but we wouldn't be inside then anyway.

bilbodog Mon 02-Jan-17 12:02:07

I lived in 2 houses with conservatories - 2nd one we did ourselves - both wood and glass, both open to the kitchen. Whole family loved them and we did everything in that room apart from a few days when it was too hot but ot herwise open all the windows and doors in summer - fantastic. Living without one now and hate it. Hoping to be able to put on another one wen we next move house. I agree is is better to have an east/west or even north facing one if y ou can.

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