10 useful things that you should know about a conservatory (before you build one)
Well, someone was going to do a list like this, so it might as well be me.
- The average price of a conservatory: This will fall in line with the average size of a conservatory. This size is likely to be at the limit of what is allowed before planning permission is required (more below on that). But for a general price guide you could expect to pay from £3,000 to £4,000 for a basic lean-to design.
- The limit for floor area size before you need to get planning permission is 30 square meters or 322.9 square feet.
- There are 3 types of foundations you can use: concrete slab, pre-fabricated steel frames and trench footings.
- There are restrictions for building over manhole covers, drains and water mains.
- you cant build a conservatory on the front of your house.
- Orangeries & conservatories are not just different names for the same thing – orangeries are usually made of bricks & mortar and are much more expensive.
- You don’t have to have an all glass roof – you can fully tile or part obscure it with composite panels.
- On average a good conservatory will add around 10% to the resale value of your home.
- You don’t need to demolish a perfectly usable conservatory just because the roof fails. there are many companies doing replacement conservatory roofs
- Small Victorian conservatories are notoriously difficult to furnish and still have living space due to the “round” nature of the room
Bonus thing to know:
You can get free conservatories quotes from this website: https://www.localconservatoryprices.co.uk/conservatories-cost/
Localconservatoryprices.co.uk is extremely useful because you need to have at least 4 or 5 quotes from different suppliers to make sure you have a good idea of what is in the market. In this way, they put you in touch with a range of trusted professionals who will provide you with written quotations for your project.