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10 Things You Need to Know About Conservatories

10 Things You Need to Know About Conservatories

10 useful things that you should know about a conservatory (before you build one)

upvc ConservatoriesWell, someone was going to do a list like this, so it might as well be me.

  1. 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.
  2. The limit for floor area size before you need to get planning permission is 30 square meters or 322.9 square feet.
  3. There are 3 types of foundations you can use: concrete slab, pre-fabricated steel frames and trench footings.
  4. There are restrictions for building over manhole covers, drains and water mains.
  5. you cant build a conservatory on the front of your house.
  6. Orangeries & conservatories are not just different names for the same thing – orangeries are usually made of bricks & mortar and are much more expensive.
  7. You don’t have to have an all glass roof – you can fully tile or part obscure it with composite panels.
  8. On average a good conservatory will add around 10% to the resale value of your home.
  9. You don’t need to demolish a perfectly usable conservatory just because the roof fails. there are many companies doing replacement conservatory roofs
  10. 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: 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.