How Much Does It Cost to Design, Customise & Build a Conservatory?

The cost of a conservatory will vary wildly depending on the materials, size and customisation & whether or not it will require installation or whether it will be supplied as a kit. Below are GUIDE PRICES ONLY. The prices for build/install include the design, manufacture, supply & installation whilst supply covers just the design, manufacture and supply. Below is our conservatory price guide split by materials.

Hardwood Frame Conservatory Costs
Classification Conservatory Size Build / Install (incl. Supply) Supply Only
Small Up to 5m x 5m £50k £12,000 - £15,000
Medium Up to 8m x 3m £80k £15,000 - £20,000
Large 8m x 8m+  £100k + £30,000 - £100,000

UPVC Frame Conservatory Costs
Classification Conservatory Size Build / Install (incl. Supply) Supply Only
Small 2500mm x 2500mm £7,500 - £12,500 £5,000 - £7,500
Small 3000mm x 3000mm £10,000 - £14,000 £8,000 - £10,000
Small 3500mm x 3500mm £12,000 - £16,000 £10,000 - £12,000
Small 4000mm x 4000mm £13,000 - £18,000 £11,000 - £13,000
Medium 5000mm x 5000mm £15,000 - £20,000 £14,000 - £15,000
Medium 6000mm x 6000mm £18,000 - £22,000 £16,000 - £18,000
Medium 7000mm x 7000mm £22,000 - £26,000 £20,000 - £22,000
Medium 8000mm x 8000mm £25,000 - £29,000 £23,000 - £25,000
Large 9000mm x 9000mm £30,000 - £40,000 £27,000 - £30,000
Large 10000mm x 10000mm £40,000 + £30,000 +

Pricing Factors

The biggest factors that impact price aside from materials are size + customisation / build options. The most common pricing factors are below:

  • Materials (Hardwood, UPVC or Aluminium)
  • Volume of Joinery
  • Roof Glass Options (Solar Control, Easy Clean)
  • Door Options (French Doors / Bifold Doors)
  • Bar Details (Curve Gothic Arches / Bar Design)
  • Different Colours (Single Colour or 2 Tone)
  • Paint Options (Farrow & Ball / Primer)
  • Roof Vents (Electrical Vents / Manual Vents)
  • Panels in Doors / Door Panels
  • Underfloor Heating / Electrical Requirements
  • Lighting / Downlighting
  • Flooring Options

Other options that affect cost that relate to building work include:

  • Building Work
  • Drainage
  • Clearing Area / Existing Structure
  • Footings - Some Footings May Need Digging Out
  • Building Base (Brick, Stone, Render)
  • If Piling Is Required

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Price Summary

On average, a conservatory costs between £18,000 - £20,000 to design, manufacture and install. Low end types, typically uPVC, start from £5000.

Next is the middle-of-the-range conservatories. Typically, bigger uPVC or smaller hardwood conservatories start from £12,000.

Higher end varieties (almost always wood, such asoak) start from £25,000. Prices will vary based on the material, size, window and door options, roof decorations, finials and styling.

Not only is a new conservatory extension a brilliant investment, it’s one of easiest, cheapest ways of adding additional space to your home. Each of our products features a full height or dwarf wall design to suit any home.

Interested in building a new conservatory but worried about the cost? Check out the below sections. They’ll help you understand how much a conservatory is and what types, sizes and conservatory styles are available. Contact us for a full conservatory price list (available for hardwoods only)

Conservatory Prices in 2018

Prices for conservatories start from £10,000 onwards. In need of a precise cost guide for the fitting of a new conservatory?The below sections offer additional info about guide prices.

Cost of a Conservatory in 2018

What’s the average cost of a conservatory extension? The average cost of a conservatory in the UK stands at around £19,000. We offer you an instant conservatory quote. All you need to do is fill in our form below, and we’ll call you back with a price within minutes!

Conservatory Prices Including Installation

Conservatory costs can vary from £10,000 onwards, all depending onsize, design, specifications, whether it’s double glazed, has pitched roofing, lantern roofand so on. In order for Orangeries UK to be able to provide you with a quote, we need to understand what type of conservatory you’d like. How big? What type of roof?

Guide Conservatory Prices

Quoting exact prices for conservatories is a difficult task. It really depends on the nature of the conservatory size, style(tiled roof, lantern roof, and so on) design, and building regulations. The costs can be a guide but almost every conservatory joinery would have to quote based upon the end user’s requirements. Guide prices are based on a set of standard or common conservatory sizes, styles and design features. Below, we look at rough conservatory prices, styles and customisation options.

Conservatories Cost Based on Materials

One of the biggest factors affecting price is the material a conservatory is made from. uPVC is much cheaper then hardwood, but this is purely down to the quality and style differences between materials. Hardwood conservatories tend to be more upmarket, offering luxury features, styling and design. uPVC conservatories typically start from as little as £5000 whilst hardwood conservatories start from £10,000 and can range up to £100,000 + depending on the size / features.

Fully Fitted Conservatory Prices for Edwardian

The average cost of Edwardian conservatories tends to be at the higher end of the price spectrum.This is because of the styling, theme and features involved in this type of product. Prices for Edwardian conservatories normally start at £12,000 - £15,000. Edwardian types are popular with those who have an eye for interior design, allowing a wide range of bespoke architectural features.

Georgian Conservatory Costs

Georgian conservatories are a beautiful addition to any property. Their unique styling and curved features make them attractive to most property owners looking to extend their living space. Georgian types typically start from £12,000 and range up to £50,000 depending on size, glass options and styling.

Victorian Conservatory Prices 2017

Victorian conservatories can start from as little as £10,000 for hardwood and £7000 (based on 2014 market research) for uPVC. The average price for a Victorian style hardwood conservatory ranges between £15,000 to £25,000. Normally, Victorian types are cheaper than Edwardian and Georgian-themed builds.

Lean-to Conservatory Costs

Lean-to conservatories are one of the most popular types of extensions in the UK due to the lower costs associated with them. Their construction is simpler and architectural features tend to be more basic which helps to reduce the costs. This type of build still allows for luxury options such as wide opening bifold doors, custom glass options and more. Prices for a lean-to conservatory typically start from £8,000 for hardwood and £5,000 for uPVC.

Gable Fronted Conservatory Costs 2017

Gable style conservatories add a touch of luxury to any property they’re installed in. You can incorporate beautiful, bespoke decoration to make them fit the property’s theme or appearance. Our gable fronted conservatories start from £12,000 onwards depending on size, layout, glass options and more.

Custom Conservatories Prices

All our products are bespoke and, therefore, can be customised in any way. The prices for customisation depend on size, theme, wood type and more. To get prices,simply submit specifications or drawings to us. Please Note: For kitchen conservatory costs, please contact us directly. Looking to build your own conservatory? Would you like prices for a kit?Speak to our team about customising your kit for installation. We provide custom lounge conservatories & kitchen conservatories.

Planning Permission Costs

You may wonder if you require planning permission. Planning permission for conservatory costs vary, but generally, it isn’t needed for most installations. Adding an extension to a property is generally viewed as a permitted development. This is subject to the satisfaction of criteria listed on the government's planning portal.

We don’t sell cheap conservatory kits. We specialise in the manufacture and installation of high quality hardwood conservatories which are different to cheaper uPVC kits. The costs are entirely dependent on the specifications of the conservatory, whether you want us to supply a DIY kit and if you want us to install the product too.

Information Required for Pricing / Quotations:
  • Dimensions (H x W x L)
  • Style / type i.e. Lean-to
  • Roof lantern type
  • Design features

We calculate a conservatory cost per square metre typically, however, we can provide by square feet.

Why Invest in a Conservatory?

A new conservatory is a great way to open up your home. It offers a degree of luxury and comfort in the confines of your back garden. With unpredictable weather, it’s nice to be able to enjoy your garden space without being exposed to the elements. A conservatory is perfect for this thanks to the views afforded by the glass framing & thin sight lines.

Fully Fitted Conservatory Prices

Initially, pricing a conservatory can be difficult because there are many factors involved. However, this is one of the most common questions asked by homeowners looking to extend their property.

The cost of a conservatory is dependent on what you want. Larger conservatories will obviously cost more than smaller ones. But there are also many other things to consider, such as:

  • Timber type
  • Glass specification
  • Decorative embellishments
  • Paint colour and more
  • Building works required (footings / foundations / piling)
  • Drainage
  • Clearing existing structures

Conservatories Prices for Different Styles

Looking for a classic, luxurious look? Want a lower overall cost across the lifetime of the product? We recommend a hardwood conservatory which is even lower than uPVC or aluminium when considered over 30 years.

Timber conservatories especially suit older homes in ways aluminium and uPVC frames can’t match.

Not too sure of about the options you’d like or the design you require? Please speak to a member of our team who’ll be more than happy to offer guidance. We’ll do our best to ensure you understand all the costs involved. Rest assured you won’t be left confused by pricing and understanding the requirements.

Other things to factor in include the amount of floor space you want to occupy. Also consider the use of electrics, plumbing, and so on. This is why Orangeries UK recommends you speak to one of our specialists. We’ll make sure you understand all the costs involved so you’re not left puzzled by pricing and understand the things that are required.

Are Conservatories Pricey?

Orangery UK’s conservatory prices are extremely competitive. We offer excellent value for money. How much you spend will range widely, depending on a broad range of factors. However, we’re confident we’ll create a premium conservatory in line with your budget.

For example, every component, together with the complexity of the build, will have an impact on the total price. A straightforward, classic design is fairly low in price compared to a luxurious, tailor-made conservatory with a unique shape, embellished glass and sizable bi-fold doors. Your choice of roofing (pitching roofing, tiled roof etc.) and glass (e.g. double glazed) will also affect the cost.

We make all our products here in the UK. You can be confident that your hard-earned cash is being spent wisely on a top-quality, bespoke conservatory made by a company backed by many independent associations.

Can I Build a Conservatory on a Budget?

Absolutely. We manufacture numerous sizes and types of conservatories to suit budgets of all kinds. Whether you want something grand and magnificent or more unassuming and comfortable, we’re here to help.

Get in touch with us about your individual needs, as well as budget, and we’ll figure out the best solution for you and your property.

Happily, conservatories have become increasingly popular over the years. The good news? You can definitely afford one!

Our experienced design team will build a conservatory that’s as close to your vision as possible. Even if your vision is a little impractical, rest assured they’ll recommend alternative adjustments to cut costs.

We offer free no obligation quotes. So, what have you got to lose by talking to us about your dream conservatory design? We can assist with planning permission for conservatories as well as building regulations.

Why Can’t I Get a Price Online?

A quote is required rather than an instant price online. This is because every conservatory is different. No one size fits all, so one of our specialist design consultants will speak with you in person so we get an idea of your property. We then work out what’s best for you and your home.

What’s more, we use intelligent technology to show you exactly what your new conservatory will look like. Our experts will edit and tweak every aspect to help you design the perfect conservatory for your property.

Our team will take you through every feature as well as the advantages. With their wide-ranging knowledge, they’ll help you select a design that fits with your property type, whether you live in a bungalow, semi-detached, terrace or townhouse.

We’ll consider your personal requirements in addition to your budget. Once we understand this, we’ll provide you with a competitive, no obligation quote that you’ll love.

Does a Conservatory Add Value to My Home?

Of course! In fact, a conservatory can enhance the value of your property by roughly 7%. It’s especially beneficial if you’re having a hard time selling your home.

Actually, you may make around 10% of the building costs back by the time you come to sell.

When the housing market was uncertain back in the mid-to-late 2000s, an increasing number of people used conservatories as a means to enhance their home. They did this instead of moving, and the demand has sky-rocketed ever since. These days, you can even select a solid-roofed conservatory.