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

The cost of a conservatory varies, depending on the materials used, its size, and whether or not installation is required. While we’ve done our best to provide accurate numbers, below you’ll find GUIDE PRICES ONLY.

For your reference, the prices listed in the ‘Build/Install’ column include the cost of designing, manufacturing, supply and installation. The prices in the ‘Supply Only’ include the cost of design, manufacture and supply, but not installation.

In order to provide the most accurate guide possible, we’ve created tables with prices based on the materials used.


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

When putting together a quote for a conservatory, the materials used, the size, and customisation impact price the most. To give you a better idea of what might affect the total cost, please read through the list below:

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

Other things to consider that will affect the cost of your conservatory include:

  • Building Work
  • Does it require Planning Permission?
  • Drainage
  • Clearing Area / Existing Structure
  • Footings (Some Footings May Need Digging Out)
  • Building Base (Brick, Stone, Render)
  • Whether or Not Piling Is Required



Bespoke Conservatory Cost Calculator

If you would like to find out the cost of a bespoke conservatory, please fill out the form below. A member of our team will calculate the price based on your requirements and will respond to you.

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How Much Does It Cost to Build a Conservatory?


On average, a conservatory costs between £18,000 - £20,000 to design, manufacture and install. If you’re looking for less expensive options, consider a small, Supply Only conservatory built from uPVC.

With a budget of £12,000-£15,000, you might consider a small, Supply Only hardwood conservatory.

For a luxurious, one-of-a-kind medium or large wooden conservatory, prices range from £15,000-£100,000, depending on customisation options and whether or not installation is required. For a complete price breakdown, please see the tables above and for a more accurate number, please fill out the Cost Calculator form.

A conservatory is a brilliant investment. Not only does it increase the value of your property, make it more appealing to potential buyers and have the potential to reduce energy and electric bills, it’s also one of the least expensive ways to add space to your home. Installing a conservatory is also much more convenient and less invasive than knocking down walls in your home to add a guest room or garden office for example.

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 costs in 2019, as well as what types, sizes and conservatory styles are available.


Conservatory Prices in 2019

Prices start at £7,000 for small, Supply Only uPVC conservatories. Looking for a more precise cost guide, including the price of a conservatory including installation? The below sections offer additional information. Please bear in mind, though, these are still GUIDE PRICES. You will need to contact us or fill out the Cost Calculator from above for a more detailed quote.


Cost of a Conservatory in 2019

What’s the average cost of a conservatory extension?

The average cost of a conservatory in the UK stands at around £19,000. Of course, as mentioned, this depends on a number of factors, including materials used, size, etc.

To see what the conservatory of your dreams would cost, fill in our form above. We’ll call you back with a quote within minutes!


Conservatory Prices Including Installation

With installation, conservatory costs start at £7,500. But, depending on the size, design, specifications, whether it’s double glazed, has pitched roofing, etc., it could be more than £100,000.

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? Would you prefer an Edwardian Conservatory or a Victorian Conservatory?


Guide Conservatory Prices

Quoting exact prices for conservatories is difficult.

The cost depends on the conservatory size, style (tiled roof, lantern roof, lean-to roof, etc.) design, and building regulations. Please use the costs above as a GUIDE ONLY. By called Orangeries UK, we’ll be able to provide a quote based upon your specific requirements.

Guide prices are based on a set of standard conservatory sizes, styles and design features. For more information about how materials, style, and planning permission might affect the cost, please see below.


Conservatories Cost Based on Materials

One of the biggest factors that affects the price of a conservatory is the materials used.

As a rule, uPVC is less expensive than hardwood. But, bear in mind that the difference in price is based on the quality of the materials and hardwood tends to be more durable and luxurious in appearance.

Supple Only uPVC conservatories can cost as little as £5,000 whilst Supply Only hardwood conservatories start from £12,000. See the tables above for a more detailed price breakdown based on size specifications.


Fully Fitted Conservatory Prices for Edwardian

Prices for Edwardian conservatories normally start at £12,000 - £15,000.

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 conservatory. Edwardian types are especially popular among those who have an eye for interior design, as they offer a lot of architectural features.


Georgian Conservatory Costs

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


Victorian Conservatory Prices 2019

Victorian conservatories can start from £10,000 for hardwood and £7,000 (based on 2014 market research) for uPVC. The average price for a Victorian style hardwood conservatory ranges between £15,000 to £25,000.

As a point of reference, Victorian conservatories are generally less expensive 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 simple and architectural features tend to be more basic. This helps reduce the cost.

Of course, this style still allows for luxury options such as wide opening bifold doors, custom glass options and more.


Gable Fronted Conservatory Costs 2019

Gable style conservatories area great option for any type of home, from modern to period properties.By customising your conservatory and incorporating bespoke decorations, it will blend in seamlessly with existing structures.

Our gable fronted conservatories start from £12,000 onwards depending on size, layout, glass options and more.


Custom Conservatories Prices

All of 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. Alternatively, fill out the Cost Calculator form above.

Please Note: For kitchen conservatory costs, kit prices, or more information about building your own conservatory, please contact us directly.


Planning Permission Costs

You may wonder if you require planning permission. In general, the installation of conservatories doesn’t require planning permission as 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. Please read our Planning Permissions Guide for more information.

We don’t sell cheap conservatory kits. Instead, we specialise in the manufacture and installation of high-quality hardwood conservatories. The costs are entirely dependent on the specifications of the conservatory, whether you want us to supply a DIY kit, and if installation is required.


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. But, we can provide costs per square foot if needed.


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.


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 cost more than smaller ones. But there are also many other things to consider, including:

  • Timber type
  • Glass specification
  • Decorative embellishments
  • Paint colour and more

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.

Timber conservatories suit older homes in ways aluminium and uPVC frames don’t.

Not too sure of about your design preferences? 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, including the costs associated with electrics, plumbing, etc.


Are Conservatories Pricey?

Orangery UK’s conservatory prices are extremely competitive. We offer excellent value for money. Because we offer a wide range of conservatories at different price points, we’re confident we’ll create a premium conservatory in line with your budget.

For example, 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.


Can I Build a Conservatory on a Budget?

Absolutely. We stock numerous sizes and types of conservatories to suit budgets of all kinds. Whether you want something grand or more unassuming, 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. Our experienced design team will build a conservatory that’s as close to your vision(and budget!) as possible and will work with you through every step of the design process.

We offer free no obligation quotes. What do you have to lose? Start building your dream conservatory today!


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. Therefore, one of our specialist design consultants will speak with you in person to discuss your requirements and property type.

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, highlighting the functional and aesthetic advantages of each. With their experience and 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% and also improves marketability if it’s for sale.

Fun fact: When the housing market was uncertain back in the mid-to-late 2000s, more and more people began using conservatories as a means to enhance the value of their home. They did this instead of moving, and the demand has sky-rocketed ever since.