How Much do New Conservatories Cost?
So you’re wanting to extend your home and are considering the best options to do so, which will either take you down a path of an extensive building project to your home or adding a conservatory that will provide you with the extra square footage you need.
One reason to choose a conservatory over a substantial extension to your home is that conservatories are usually seen as a permitted development. So, you do not need to go through the paperwork, administration costs, time delays and hassle of applying for planning permission.
When you’ve decided to take this route for extending your home, the next question to ask yourself is how much does a conservatory cost?
There will be a few questions that need addressing before an estimated total can be drawn together, so let’s take a look at the variables that can alter the price.
Cost of conservatories
Firstly, the cost of conservatory builds will hugely depend on the size of the space you wish to extend. Consider what you would like the room to be used for, and how the structure will look attached to your house.
It may be that you’re wanting to make your kitchen a little larger and add a conservatory area to sit and eat with your family and friends, it may be that you’re wanting a seating area that provides you with a better view of your garden and the landscape beyond.
Think about the size of the furniture that is going to fill the space, and then make sure there is room to move around when drawing up initial plans and sizes.
The next element to factor in when estimating the conservatory cost, is the style you want to install and the cost of materials to fulfil this design.
There are many types of conservatories to choose from; Victorian designs are the most popular style with their pitched roof and curved appearance which often maximises the space.
Orangeries are often deemed more elegant with a rectangular floor plan and lean-to structures are great for fitting into any garden space you may have.
Your conservatory will not only add value to your home but will be a great source of heat and insulation when natural light begins to stream into your home.
Double glazed materials are excellent for holding heat in, and keeping any cold air draughts outside. You’ll also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with the added security of having double glazing.
As a conservatory will often be bursting with light, you may want to consider adding the cost of blinds when looking at conservatory prices, as there will be a lot of windows to cover if this is a route you wish to take.
Vertical blinds, roller blinds, and pleated blinds are all worth considering and will slot in nicely to your new conservatory space. Choosing a material that provides shade but doesn’t completely block out the light will always work best, as well as add a little more warmth to the space. Get a Quote for a conservatory today, click here.