Conservatories can be bought off the shelf and cost as little as £8000, including the building works needed, but they can go up to £30,000 or even more when made bespoke. Quite often there is more building work involved like knocking through into the conservatory which will require a steel and then further works would be needed internally.
If budget is an issue, you should consider a basic conservatory with an existing doorway to gain access to the conservatory and minimise the building works needed. There is always going to be some building work required like ground works, brick work, electrics and plastering which would normally be included within the quote.
Here are a few key points to consider in your budget for a conservatory:
- Ground works. Look for drains that might need moving as this can increase the price. Do you have access to the rear garden as it can be costlier if the spoil needs to be taken out through your house? Will you need a rainwater soak away?
- How much brick work is required and what type of brick will be used? Some bricks cost much more than others.
- Do you require building works? Like this photo above, the client required a complete knock through into the conservatory, then a new kitchen, electrics, plumbing, plastering, decking and much more. Be sure to know what you want and have your final design ready so you can budget properly, then the works should not exceed the quotation.
- Glazing can affect the price dramatically when you require self-cleaning glass, sound proof, toughened or laminated, triple glazed, climate control or tinted. If your garden is south facing you might need to consider the climate controlled glazing to help control the temperature in your conservatory so it does not become too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.
- Will you require heating? More than likely you will if you want to use your conservatory all year round.
- Will you require decking or patio? More often than not a patio or decking is removed to make space for the new conservatory and you might need to consider a new patio or decking area.
- Building regulations or party wall agreements can also increase the cost. Most basic conservatories do not need building regulations but if you decide to put heating in there or knock through, then building regulations will be required – you should find out the cost of this first. If your conservatory will be joined to a neighbour’s wall you might need a party wall agreement.
Why not contact Caudle Developments Ltd today and we can help you with an estimate? CDL have experience in all sorts of projects including conservatories and extensions.