Whether you want somewhere to read or you want some extra space attached to your home, a conservatory might just be the best way to extend your home. They can be exceptionally cosy in the winter, and a peaceful sanctuary in the summer.
Depending on how large your home is, you may have grand ambitions for your new conservatory. The only aspect that may be holding you back is your budget.
If this is a concern for you, then here is a rough guide on the various style of conservatories and the price range you can expect.
Lean-to: £5,000 and up
Many people refer to these as ‘sun-rooms’ as they are often a simple structure designed to trap light.
These often blend in with the general appearance of the building, adding a little pop-out room with plenty of glass. If you want a ‘Mediterranean’ style of conservatory, this is the one for you.
Victorian: £6,500 and up
When we think of a conservatory, these are often the first that come to mind. Conservatories such as these are often made entirely of glass and have a sloped roof.
They’re a little bit more expensive than lean-to conservatories, as they might require more heating to warm them in the winter and they are often larger.
Edwardian & Georgian: Around the £10,000 mark
This style of conservatory visually seems quite similar to the Victorian, but they have more of a robust shape.
They often have a brick wall around the base and a square shape to them. The roof is also usually solid. These conservatories are often ideal if you want your extension to feel like an extra room added onto the house.
Loggia (and T-shape, P-shape, B-shape) £15,000 and upwards
Loggia conservatories look a lot like Edwardian style conservatories, but they are often bright and airy with large glass panels on the roof too.
They also usually open directly into the garden; with Italian inspiration behind them.
Meanwhile, any letter-shape conservatories just refer to a larger conservatory that inhabits a particular shape (often that of the designated letter). They’re more expensive because they are often larger and more complex.
Orangery: £20,000 and upwards
Orangeries are, in essence, a much more complex and robust conservatory. They’re partially made from brickwork, and the use of glass is often more stylistic – or ‘pretty’ as some might put it.
This elegance takes inspiration from their Victorian predecessors, and their size and appearance are what makes them a more costly option.
There are also less polycarbonate-based panels with an orangery: it isn’t a construction of glass and panelling but almost a small building in its own right.
If you are unsure of which model to settle one, have a chat with a contractor to discuss prices and styles.
Viewing real-life examples will help you to come to a conclusion on what would look better with your property and what is best for your budget. You may even discover that your preferred option is on the cheaper end of the price range.