Conservatories are quite popular amongst UK homeowners, and it is easy to see why. If you have space in your backyard. You can build a conservatory to increase the lifestyle space within your home with relatively little hassle and at a low cost. However, with average UK prices starting at around £5000 A conservatory represents a sizable investment. So, you may want to learn how long a conservatory lasts before you hand over your deposit payment. After all, when you add an extension to your home, you want to be sure it will stand the test of time.

How long can you expect your conservatory to last?

A conservatory installed to high construction standards and using high-performance materials should easily last at least ten years. Whether it has an aluminium frame or a uPVC frame. That being said, if you keep up with a regular maintenance and cleaning schedule. There is no reason why your conservatory should not be in perfect working order after 25 years (or more). 

What about the roof?

Glass and uPVC are the two most popular materials for a conservatory roof in the UK. A roof constructed of either material. As long as it is professionally installed, should last for more than twenty years. And in some cases, much longer. Solid or tiled roofs are another popular conservatory roofing option and can last up to 50 years, often much longer.

How to increase the lifespan of your conservatory?

Get the most out of your investment by learning how to extend the life of a conservatory using these simple tips:

  • When it comes to extending the life of your conservatory, a little care and attention go a long way. Clean conservatory windows regularly and wipe over any exposed sections, inside and out, multiple times a year to prevent the buildup of dust, dirt, and mildew. And if you are noticing any warps or cracks, get the repairs completed as quickly as possible to prevent leaks from appearing or worsening.
  • When the windows account for roughly 75% of the finished conservatory, opting for double glazing that incorporates cutting-edge glass technology is a wise investment. From insulated panels to reflective surfaces, choosing the best quality glazing possible will not only ensure that your conservatory windows last long but will also allow you to get the most enjoyment out of your conservatory over the years.
  • Insulating your conservatory roof brings several advantages, ranging from heat retention to damp and condensation control. This makes it another excellent way to safeguard the future functionality and lifespan of your conservatory.
  • As discussed earlier in the blog, the materials used in the construction of your conservatory can significantly impact its lifespan. Conservatories made of high-quality materials would almost always outlast their counterparts.


Now that you know how long you can expect your conservatory to last and what steps you can take to extend its lifespan. You will also know that investing in a conservatory is well worth it. If you want to ensure that your conservatory has a long and practical serviceable life. You must hire a reputable conservatory installer.