When people first look into adding a conservatory onto there property. One of The first question you will normally ask yourself is how much will a conservatory cost you. Should you go and use a local company or one of the larger national companies. Plus how many quotes should we actually get.

What you need a Conservatory for

One of the first things you should be thinking about, which helps you also decide what type of conservatory that you are going to look into getting is what are you going to use the conservatory for.

With most families wanting to invest into purchasing a conservatory for all kinds of different reasons, we have come up with a list of some of the most common reasons that we come across that families may choose to get a conservatory added onto there home.

  • Adding value to your home – Some people who maybe thinking of selling there home in the medium to long term future consider adding a conservatory. As putting one on the back of your property can add as much as 7% to the value of house according to article in Quick Move Now.
  • Cheaper than a extension – With the comparison’s taken into account with a single storey extension and conservatory. A conservatory will normally easily come out being a cheaper option. Unless its made from gold and it can also be put up much quicker than a extension.
  • A place to relax in – With all of us now leading more busy lives nowadays a conservatory can be a good place at the end of a longday. Once the kids are in bed to just sit in watch the sun go down with a cold beer or a glass of chardonnay.
  • Added Space – They are going to provide you with additional room, all year round. You can keep them nice and warm in the winter with the addition of radiators. And keep them lovely and cool in the summer with the appropriate cooling systems or blinds to block sunlight for use throughout the summer too!

Will you need planning permission

Conservatories come under what is known as permitted development rights. A national grant of planning permission that allows certain home improvement and construction projects to be carried out without making a planning application. But your conservatory should follow the strict set of rules given below:

  • It should sit at the rear of the house.
  • Should not extend beyond the rear wall of the existing house.
  • It should be made out of the same building material your existing house is built from.
  • Should take up to less than 50% of the size of the land around the original house.
  • It should be less than 4m in height.
  • The eaves and the ridge should not be taller than the existing house.
  • However, these rules do not apply to the following households:
  • The listed building (buildings of historic interest added to the National Heritage List of England)
  • Flats or maisonettes
  • Some new developments
  • Lawful Development Certificate
  • If you are using your permitted development rights, it is better that you get a lawful development certificate. This certificate will be a proof for your future buyers as well as a local authority that your home project was legal at the point of its construction.
  • Take a look at the document checklist that you will need while applying for a lawful development certificate.
  • An application form
  • Proof to verify the information within the application form
  • Architectural plans and elevations
  • A site location plan

If your property doesn’t come under permitted development rights. You will have to apply for planning permission if your project does not come under permitted development rights. The documents required for planning permission are the same as those needed for a lawful development certificate. However, planning permission tends to be more subjective.

It can be more challenging for some areas to get their construction projects approved than others. Planning permission has a bad reputation, but you can do away with all the stress if you work with an experienced architect. And if your conservatory meets all the requirements mentioned above, then you do not have to deal with this fuss at all.

How much will a conservatory cost

With there being a variety of different conservatories on the market, for all different budgets and requirements. We have tried to show you below the difference between different types of conservatories and how much on average a 3m x 3m conservatory cost currently.

Lean 2 Conservatory: A lean to conservatory is normally the cheapest option available. With it normally sitting against the back of your house wall. Having a sloping roof which came  from the green house design which are the simplest and cheapest option. And will normally come in a rectangular shape with average prices for them ranging at approximately cost of £9,000 – £14,000 with installation.

Victorian Conservatory: A Victorian conservatory is the most common conservatory that is currently installed in the UK homes. As they have a pitched roof with rounded rounded front to the conservatory to add shape to it which can come in a variety of different finishes with average prices ranging £12,000 – £17,000 with your installation.

Edwardian Conservatory: The Edwardian conservatory is very similar to the Victorian conservatory. With the only real difference being at the front of the conservatory where it is squared off. But like with the Victorian conservatory it has a pitched roof. It can also come in a range of different finishes with average prices ranging in the region of about £12,000 – £17,000 with your installation included.

Orangery: An orangery is normally seen as the most expensive option. As it is a cross between a conservatory and a extension combining both brickwork and glass. Being the more sturdy construction. Means that with a orangery means you will obviously get a much higher list price. With on average prices for a 16m2 orangery being around £30,000 but can quite easily exceed that price tag without to much trouble going up towards 60,000+.