Adding a conservatory to your home can be expensive but it can also increase the value of your home if done correctly. Are you and your spouse considering adding on to your home? Have you always dreamed of having a conservatory to sit in on Saturday and Sunday mornings to read the paper and drink your coffee? If so, this article will help you understand the average cost of a conservatory and outline all the items you will need to make the construction project a success. We do not recommend performing this job on your own unless you are an experienced handyman or contractor. This job will require electrician work, welding, roofing, siding, foundation laying, framing, and so much more. All of this goes into the average cost of a conservatory.
Two-Season Screened Deck or Porch
Should you only wish to add a screened in porch or deck to your home, for use in two of the four seasons, you will only be spending roughly £500 to £1,500 for a do-it-yourself project, which also includes supplies for welding, paint, and basic fixtures. You will spend anywhere from £5,000-£15,000 for a professionally built screened-in porch or deck. The price for a professionally built conservatory of this type can go much higher if you would like high ceilings, a larger space, or other features.
Prefabricated conservatory with Glass Walls
If you are looking for a much more sophisticated look for your conservatory addition, then consider constructing a prefabricated conservatory with glass walls. This type of room can be used throughout three seasons of the year. The most popular size for this type of conservatory is eight feet by ten feet and will cost anywhere from £10,000 to £35,000 depending on how large you would like to build the conservatory and any other features it will have. Should you decide to construct anything larger than eight feet by ten feet you will be spending close to £60,000 or £70,000.
On a national basis, the average cost of a four wall, four season conservatory addition is anywhere between £45,889 and £55,813 for a 200 square foot conservatory. This addition will include a foundation, post and beam framing, insulation, glass windows and screens, window shades, ceiling fan, tile or rug floor, and an entry door to the main section of the house and an entry door from the outside of the house.
Do not forget that you will also be spending at least £1,500 to £3,000 on furniture for the new conservatory addition.
The time frame for a job such as this one, depending on the contractor's work ethic, can be anywhere from seven weeks to two months to complete. The time frame also depends on the time of year when the conservatory is being built. The contractor, depending on his talents, will be able to seamlessly blend the conservatory addition with the rest of the house, matching the roofing and siding almost exactly.