A traditional or Lean-To conservatory is an amazing way to add a uniquely relaxing space to your home. Whether you live in a single-storey bungalow or a modest modern home, a conservatory adds not only value but also space, at a moderate price. With a Lean-To conservatory, you will gain additional space at the fraction of the cost of a house extension.
What is a fair price to pay for a Lean-To conservatory? What other factors affect the overall price you will pay and where can you find the most affordable and reliable tradesmen for lean-to conservatory construction? This article will provide you with the answers to these questions.
Lean-To conservatory ideas
- Full height glass conservatories.
- Dwarf walls conservatories.
Each of the two categories above has many variations which open up design ideas for your conservatory. Just about everything about your conservatory can be customised, from the construction material (white UPVC, wood, timber-effect UPVC or even aluminium). You can choose the dwarf walls to go with the red brick of your home, or you can go with the full height glass to take advantage of the incredible view of your garden.
Factors affecting Lean-To conservatory prices
Lean-To conservatories vary in price depending on the option you choose. Full height glass conservatories tend to cost less than conservatories with dwarf walls. Although dwarf wall conservatories offer more privacy and security, as well as being sturdier in construction, full-length glass has its advantages too. Benefits of full-length conservatories include more natural light and the uninterrupted views of your garden. Below are some of the factors that will affect how much you will pay for your Lean-To conservatory:
- Glazing options – polycarbonate glass is cheaper than low-energy glass which is dearer.
- Roof type
- Colour options
- Colours & Finishes
- Windows & Doors
- Conservatory Size
- Planning Permission – very rare for planning permission to be required for Lean-To conservatories unless you live in a period house or a designated area.
The factors above will add to the basic quoted price of your conservatory, and the extras below will help make your new living space usable all year round:
- Electrics including mood lighting or television point to turn it into a multi-purpose room.
- Climate control to provide heat in winter and cooling comfort in summer months.
- Floor tiles to match the floors in your kitchen or another part of the house.
If you are looking to have a Lean-To conservatory installed, bearing all the factors in mind will help you get a better quote to suit your budget. Later in this article, we will discuss pricing for each of the extras above so that you have a better idea of how much a conservatory will cost.
Lean to conservatory prices
In this section of the article, we discuss lean to conservatory costs for a basic lean-to conservatory as well as introducing various extras to illustrate how these affect the price.
When it comes to conservatories, there are two routes you can follow. The first one is purchasing a conservatory kit and then installing it yourself or find an installer. The second option is to request for quotes which include supply and installation. The second option is recommended if you are not an accomplished DIYer and want to have a guaranteed installation. The prices in this section will cover both options.
Basic full height lean to conservatory price
For this article, a basic lean to conservatory has the following specification:
- White UPVC frame.
- Two standard opening windows.
- Standard 28mm double glazing.
- Size – 2357 mm height, 2530 mm width and 2460 mm depth.
- Classic 3-sided design.
- French doors.
The price for supply only will be around £2,595 and £3,100 depending on the supplier. Below is an outline of installation costs which will depend on where you live in the UK and how many quotes you receive for the job. You should budget between £1,000 and £2,000 for the construction of a concrete base.
As you can see from the figures above, you are looking at around nearly £5,000 before you have your beautiful conservatory. The price does not take into account all the other work which will be required to have a comfortable conservatory you can relax in and enjoy.
Basic Dwarf wall lean to conservatory fully installed
A lean-to conservatory with a dwarf wall looks great, is more secure and blends in with your house’s brickwork. This part of the article will give you an idea of how much you could pay for this type of conservatory, including supply and fitting. For a price of around £5,500, you can have a conservatory supplied and installed. For this price you will get:
- Concrete base construction and associated groundwork.
- UPVC framed windows and doors (secure windows and doors with multipoint locks).
- Toughened double glazed glass.
- 25mm polycarbonate roof (a glass roof would be an extra cost).
- Conservatory installation.
Electrical points and other extras to add comfort to your brand new conservatory will cost a little bit extra. However, some of the work can be carried out after the conservatory is in place so you can budget for those after.
Competitive and professional lean to conservatory quotes
Conservatory suppliers get a lot of bad press, and there is no denying there are some cowboys operating in the industry. So how do you protect yourself from less trustworthy tradesmen and ensure you are dealing with reliable and professional businesses for your lean to conservatory?
Well, Heating Quoter is a place where you can request quotes from traders who value their work. By clicking the red link below you:
- Can post your job and have tradesmen contact you.
- Can check if the contractor is insured and a member of a professional trade body.
- Finally, you can receive competitive quotes ensuring you get the best price too.