If you’ve decided that you’d like to add a brand new conservatory to your home, you’ve likely been met with an overwhelming array of choices and finishes to choose from - colours, styles, sizes and building materials. It can genuinely be difficult to know where to start.
Nowadays, the uPVC conservatory has become the most popular choice of material amongst homeowners for several reasons.It is low maintenance - it will not rot, keeps its colour, doesn't need painting and is easy to keep clean.
That’s why, in this article, we discuss why we believe that a uPVC conservatory is the best choice for UK homeowners. We also show you through the range of prices you can expect to see on a quote and how you can go about finding a reliable installer.
How much does uPVC cost?
There are a wide range of conservatories to choose from if you choose a uPVC frame. Below are standard quotes you can expect from installers for different types of uPVC conservatories:
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uPVC Conservatory Materials?
There are three main materials that you can choose for your conservatory frame. They are uPVC, timber, and aluminium.
Wood does look beautiful but it nearly always needs a thicker frame than uPVC or aluminium. That means that, if having a panoramic view outside your conservatory is most important, wood is less likely to offer you the view that you want.
Because it’s a natural material, master craftsmen need to work on the construction of your timber frame conservatory manually – this pushes up the initial cost.
uPVC and aluminium frames are more thermally efficient than wooden conservatory frames however they do generally have longer lifespans than uPVC frames. This longer lifespan is dependent on proper maintenance against rot and damage caused by insects – these extra requirements also push up the running costs of a wooden conservatory over time.
Aluminium frames are strong and lightweight, offering very slim sightlines giving you and your family a much less obstructed view of the outside from the inside.
Aluminium also offers a slight security advantage over timber frames and uPVC frames.
Many homeowners have reported major issues with the control of temperature inside their aluminium-framed conservatories – you may have to invest in additional heating at a further expense later on.
Aluminium conservatories also attract a considerable premium over uPVC conservatories.
Finally, you have uPVC frames. They are cheap, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing.
uPVC frames have been a staple for conservatory building materials for decades – and for good reason too. They can help keep the heat in, they’re budget-friendly, and they are much more customisable now than ever before.
uPVC frames also require very little maintenance and they don’t require the regular painting or sealing that other conservatory frame types need.