How much does an Edwardian conservatory cost?

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For a 3.5m x 3.5m Edwardian conservatory with uPVC frames and a polycarbonate roof, you can typically expect to pay between £9,250 and £10,750. However, there are various factors affecting the cost of conservatories:

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  • What size the conservatory is
  • The amount of ground penetration work that is required
  • What roof it’s fitted with (polycarbonate, glass, tiled)
  • The windows, doors and glazing it’s fitted with
  • If a dwarf wall will be built
  • The quality of the materials used
  • The chosen conservatory installer

These are some of the main factors affecting the cost of an Edwardian conservatory, although there are others. If you’ve been thinking of adding one to your home, read on, as we cover these aspects in more depth to help you find your perfect solution.

Do I want a uPVC, aluminium or timber Edwardian conservatory?

uPVC is the most popular framing material and with good reason; it’s the most cost-effective, virtually maintenance-free and also highly durable.

Aluminium is equally low maintenance, but it will cost about 15-20% more than uPVC. Aluminium is also incredibly strong, meaning aluminium conservatory frames are slimmer and incredibly stylish, so many prefer them for aesthetic reasons over uPVC. In terms of durability, the material does tend to last a bit longer than uPVC too.

Timber is the most premium conservatory material, coming in as much as 50% more expensive than the uPVC equivalent. It also requires slightly more maintenance than uPVC or aluminium. However, the rich, textured appearance of natural wood is considered timeless by many and will make the structure undoubtedly appealing. Wood can also last a lifetime with the right care.

To give you an idea of the price difference between each material, we have listed typical installation costs below:

SizeFrame MaterialRoof MaterialPrices range fromPrices range to
3500 x 3500uPVCPolycarbonate£9,250£10,750
3500 x 3500AluminiumPolycarbonate£10,750£12,250
3500 x 3500TimberPolycarbonate£13,550£15,050

What roof would I like my conservatory to be fitted with?

Anthracite Grey Edwardian ConservatoryThe three most popular roofing options for conservatories are polycarbonate, glass and tiles. Polycarbonate roofs are the cheapest, but they are also the noisiest. Compared to glass, polycarbonate also tends to be opaquer, meaning lower light transmission.

Tiled roof conservatories are the most expensive, but they offer superior heat insulation, meaning heating costs should be lower.

To give you an idea of the price difference between each roofing option, we have listed typical installation costs below:

SizeFrame MaterialRoof MaterialPrices range fromPrices range to
3500 x 3500uPVCPolycarbonate£9,250£10,750
3500 x 3500uPVCGlass£10,250£11,750
3500 x 3500uPVCGuardian Roof£13,050£14,550
3500 x 3500uPVCTiled£13,650£15,150

Shall I opt for a dwarf wall or full-length glazing panels?

Edwardian conservatory interiorA dwarf wall is a small brick wall that sits at the base of a conservatory, giving the structure a look that is more typical of a brick-and-mortar extension. They also provide a range of other benefits:

  • Excellent support – a dwarf wall provides excellent support for the conservatory framing, which helps them to support heavier types of roofing such as heavier glass and tiled roofs.
  • Superior heat insulation – a brick wall is better at trapping heat than glazing, meaning there is a better chance of staying warm in your conservatory and reducing heating costs.

Despite the above, dwarf walls are more expensive than full-length glazing panels, which offer the following benefits:

  • Uninhibited external views of your outside space.
  • Having floor-to-ceiling walls of glass is a wonderfully stylish, popular and contemporary look.

What size should an Edwardian conservatory be?

Size is another important consideration and as you likely already assumed, the larger you wish your conservatory to be, the more you can expect to pay. Larger conservatories require more groundwork, more materials and more building work, which are all factored into the overall cost.

To give you an idea of how much size affects their cost, we have listed typical installation costs below:

SizeFrame MaterialRoof MaterialPrices range fromPrices range to
3500 x 4000uPVCGlass£11,550£13,050
4000 x 4000uPVCGlass£13,250£14,750
3500 x 4000AluminiumGlass£13,395£14,895
4000 x 4000AluminiumGlass£15,350£16,850
3500 x 4000TimberGlass£16,650£18,150
4000 x 4000TimberGlass£19,750£21,250

Will bifold doors make my Edwardian conservatory more expensive?

Most likely, yes. Bifold doors tend to be more expensive than French and sliding patio doors. Sash windows also tend to cost more than standard casement windows. So, think carefully about how you want your conservatory to look and function.

All your conservatory design choices, from the flooring to whether you want speakers integrated into the ceiling, radiators fitted and more, will alter the overall cost.

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