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Conservatry cost

A conservatory added to your home could start at roughly £5000, but if you're after a luxury addition on a larger scale, then expect to pay upwards of £75,000. This guide breaks down all the expected costs of a new conservatory so you can plan your budget accordingly.

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What are the additional costs of a Conservatory

While conservatories are loved by homeowners and add value to a property, there are various other costs you need to consider when installing a conservatory. For example, if you will be having an extension built with your conservatory, you may need building regulation approval from the local council. Although this is not normally required for extensions smaller than 100 square metres, it is always worth checking with your council. The Building Research Establishment (BRE) also provide information to support their recommendations on Code Compliance. Also, before you begin work on the actual build of your new conservatory, there will be an array of other costs which you should be aware of including excavation and drainage installation.

Conservatory Planning costs

To adhere to planning permission regulations and avoid costly amendments, you will need to make sure that your conservatory doesn't cover more than half the area of the existing property, extend any higher than the tallest part of your property’s roof or eaves and doesn’t extend more than 4 metres beyond the rear wall of your home. Additionally, if you plan to install your conservatory within 2 metres of the property boundary then it must not be brought in front of the principal elevation or side elevation if it is near a highway.

How much does a conservatory cost?

Building a conservatory can be highly beneficial to your home and can also greatly increase the value of your property. Though some homeowners worry that conservatories are too expensive, they do not have to be. Conservatories are typically priced in two ways: by size and by materials. Nonetheless, you should still expect to make an initial investment of around £5000 for a small conservatory, which can reach up to £75000 for a large luxury conservatory.

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LIGHTING

Lighting can be factored to suit your individual needs, so if you are converting your space into a home office, then incorporating integrated spotlights or downlights is simple to do.

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Alternatively, a statement chandelier hanging from the centre of the room would make a great focal point in an extended dining area. Family rooms may benefit from integrated audio and visual equipment where wires can be concealed for a neater aesthetic.

 

Conservatory Building Regulation costs

Ensure you meet building regulations before adding a conservatory to your home.  Conservatory builders often charge a hefty sum for any further work that is needed to be done to make the extension comply with building regulations, so first ask them if they are registered under the competent person scheme. And if you decide to hire someone who is not registered make sure you have all of your paperwork in order. If you choose to ignore building regulations and proceed without approval then don't get caught out by unexpected costs for approving the structure or getting it checked. And last but not least, if you live in a high rainfall area it is important that you use specific type of glass as this has a sealant round it which helps prevent water ingress. Check your conservatory builder's credentials before starting work and make sure they are listed under the competent per

 person scheme.

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