How to get a cheap UPVC Conservatory?
If you are in the mood to extend your home with a UPVC conservatory, you are likely to want to get the best value for money given that you will be investing a few thousand pounds or more.
You are clearly going to need to find out what is the average cost of a conservatory for 2020 so that you can compare the quotes you get against the market to see how well your deal “stacks up”.
Simple conservatory quotes check list to keep costs down
- Get several quotes from both regional, national & local installers. This will give you an idea as to where the best prices lie. Local installer can very often come up with lower quotes than “big companies” as they do not have such large operating expenses to cover.
- Super A++ rated double glazing is not really needed. For any glazing in your conservatory, B-rated energy efficiency should be more than adequate to deal with the British weather.
- Poly-carbonate UPVC conservatory roofing is going to be the least costly. Double glazed or tiled roof will increase the cost.
- Do as much preparation of the place where you are going to build the conservatory as you can. The less labour the installer has to do, the less they will charge you.
- Use less opening windows in the conservatory – glazed areas that have an opening window sometimes attract an extra charge.
- Avoid dwarf wall or similar solid construction elements. A full height floor to ceiling glazed UPVC conservatory will be quite a lot cheaper than one with brickwork “dwarf walls” . Less material used, less labour, less time to finish.
- Lean-to conservatories are usually the cheapest conservatory style. Victorian or other period conservatory styles are the more costly design.
You should get your home measured up by each company that is quoting for the job. Get as many as 5 or 6 quotes if you can.
Look for certified installers to do the work – i.e. CERTASS / FENSA / GGF / TRUSTMARK / DGCOS.