How to understand conservatory construction costs
It can sometimes be very confusing when you see some average price guides for conservatories and think that they fit your budget, only to find out that it is going to actually cost more to have it built when you see a written quote – why is this?
The first thing to take on board is that average prices are based on taking a range of high to low prices and figuring out what the median or “middle” price band could be. Therefore, the average cost is a mixture of high & low prices.
If we set aside the lucky people who find out the price is less than they expected, then the primary reasons for an increase in cost could be:
- labour – do you need more than normal
- materials – are you using different specifications
- base – is it costing more because of your foundations
- design – is your design “upgraded”
Small conservatories can cost a few thousand pounds for something like a lea-to “kit” that is built on a steel base with prefabricated “brick” panels. However, if you want a proper conservatory then the prices can range from a lot higher, even to 50k plus for a large designer conservatory.
Best thing to do is to discuss the quote in detail with your supplier and figure out where savings can be made. If you want to review average prices for conservatories you can see some here -https://www.localconservatoryprices.co.uk/