Small Conservatory Prices
Small Conservatories & 3×3 Conservatories
What type of conservatory to choose when adding some new space to a property can be tricky, especially if the area you have to build it in is a little restricted. Which is the most suitable small conservatory & what are small conservatory prices?
Some designs just won’t suit a small space – for example orangeries are large, P-T & L shaped conservatories also need a lot of room and so you can probably rule these types out immediately.
That would tend to leave the choice out of a period or lean-to conservatory.
If we take the dimensions of a small room to be approximately a 3×3 conservatory (floor size in metres) then it may be a bit tight for a Victorian Conservatory design. The Victorian is quite a rounded design and with restricted dimensions the inside living area could and up being compromised due to the curved footprint.
It would be more sensible to maximise use of the area available by using a square or rectangular conservatory such as a Lean-to.
Lean to conservatories also have simple roof designs, meaning a 3×3 lean to conservatory would also be suitable for a bungalow or a house with a low roofline.
When choosing the doors, you should also consider the way that they open, as you won’t want to have the conservatory doors interfere with the inside space. The best option would probably be a set of outward opening French Doors or a set of sliding doors.
Small conservatories, such as a 3×3 room, can sometimes get very hot in summer & cold in winter because if they are built “on a budget” then it’s likely to have a single glazed poly-carbonate roof.
You do have options to have full or part glazed conservatory roofing, and the extra cost could pay dividends in the long term because you should be able to enjoy your small conservatory 365 days a year without cooking or freezing!
A way to save space, if you are going to install some sort of heating, would be to fit underfloor heating. This can be easily installed during construction. However, if you already had your small conservatory built, it is possible to “retro-fit” underfloor heating.
There are 2 main type of underfloor heating systems and these are either “wet” or “dry”. Wet uses circulating water & dry uses electricity. For retro-fit, a dry system would probably be best suited. A dry system (once installed) will not raise the floor level as much as a wet system would and can usually be installed less intrusively.
Average Conservatory Costs
These prices are a guide & only for your convenience – the cost of your new conservatory will be subject to the design needs of your property. Always get a written quotation from at least 3 independent conservatory installers.
|STYLE / DESIGN||Material||AVERAGE PRICE RANGE|
|Lean-to Conservatory (Basic)||uPVC||from £3,500 +|
|Victorian or Edwardian||uPVC||from £5,500 +|
|P / T / L Shaped Designs||uPVC||from £7,500 +|
|Orangery & Bespoke Conservatory||POA||from £15,000 to £50,000 +|