Conservatory Prices 2023 Written by Beth Howell Updated on 25 July 2023 ✔ The average 3 metre x 3 metre conservatory costs roughly £15,000✔ Conservatory prices fluctuate drastically, depending on the style you opt for✔ The cheapest type of conservatory is a lean-toAdding a conservatory to your property is a great way to create extra space without having to go through the red tape and planning permission needed when adding an extension.You can also personalise your space to your liking – from the material of roof to the shape of the conservatory.If you’ve already done your research on conservatory costs, you’ll know that it’s pretty tricky to estimate prices – it all depends on a few key factors, including the type and size of conservatory you go for, along with the materials you opt for. Luckily, we’ve researched the industry to find out how much you can expect to pay for different types of conservatories.Want a better idea of how much your conservatory project will cost? You can receive free quotes, tailored to your conservatory ideas, by answering a few short questions on this short form. Once we’ve received your details, we’ll pass them on to our trusted suppliers, who’ll be in touch with their best prices. What’s on this page? 01 What’s the price of a new conservatory? 02 Conservatory prices based on style, size, and material 03 Self-build conservatory prices 04 Flat roof conservatory prices 05 What factors affect conservatory prices? 06 How can you reduce the cost of a new conservatory? 07 Are there any government grants for conservatories? What’s the price of a new conservatory?The average 3 metre x 3 metre conservatory costs £15,000, according to Everest. However, this price can fluctuate significantly, depending on a number of factors – it can end up costing over £40,000, and even up to £100,000.The style of the conservatory is the most significant factor that alters the price, as you can see in the table below.Style of conservatoryPrice rangeLean-to£14,000 – £26,700Edwardian£17,500 – £33,500Victorian£17,500 – £33,500Prices from Everest, correct as of January 2023As well as the style of the conservatory, the materials you choose can also have a huge impact on the cost, which is one of the reasons why the price ranges above are so wide. Check out the table below to see how much the price changes for different conservatory styles, depending on whether they have uPVC or wood frames.Style of conservatoryTypical price rangeLean-to – uPVC£14,000 – £20,350Lean-to – wood£20,350 – £26,700Victorian – uPVC£17,500 – £25,500Victorian – wood£25,500 – £33,500Edwardian – uPVC£17,500 – £25,500Edwardian – wood£25,500 – £33,500Prices correct as of January 2023Bear in mind that these prices are just averages – the overall prices will depend on a number of other factors.Want a better idea of how much a conservatory will cost you? By completing this form, you can find out how much your project will cost. Once we’ve received your information, we’ll pass it on to our suppliers, who’ll be in touch with free tailored conservatory quotes. Conservatory prices based on style, size, and materialAlthough there are a handful of factors that alter the price of conservatories, the style you go for has the most significant impact.Of course, there are reasons why some styles are more expensive than others – they might add extra space to the room, introduce extra light, or look more aesthetically pleasing.Check out the different conservatory styles below, along with what they have to offer homeowners and how much you can expect them to cost.Lean-to conservatory pricesLean-to conservatories are a popular choice – usually because they’re the simplest style and the cheapest option. This conservatory style has a sloping roof, making it perfect as a sunroom for reading and relaxing.You can see how much lean-to conservatories cost in the table below. These figures are based on a conservatory size of 3 metres x 3 metres.Type of roof Price rangePolycarbonate £8,100 – £11,880Glass £9,000 – £13,200Tiled £18,000 – £26,000Prices correct as of January 2023Edwardian conservatory pricesEdwardian conservatories have a square or rectangular finish, and act more like an extension that can be used as any room – pretty similar to an orangey.According to Everest, this style of conservatory typically costs 25% more than a lean-to style, but you certainly get what you pay for.You can see how much Edwardian conservatories cost in the table below. These figures are based on a conservatory size of 3 metres x 3 metres.Type of roof Price rangePolycarbonate £10,000 – £11,500 Glass £9,500 – £13,000Tiled£14,400 – £20,000Prices correct as of January 2023Victorian conservatory prices Victorian conservatories usually have a curved bay front and a glass roof, offering panoramic views of the garden. This is typically what most people imagine when they think of a traditional conservatory.Similar to the Edwardian styles, Victorian conservatories tend to cost around 25% more than a lean-to style, on average.You can see how much Victorian conservatories cost in the table below. These figures are based on a conservatory size of 3 metres x 3 metres.Type of roof Price rangePolycarbonate £11,000 – £12,500Glass £12,000 – £13,500Tiled £18,000 – £26,400Prices correct as of January 2023Gable-fronted conservatory pricesGable-fronted conservatories are square or rectangular, with a gable front (a triangular portion of the wall, between the edges of the intersecting roof pitches), which increases the amount of light and space in the room.These conservatories are usually larger than lean-to styles, and suit most property types, including period homes, bungalows, and newer builds.You can see how much gable-fronted conservatories cost in the table below. These figures are based on a conservatory size of 3 metres x 3 metres.Type of roof Price rangePolycarbonate £11,500 – £13,000Glass £12,500 – £14,000Tiled £18,000 – £26,000Prices correct as of January 2023P-shaped conservatory pricesP-shaped conservatories get their name from the shape they create from a bird’s-eye view, which resembles – yep, you guessed it – the letter P.This style combines elements of a lean-to conservatory (the long part of the p) and a Victorian or Edwardian conservatory (the rounded end). Although it’s slightly more expensive than other designs, a p-shaped conservatory can provide a much larger additional space to your property.You can see how much p-shaped conservatories cost in the table below. These figures are based on a conservatory size of 3 metres x 3 metres.Type of roof Price rangePolycarbonate £12,750 – £14,500Glass £13,250 – £15,000Tiled £18,500 – £28,000Prices correct as of January 2023Oak-framed conservatory pricesOak-framed conservatories are perfect for anyone going for a traditional and sleek aesthetic for their property. However, this style will come at a price – a steep one, at that.Everest estimates that the average conservatory made with a wooden frame is 50% more expensive than uPVC.As a minimum, you can expect to pay between £30,000 and £40,000 for an oak-framed conservatory. But of course, this figure will vary depending on the size, specification, and detailing of your conservatory.Brick conservatory pricesWhen people think of conservatories, they typically picture a standard glass unit, rather than one with brick walls. However, it’s actually pretty common for people to install a ‘dwarf wall’ – a wall about two and a half feet high – as the base of the conservatory, with glass windows on top.These conservatories can also be paired with a tiled, glass, or polycarbonate roof – though tiled is usually the most popular option, as it provides you with another layer of insulation.On average, a brick conservatory with a tiled roof will cost between £650 and £850 per square metre. Self-build conservatory pricesIf you’re installing a conservatory on a budget, you can always give self-build conservatories a go. By building the structure yourself, you’ll avoid having to fork out installation costs on top of everything else.Although DIY conservatories are usually cheaper than ones sold with a full installation service, the overall cost depends on the size and shape of the design, as you can see in the table below.Conservatory styleSizeDwarf wallFull-height glassLean-to3.5m x 3m£2,452£2,664Victorian3.5m x 3m£2,554£2,818Edwardian3.5m x 3m£2,591£2,818Prices from DIY Conservatories, correct as of January 2023Despite the cheaper price tag, we would recommend sticking to fitted conservatories, which are installed by professionals who specialise in construction work. This way, you can rest assured that your conservatory will be installed in a safe and efficient way. Not only will this help you achieve a great look, but it’ll also avoid any damage over time. Flat roof conservatory pricesConservatories with flat roofs might suit homes with overlooking windows or bungalows. If you think a flat-roof conservatory will be right for you, you can expect to pay between £6,000 – £26,000, depending on the materials you go for and the window style you choose. For example, many people who opt for a flat-roof conservatory decide to install lantern windows, which will be much more expensive than plain window panes.Homeowners should also look into whether they need to install additional features that will prevent leakages on their flat-roof conservatories, as water tends to pool on roofs without any slopes or drainage system. What factors affect conservatory prices?Since conservatories are all unique and individual, their prices are determined by a handful of factors, including:Size – Like any construction project, the larger you want it to be, the more it’ll costStyle – The price of a conservatory depends heavily on the style you go for, with lean-to offering the cheapest pricesFrame materials – uPVC conservatory frames are the cheapest option, with timber costing the mostRoof material – Although solid roofs are 15 times more thermally efficient than glass or polycarbonate roofs, they cost significantly moreTypes of glass – If the homeowner opts for a glass conservatory, they can choose solar or low-E glass, toughened glass, or noise-reducing glass, which all cost 25% more than standard glassLocation – As with all home renovation projects, cost is usually higher in the south of the UK, especially in major cities like LondonWe know this makes planning for a conservatory project difficult. So, if you want a better idea of how much your conservatory will cost you, pop a few details in this short form, and we’ll put you in touch with local installers, who’ll be in touch with free, bespoke quotes. How can you reduce the cost of a new conservatory? 1. Shop around for the best dealConservatory prices fluctuate from supplier to supplier, which is why you shouldn't settle for the first deal you come across. Instead, try shopping around for the best deal – we recommend getting a minimum of three quotes so you can compare your options.2. Opt for a DIY ConservatoryIf you work in construction, or simply want a challenge, you can try to fit your new conservatory yourself. However, bear in mind that, while it’s cheaper to do this, installing a conservatory is no easy task. There are lots of intricacies you need to be aware of, and if done badly, a DIY conservatory could land you with an inefficient structure.3. Choose your materials wiselyWith a big budget, you’ll have more leeway to splash out on expensive materials, such as timber or aluminium. However, if you’re limited in how much you can spend, uPVC might be the better option. Not only is uPVC cheaper to install, but it’s also reliable, durable, and weather resistant.4. Opt for a cheaper styleSimilarly, if you’re on a limited budget, you might want to consider going for a conservatory style on the cheaper end of the price spectrum. Such as a lean-to style.5. Avoid having an opening between your property and the conservatoryAccording to Planning Portal, any new structural opening between the conservatory and the existing house will require building regulations approval, which will cost around £206. Having an opening between the property and the conservatory will also cost more to install. According to Everest, a 3 metre x 3 metre conservatory with no opening made into the house costs roughly £13,950, whereas one with an opening will cost about £18,500. Are there any government grants for conservatories?There aren’t currently any government grants that help homeowners install conservatories.In the past, there have been a number of government initiatives that encouraged homeowners to insulate their conservatories, such as the Green Homes Grant. This £2 billion initiative covered two-thirds of the cost of home improvements, designed to cut energy bills and carbon emissions.Although it was created to help pay for eco-friendly installations in more than 600,000 homes, just four months after the scheme was extended, it was cancelled, with only 39,000 vouchers issued – a mere 6.5% of the original 600,000 targets.SummaryIf you’re looking for a way to introduce a little bit of extra space to your property, installing a conservatory is a good idea.And now that you’re familiar with the different factors that can impact the price of a new conservatory, there shouldn’t be any nasty surprises along the way.Want to crack on with your conservatory project? Speed up the process by using our easy-to-navigate tool. All you need to do is pop in a few quick details and let us do the hard work. Once we’ve received your information, we’ll put you in touch with local suppliers, who’ll provide you with free, bespoke conservatory quotes. Written by: Beth Howell Content Manager Beth has been writing about green tech, the environment, and climate change for over three years now – with her work being featured in publications such as The BBC, Forbes, The Express, Greenpeace, and in multiple academic journals. Whether you're after a new set of solar panels, energy-saving tips, or advice on how to reduce your carbon footprint, she's got you covered.