Wooden Conservatory Cost Summary
Price Range = £10,000 to £60,000
Average Cost = £35,000
Cheapest Price = £10,000
Conservatories are a great way to open up your home and let a bit of light into your property, but many home-owners are put off by the cheap and tacky look of white uPVC that forms the basis of most conservatory exteriors. Fortunately, however, there is an alternative – wood. Wooden conservatories can be obtained just as easily as ordinary glass and uPVC ones, and although they cost a bit extra most wooden conservatories prices are cheaper than you might think. Plus there are several benefits to having a wooden conservatory installed, including the following:
- Wood is more aesthetically pleasing to most home-owners; the natural grain offers a more organic look that blends neatly with a garden environment and doesn’t look cheap and garish like ordinary white uPVC.
- The greater attention to detail in wood grain means you can style your conservatory to suit your tastes; some prefer more wooden panels and less glass windows, while others like to shape the wood around various circular ‘pocket windows’ in the conservatory exterior.
- Wood can also be polished and/or varnished for a softer texture and smooth, elegant finish.
- You can even paint most wooden surfaces too – in any colour, hue and/or pattern you like!
- Wooden conservatories are still compatible with other conservatory materials, such as bricks for dwarf walls or double or triple glazing; so you don’t have to worry about sacrificing one advantage for another.
- Wood is also perfectly suited to ordinary conservatory security measures and ease of access – locks and hinges for folding doors, windows and other entry points aren’t a problem. Plus most contractors can easily install additional steel support joints under the wooden roof if that’s what you require.
- You can also fit a range of extras into a wooden conservatory design; anything from cresting to swept-heads to dentil moulding can be assimilated into your chosen style.
- If you prefer wood for conservatory models can also be purchased from sustainable forest sources – so you can be sure you’re still doing your bit for the environment.
- Some woods, such as oak and other softer timbers, are still relatively cheap, so you can still obtain the beauty of wood without the hardwood price tag.
- Wood is also more durable and long-lasting than you might think; most contractors will offer anything from a 10 to 25 year guarantee – so you can be sure to enjoy your new conservatory for as long as any other model on the market!
Wooden Consevatory Prices
So just how cheap are wooden conservatories? Well, this will ultimately depend on the type of wood you’re looking for, and to help you make the most precise decision possible we’ve come up with different prices for the three major types of wood available on the market.
Hardwood conservatory prices
Because of their more complex structure, hardwoods such as beech and elm provide increased stability and durability for most wooden conservatory models. Their high density level ensures they will last a long time, and the naturally occurring grain provides an authentic and environmental feel to the extension’s exterior. Prices generally falls somewhere from £12,000 to £28,000 for your average hardwood conservatory.
Oak conservatory prices
Oak is one of the more popular wood types used in conservatory construction, and because it is so widely and readily available it can usually be found for as little as £10,000 per extension. Oak is also, however, very strong and can be manufactured to be very bug and pest resistant while maintaining its polished veneer; prices for this more expensive type of oak can often reach as high as £60,000+ for a new conservatory.
Timber conservatories prices
Engineered timber usually refers to the different types of wood cheaply available after the trees have been felled but before the wood has been treated in various factories or plants. This type of wood can often be picked up at a discount price because of it’s lack of a clean finish and generally rough exterior, but it is still a strong and sturdy option that can always be treated by you or your team at a lower price. The cost of a timber conservatory will vary depending on the type of wood, but prices usually start anywhere from £30,000 to £45,000.
The type of wood you choose, however, isn’t the only thing that will affect the price of your new conservatory; the size, style and quality of materials for your final conservatory design will affect the final pricing. The final cost of a wooden conservatory might be anything from £20,000 to £60,000 – but for the most accurate figures for budgeting purposes you should obtain as many free quotes as possible from a variety of different conservatory contractors and retailers. That way you can be sure you’re getting the best deal available – whatever the type of wood you choose!
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