Posted: Thursday, 17 September 2015 @ 10:16
So you’ve decided you want the addition of a conservatory in your home – so now the next stage is to choose a provider offering the best value. The price of a conservatory can vary depending on style and size, but starts from a couple of thousand pounds up to around £15,000. This includes the labour costs too – it would cost a lot less if you only had to pay for the materials.
So how can you save money when buying a conservatory? If you’re willing to put in some of the work yourself, you’ll be surprised at the potentials savings. Also don’t forget to include in your budget the cost of furnishing the conservatory – it will need blinds on each window, which can be very expensive as the whole room is made out of glass. There are ways to save on conservatory furniture, such as buying second hand or re-housing some furniture from the rest of the house.
However, it’s the initial cost of installation which will be the main factor here. Read on to see how a DIY conservatory can save a lot of your hard earned cash.
Installing your own conservatory
Although it may seem like a big job for an experienced professional, it is possible to build your own conservatory with a DIY kit. Obviously this is not recommended if you have never attempted any building work before, but anyone with DIY knowledge and a bit of patience should be up to the task.
When buying a conservatory kit at trade prices, you can purchase everything you need for around £1,500. This is a fraction of the price you’d pay if you were hiring a company to install the entire conservatory for you. While the project may take a little longer to complete on your own, just think about the savings you’ll make.
One of the most difficult parts of the installation is laying the foundations for the base of the conservatory. This involves digging a trench and filling it with concrete – if you aren’t confident with jobs such as this, then you could always hire a builder for this part of the job. You can still complete the rest of the build yourself, but making sure you get the foundations right is essential.
So there you have it – doing part or all of the work yourself is a guaranteed way to save money on your conservatory. Click here if you want to find out more about DIY conservatory kits.