In this article, we are going to outline everything you need to know about lean-to conservatories. You will be able to go ahead and choose the best type of lean-to conservatory to go for with the lowest cost structure so that your wallet isn’t too taxed! A lean-to conservatory has many benefits to alternate conservatories: Victorian, Edwardian, L-shaped, P-shaped, and T-shaped conservatories.
How much does a lean-to conservatory cost (average)?
A lean-to conservatory’s average cost will change according to where you live. For example, a lean-to conservatory for a house in a metropolitan area will have a moderately different pricing structure than one that is built in a suburb. The pricing will fluctuate depending on the conservatory installer and the logistics costs of the material, even though the result might look identical.
The average price for a lean-to conservatory will come to around £7,500. This average cost is across all the different types of conservatory designs that you can have.
Lean-to conservatory prices
While the pricing structure will be broken down categorically further along in the article, you should expect to spend around £5,000 to £10,000 for a lean-to conservatory with a dwarf wall (we will expand on that later). If you are looking for a fully glazed one, the cost can be narrowed down to £7,000 to £9,000, since fewer variables are involved.
Types of lean-to conservatories
There are two main types of lean-to conservatories. The first is with a dwarf wall, which adds a lot of sturdiness to the structure and provides additional protection in at-risk areas against burglaries. The second type of lean-to conservatory is the fully glazed version, allowing you to have the best visuals of your backyard and nature.
Factors affecting lean-to conservatory prices
Foundations or base
Generally, any structure that is built to join into the main house requires a foundation. A lean-to conservatory would fall into this category of housing extensions. Without a proper foundation, your new conservatory might start sinking, creating significant issues for your main house as well as the conservatory. The ground needs to be correctly prepared before the placement of the required footing. The depth of the base will depend on the size of your lean-to conservatory as well as the consistency of the soil it’s built on. It’s also important to remember that the foundation of your new conservatory should be able to withstand a few future alterations, such as a solid roof (if you are currently going for a glass one). It’s always better to be safe than sorry!
Material choice for frames and profile type
The primary materials available for your lean-to conservatory are wood, polycarbonate and aluminium. Wood allows you to go for far more intricate detailing. It’s currently possible to do interesting extrusions with aluminium as well, though it might be more expensive and time-consuming to do so. Polycarbonate is great for saving on material costs and having low maintenance costs. The overall look of a conservatory will also inevitably look far more luxurious with a hardwood structure than aluminium or polycarbonate on average.
Solid glass walling or brickwork
The main objective of having a lean-to conservatory is that you get to enjoy a view of nature that is unparalleled by any of the other rooms of your house. This view is only accomplished by using a lot of see-through material on the walls of the conservatory. However, there are advantages to building part of the sides with bricks to provide a sturdier structure for the extension. This also allows you to have better