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Is a conservatory cheaper than an extension?

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For homeowners looking to increase the value, space and functionality of their property, investing in a conservatory or extension can be a smart decision. Both options have their advantages but we are frequently asked about how they compare in cost. Our premium retailers can explore the costs of each option and help you determine which one is right for your budget and needs.

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How much does a conservatory cost?

A conservatory is typically less expensive than a traditional extension. The cost of a conservatory will depend on several factors, including the size, style, and materials used. While it is difficult to issue a quote without understanding the details of the project first, on average, a conservatory can cost between £10,000 to £20,000 or more.

One of the benefits of choosing a conservatory over an extension is that it can be built quickly and it doesn’t require a lot of preparation work. This can help to reduce the overall cost of the project. Therefore, a conservatory can be a more cost-effective way to add extra living space to your home, as it doesn’t require the same level of construction work as a traditional extension.

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How much does an extension cost?

An extension is typically more expensive than a conservatory, as it involves more extensive construction work. Like the ambiguous pricing of a conservatory, the cost of an extension will depend on several factors, including the size and style. However, to give you a rough idea, an extension can cost between £20,000 to £70,000 or more.

An extension can add significant value to your home. It also provides more flexibility in terms of the design and layout of the space. An extension can be used to create additional bedrooms, a larger kitchen, or a new living room, among other possibilities.

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Choosing Between a Conservatory and an Extension

When deciding between a conservatory and an extension, it’s important to consider your budget and the intended use of the space. If you’re looking for an affordable way to add extra living space to your home, a conservatory may be the better option. However, if you’re looking to add significant value to your home and create a more permanent and versatile living space, an extension may be the better option.

It’s also important to consider the long-term costs of each option. While a conservatory may be less expensive upfront, it may require more maintenance and upkeep over time. An extension, on the other hand, may require less maintenance and may be a more cost-effective option in the long run.

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In conclusion, both conservatories and extensions have their advantages and disadvantages. While a conservatory may be cheaper than an extension, it may not provide the same level of value or flexibility. It’s important to consider your budget and long-term goals when deciding which option is right for you. Be sure to work with a reputable contractor, like our selection of premium retailers, who can help you navigate the costs and benefits of each option and help you make an informed decision.

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