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    Default So what do you know...

    ....about conservatories?

    This years plan involves a new conservatory as my old one is slowly deciding it doesnt want to be a conservatory anymore, rather a pile of rotting wood instead.

    So I've just been quoted £4,460 to have it replaced with a uPVC one (leanto), 4 openings, high security locks and Poly roof. A direct replacement to the one thats already there

    The dwarf wall is already in place, so its just removal of the wooden framed one, and replaced with the new one. One and a half days they reckon.

    Does that sound about right for a 3 metre x 4 metre replacement?


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    You can't call them "dwarf" walls anymore, it's not PC. You have to call them vertically challenged walls.

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    Seems high to me, They have no base or walling to construct and so would not expect to pay more than £3000. - in fact less - nearer £2700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewy71 View Post
    Seems high to me, They have no base or walling to construct and so would not expect to pay more than £3000. - in fact less - nearer £2700.
    Yeah, thats what my parents think as well, although I am getting similar 'over the phone' quotes at £4k

    So I'm wondering if prices have gone up a lot over the past few years...

    Got some local companies coming round later and tomorrow for on-site quotes.

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    Just had two more quotes in at £4865 and £4000

    So still high, but I liked how the second quote chap talked me through the options and was far better than the others in my opinion, so the £4k quote is in the lead

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    thats a lot of money for that! try and find a local window parts provider and go and ask them who they would want to do their conservatory and get a quote off them thats what I did saved 1000s make sure you get reflective glass as they are hot as hell in the summer and freezing in the winter I put air con and a radiator in mine so it could be used as another room

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    Quote Originally Posted by markj23 View Post
    thats a lot of money for that!
    I've got two more quotes coming in, one tomorrow and one Tuesday next week

    See what they say, but it needs doing quickly

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    What ever you do DO NOT GO FOR THE CHEAPEST AS YOU WILL SUFFER!!!... Weve had 3 conservatorys that have been utter rubbish and have paid between 4-6k for a 4x3m UPVC conservatory with plastic roof and they have been crap.. weve just replaces it with a new upvc on thats extra thick and has a glass roof with a K rating of A for 10k.. and its always lush and warm and you cant hear anything outside.. so shop around and make sure you get a warranty with it from the fitting company and the manufacturer (incase the fitting company goes bust) and make sure you ask about heat and noise.. when its built check every single part of it.. get the ladders out and check the sealant on the roof and gutters.. even check underneath the window sills etc as itll bite you in the bum at a later date and you wont be able to do anything about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarylAAS View Post
    What ever you do DO NOT GO FOR THE CHEAPEST AS YOU WILL SUFFER!!!... Weve had 3 conservatorys that have been utter rubbish and have paid between 4-6k for a 4x3m UPVC conservatory with plastic roof and they have been crap.. weve just replaces it with a new upvc on thats extra thick and has a glass roof with a K rating of A for 10k.. and its always lush and warm and you cant hear anything outside.. so shop around and make sure you get a warranty with it from the fitting company and the manufacturer (incase the fitting company goes bust) and make sure you ask about heat and noise.. when its built check every single part of it.. get the ladders out and check the sealant on the roof and gutters.. even check underneath the window sills etc as itll bite you in the bum at a later date and you wont be able to do anything about it
    Thanks Daryl, thats the sort of info I wanted

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    Anytime mate...

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