If you are going to buy and construct a conservatory, you are going to be spending a lot of money, and need to treat it as you would any other investment. This is why it is vital to have a firm grasp on how conservatories prices are worked out.

But first, you need to set a budget. Although as an investment, a new conservatory will add a lot of value to your home, you need to make sure that you don't spend more than you can afford, and also that you don't spend more than you will eventually recoup when selling your home. If you live in a suburban area, in a mid-sized home, and are building an 'average' conservatory, you are probably going to need to budget for approximately £10,000. At a pinch, costs could be pushed down to £5,000, but equally they could be raised to £30,000, or even higher if you want a big, or a luxurious conservatory.

Bear in mind, when calculating conservatories prices, that every conservatory is, to some extent at least, built as a bespoke conservatory, and the price will vary widely depending on the size of conservatory you want, and its exact specifications. This article aims to give you a rough price guide for some of the main costs you will incur.

The first thing you will need to think about is conservatory foundation prices. You will need to not only build you foundations, but to dig out the ground beforehand. A round £100 per cubic meter is a sensible price for digging out the foundations, and you can expect to pay roughly the same again for a concrete float.

Lots of conservatories have a small brick wall at their base, and conservatory wall prices will also need to be considered. Again, the overall price will depend on the size of your conservatory, and the height of your wall, but £1 per 3 bricks is a sensible price.

Conservatory window prices will make up a big chunk of your costs. Approximately £50 per window is a good rule of thumb, but you will also need to consider the conservatory roof prices, which can range from £30 to £50 per square meter, depending on what type and what material is used.

The other big cost you will need to think about is that of buying and installing your fixtures and fittings. Don't forget that you will need a lot of conservatory blinds to cover up all those windows, and you'll probably want some nice furniture to sit on. You can easily add another couple of thousand to the price of your conservatory if you want to buy good quality fittings. Looking on the bright side though, if you buy quality, it will usually last you for a long time, and you won't need to worry about regularly renewing it.