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Victorian (Syle) Wooden Conservatory Upgrade

Postby ChopsMcgee » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:18 pm

Hi all,

I am after a bit of advice / stories on what the collective may have done when upgrading their conservatory.

I have a wooden framed "Victorian Style" conservatory with a top of the range plastic roof which is roughly 20 years old. We are now looking to upgrade this to a UPVC style, with the following:

New UPVC frames / windows to latest spec.
New "tiled look" solid roof
New French doors etc etc
Existing base / foundation would remain.

Now I have had all of my quotes in, I am starting to wonder, would it be better (not necessarily cheaper) to get a "Propper Orangery" done.

At first glance, this would involve:

New foundation - to square base
New windows - although smaller size than required for conservatory
"Propper" roof

My question is:

Has anyone had a UPVC / Solid roof upgrade carried out?
Do you have regrets?
Does this price stack up vs potential costs for second option?
Is there any difference in the roof types for Conservatory style solid roof Vs Extension / Orangery style solid roof?
Anything else I should be aware of.

I am not 100% on the dimensions of my conservatory - but at rough guess would be 4.5 x 4m(ish).

Many thanks in advance.
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