Lean-To Conservatories

Lean-To ConservatoriesWhat is a lean-to conservatory?

A typical lean-to conservatory is rectangular or square in shape, with the longer sides running along the back of the house.

Unlike other conservatory styles, it has a flat angled roof that slopes downwards – appearing as if ‘leaning’ against the property.

Standard lean-to conservatories have dwarf walls with double glazing on all three sides.

The lean-to conservatory roof is lowers than other conservatory styles that have apex roofs.

This is why they are highly adaptable and suited for any type of property, especially bungalows, terrace houses or properties with low eaves.

Mediterranean Conservatory

Lean-to Conservatories are also commonly referred to as ‘Mediterranean conservatories’ or ‘sun-rooms’. This is because they are often used as greenhouses because of their ability to maximise natural light.

The lean-to conservatory is also used for many other common purposes, making it practical, versatile and highly accessible.

Lean-To Conservatory Designs

There are many variants of the lean-to conservatory such as fully glazed and dwarf wall designs. The flexibility of design is what makes lean-to conservatories so popular with home-owners.

A clean, simple structure with modern features, the lean-to conservatory works out to be the most cost-effective conservatory style. They are smaller and take less time to construct thanks to their straight forward design.

lean-to conservatoriesConservatory Glazing Options

Lean-to conservatories come with a choice of full height glass panels, raised uPVC panels or polycarbonate roofs.

Polycarbonate roofing is the most affordable option however, it isn’t the best choice in terms of insulation and energy efficiency.

You are also more likely to hear the downfall of rain against a polycarbonate roof, making it the noisiest option for your lean-to conservatory.

However, polycarbonate is cheaper and much easier to maintain when compared to glass.

Conservatory Glass Roof

Conservatory glass can now be self-cleaning and is available in a wide range of styles. It may cost a bit more, but the benefits of a glazed lean-to conservatory usually out-do those of polycarbonate.

Glass also lets in more light so if you are picture a bright and glowing atmosphere then glass is the best option to go for.

Ventilation

The ventilation of your conservatory is very important.  When specifying your lean-to conservatory you will have a choice of either manual or electronically operated roof vents.

You will need to consider which is best for your lifestyle and what you will actually use your conservatory for. If you lean-to conservatory is simply a spare room to wash laundry, then a manual roof vent will be sufficient enough.

If you are planning on using your lean-to conservatory as a living area and are likely to be opening your vents more regularly, then an electronic roof vent will be much more handy.

Lean-To Conservatory Prices

Small lean-to conservatories can start from around £3,600. You can calculate the cost of your lean-to conservatory using our conservatory prices calculator.

Simply enter your conservatory measurements to receive a unique conservatory quote.

uPVC Lean To Conservatory Prices (Full Build – Dwarf Wall)

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3500 x 2000 Polycarbonate £7,000 – £8,000
3500 x 2000 Glass £7,500 – £8,500
3500 x 2500 Polycarbonate £8,000 – £9,500
3500 x 2500 Glass £8,500 – £10,000
4000 x 2000 Polycarbonate £7,500 – £9,000
4000 x 2000 Glass £8,000 – £9,500
4000 x 2500 Polycarbonate £9,000 – £10,000
4000 x 2500

Glass

£9,500 – £10,500

uPVC Lean To Conservatory Prices (Full Build – Fully Glazed)

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3500 x 2000 Polycarbonate £6,000 – £7,000
3500 x 2000 Glass £6,500 – £7,500
3500 x 2500 Polycarbonate £7,000 – £8,000
3500 x 2500 Glass £7,500 – £8,500
4000 x 2000 Polycarbonate £6,500 – £7,500
4000 x 2000 Glass £7,000 – £8,000
4000 x 2500 Polycarbonate £7,500 – £8,500
4000 x 2500 Glass £8,000 – £9,000

uPVC Lean To Conservatory Prices (Refurbishment – No Base Work)

Conservatory Size (mm) Roof Material Guide Price
3500 x 2000 Polycarbonate £4,500 – £5,000
3500 x 2000 Glass £4,750 – £5,250
3500 x 2500 Polycarbonate £5,000 – £5,500
3500 x 2500 Glass £5,500 – £6,000
4000 x 2000 Polycarbonate £4,750 – £5,250
4000 x 2000 Glass £5,000 – £5,750
4000 x 2500 Polycarbonate £5,000 – £5,750
4000 x 2500 Glass £5,750 – £6,250