I need some advice please.
I'm going to have a timber framed conservatory. It will be about 12 foot
square. Fairly straight forward, apex roof, horizontal box gutters.
I've done the footing. Will get a bricklayer to do the dwarf wall.
I invited a conservatory company to quote for a hardwood frame and the
double glazed units, supplied and fitted.
I got the line about how it would be cheaper to get it done at this time of
Back comes the quote for £18,000. Ouch!
The quote did come with a basic drawing, plan and elevation.
I took this down to my local joinery firm.
They asked me if I wanted storm or flush opening windows.
I went for storm.
Hardwood or softwood? Quote me for both I said.
Hardwood £ 4500.
Exactly the same section size of timber. This is looking remarkably cheaper
They said they don't do the opening roof lights. A local glass company said
they would be about £500 each, wind-open and bronze finish aluminium.
Shan't be having too many of them I thought!
So here are my raft of questions:
1. I intend to paint it whether it is hard or softwood. Is hardwood really
worth nearly twice as much?
2. Where can I get roof vents from at a reasonable price?
3. How are timber conservatories finished along the ridge, presumably some
sort of metal capping, and a supplier?
4. Any tips?