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DIY Victorian Conservatories

A DIY Victorian conservatory is guaranteed to add style, comfort and value to your home.

The classical and contemporary design of Victorian conservatories makes them an attractive option for many homeowners.

So, if you’re curious about installing a long-lasting, quality conservatory extension – we’d love to talk to you.

But, in the meantime – scroll down to learn more about what our multi-faceted DIY Victorian style conservatory has to offer.


What is a Victorian style conservatory? 

If you scroll down further you’ll find out that there is a historical context to Victorian conservatories, but in essence, a Victorian style conservatory is named as such due to the grand nature of the design. 

The design of a Victorian style conservatory is multi-faceted – usually comprising of three or five wide-angled windows designed to consume sunlight at any time of day. 

The centrepiece of this grand structure is usually the pointed roof – which (as you’ll find out below) was one of the most prominent features of the old-style all-glass Victorian conservatories. 

In modern times however, Victorian style conservatories are still a very popular choice with many homeowners looking to add a sense of luxury and style to their property. 

Victorian style conservatories work as well with modern homes as the do with older, more contemporary looking houses. And, if you’re exploring your options you’ve certainly come to the right place. 

We supply DIY Victorian conservatories, or alternatively, we can help you find an approved installer in your local area to build your Victorian style conservatory for you. 


Victorian Conservatory History

First, let’s take a trip down memory lane.

Sometimes referred to as a ‘Victoriana’ conservatory, this type of conservatory has an interesting history.

Essentially, during the 19th century, conservatories really ‘took off’ in the United Kingdom. This renaissance was in the height of the Victorian era.

Throughout the country, large cast iron glass structures began to appear in the gardens of the wealthy upper-classes.

That’s why the Victorian has a reputation for elegance and luxury. It’s basically a nod to the unusual greenhouses that started to appear at the time.

As the style has evolved into more modern designs, Victorian conservatories have retained the original roof-style of the Victorian age.

They remain just as compatible with modern homes as they were ‘back in the day’!


What are the benefits of a Victorian Conservatory?

History lesson over. Now it’s time to explore why Victorian conservatories are so popular today.

The first thing to bear in mind is that every conservatory we deliver comes with a 10-year guarantee.

Once the simple build is completed – your new conservatory will enhance the size and value of your home. It will also add that unique Victorian character and give your house a distinctive look and feel.

Our Victorian-style conservatories are totally adaptable to any building shape.

It doesn’t matter whether you live in a bungalow, or have any other height restrictions to consider. Your bespoke conservatory is delivered made to measure.

This means that all measurements will meet the required dimensions for your property.  This makes the installation process as easy as it should be.

You can also choose the best type of glass to match your preferred style of door, frames and type of roof.

With a DIY Victorian style conservatory, you have the option to install self-cleaning solar control glazing. This enables you to benefit from less manual cleaning and less sun invasion.

Then there’s the quality of materials.

High insulating materials are included as standard. This means warmth in the winter is guaranteed.

You’ll be able to enjoy your conservatory as those long winter nights draw in – so you’re getting as much value out of your investment as you should.

Basically, we want you to be completely satisfied with your Victorian conservatory. Which is why we go the extra mile to ensure you get exactly what you need.  For more information about Victorian conservatories (plus many other styles), order your free Conservatory Land brochure.


Victorian Conservatory Design

As you’ll know by now, the Victorian conservatory naturally has a classic, British-inspired design.

That being said – you’re not just limited to one style. In fact, there are several to choose from. And, they all come with a bespoke Victorian conservatory roof.

  • 3-Facet Victorian
  • Hipped-Back 3-Facet Victorian
  • 3-Facet Victorian P-Shape
  • Hipped-Back 3-Facet Victorian P-Shape
  • 3-Facet Victorian T-Shape
  • Hipped-Back 3-Facet Victorian T-Shape

All you need to do is pick up the phone. We can discuss your options there and then – and help to draw up a plan.

You’ll be surprised by the number of people who don’t think they have enough room for an extension.

But, Victorian conservatories can come in a variety of shapes and sizes – so, a small conservatory build can be arranged.


Victorian conservatory roof options 

When it comes to a Victorian conservatory roof – you can still retain the classic Victorian style conservatory roof design, but choose between a range of different colours and materials. 

You’ll be able to select your very own:

  • Roof type – polycarbonate (plastic) or glass
  • Colour – White, Rosewood, Golden Oak, Grey, Cream or a mixture of two.
  • Roof vent – manual, automatic, or electric

See our conservatory roofing specifications page to get more of an idea of how you can customise your very own bespoke Victorian conservatory roof. 

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DIY Victorian Conservatory Prices

For guidance on price – our ultimate guide to conservatory pricing is the perfect place to start.

The table below demonstrates some starting prices you might expect to pay. However, it depends on your required size, and other specifications you might have.

Conservatory StyleModelSizePrice From
Lean-toDwarf Wall3m x 3m£3,795
EdwardianDwarf Wall3m x 3m£4,495
Hipped Back EdwardianDwarf Wall3m x 3m£5,195
VictorianDwarf Wall3m x 3m£4,295
Gable FrontDwarf Wall3m x 3m£4,8755
P-ShapeDwarf Wall3.5m x 3m£4,975
T-ShapeDwarf Wall4m x 3m£5,895
OrangeryDwarf Wall3m x 3m£6,095

The starting price for Victorian conservatories is at the less-expensive end of the scale. But, conservatory prices vary depending on size and specification.

And, because this is a DIY project, our customers are already saving money on construction costs anyway.

As with most home improvement projects, other than price – the thing you invest most is time. But, when you see the finished product – you won’t be disappointed.

Below, you can see a series of Victorian conservatory images that highlight how amazing they look.

Many of these pictures were taken by our customers, of projects they completed themselves.


Free DIY Victorian Conservatory Quote

It’s easy to get a free quote for a Victorian conservatory. But, before you do – you might want to order our brochure.

This will give you more of an idea about what to expect from this type of conservatory.

Then you just need to enter some estimated measurements and submit the form. Once you’ve completed the form, you choose your model, style and colour.

We’ll then assess your information and respond to you with a quote.

We tailor-make every single part of your conservatory – to ensure it’s a guaranteed fit. That’s why your specifications are so important.

The more information you provide, the more accurate your initial quote will be.

If you decide to go ahead and purchase a Victorian conservatory, our designers get to work straight away.

You’ll also get a technical advisor – who walks you through every step of the project.

You can drop them a line at any time – and pick their brains throughout the course of the construction period.

All your parts are delivered as large, easy-to-fit pieces. The pieces are also numbered, so you can follow the instruction manual with ease.

As mentioned above, our Victorian conservatories are all guaranteed for 10 years, so why not explore your options with us today? 

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Customer of the Month Case Study

A conservatory project to take inspiration from – Mr Robert Bole was delighted with the build of his brand new Victorian Conservatory. View the full case study here.

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Very pleased with the product & the administration from purchase to delivery. A very quick installation – and, as this is our 4th conservatory we are very satisfied with the resulting finish. We are delighted with the value for money, speed of order and assembly – and look forward to utilising our new space ASAP! Mr Robert Bole, Weymouth

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Our Reviews

Thomas Williams
Thomas Williams
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Great service great price lovely conservatory really friendly staff talk you through every stage delivered on time and looks great
Mrs Cook
Mrs Cook
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Outstanding service, communication and quality from the start of the process to the finish. Our installers were amazing, nothing was too much trouble and the attention to detail was fantastic, they really took pride in the job they were doing. My conservatory is everything and more than I expected and has already made a huge impact having the extra space. Already planning my next one with them, i would highly recommend them.
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So everything arrived on time and in order. Everything is good quality. The only thing that lets it all down are the instructions. They are useless. They don't tell you anything as they are made for many different types of conservatory. Apart from that it looks good and took a week to put together with just two of us doing it. Staff are helpful though and overall I'm pleased.
Linda Barrett
Linda Barrett
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Having been unsure about how a UPVC conservatory would look on our traditional stone house, we are absolutely delighted with the result. Before ordering, a year ago, we were shown round the factory so we were able to see the structure and good quality at a reasonable price. The showroom was in the process of re-design, but the Conservatory Land colleagues were very helpful in showing us the various design combinations available and helped us through one or two of our changes of plan without issue. The delivery of all the glass, frames, doors and parts went smoothly. The construction ( our own builders) went well and advice and help was still easily available to us, throughout. We love our conservatory and spend a great deal of time, in all seasons, in our light and roomy new living space. Thank you ConservatoryLand. (Photos sent previously)
John Flockton
John Flockton
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Excellent sales, delivery process and fitting.
Craig cooper
Craig cooper
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Overall was a good experience,from start to delivery ,I was a little worried buying online so I was nvited down to the factory which I have to say was impressive they manufacturer everything on site and you can see everything being made. I placed the order and was given a date for delivery which arrived on the exact date even the driver was helpful unloading and giving advice All instructions was good and used the utube videos if got stuck I had to call the helpline just once which they quickly answered my question ,I am in the building trade so didn't really struggle with any thing and the finished product is superb ,the major niggle I have was on the French doors the locking mechanism is not adequate for security is Very basic is no hook system or deadbolts therefore would be Very easy to break in ,I have upgraded All the mechanism to a higher version which wasn't a big cost , maybe if this is standard they should offer a upgrade pack as this is probably the most important part keeping safe .


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