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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? Conservatory Land is rated 5/5 stars on TrustedShops based on 9 customer reviews collected in the last 12 months for DIY conservatories or one of the other conservatory products – as of 01/03/2019.

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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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“Very happy with the product and staff were professional and helpful ”
“I am happy to leave positive feedback for my experience with conservatoryland. I am sitting in my new conservatory right now as I write this, looking out onto my garden. The technical team were on hand all the way to ensure that my conservatory went together quickly & easy. I'm so pleased with the final product & my neighbour was so impressed, he has since gone onto order too! ”
“Firstly I would like to thank Conservatory Land for an excellent product the quality of which is superb. I took down an old conservatory and it was like comparing chalk with cheese, our new conservatory oozes quality. ”
“I was very satisfied with the all round service I received from ConservatoryLand. The staff were very helpful, particularly Customer Service/Sales.”
“Conservatory Land are the best when it comes to self-build conservatories. My partner (who built it) and I are 100% satisfied with the quality and customer service we received from start to finish. I do, and will continue to recommend ConservatoryLand as a company who offers quality materials to construct your build and excellent customer service throughout the whole process.”
“Excellent customer service. Highly recommended.”
“Very satisfied, am now reaping the benefits of my smart new conservatory. ”
“We have had our conservatory for over two and a half years now and are very pleased with the product. We use the conservatory as an extension to our kitchen/ dinner for entertaining and relaxing. It gives light and space to our dining room. The special roof glass is self cleaning and keeps the conservatory cool in summer. Excellent service by Conservatory Land”
“Very satisfied. Service,and after sales service exelent. First class product.”
“We ordered a 6m x 1.5m DIY Conservatory Land lean to kit to replace a rotten porch and provide better insulation along a barely insulated outer wall and across a single glazed window. The ordering process, delivery and support was excellent. The kit was clearly marked with comprehensive instructions that were easy to follow. After 18months insualtion is vastly improved”
“We are very happy with the Professional service and product supplied by Conservatory land. The advice and after sale support service were second to none, and all our questions regarding the build were answered very quickly by there technical team who were always on hand if we needed them. They delivered on time and designed a product around our needs and to our budget.”
“We're delighted with our 3.6 x 2.7 Edwardian style conservatory. Our basic conceptual ideas were fabricated by Conservatory Land to our specifications,offering excellent quality & value.The staff were very friendly and helpful,any queries which arose concerning the construction were dealt with quickly & efficiently allowing us to continue our project. It's an asset to our home.”
“Excellent We have first product from you and we are very happy for it. Quality is high level and there was no problem to make some changes.Friendly deliver man including. Thanks”
“Conservatory Land are value for money, well constructed, we self built ours. From design to finish they are with you all the way. Superb after sales service. Praise to Will at sales stage then Richard with final design requirement's & Dave Boot with his fantastic Knowledge, help & advice whilst constructing our Conservatory, first class, well done all the ConservatoryLand team”
“Excellent service from the very first request for their brochure, to delivery on our specified date. Driver most helpful stacking all the parts of the conservatory safely, until our builder came to put it together. He was most impressed with, this being the first conservatoryland one he had done. I would thoroughly recommend ConservatoryLand.”
“We were 100% satisfied with the product and the ease of installation was precisely as described and would have no hesitation in recommending Conservatory Land to anybody considering buying and installing their products. We ordered a gable end design of conservatory with the conservabase.”
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