Average Labour Cost/Price to Lay/Build a Conservatory Base/Walls

To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…

(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)

How Much Does It Cost to Lay a Conservatory Base?

cost to lay a conservatory base

Job 1
Lay a 4” thick concrete base for a “normal size” (12 foot square)? conservatory.

This will have a 300mm deep foundation around the edges and will be sealed against damp but will have no insulation etc. All the excavated material will be “carted away” (though I have to admit my old cart’s a bit past it nowadays).

This (assuming there is mini digger access) will take 2 men 2 days once they have cleared up after themselves………..£500, materials, skip, digger etc………£625,

Job 2

If you want three, 2’ high, insulated cavity walls building on top, with a gap for doors
This will take 2 men a day ……..£250, materials……..£325,

Job 3
If you want the floor insulating add

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A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Building/Laying a Conservatory Base and Walls


As a builder I gave up quoting for PVCu conservatories years ago. There’s no way we can compete with the chaps who make and fit them all day long. I’ve erected the odd one bought from “WickesBQ” in the past but I’ve just looked on their sites and if they still sell them I can’t find them.

I thought about pricing a wooden conservatory or two but even they are now the domain of the PVCu lads. Anyway, they cost twice as much, need painting or varnishing every twenty minutes and still end up rotten as a pear (but a pair of
what you might ask)?!

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