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Your 40 year old wooden conservatory is beyond repair … isn’t it?

Just before you send off that email confirming your order to replace your hardwood conservatory and its rotten timber sills and frames with a shiny new uPVC model, grab a coffee and take a few moments in your beloved conservatory to contemplate that even extensively damaged wood can usually be repaired.

It may saves you thousands – or even tens of thousands – of pounds.

How long should I expect my hardwood conservatory to last?

Properly maintained wooden conservatories can last between 50 and 100 years. Some manufacturers are so confident of this that they provide 50 year guarantees.

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Wooden conservatory exterior before refurbishing

What if my conservatory has not been well maintained?

Given the considerable costs involved in replacing a conservatory, it is always worth getting an expert opinion on the feasibility of refurbishing or restoring your conservatory. Most problems, including rot-ridden, decimated and damaged wood frames, panels and roofs can be repaired. Those parts that cannot be repaired can almost always be replaced.

Expert craftsmen are able to repair, refurbish and restore damaged and worn timber conservatories to their former glory.

Everything from finials to glazing beads and roof bars to timber ridges can be replaced.

Once you have an expert diagnosis and quote, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision.

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Wooden conservatory exterior before refurbishment

Why should I repair and not replace my wooden conservatory?

Replacing like-for-like will usually be more expensive than repairing. Replacing a wooden conservatory with a uPVC one may cost no more than repairing your wooden one but nothing can beat the beauty and natural charm of wood.

Other reasons for preserving your wooden conservatory include the following:

  • cost savings
  • more eco-friendly
  • longer life expectancy
  • unknown risks associated with going for a different product with which you’re not familiar
  • some conservatory repair companies provide guarantees for their work
  • aesthetic appeal
  • replacing your whole conservatory might mean more disruption, more mess and a longer wait before being able to use your conservatory again.

After your conservatory has been refurbished by specialists, you may even be complimented by friends and neighbours on your ‘new’ conservatory!

wooden conservatory after repair and repainting
Wooden conservatory exterior after refurbishing

Why get an opinion and quote from an independent conservatory repair specialist?

Using a conservatory servicing specialist means you will not be at risk of being put under pressure unnecessarily to buy a new uPVC or timber conservatory.

You can discuss the options, get a quote and estimate of the timescales and what’s involved.

inside of wooden conservatory after refurbishment and redecoration
Inside of wooden conservatory after refurbishing

Four reviews from customers whose very old wooden conservatories we have repaired, refurbished or restored

“Fargil’s service was excellent. They came on the quoted date and did what was agreed. My large painted cedar wood conservatory is 40 years old and it showed! It now looks pristine with repaired timbers and all the glass replaced in the roof and side walls with modern standard glass. All the guys doing the work were professional and clearly knew what they were doing. Removing the old roof glass was problematic as it was bedded-in with lots of old mastic, this meant considerable and prolonged work in wet, windy and cold weather, but they did it without any hesitation. The site was left in a good state at the end of each day and was completely cleaned after the work was finished. I have no hesitation recommending the Fargil company to anyone wanting their conservatory refurbished.”
Malcolm
40 year old cedar wood conservatory
“The service from Fargil was outstanding, they did exactly what they said they would do when they said they would do it. The result is our 34 year old painted hardwood conservatory looks even better than it looked when it was first installed, we are so pleased with it. All the work force worked extremely hard, were very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble for them. They parked their vehicle to consider our neighbours. Each craftsman seemed to present with different skills which complemented each other and they worked really well together. They cleared up as they went along and at the end of each day we wouldn’t have known they had been here. We are really impressed by the capping strips on the roof structure which is not only water tight (it has poured with rain) but is maintenance free, and the slightly blue tinted glass is not noticeable inside; perfect advice. Thank you so much, we would recommend the service to anyone.”
Richard
34 year old painted hardwood conservatory
“Fargil was the only company I could find prepared to work on my 30 year old hardwood conservatory. Duncan explained thoroughly what the various options were, and what the relative costs would be. The courteous and friendly Fargil Crew have just left after spending the 4 coldest days of the winter so far transforming my conservatory, fitting new windows and roof, all of which meet much higher specifications than the old ones, and all the wood is polished and gleaming. And they removed a decade of grime from the solar panels too. Thank you!”
Sue
30 year old hardwood conservatory
“I could not recommend Fargil highly enough – 5 stars is not enough! We inherited an old wooden framed conservatory when we moved house, and whilst the wood was in a reasonable state, all the roof panels and a couple of window panels had blown. Don’t believe companies who tell you the only option is to replace your wooden conservatory!! This is what we had been told before finding Fargil. The renovation quote was similar to a PVC replacement, but given how much a new wooden conservatory would cost it was more than worth the money to have it restored and we are so glad we made that decision! The quote is fixed, irrespective of how much time it takes to complete the work. And in our case, it took the team longer than expected given it was discovered that the old roof panels had been glued to the frame with rock hard mastic. Despite taking more labour time than anticipated, Fargil also replaced another window panel at no additional charge when we realised it had also blown. And then… over a month after finished the work, they have just agreed to put right recent accidental damage for no charge – going well beyond their guarantee obligations. If you have a wooden conservatory that’s in need of some TLC then I highly recommend Fargil. Our conservatory is looking as good as new!”
John
Old wooden framed conservatory

If you want to discuss your options, you can read a little more about our wood conservatory repair services and then get an expert opinion from a specialist with decades of experience by contacting us with a brief description of your project.

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