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