DIY Conservatories


The fast and affordable route to extend your home

Buy a high specification DIY conservatory from TC2U and you can either build it yourself or use a local builder to do the work, saving you literally thousands of pounds compared to typical retail installed prices from local or national double glazing installers .

Increase your living space

DIY conservatories have become a very popular route for adding permanent living space to a home. Most of the time it’s not necessary to have planning permission to add a conservatory and with its economical benefits; it’s a fast and easy way to add more space to your home at a fraction of the price of a brick built structure.

Light oak Livin room orangery with cornice

Self build conservatory prices can vary enormously depending on where you look and the specification you choose but here at TC2U, we offer not only a wide range of stylish DIY conservatories, but also detailed information on what conservatories cost, how best to enhance them and ways to get the most from your new living space.

Choose from traditional or contemporary conservatory designs

Whilst a traditional Edwardian or Lean to conservatory remains a popular choice for many, some customers are also looking for different styling options and higher specifications to make their new living space a permanent extension to their home that can be used all year round.  A conservatory adds a new room to your home and styling options such as the Livin Room upgrade below add perimeter ceilings and brick piers creating an orangery style structure rather than a traditional conservatory design. 

traditional edwardian conservatory style

Traditional Conservatory Style

The Edwardian or Georgian is probably the most popular traditional conservatory design offering a central ridge and sloping front to the roof whilst the square footprint of the structure provides maximum floor area.  This image shows a white edwardian with solar control glass roof and french doors.

Traditional conservatories remain the most cost-effective route to adding new living space to your home and our high specification will help you select a new room that can be used all year round.

livin room orangery crossover home extension

Livin Room Orangery Style

The Ultraframe Livin Room adds an engineered steel ladder framework that provides a perimeter ceiling all the way round and combined with the external Cornice aluminium gutter shroud create a new addition to your living space that is worlds away from a traditional style conservatory. This customer chose aluminium bifolding doors instead of traditional french doors.

The Livin Room offers the best of both worlds, combining the natural light and sky of a conservatory with the walls and ceiling of an extension to create a pleasant, relaxing space that has the feel of a permanent home extension at a fraction of the price.  

lean to conservatory with bifold doors

Bifolding Doors

Add the WOW factor to any traditional or contemporary conservatory by including a bifold door in your design.  Offering unobstructed wide openings greater than a french door a folding sliding door allow you to seamlessley merge your new living space with your garden. 

Using a structually reinforced eaves beam bifold doors up to 4 panels can be accomodated without the need for steel portal frames.

replacement conservatory

Replacement Conservatory

If you own a tired-out unloved conservatory that was installed many years ago and is now rarely used because it's either too hot or too cold why not consider replacing it with a 21st century model. You won't need planning permission or a builder as the replacement conservatory can be manufactured to fit onto the exisiting base and brickwork.

Using thermally efficient solar control double glazing for the roof and side frames your old conservatory will be transformed into a modern, comfortable living space that will be useable all year round.

Not only will you add another room you will also add value to your property by replacing an unuseable structure no longer fit for purpose!

Seperate your house and conservatory with a folding sliding door

internal bifold doorOur range of made to measure aluminium or pvcu folding sliding doors provide a perfect solution for use between your new self build conservatory and the main house. Low threshold and flush track options mean our sliding folding doors are a popular choice to seperate the conservatory from the main house yet when fully open allow the floor area of both to merge into one. Under current building regulations an external grade door is required between the house and conservatory.

Our bi folding doors are fully compliant with Document L of the Building Regulations and are supplied with STAYCOOL solar control double glazing with a 1.1 U-value protecting you from direct solar heat during the summer and ensuring maximum heat retention in the winter.

You can obtain an instant quote for an aluminium, upvc or timber internal folding sliding door from our sister site FoldingDoors2U or to upgrade your conservatory to include a bifold door please use our online quote form.


Our high specification DIY conservatories feature:

  • 70mm Kommerling Lead-free and Swish uPVC Profilesstaycool logo
  • Unique ‘Timberlook' design replicates traditional timber windows
  • Internally glazed for high security
  • 28mm STAYCOOL double glazing with 1.1 U-value to side frames
  • High security ‘Pincer' locking system
  • 4 opening vents as standard
  • Ultraframe Classic Roof System
  • 35mm Polycarbonate Roof or 
  • 24mm STAYCOOL self cleaning solar control glass roof with 1.0 U-value 
  • FREE Conservaflash
  • All rainwater goods
  • Free delivery to your door anywhere in mainland UK
  • Fixing pack
  • Full installation guide

This short video will show you what can be acheived...


Steel Base

We can provide a complete range of steel bases for DIY conservatories that make your installation easier, faster with less mess and best of all you don't need a builder to fit it!  Choose a steel base and your conservatory installation can be completed in days not weeks.

 install pads  install base  install walls  install conservatory

No large excavations are necessary as the Durabase is supported on adjustable legs that sit on concrete pads installed to the pad plan we provide.  It's the fastest way to install your conservatory and the factory built dwarf wall modular cassettes are faced with real brick tiles so when your installation is complete it will be hard to tell the difference from a traditionally constructed base.  The base is covered by a 15 year manufacturer's warranty and BBA certification. For detailed information including an installation video see our Alternative Base section.

Colour Options

Coloured Edwardian

In addition to Light Oak and Rosewood woodgrain finishes we can now provide many coloured woodgrain foil options including polar white, cream, Irish Oak and Chartwell light green.  

Coloured external finishes are becoming a popular upgrade choice as discerning homeowners look to differentiate their conservatories from their neighbours and create a truly individual addition to their living space.  Our extended range of colours are supplied as standard with a white internal finish to ensure they always complement your internal decor.colour range



Installation Options

Do It Yourself
Get a builder in
Homefix Installation

Do It Yourself
Installing a conservatory yourself is by far the most cost effective route. For competent DIY enthusiasts, this option would be the most suited.

Get a Builder In
An alternative option is to buy the conservatory from us and then rather than doing it yourself, get a builder in to install the conservatory and construct the base.

Homefix Installation
Alternatively, it is also possible to use our Homefix service, which involves having your new conservatory installed onto a base by an experienced installer.

While the Do It Yourself route is the most cost effective, any of these options will result in you saving a considerable amount of money. This can be as much as 60%, when compared to normal retail installed prices which means the addition of a DIY conservatory can be reflected in the value of your home a lot quicker. View the savings here.  

High Specification

As a leading UK supplier of high specification DIY conservatories to the self build market we are specialists in providing an affordable Do It Yourself conservatory solution that will add value to your home and increase your living space all year round. Our genuine trade prices will provide you with considerable savings on typical installed retail prices by eliminating the installation company's profit margin when you install yourself.

internal glass roof view

Add space and value

A DIY conservatory is the fast and easy way to extend your permanent living space and you may not even require planning permission. Our popular steel base system also offers the opportunity to add your additional living space without the need for a builder or large scale excavations.

Why buy from us?

VictorianShopping online for self build conservatories can be a daunting task with so many suppliers offering so many different specifications. As a leading UK DIY conservatory supplier in such a competitive market, we believe we provide the highest specification product available at a very affordable price. Most importantly the products we supply are often of higher quality than those installed by home improvement installation companies. You are simply buying a high specification self assembly conservatory direct at trade prices and removing the installers profit margin by installing it yourself.

However, you will quickly realise that some suppliers design their products specifically to gain cost savings so their conservatory kits always appear to be cheaper. If you are intending to buy based purely on cost it is important to remember that you only get what you pay for.

No compromise on quality

There is no compromise on the quality of the components used in the manufacture of our self build conservatories and whilst we will always be as competitive as we can on price our high specification means that you are buying a 'high-end' product that will become a permanent extension to your living space and which you will be proud to share with your friends and family.  Our business is not 'price led' so we won't claim to be the cheapest UK DIY conservatory supplier but we do pride ourselves on the quality and high specification of our products compared to most of our competition. 

Our customers are our best advertisement

"The finished product is the envy of the neighbourhood..."

"I would recommend your conservatories to anyone..."

"Your DIY conservatories are superb value for money.."

You can read these testimonials and many more on our Customer Testimonials page which features genuine unsolicited feedback from genuine customers and you can also view some photographs of their completed conservatory installations in our Customer Gallery.

Buy with confidence

This site has been designed to guide you through the process of purchasing and building a brand new high quality UPVC self build conservatory.  You will find a host of information and resources here to assist in planning, building and choosing a conservatory together with some guide prices.  Our planning permission page provides links to planning portals for England, Scotland and Wales together with other useful information to help make your dream conservatory become a reality.

Cheap DIY Conservatories 

If you are looking for a cheap diy conservatory supplier because you are on a tight budget we will do our best to tailor the specification to meet your needs. However, it is important to remember that climate control issues and the insulation values  are important considerations that will affect the amount of use you will be able to obtain from what you intend as a permanent extension to your living space. A low specification conservatory may not be habitable on a hot summer's day and could be very expensive to heat in the winter. DIY conservatories are a major investment so it is important to consider the specifications carefully to ensure you get the best value for your money.

light oak edwardian conservatoriesOur self build conservatories have a class leading product specification as standard. As a leading UK supplier to the self build market you can be assured that all components are of the highest quality with most of our competitors options already included as standard.

We specialise in supplying the DIY customer which means that our focus is on providing easy to install DIY conservatories that offer real value for money. There are many options available including solar control and anti-sun glass roofs, leaded, Georgian or bevelled fanlights. 



Individually made

All our made to measure self build conservatories are manufactured to order and are supplied with full installation instructions. If you are comfortable with Do-it-yourself projects our product will provide a cost effective, high quality addition for your home.

Our DIY Conservatories offer real value for your money

Cornice UpgradeBuying and building a self build conservatory is a big investment and you will want to be sure that your choice of product and supplier is providing the best value for your money. Adding additional living space to your home is proven to add value to your property but it is important to remember that the design and quality of the finished conservatory should be in keeping with the style of the property to acheive the best result. Adding a cheap DIY conservatory with basic specification to your home could actually turn potential buyers away from your property in the future when your bargain conservatory may be looking tired and dated.

This image shows the optional Cornice upgrade to the Ultraframe Classic roof.

Our conservatory design page provides some helpful advice on design, whilst there is also valuable information and guidance on important considerations such as climate control, insulation values and building and construction.

Our full product range includes:

diy conservatoriesSun Lounges, Sunrooms, Edwardian and Victorian conservatories, Lean to, Georgian and Gable End supply only Conservatories. We can also provide P Shape, B Shape, L Shape in fact, any shape conservatory is possible, providing they are technically viable. All our diy conservatories can be supplied with polycarbonate or glass roofs including Activ Blue, Celsius or Staycool solar control glass and our range of Durabase steel bases provide the opportunity to install you conservatory without the need for a builder and eliminate the need for large excavations on site.

We also supply DIY double glazing, energy rated windows, PVCu Windows, UPVC Doors, UPVC patio doors all available in White, Rosewood, or Light Oak woodgrain finishes.  Our aluminium products include a full range of windows, doors, folding sliding doors all available in standard white powder paint finish or any of over 200 RAL paint finishes.

Edwardian diy conservatoryWe specialise in supplying the DIY customer which means that our focus is on providing easy to install DIY PVCu conservatories that offer real value for money.  


Our comprehensive installation guide will be sent to you prior to delivery so that you will have the time to study the installation procedure in advance of delivery. They are also available for download if you would like to study them prior to placing your order. These guides provides full instructions on installing conservatories onto a prepared base and a step-by-step installation guide for the Ultraframe roof is also supplied which also includes a detailed plan of the roof with all components fully identified for ease of construction.

Nationwide Delivery:

delivery vehiclesOur prices include delivery to most mainland UK destinations but there may be additional delivery charges for the Scottish Highlands so please check with us before ordering. Our dedicated delivery fleet will deliver your new self build conservatory to your door in one consignment. We will provide a scheduled delivery day in advance so that you can arrange for adequate labour to be available for offloading. We will also provide you with detailed instructions on how to check your delivery on receipt and how to safely store and handle all of the components.