We would love to have a simple price per square metre system and have looked at this as a possibility, but it just isn’t possible with the huge variations in specifications. We will however give you guide prices all day long, never avoiding the question of price.
We get asked every day, several times, for budget prices on glass rooms but without a good idea of some key points we cannot give a price that would be remotely accurate. We do show some examples in our information section on ‘Living with a glass room’ – Click here >
Our pricing policy is very transparent as well as the labour rates for our installers but the average glass room has something like 40 – 50 variations in key components depending on the requirements and as they are very ‘modular’ in design this enables items such as the sliding glass doors to the front or the sides to be added later as long as they are thought about up front.
Some basic questions that need answering are:
1. Is the framework of the glass roof/room to be installed onto a single or double storey (or taller) building?
2. Is it a simple straight sloping flat roof design or do you need another shape to accomodate your building shape? almost any shape can be achieved with the Weinor system including gable end and very traditional shapes when required.
3. What width and projection is required? For the larger roof projections bear in mind you do need a descent angle on the roof so the height at the back
may need to be higher for greater projections.
4. Do you require there to be a minimal amount of front support posts? When there is a 3 post system it is normally possible to reduce this to 2 by increasing the rigidity of the front support profile which all adds weight and cost but is important to many people in the design and potential view from the glass room area.
5. Do you want just a glass roof cover or some sides filled in?
6. Which sides require infilling and with what? We offer many options from zip blinds, fixed glass, sliding glass doors, bi folding glass doors, etc….
When you fill in a side on a ‘pent’ roof design you inevitably require the triangular section filling to crete a straight top section and the triangular section (or trapezium) is usually infilled with glass and there is a variation in the framework used for the glass too, so again options to consider and price variations too.
If you are not sure of course you can ensure that installing products later is easy by ordering the roof system prepared for various options in the future saving time and money later on.
7. What is the base the structure is being installed onto? As the minimum requirement for the glass room framework structure is a concrete pad for each support post at the front then these pads need to be considered in the final design and level you require for the floor surface inside your glass room area. Many different floor plates are also available as well as option in how the post is finished and where the rainwater drainage will exit the post.
8. Do you require lighting built into the roof struts?
9. Do you require any heating inside the glass room such as infra red halogen or maybe even a modern air conditioning unit?
10. Do you require any form of external or internal roof awning to control the light and heat from the sun in the summer time? The options for roof or side mounted blinds are numerous but the function is normally the same to give control over privacy, intense sunlight and heat from the sun.
11. Do you require an overhang on the roof? This is particularly useful to reduce possible rainwater ingress when the front is open and maybe you have a system facing West receiving the prevailing wind.
There are many more questions to answer to get a reasonably accurate price and most of the time the actual heights and suitability of the fixing points are the main concern so this needs to be established as a non issue early on in the specifying and for us the best way to get that question answered is a simple photograph of the area where the glass roof/room is intended to be. We can see most of what we need to know with the one good photograph but more than one is even better.
Please feel free to contact us for prices (0800) 328 6250, but please do try to provide us with answers to as many of the above questions as possible as it speeds up the process enormously at our end.
Providing us with a couple of photographs of the proposed area for installation will give us most information we need for a start.