Making the Most of Your Conservatory With a Replacement Conservatory Roof

When it comes to making the most of your replacement conservatory roof can make all the difference. This is because it will transform your conservatory into a room that can be used throughout the year, as well as being a beautiful part of your home.

But a word of warning – it is important to choose a reputable, trusted and professional company when undergoing such a structural project. This will ensure that the work complies with the latest building regulations and that it is completed to the highest possible standards.

A conservatory roof replacement involves adding a solid or tiled roof to an existing conservatory. This is classed as ‘material alteration’ and therefore requires a Building Regulation Application to be submitted. This will be checked by a local authority building control officer to make sure that the structure and new roof complies with the latest building regulations. The work can be carried out by a qualified building contractor such as Turkington and we will take care of the necessary paperwork to ensure that your work is compliant.

What are the best roof types for a conservatory?

There are four main roof types to consider when upgrading your conservatory: Polycarbonate with uPVC framing, Glass roofs, Traditional Slate or Tiled roofs. Each option has its own pros and cons. Polycarbonate roofs are the cheapest but have limited style options and can be extremely hot and noisy during warmer and colder weather. Glass roofs are a step up in price but offer excellent energy efficiency, a wider range of style options and superior strength. Traditional slate or concrete tiles provide the best insulating qualities but require greater support structure and can be very heavy. Tiled conservatory roofs are more modern and are a popular choice as they can be matched to the existing roof colour of your house, creating a seamless finish that really makes the room feel like an extension of your home.

Whether you are choosing polycarbonate, glass or a tiled roof you will still have to meet the latest Building Regulation requirements in terms of wind and snow loadings for your chosen roofing system. You will also need to comply with the latest thermal insulation regulations. This is to prevent condensation and a build up of mould in your conservatory.

You can find out more about the requirements for your particular roof type from our Technical Documents page or you can contact us. We will be happy to discuss your options and help you choose the right roof for your property.

A new conservatory roof can be a real investment so it is important that you get it done properly to the highest possible standards. It is also a good idea to check that the roof installer you choose is registered with one of the approved trade bodies such as TrustMark or FENSA. This will give you peace of mind that the work has been undertaken to an acceptable standard and that they have public liability insurance in case something goes wrong with the work.

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