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What are replacement tiled roofs made of?

There are many things you should consider before settling on either roof. How do you plan on using your space? What direction does your room face? Do you have a budget in mind? If you are wanting a space with natural light in abundance and a full view of your garden or patio, our solar control glazing could be the solution. It has modernised in recent years so you can feel confident that your room will remain a pleasant temperature.

If you are eager to use your living space in all kinds of extreme temperatures, it would be smart to go with a solid tiled roof instead. We can also add full length glass panels or Velux windows for additional light – the best of both worlds!

Contact us to learn more about your options in terms of your budget and style preferences.

Replacement Tiled Roof Conservatory
Should I replace my frames too?

When you replace your old roof, it is recommended you replace your windows too. Even if your new roof is much more thermally efficient, drafty windows will hinder its performance. Don’t compromise the warmth of your home – upgrade your windows too.

Why spend on a new roof without considering upgrading your outdated windows? We can give you a great deal when replacing both your roof and frames in the same installation.

Replacement Tiled Roof Conservatory


If you don’t find the answer to your roof related question online, reach out to us by phone or send a message through our website.

What are replacement tiled roofs made of?

Our roofs are commonly pre-made to your conservatory’s specific measurements ahead of time, so that the project can be completed quickly and efficiently.

Responsible for keeping heat in and the cold out, roofs can become drafty because of the use of old, inappropriate materials. Our replacement roofing systems are made from a pre-engineered lightweight frame, insulating panels, insulated fire-grade plasterboard and exterior grade plywood and an impenetrable membrane.

What is a Clad over roof?

Weight: Clad over solutions can be too heavy for the existing frames as they use heavy timber, insulation materials and tiles. Any old conservatory needs to have a roof that is lightweight. The lightest solid roof systems weigh around 31KG/M ².

Tip: Always ask your installer for the total unit weight of the new roof per Sq.M

Fire Safety: By their very nature, ‘clad-over’ systems do not meet current fire safety regulations as they are never effectively fire tested as a complete roof structure, which is necessary to meet this part of building regulations. The original structure varies from job to job which means that only individual components could may have been tested. Solid roofs must be classified as AC, AB or AA in accordance with BS476-3.

Tip: Ask to see the fire safety certificate of the entire roof system before you commit to the project.

Building Regulations: Clad over systems do not generally get Building Regulation Approval due to their low thermal value or structural integrity. Do not confuse this with planning permission which is often not necessary. You are required to notify Building Control if you are making a change to any structure (including replacing a glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof with a solid roof) their approval ensures your new roof is structurally sound.

Tip: Check that local Building Control has been informed before the conversion starts. Obtain a Building Regulations ‘Final’ Certificate and file it in a safe place.

Will my new roof still be too hot in summer and too cool in winter?

Old extensions such as conservatories and orangeries can often become unsuitable because they lose their thermal efficiency. As such many people find themselves with a room which has become too cold and expensive to heat and one which they ultimately find themselves not using. Your new roof will be made from modern, energy efficient materials that are designed to endure and keep their efficiency for many years.

You talk about energy rated windows on your website. What does 'A' rated windows mean?

A-rated windows are incredibly energy efficient. In fact, according to the BFRC Rating Scheme, they are the most energy efficient windows in the UK. The BFRC Rating Scheme is the UK’s national website for rating the energy efficiency of windows, as recognised within Building Regulations.

The consumer-friendly system rates windows from A to E based on their ability to retain heat inside the home.

We encourage you to check out the energy rating of your windows before purchasing them. A highly rated energy rating can save you money on your heating bills.

How much will it cost to replace my existing roof?

If you are looking at replacing the roof on your small conservatory you should expect to pay anything from £5,000 and up to £12,000 for a larger conservatory. In order to give you a more accurate idea of price, we will need to speak with you first.

How long will it take to replace my existing conservatory roof?

To install a tiled replacement roof it should only take a few days. Our team of installers endeavour to cause the least disruption to your home.

Do I need planning permission to replace an existing roof?

No, planning permission won’t be needed if you are simply replacing your current roof on your existing conservatory. However, you will need to obtain Building Regulation Control as a house sale will not be permitted without it.

Do I need Building Regulations Approval?

It’s important to be granted Building Regulations approval from your local authority because it means the new roof has been carefully checked by a government approved building control inspector for your safety. Once you have received the approval, you can enjoy full peace of mind.


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