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Can I replace the roof on my conservatory?

Have you ever wondered, “Am I able to change my conservatory roof and upgrade to a solid conservatory roof?”. Having a conservatory as an extension of your home is brilliant, but is your conservatory fully functional? Having a fully functional conservatory allows you to use the home extension for various purposes, and this can be achieved by doing something as small as replacing the roof of your conservatory.

Let’s face it. Whether you’ve rented a home or own a home with a conservatory, we can all agree that conservatories are the ultimate addition to any home. Our conservatories allow us to combine the comfort of living indoors whilst allowing us to feel connected with the natural beauty of the outdoors because as time progresses, more homeowners are shifting towards adding value to their homes by adding a conservatory, which allows them to utilise the extra room for various purposes.

From home gyms and offices to relaxation rooms and dining rooms, conservatories are limitless regarding their potential uses besides their power in reducing energy bills. But the question remains throughout the minds of many… “Can I change my conservatory roof?”.

Conservatory Roof with Glass Roof lanterns

Can you put a solid roof on a conservatory?

Have you ever noticed that your conservatory can become hotter in the summer and colder in the winter? This can be rather frustrating because people who use conservatories can only use them when the weather allows them to, making them not-so-functional. Replacing your conservatory roof with a solid conservatory roof is a fantastic way to modernise and add value to your home.

Do I need planning permission to replace the roof on my conservatory?

In 2010, there was a significant alteration to planning regulations, which permitted conservatories to incorporate solid roofs without the requirement for planning permission. Before this regulatory shift, the definition of a conservatory mandated that 75% of the roof had to be translucent for the construction to proceed without the need for planning permission. The amendments introduced in the 2010 planning regulations initiated a surge in the adoption of solid roofing for conservatories.

Planning permission typically becomes required when constructing your conservatory’s uPVC or aluminium framework. It may only come into play if the height of your extension is altered after the completion of the tiled roof replacement. It’s essential for homeowners to be aware of these regulations and seek professional guidance to navigate them successfully.

Greenoak Concept & Design can help you achieve an insulated and comfortable conservatory and an understanding of planning requirements, ensuring a seamless and legally compliant transformation of your living space.

What is the most energy-efficient roof to put on a conservatory?

Tiled conservatory roofs are highly regarded for their energy efficiency primarily due to their superior thermal insulation properties, reduced heat transfer characteristics, and overall contribution to improved energy efficiency. These roofs are equipped with effective insulation materials, such as foam-backed insulation boards and multiple layers of tiles, which collectively ensure minimal heat loss during colder seasons and mitigate excessive heat gain during the warmer months.

As a result, tiled conservatory roofs create a stable and comfortable indoor environment, reducing the need for heating and cooling systems and lowering energy consumption and utility costs while offering year-round usability and enhanced comfort.

Supalite Tiled Conservatory Roof Infographic

How much does it cost to replace your conservatory roof with a tiled conservatory roof?

When it comes to solid tiled roofing costs for your conservatory, we can say that things don’t exactly come cheap as you already expected. But, how much does it cost to put a tiled roof on a conservatory? Unfortunately, we’d be afraid to say that there is no exact figure on how much it will cost to replace a conservatory roof, as there are many factors to take into consideration when replacing your old conservatory roof with a new one.

Let us give you just a few examples of what may impact the pricing of your new tiled conservatory roof:

  • The size of the conservatory
  • The removal and disposal of your old conservatory roof
  • The materials used to replace your conservatory roof
  • Interial work carried out within the conservatory
Supalite tiled conservatory roof labelled

What are the best tiles to use on my conservatory roof?

The SupaLite tiled conservatory roof presents an optimal remedy for typical conservatory challenges. Featuring comprehensive insulation and a smoothly plastered interior ceiling, coupled with a selection of optional enhancements, your conservatory has the potential to transform into a beautiful and cosy living area for your family’s year-round enjoyment.

While conservatories remain as popular as ever, many homeowners face the challenge of limited year-round usage. In the summertime, the intense sun combined with the glass structure can render conservatories uncomfortably hot, making them less inviting. Conversely, the opposite issue arises in winter, with the chilly environment discouraging use. 

Fortunately, Greenoak Concept & Design provides ideal solutions to address these concerns by offering effective insulation options for tiled conservatory roofs, ensuring comfort and usability regardless of the season.

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