Conservatory Roof Conversions
Will I lose much light?
No, the standard polycarbonate roof is opaque and limits light intrusion, with the majority of light delivered into the conservatory through the windows and doors.
The newly painted white roof also brightens up the space and reflects the light that comes through the windows and doors, dramatically increasing interior luminosity. On average, it should only result in a modest light loss of about 5% at most.
Will it look different?
If it’s an internal conservatory roof conversion, only on the inside. Nothing will change outside. If it’s a full-replacement roof conversion then it will look more like a sun-room, and internally you’ll have a solid vaulted plastered ceiling. We will replace guttering and down pipes as well as fascias which also gives your conservatory a fresh look.
You won’t lose any head height because the system follows the existing profile of the vaulted roof.
What type of tile do you use?
Unlike other conservatory roof converters, We use lightweight recyclable plastic tiles or Tapco slate tiles depending on the roof. Many other tend to use metal tiles which once you cut into galvanised steel will eventually rust. Our tiles that we use are specially made to suit current building regulations and to suit your conservatory.
Will the roof require cross ventilation?
Yes, an air gap is essential. It is provided within the system by ventilation created behind the external guttering, ensuring that there is enough air circulation to prevent condensation being formed.
What effect will the additional weight do to the roof?
There should be no effect, as conservatory insulation is surprisingly lightweight. Conservatory roofs are either galvanised mild steel or aluminium and are designed to withstand wind, snow and human traffic, with huge tolerances.
Does a conservatory roof conversion require a building warrant?
Yes. If you ever come to sell your house and you have not had a building warrant when the work began you can struggle to obtain a completion certificate. Our architect will draw up your plans and submit the building warrant application on your behalf. Our pricing reflects this and the only additional cost would be for a SER (Structural Engineers Report) if the council require one.