How a Solid Conservatory Roof Can Transform Your Conservatory

A solid conservatory roof is the ideal way to transform your conservatory into a year-round living space. It’s thermally insulated to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, and it comes in a range of colours and styles so that it can match your existing home. Plus, a solid roof will make the room feel more like an extension of your home.

Adding a new roof to your conservatory will also increase its value, as prospective buyers will see it as an added benefit when considering buying the property. It will also give you extra storage space and, if you choose to install roof lights, the additional light will brighten up your interior.

Will I Need Planning Permission?

Before 2010, it was necessary to obtain planning permission before having a solid conservatory roof fitted. Since then, the rules have changed and you can replace your old conservatory roof with a solid tiled one without needing to apply for planning permission. However, it is still important to contact a trusted and reputable company, as the additional weight of a solid roof can put the structure of your conservatory at risk of collapse. Your contractor should be able to carry out full structural checks on your existing framework, and if they think it is not able to support the roof you want to add then they can advise you on how to strengthen the structure.

The Leka System is a market leading product which has been designed to meet and exceed all industry standards. It has a very low U-Value, which means that it is an energy efficient product and will help to reduce your energy bills.

It can be installed in a day and is watertight without the need to replace your existing windows, doors or base of your conservatory, making it a cost-effective way to improve your living space. Plus, it can be topped with a variety of different roof lights including LEDs and Velux.

When you have a solid roof fitted to your conservatory, it will be made from a high-quality material such as UPVC or Aluminium, and will be fully glazed with double or triple glazing. The glass will be UV protected, so it doesn’t discolour over time, and the insulating sheets that are fixed to the top of the structure will prevent heat from escaping your home. The sheets are also fastened to a felt membrane to ensure that rainwater doesn’t damage the structure of your conservatory. Once the insulation and the waterproof sheets are in place, the roof will be covered with lightweight tiles which are available in a wide choice of colours and styles to suit your home. We offer a range of tiles including Tapco Slate and Metrotile which are lightweight alternatives to natural slate and clay tiles. They are available in a number of finishes and colours and come with a 25-year guarantee. You will also find a selection of roof vents and skylights to help you get the most from your conservatory all year round.

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