Many people are turning to tiled conservatory roofs as an efficient and attractive home improvement option. This simple upgrade can transform a conservatory that gets too hot or too cold into a living space you can enjoy throughout the year, in all temperatures.
In this article we answer some of your most commonly asked questions about tiled conservatory roofs.
The answer to this is a resounding yes! Not only is this possible, but we recommend it. There are so many benefits for changing from glass to a tiled conservatory roof which we’ll discuss below.
However, if you are adding a tiled roof to an older building, then it is worth checking that the existing structure can bear the weight of its new load. This is something we are able to advise on as part of our service.
Tiled conservatory roofs are a great choice. They are durable and will provide ventilation and insulation – all while blending in with your existing roof tiles.
Alternatives to use are fibreglass and plasterboard, but while they can be cheaper, they are not a long-term solution and we wouldn’t advise either if you already have condensation in your conservatory.
Installing a tiled conservatory roof brings many benefits. As well as extending the lifespan of your conservatory, they are warmer in the winter and cooler in summer, creating an all year round practical room.
They also reduce noise and glare, are low maintenance and, if you are overlooked by other houses, provide greater privacy.
Financially, they are a great investment as they are more energy efficient meaning lower bills, and a solid conservatory roof will also add value to your home.
Does adding a tiled roof to a conservatory add value? Yes! Samantha Sullivan, director of Sullivans Estate Agents has the answer. “Adding a tiled conservatory roof is a good investment overall, and definitely not money down the drain. All of a sudden you’ve created an insulated reception room, rather than a typical ‘cold’ conservatory. If you asked if you would add value by adding a conservatory the answer would be a gain of half the cost of putting one on. Adding a reception room would add the full cost.”
With a wide range of colours to choose from, you’ll be able to get a very close match to your existing roof tiles, or you can opt for a contrasting colour to make a statement. Our composite roof tiles are available in 5 colours, including pewter grey, stone black, brick red, plum and chestnut.
The great news is that you do not need planning permission to add a tiled conservatory roof.
Historically, the law stated that for a conservatory to be constructed without planning permission, 75% of the roof had to be transparent. However, in 2010 a change in planning regulations allowed solid roofs on conservatories without planning permission.
Building regulations for conservatory roofs can be a bit of a grey area, however with all Equinox roofs we install, we act upon your behalf with regard Building Control and Building Regulations. Rather than using the relevant local authority and their Building Control Department we use an independent company for all Buildign Control and Regulations. They in turn then register your install with your Local Authority and provide you with the required certificates. We arrange the required inspections and assist and attend any site visits with the inspector and if required with our builder.
Tiled conservatory roofs from CR Windows At CR Windows, we can transform any space to suit your needs. Our tiled roof systems are compatible with all types of conservatories, whether large or small.
We also offer additional features for tiled roofs, including roof lights and fully glazed roof panels – so you can let even more light into your space.
Our composite slate tiles offer an authentic, natural look and are made from a recyclable blend of limestone and polypropylene, so there’s no risk of cracking or shattering. And for complete reassurance, we offer a 10-year guarantee on all products that we manufacture and install. If you have any additional questions about tiled conservatory roofs, we’d love to help. Get in touch to speak to our team.