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In order to improve comfort and energy efficiency, many individuals choose tiled conservatory roofs over conventional glass or
polycarbonate roofs.

A solid roof may turn a conservatory into a full-blown extension rather than a temporary/summer use space.

Tiled conservatory roofs are a kind of solid roof that come in a range of materials to fit a variety of home styles and budgets.

Solid tiled roofs may be made of lightweight metal tiles, synthetic plastic tiles, or tile effect sheets, depending on your needs.

Installing a new tiled roof on an existing conservatory may be more time-consuming and costly than replacing the roof with polycarbonate
or glass. This is due to the fact that you are effectively converting your temporary construction into a permanent addition.

A tiled roof may be the perfect choice if you want to invest a little extra to create a permanent addition to your house, whether you’re
replacing an old, existing conservatory roof or evaluating your options for a new build conservatory.

Building standards for conservatories with tiled roofs

It is not necessary to get planning permission to replace an old glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof with a new solid tiled roof, but it
does need Building Control Approval.

This is because putting a solid roof on your conservatory elevates it from a “temporary” to a “permanent” construction.

To guarantee that your conservatory can securely support the weight of a solid roof, it will need to be inspected. It may be essential to
make structural changes to your conservatory to guarantee that it can securely support the roof and adhere to building codes.

Adding more batons or rafters for further strength, altering windows and doors, or installing roof vents to improve ventilation are examples
of these modifications.

Prior to buying your new solid conservatory roof, it is recommended that you get Building Regulatory Approval from your local authorities.

Why should a conservatory have a tiled roof?

Tiled conservatory roofs are often the most costly, but they may provide a number of advantages if you decide to invest.

Conservatories with old and outdated glass roofs may be excessively hot and light in the summer and too chilly in the winter, making
them uncomfortable all year. Tiled roofs allow you to regulate the temperature in your conservatory while also reducing glare from the
sun, resulting in a pleasant living area regardless of the weather.

Extra living space ” A solid roof transforms your conservatory from an occasional room to a year-round living area.

Increase the value of your home-Increasing the amount of permanent living space in your house improves the value of your home. You
will most likely profit from your investment if you decide to sell your property in the future.

Old polycarbonate roofs, which were put in 10 years or more ago, tend to lose a lot of heat. Solid roofs are a popular choice among
ecologically concerned people since they effectively reduce the amount of heat lost through the conservatory’s roof. A conservatory with a
tiled roof is often completely insulated and thermally efficient, which keeps your house warmer and lowers your energy costs.

Improved soundproofing-While some people like the sound of rain on a roof, it may be inconvenient when it’s very loud and you’re trying
to watch TV or converse. Rain and other noise pollution are reduced by tiled roofs.

Various finishes are available ” Solid tiled conservatory roofs come in a variety of finishes, enabling you to choose a tile pattern that
matches the rest of your home’s exterior.

Low upkeep-Because tiled conservatory roofs are so resilient, dirt does not show up as plainly as it would on a glass roof, they need very
little care.

The advantages and disadvantages of a solid conservatory roof

While a tiled roof conservatory has its advantages, it is not the best option for every home.

We’ve compiled a summary of the benefits and drawbacks of solid conservatory roofs to help you determine whether one is appropriate
for you and your house.


It creates a welcoming atmosphere that may be enjoyed all year.

It saves money on your heating costs by being energy efficient.

Choose a tile style that matches the outside of your house.

Improved soundproofing.

Low upkeep-unlike a glass roof, it doesn’t expose as much dirt.

To sustain the weight of a substantial roof, more batons and rafters may be required.

It doesn’t have the same wow effect as a glass roof.

It is likely to require the approval of the Building Regulatory Authority.

It does not let as much light in as a glass roof does.

When compared to polycarbonate and glass, it is usually more costly.

Alternatives to tiled roofs

Many of the problems that old glass conservatory roofs installed ten or more years ago were solved by tiled roofing.

However, technology has progressed through time, and there are now several polycarbonate and glass roof options on the market that
provide all of the advantages of solid roofs plus more.

Without breaking the budget or having to convert to a solid roof, it is now completely feasible to replace your old conservatory roof with a
more pleasant and energy-efficient option.

Conservatory roofing made of polycarbonate

This is the most cost-effective choice. Polycarbonate is a strong, lightweight, and long-lasting material. Roofs constructed of
polycarbonate are composed of thin, laminated plastic sheets. Warm air is trapped between the layers, providing great thermal insulation.

Polycarbonate that is thicker now provides further thermal insulation and energy savings.

Roofs for conservatories are made of glass.

Glass conservatory roofs are long-lasting and provide the finest view of the outside world. Glass roofs are much quieter than
polycarbonate roofs, reducing rain to a pleasant background noise.

We provide a range of glass roof add-on options, enabling you to customise your roof to fit your budget and needs.

The following are examples of optional extras:

For better insulation, use glass that has been filled with argon gas.

UV protection with self-cleaning glazing

Roofs with lanterns

Lantern Roofs feature a pitch that provides excellent sky views and provides great thermal insulation.

Lantern roofs are more energy efficient than conventional aluminium and may be installed on any flat roof or orangery.

Self-cleaning, solar control double glass is also included in these high-performance conservatory roofs.

For conservatory supply & installation in Glasgow you can count on Luke Lloyd Builders, click here for more details. We also fit sunrooms & orangeries.