A solid conservatory roof can dramatically improve the useable space of your conservatory and help to keep it at a constant temperature. It also reduces the amount of noise that comes in from outside and can make your conservatory a space that you want to spend more time in. There are a few things you should bear in mind when considering this type of roof though, before making your final decision.
Planning Sometimes Required
Depending on your local authority, you may need to apply for planning permission before you can install a solid roof in your conservatory. This is due to the fact that you are changing the structure of your conservatory and it will need to be assessed to ensure that it can handle the additional weight of a solid roof. Most installers should be able to help with this process but it is always best to check before committing to any work.
The Good news is that the rules around this have changed and you are now much more likely to be able to fit a solid roof to your conservatory without the need for planning permission. However, it is still a good idea to check with your local council just in case as rules do change from time to time.
A Good Solid Conservatory Roof System
It is important to choose a good quality solid roof system, such as the Livinroof or Ultraroof, that has been tested and approved by the manufacturer. Both systems have been designed to work with all types of conservatories and can be fitted to both old and new extensions.
These systems offer a superb level of thermal performance and have been designed to be used in conjunction with bi-fold doors. They are also available in a range of colours and finishes so you can be sure that your new conservatory roof will complement the style and colour of your home.
You should also consider the choice of tiles, as this can have a significant impact on how your new conservatory roof looks. There are several options to choose from including slate, shingle and composite tiles. If you are unsure, ask your installer for some samples and see what they recommend.
Slate has a timeless beauty that can really accentuate the appearance of your conservatory and add a touch of class to your home. However, it is a more expensive option that composite or shingle and can increase the overall cost of your conservatory.
If you are on a tight budget, it is worth checking to see if your installer offers synthetic slate. This is a very realistic looking alternative to real slate and can be installed at a fraction of the cost.