The best way to make your conservatory a usable living space all year round is by replacing the existing roof with an Eden Glaze UK solid tiled roof. This is a fully insulated solution which will make your conservatory more comfortable and help you to save energy. Not only will it reduce your heating bills but it will also create a quieter space with less environmental noise. The result is a room that can be used all year round and will be a selling point when it comes to the time to sell your home.
Poor thermal efficiency is the number one reason why homeowners don’t like their conservatory and find it unusable for much of the year. This is because poorly insulated glass and polycarbonate conservatory roofs lose heat in the winter and trap excess warmth in the summer resulting in discomfort. A Solicon warm roof can remedy this problem with advanced insulation that regulates temperature effectively allowing you to use your conservatory all year round without feeling uncomfortable.
As well as a more comfortable environment a Solicon roof provides superior privacy compared to glass or polycarbonate roofing. This is because the tiles on a Solicon roof are not transparent meaning you don’t have to worry about being seen by neighbours or passers-by.
In addition to the benefits of comfort and energy efficiency, a Solicon roof also increases the value of your conservatory. This is because a solid roof will allow your conservatory to be used all year round which can really add to the overall feel of your home. Moreover, the increased value of your property will be a big draw for prospective buyers when you come to sell and could ultimately make the difference between a sale and no sale.
Depending on where you live and the rules in your area, it may be possible to install a solid conservatory roof without planning permission. However, it is worth checking with your local council to be sure. If you do need to apply for permission this process usually consists of letting your neighbours know about the changes that you are making and giving them 21 days to raise any objections.
If you are installing a new solid conservatory roof it is important to ask your installer what the weight loading will be for the structure and whether they can strengthen it before installation. The choice of tiling is also important. There are a number of different finishes to choose from including natural slate, concrete tiles and composite tiles. It is also worth asking your installer about synthetic ‘slate’ tiles which are a very close approximation of real slate and can be installed at a fraction of the cost.
Rodda and Hocking offer full local authority building control certification as part of their service when installing a new conservatory roof. This takes the hassle and expense out of the application process and ensures that your replacement roof is constructed to meet the highest standards.