As many of us are spending a lot more time indoors recently, many rooms in our home now have multiple uses that didn’t exist before. From kitchens doubling up as home offices to living rooms that serve as the classroom, many homeowners are looking for more and more ways to make use of the space in their home. One room that often gets overlooked for easier to heat or easier to cool rooms is the conservatory. By converting your conservatory roof to a solid roof, however, you could discover your brand new office space, family room or quiet spot to relax in, without the common drawbacks of a conservatory in winter. Here’s everything you need to know about replacing your conservatory roof with a solid roof.
Why Convert your Conservatory Roof?
Whilst they may be beautiful spots to relax in on a warm spring day and enjoy views of your garden, conservatories can be difficult places to work in. Whilst the daylight streaming in may be enjoyable for those relaxing, the glare of daylight on your screen can be infuriating to those having to create a makeshift home office. Converting your conservatory roof into a solid roof is fantastic for minimising that overhead glare and allowing you to better control how much daylight and heat during summer months is entering your conservatory.
Anyone who owns a conservatory may also know that they are notoriously hard to regulate the temperature of without investing in heating systems. A solid roof conservatory roof conversion can help regulate the temperature in your conservatory by stopping heat from escaping through the polycarbonate roof of a typical conservatory. This can help keep your conservatory warmer during winter and cooler during the summer as well as saving on heating and cooling costs for your conservatory.
Aside from regulating the light and heat in your conservatory, adding a solid roof to your conservatory can also help with noise reduction leading to a more peaceful space, no matter what you will be using your conservatory for.
What Do I Need to Know About Replacing my Conservatory Roof with a Solid Roof?
When it comes to replacing your conservatory roof with a solid roof, there are one or two things you should bear in mind before you start. For example, is your conservatory suitable for a roof replacement? Or, do you need planning permission to convert your conservatory roof to a solid roof? Solid, tiled conservatory roofs can be created for any shape or size conservatory, but it is important to make sure your conservatory is strong enough to support a solid roof.
Do I Need Planning Permission to Replace my Conservatory Roof With a Solid Roof?
The good news is that, unlike with many other ways of adding an additional room to your home, converting your conservatory roof into a solid roof should not require planning permission. As the conservatory structure is an already existing structure, relatively new changes to laws mean that the roof no longer needs to have at least 75% translucent roof in order to be permitted under normal planning permission rules.
Replacing a Conservatory Roof With a Solid Roof Cost
The good news is that replacing your conservatory roof with a solid roof can be completely affordable. The costs of replacing a conservatory roof with a tiled roof will depend on a few things. Firstly, how big your conservatory is. If you have an extremely large conservatory, then it will cost more to convert the roof to a solid, tiled roof. If you have a smaller conservatory, replacing the conservatory roof will cost less. Secondly, the age and condition of your conservatory may affect how your conservatory roof is replaced. Very old conservatories may not have the strength needed to support a heavier, solid roof so may need to have additional support added to help hold the weight.
Thinking of replacing your conservatory roof with a solid roof? Why not get in touch with the team here at RB Windows? We have been fitting solid, tiled conservatory roof conversions for a number of years and only work to the highest of standards. Whether you are looking for a new space for your home office or want some extra space for your family to spread out in, a conservatory roof conversion could be ideal.