A conservatory solid roof makes your room a year-round space and can be added to any existing Lean-To, Edwardian or Victorian style conservatory. The insulated tiled roof will ensure you get maximum use out of your new space whatever the weather, and will help to reduce your heating bills as well.
Solid roof conservatories are an energy efficient alternative to traditional polycarbonate conservatory roofs. Polycarbonate sheets are a poor insulator and allow heat to escape quickly. The tiles on a solid conservatory roof offer a far better u-value and will stop heat from escaping so your room will stay much warmer in winter.
Tiles give a classic look to any conservatory and are available in a wide range of colours. This means you can personalise your new conservatory and make it feel like an extra room in your home. A textured plaster finish on the inside of the ceiling will further enhance this effect.
The u-value of a conservatory is the measure of how quickly heat escapes through a roof, and the lower the u-value, the better insulated the roof will be. The Equinox tiled conservatory roof has a u-value of just 0.15, which is very low and gives your conservatory exceptional thermal performance.
As well as making your conservatory more usable all year round, a solid roof will increase the value of your home too. It’s important to remember that potential buyers will want to see how a conservatory is used so if it’s not being utilised then they are unlikely to purchase your property.
In the past, if you wanted to change the roof of your conservatory then you would need planning permission. However, since 2010, conservatories with a replacement roof that’s at least 75% glazed can be fitted without the need for permission from your local council.
However, if you are looking to replace your entire conservatory then you’ll likely need to have building regulation approval or a full planning application completed. This is because you’ll need to check that your conservatory is strong enough to support a tiled roof, and any changes made will comply with building regulations.
Glass roofs are another excellent option for a conservatory. They are a better insulator than polycarbonate and have the advantage of letting in plenty of natural light, so you can keep that sunroom, outdoor feel. They are also durable and won’t discolour or become weak over time, unlike polycarbonate sheets.
Glass roofs are not as aesthetically pleasing as a solid conservatory roof, but they do have many benefits. They are easy to maintain and have a great impact on the aesthetic of your home. Plus, the glass can be tinted or coloured to match your property’s style. You can even choose a roof that’s energy-efficient with large panes of argon-filled low-E glass with warm edge technology. This combination of thermal efficiency and light is perfect for anyone wanting the best of both worlds.