A conservatory roof replacement could transform your conservatory entirely, from draughty, leaky, and cold to a space that is comfortable, light and airy, well ventilated and thermally efficient.

Repairing the roof of a conservatory may help to update the structure; however if you want to make major modifications to how your conservatory looks or if the roof is beyond repair, then a complete replacement will be your only alternative.

Why Replace a Conservatory Roof?

Before considering whether or not you should replace your conservatory roof, you must first understand why you may need to do so. A conservatory roof can deteriorate over time due to a variety of factors:

  • Older conservatory roofs may suffer from wear and tear, resulting in leaks and poor energy efficiency
  • Depending on the material used to build the roof, degradation over time is likely to happen. Materials such as polycarbonate can become fragile, and glass might lose its insulation features.
  • Poor installation or damage can lead to leaks and drafts, causing discomfort and perhaps damaging the interior of the conservatory
  • Older conservatory roofs often lack from proper insulation, resulting in higher energy bills

Can You Replace a Conservatory Roof?

Yes, you can replace the roof of your conservatory. In fact, replacing the roof may revitalise your conservatory, making it more comfortable and enjoyable throughout the year. However, it is important to consider several aspects before going ahead and start your roof replacement project:

Planning Permission

You won’t need planning permission as long as you meet the following criteria:

  • The conservatory size cannot exceed more than half of the bordering properties floor space
  • Any extension must not surpass the height of the main property
  • Varandas, balconies, or raised platforms attached to the conservatory are not allowed
  • One or more storey extensions cannot extend exceed the rear wall of the property
  • The height of side extensions must not exceed four metres

Material Choice

When replacing a conservatory roof, you can select between glass, solid, and tiled roofs. Each material has benefits and drawbacks in terms of insulation, durability, and appearance. Before making a decision, think carefully about your preferences and budget.

Professional Installation

While DIY enthusiasts may be tempted to take on a conservatory roof replacement project themselves, it is usually best left to professionals. Proper installation is essential for ensuring the longevity and effectiveness of the new roof, as well as being compliant with building regulations.

Cost Considerations

The cost of replacing a conservatory roof varies according to the size of the conservatory, the material used and any additional features such as roof windows or insulation.

Types of Conservatory Roofs

Glass Roofs

Glass roofs enhance the appearance and practicality of a conservatory while providing excellent thermal insulation and natural light. Modern advancements, such as self cleaning glass and coloured coatings can improve both performance and maintenance.

Solid Roofs

Solid roof improves heat retention, lowering heating costs through greater insulation. It comes in a variety of colours and designs. Skylight can be added to increase brightness.

Tiled Roofs

Tiled roofs mirror traditional house roofs, offering excellent insulation and a seamless integration with the existing home. They provide exceptional thermal efficiency, noise reduction, and a variety of design alternatives to suit any home’s taste.

Why choose Castle Conservatories?

Castle Conservatories stands as the premier design and build firm specialising in conservatories and orangeries across Surrey and London. Boasting over 25 years of expertise in design and installation, we offer unparalleled knowledge and technical proficiency to guide you through every step of your project journey.

Recognising that extending your home is a significant investment, we prioritise delivering exceptional customer experiences, ensuring that your vision transforms seamlessly into reality. Our commitment lies in providing outstanding solutions tailored to your unique needs, promising to elevate your living space with unparalleled craftsmanship and attention to detail.

If you are ready to start the process by simply using our online quoting engine and getting a complimentary quote, or you can give us a call at 020 8669 1500. You can also opt to fill out our contact form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon.

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