Whether your conservatory is used as an office, playroom or lounge a solid roof can transform it into a room that you can use all year round. It will be able to regulate temperature and keep off the harsh summer sun and reduce condensation, dampness, and glare which can spoil the enjoyment of your conservatory.
Unlike glass or polycarbonate roofs which can be noisy, the insulated panels of a solid conservatory roof are very quiet, especially during rain. This makes it a better choice for home offices and relaxation areas and also prevents draughts that can lead to a loss of heat, or moss growth that can damage furniture and cause mould.
While the 2010 revision of the building regulations removes the need for planning permission to be granted to replace an existing conservatory roof with a solid alternative, many lean-to structures may still require strengthening to allow the new heavier structure to sit on the current framework. Your chosen contractor will conduct a survey and advise you on any structural issues that need addressing before the work is carried out.
Solid conservatory roofs are generally made from concrete or slate tiles that can be colour matched to your existing frames. However, you can also choose from a range of uPVC options including glazed panels and Velux windows. Some installers also offer a more modern alternative such as the Ultraroof which can be fitted with a plastered vaulted ceiling that creates a ‘real room’ feel. solid conservatory roof