Replace your old roof with a new solid roof
Replace your old glass or polycarbonate roof with a new, lightweight, modern tile or slate effect composite roof. Available in various colours, the new roof will give your home an impressive modern look. Insulation and shading will provide you with a comfortable and ambient space. In addition, you can also upgrade your windows in your conservatory to A-rated Lorimer windows and completely transform the appearance and usability of your living space. We can even fit windows in the roof to make the most of the natural light.
These two images show the difference in heat loss between a conventional roof and a CR Smith 365 Sunroom Roof. The contrast between the two is quite substantial. The CR Smith 365 Sunroom Roof has various layers of insulation that creates a thermally efficient living space, keeping warm air out in the summer and preventing the heat escaping in the winter, thus saving the amount of energy required to keep a room at an ambient temperature.
Converting a conservatory to a Sunroom is effectively the creation of an extension, so a building warrant is always required. Simply cladding over your existing roof does not comply with any current regulations. We will organise and carry out the whole application process including the building warrant and the Structural Engineers Report, removing the stress from your upgrade.
To comply with Scottish Building Regulations, all conservatory converted roofs and extensions should be thermally insulated to a maximum U-value of 0.18 W/m2k.
Some conservatory roofs have such a low pitch it is not possible to fit a glass or solid roof. Therefore we have a range of high performance polycarbonate options.
Polycarbonate roofs come in three tints; clear, bronze and opal. You also have the option to include HeatGuardTM which reduces solar gain by over half, compared to clear material. This also minimises glare and reduces yellowing on the uPVC.
My conservatory is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Can anything be done about this?
Yes. We have several solutions to this problem, from installing a very efficient climate control system to installing an insulated roofing system. One of our assessors will be able to advise the best solution for your property.
Is a Building Warrant required in Scotland when converting a conservatory to have a solid roof?
Yes. Converting a glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof to a solid roof is deemed as the creation of an extension, so a building warrant is always required.
How long does the conversion take?
That depends on the size of the conservatory and what shape of roof you have. Typically all roof conversions are completed within the week. However follow on trades such as ames taping, plastering, decoration and electrics will be required to complete the project.
Is my conservatory suitable for a roof upgrade?
Some conservatories may not be able to withstand the weight of a new solid roof. Our technical assessors have been trained to identify whether your conservatory is suitable and can advise you during their visit. A Structural Engineering Report is always required as part of the building warrant process, giving you piece of mind that the new structure will be there to last
Does it come with a guarantee?
Yes. All of our roof conversion products come with a 12-month product and installation warranty.
There is a build-up of moss and algae on my conservatory
A build-up of moss and algae is very common, yet it can cause problems with leaks and draughts. Our premium cleaning service ensures your conservatory will sparkle once again.
Is it free to have a technical assessment?
Yes. One of our technical assessors will come out to your property free of charge, assess the structure and provide a quotation for the best solution for you.