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Can I Change My Conservatory Roof?

can I change my conservatory roof

In the unwelcome event of damp or condensation in the ceiling of your extension, you may be looking at the ceiling, and wondering if you can change your conservatory roof.

The answer to this question, happily, is yes – there is no need to take down your entire conservatory and start again if you wish to make improvements to the roof.

However, there are certain things that will have to be taken into consideration before you begin the process. This guide will talk you through each of these factors in turn…

Can I Change My Conservatory Roof from Single to Double-Glazing?

Yes, you can. This will also reduce the impact of glare from sunlight on the furniture within your conservatory, helping it last longer, improve security, and decrease the noise that you will experience, through heavy rain during the wet seasons.

Obviously this will also make your conservatory warmer, though insulating the roof of your conservatory will have a greater impact if this is your primary intention.

Can I Change My Conservatory Roof from Transparent to Solid?

uPVC roofs can be replaced by solid brickwork, which will make the temperature of your extension more habitable all year around. Insulation is also an option however, which is considerably cheaper than replacing your entire roof, but will offer all the advantages of doing so.

It is also essential that you check the structure of your conservatory before you embark upon this project, and are certain that the load-bearing walls can sustain the weight of a solid roof.

Can I Change My Conservatory Roof to Simply Apply Insulation?

You most certainly can – this is a service that Home Logic offer and specialise in. Any kind of conservatory roof can be insulated, which is a cost-effective way of preventing damp and condensation all year around.

There are a great many reasons why you should consider changing your conservatory roof, all of which will result in your enjoying your space considerably more.

Which is Better – Conservatory Roof Insulation or Replacement?

This is a matter of personal preference. Some homeowners are perfectly content with the aesthetic design of their existing roof, but simply wish to prevent common issues, such as damp or condensation, while others may wish to undergo a complete overhaul.

Insulation is certainly a more cost-effective option, and will ensure that you can enjoy your conservatory all year round, without excessive disruption.

can I change my conservatory roof

It is always advisable to check the rules and regulations for your property using the online Planning Portal, but as a general rule of thumb, anybody that completes a renovation project before the end of May 2019 will be able to extend by their home by 6 metres (if attached to another property) or 8 metres (if the house in question in detached) without planning permission from local government

Can I Change My Conservatory Roof on a Lean-To Conservatory?

There are no restrictions on whether the roof of your extension can be amended – even on a Lean-To Conservatory, which are designed to take up as little space as possible.

If you are considering installing a conservatory, and wondering what design would best suit your needs, including the design of the roof, consult professionals such as those at Southampton Conservatories for expert advice.

Can I Change My Conservatory Roof Without Planning Permission?

There was a time when any kind of solid roof installation required planning permission from your local authority, but building regulations have been relaxed in recent years.

It is always advisable to check the rules and regulations for your property using the online Planning Portal, but as a general rule of thumb, anybody that completes a renovation project before the end of May 2019 will be able to extend by their home by 6 metres (if attached to another property) or 8 metres (if the house in question in detached) without planning permission from local government.

However, you will still be expected to engage in the Neighbourhood Consultation Scheme for the sake of cordial relations with your neighbours.

Can I Change My Conservatory Roof Myself?

Again, this is not a matter of legal compliance, but unless you, a friend or family member are experienced members of the building trade, it not recommended for safety reasons.

It is strongly advisable to find a reputable supplier, with a large number of reliable reviews to perform this essential work.

Take back control of your conservatory's temperature for the long-term, with the help of Home Logic. Simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get the ball rolling today!