When it comes to improving the thermal efficiency of your conservatory, a solid roof is the ideal option. Currently, many conservatories are poorly insulated meaning that they are cold and draughty in the winter and unbearably hot in the summer. This means they are only really used for a few months of the year. The good news is that you can solve this problem with a new solid roof from Leka or Ultraroof.
Both of these high quality solid conservatory roofs offer superb levels of insulation. They will block out unwanted noise whilst letting in lots of natural light, creating a fantastic space that you and your family can enjoy all year round. They also meet the required Building Regulations Part L standards so you can rest assured that they will provide a safe and comfortable living space.
The first thing to consider is that you will need a conservatory that is a suitable size for a solid roof. It needs to be a minimum of 6m x 5m and have the capacity for the weight of the new roof and any additional fixtures and fittings such as skylights.
Once you have confirmed that your conservatory is suitable, a surveyor from your installer will visit to carry out a full inspection and assess the frames for strength. This is because a new solid roof will change the classification of your conservatory to that of a sun room and this requires a stronger frame than what it was designed for.
GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) rafters are installed that form the structural framework for your new conservatory roof. This is not only a cost effective alternative to timber but also less prone to wood worm, condensation and rotting.
Insulation is then added under the rafters using a high performance BBA certified Celotex product. The insulation has a low U-value which means that it will keep your conservatory a much more constant temperature.
A layer of plasterboard is then fitted over the rafters to complete the internal ceiling. This is then skim coated with plaster and ready for painting.
Depending on your specification, you can add in Velux roof windows to bring in even more natural light into your conservatory. They come in a variety of sizes and glazing options so you can find the perfect match for your home.
The main advantage of a new solid conservatory roof is that it will significantly improve the useability of your space. It will stay warmer in the winter and cool in the summer and you should notice a reduction in your energy bills too. You will also be able to spend time in your conservatory all year round, which can only increase the value of your home.
A new solid roof will transform your conservatory into a space that you can really make the most of and it could even be used as an extra bedroom or office. Having such an attractive space in your home will definitely impress any prospective buyers when you eventually decide to sell up and move. solid conservatory roof