How does the fascias, soffits, and guttering fit in the conservatory roof structure?
October 20, 2021
Tiled conservatory roofs enable you to relax in your conservatory throughout the year as they loose less heat than many other types of roofing material that were used many years ago in the construction of conservatories.
Many homeowners looking to refresh and modernise their conservatories don’t replace their conservatory, they just replace their conservatory roof. Why? It’s much cheaper than getting a new conservatory and the work can be carried out a lot quicker.
You can opt to replace your conservatory roof with glass, polycarbonate, or tiles. In this article, we look at the pros and cons of a tiled conservatory roof replacement. Depending on the size of your conservatory and whether any strengthening work needs to be done to it so that it can support a tiled roof, you are looking at a cost of between £7,300 and £19,000.
Tiled conservatory roof replacements are gaining in popularity for a number of different reasons, the main one being that they require much less ongoing maintenance than glass or polycarbonate roofs. They provide superior insulation and noise-cancelling properties as well.
Some homeowners, when considering a tiled conservatory roof replacement, worry about the potential loss of light. Recent studies have shown that the loss is actually minimal and that a conservatory with a tiled roof lets in a very high 90% of the light that a conservatory with a glass or polycarbonate roof lets in.
The amount you’ll pay will depend on the type of tiling you want for your conservatory, the size of your conservatory roof and the amount of preparation needed to do the work by the installer. Expect to budget between £7,300 and £19,000.
While this is a lot of money for many households, many installers are what’s known as Financial Conduct Authority-approved brokers. This means they can contact lenders on your behalf about spreading the cost of your installation over up to 5 years. Some installers may even offer you an interest-free finance deal to encourage you to choose them.
We asked some of our partner installers around the country for estimated costs for tiled conservatory roof replacements on different sized conservatories. This will what they told us:
|Installation height||Installation width||Lowest and highest returned quotes|
|3,000mm||3,000mm||£7,300 - £8,100|
|4,500mm||2,500mm||£8,500 - £9,500|
|8,000mm||3,000mm||£17,000 - £19,000|
When choosing a tiled conservatory roof, you have a number of choices about the materials your installer uses on your roof. Sometimes however, depending on the structural integrity and strength of your conservatory, not all of these choices may be available to you.
What are the most frequently asked questions that homeowners have when considering the installation of a tiled conservatory roof? Here are the eight that we get emailed about the most together with the answers.
We all know how energy-efficient the double glazing and triple glazing used in modern conservatories is. It’s one of the reasons they can keep your conservatory cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
What homeowners don’t know as well as that a tiled roof can be up to ten times more energy efficient than even the most technologically advanced glazing panels. Conservatory roof tiles will make your conservatory even more comfortable at all times of the year.
Yes. The way a tiled conservatory roof is installed makes sure of that. There’s a lot more that goes in to tiling your conservatory roof than just laying tiles, as you know. Underneath the tiles are multiple layers of different materials that both protect against condensation and provide insulation at the same time.
Yes. The glass around your conservatory will already to a great job of keeping out most types of noise. Where it has a problem is if it starts raining or hailing – the noise created inside a conservatory with a glass or a polycarbonate roof can be deafening if the weather is particularly bad.
A tiled conservatory roof and the multiple layers that make it up provide for much greater sound insulation, regardless of whether it’s the Great British weather that causing the noise or something else.
Conservatory roof tiles are manufactured in a range of colours, styles, and finishes. If you have something in mind for your particular conservatory, be sure to tell any installer quoting you what you want and they’ll be able to show you samples and provide thorough quotes for a completed installation based on your preferences.
Tiled conservatory roofs are also favourably viewed by planning officers if your home is in a listed building or a conservation area. However, prior to making any purchase, please do consult with your local council first.
Yes – in fact, most homeowners do. Let your installer know how many rooflights you want, what size you want them to be, and where you want them to go on your tiled conservatory roof replacement and they’ll include that in the quote they give you.
In fact, modern tiled conservatory roofs not only offer detailing on the outside, they offer on the inside too, the most popular choices being a timber-ceiling effect or simple and minimalist plasterboard.
No – tiled conservatory roofs can be fitted to all sizes of conservatory – small, large, or extra-large.
On average, it will take either two or three days for your tiled conservatory roof replacement to be installed. Normally, there will be a couple of professional fitters carrying out the work for you however, on particularly large conservatories, up to four may be used.
Some installers will ask you to be present during the installation while others will be happy to carry out the work if you need to go to work. Either way, someone will need to be there to sign off the work as completed.
Replacing a conservatory roof is not an easy job – it certainly could not be done by one DIY enthusiast. It may take two professional and qualified fitters up to three days to install a tiled conservatory roof replacement.
What’s factored into your quote? Other than VAT, labour costs, and the cost of disposing of your old conservatory roof, the base and structure of your conservatory may need strengthening. Plasterboard with foil-backing for insulation will be needed in addition to up to 10cm worth of dense foil insulation materials.
The guttering and fascia of the conservatory may need replacing, there will normally be some plastering work that’s needed in addition to electrical work. Depending on the finishing options you select, your installer will also need to make a charge for spotlights, lighting in general, and lead flashing.
Make sure that when the installer has given you your quote that, before you decide to accept it, that everything is included so there are no nasty hidden extras you’ll have to pay for once the work is complete.
There will be many local and national installers who would like to work on your replacement tiled conservatory roof but how do you know which one is best for you?
We would strongly advise that you choose an installer that is either FENSA and/or CERTASS approved. That’s your guarantee that the work will be carried out to the highest industry standards. It also means that credit checks have been run on the companies and their directors to make sure this is a stable business that will not be here today and gone tomorrow. No-one has a crystal ball, of course, and no-one can say with absolute certainty what the future will hold so make sure that your replacement conservatory roof installation has an independent insurance-backed guarantee meaning that, if your installer does cease trading for whatever reason, you will still be able to have your conservatory roof repaired for free.
CompareCompanies exists to match homeowners looking to improve their homes with checked, vetted, and approved installers able to carry out the work to the very highest standards.
If you fill out the form on this page, we’ll connect you with two suppliers in your local area. From them, you can get a free quote on your replacement tiled conservatory roof. It’s always great to get the experts in because you get a much clearer understanding of what can be done within the budget you’ve set yourself.
In addition, when we refer replacement tiled conservatory roof installers your way, they all know they’re in competition against other suppliers. That means you’ll be able to get the best quality installation possible at the best possible prices. Many of them will also be able to arrange finance so you can spread the cost over up to five years.
There is no cost for getting each quote – and there’s no obligation on you to accept any quote you’re given. Our service is also completely free of charge. To get started, please fill in the form on this page and we’ll be in touch.
The sooner you get in touch with us the quicker you will have a tiled conservatory roof that will be the envy of your friends, family and neighbours.
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