A guide to replacement tiled conservatory roofs and costs
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.
What is the average cost of Tiled Conservatory Roof Installations?
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.
Tiled conservatory roof prices
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:
||Lowest and highest returned quotes
||£7,300 - £8,100
||£8,500 - £9,500
||£17,000 - £19,000
Benefits of Tiled Conservatory Roofs
- Reduced fuel bills.
- Less noise.
- The value of your home increasing.
- A tiled conservatory roof can usually be added to any conservatory style and they come in a range of designs and colours enabling you to select a tile that matches the main roof of your home.
Tiled Conservatory Roof Materials
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.
- Concrete: The most common type of tile used is made from Concrete Concrete absorbs water so, over time, each tile will become heavier. This means that concrete tiles are probably not a viable option for you if your conservatory is 15 years old or more. Concrete tiles are available in a range of colours and styles so it's more than likely your installer will be able to find an option for you that matches the tiles on roof of your home.
- Slate: Although more expensive,Slate is a popular option. Visually, it looks amazing and guests will be wowed by the appearance. Be sure to ask your installer to quote you for them but if you find they are out of your budget, ask about the newer synthetic slate tiles - they're normally quite a bit cheaper.
- Composite Roof Tiles: Launched Recently. They're very lightweight and available in a wide variety of colours.
- Insulated Panels: These are less of a replacement roof and more of an upgrade on each existing panel. They are the easiest to install and most conservatory roof replacement work can be carried out and completed in a day.
Tiled roof for conservatory - FAQ
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.
Does a tiled conservatory roof help you reduce your energy bills?
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.
Does a tiled conservatory roof help reduce condensation?
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.
Will a tiled conservatory roof help stop noise from outside coming in?
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.
Tiling a conservatory roof - how much choice do I have over styles, colours, and finishes?
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.
Can I install rooflights on my tiled conservatory roof replacement?
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.
Does a tiled conservatory roof have to be of a certain size to have its roof replaced with tiles?
No - tiled conservatory roofs can be fitted to all sizes of conservatory - small, large, or extra-large.
How long does it take to install a tiled conservatory roof replacement?
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.