Do I need building regulations for a conservatory with a tiled roof

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If you have an existing conservatory installed at home and you are looking to improve or modernise your home extension, you may have considered a replacement of tiled roof conservatory.

Tiled replacement roof systems can help improve your home’s energy efficiency and thermal insulation. They can also create a comfortable space for you and your family to enjoy throughout the seasons. As with any home improvement, it’s important to understand and comply with any relevant building regulations approval and local authority building controls. So, we have put together this short guide to help you understand if applying for building regulations are required and what regulations apply when replacing your old roof with a tiled conservatory roof.

Tiled Roof Conservatory building regulations

Before focusing on the tiled conservatory roof alone, it’s worth understanding what regulations apply to an entire conservatory. It is necessary for any type of extension, glazed or otherwise, to comply with the relevant building regulations. However, conservatories are normally exempt from building regulations approval when:

  • They are built at ground level and are less than 30 square metres in floor area.
  • The conservatory is separated from the house by external quality walls, doors, or windows.
  • There is an independent heating system with separate temperature and on/off controls.
  • Glazing and any fixed electrical installations comply with the applicable building regulations requirements.
  • The roof pitch does not exceed 4m’s in height and is no higher than the existing property’s roof.

So, what are the building regulations for tiled conservatory roofs?Do I need building regulations for a conservatory with a tiled roof

If you’re generally happy with your current conservatories’ performance, usability, and overall feel, then  full-scale conservatory replace might not be necessary. A conservatory roof replacement could be the perfect solution for you if it’s just the roof covering that is causing problems. or you want to update your old conservatory roof that is no long performing optimally.

Today, as long as the new tiled conservatory roof complies with the conservatory regulations we mentioned above, the vast majority of tiled conservatory roofs naturally adhere to building regulations. With this in mind, it’s still always worth checking with your installer before installation. Certified and accredited installers will take care of any building regulation-related issues for you, should there be any.

You can submit a building planning application online. For more information, find your local authority building control team here.

Energy efficiency – Why choose tiled conservatory roof systems over a glass roof?

Tiled conservatory roof systems boast a number of benefits that will transform your existing conservatory into a comfortable space to use all year around.

  • Save money on your heating bills with extremely low U-values
  • Tiled roof systems are compatible with all styles of conservatory
  • A tiled roof area will keep you shaded from the sun
  • You can colour match your tiled roof to your fascias, soffits, and gutters
  • You can have roof lights, or a lantern style roof, to allow some natural light to come through
  • Tiled roof systems eliminate the sound of heavy rain and wind that can be exaggerated by older polycarbonate roofs
  • You can choose from a variety of tile colours and styles to suit your home and keep a uniform design

For more detailed information on applying for building regulations approval and tiled conservatory roofs, you can visit the planning portal here.

Is there an association for roofers?

Yes! The National Federation of Roofing, also known as the Federation of Roofing Contractors, aims to raise confidence among businesses and homeowners by promoting quality roofing contractors and ensuring all members offer high standards of workmanship and sound business practice through a strict code of conduct and vetting procedure.

Replacing your existing conservatory roof with a tiled roof is a great way to make the most out of your conservatory and improve its thermal insulation. If you’re considering a new tiled roof for your current conservatory and you’re ready for a quote, fill in your details in the form below and an installer will contact you with a free no-obligation quote for your tiled conservatory roof replacement.

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