Most companies can only offer you an option of either a glass or polycarbonate roof for your conservatory. We have invested a considerable amount of time and effort in communicating with Building Control Offices and in October 2010 it became law that you could put a solid roof on your conservatory. There are some basic rules that you will need to comply with. We can provide all of the information and if necessary deal with building control officers.
Did you know that you can now replace a conservatory roof with a solid roof without having to apply for building regulations?
There were changes made to the building regulations on October 1st 2010 which allows anyone to put a solid roof on a conservatory as long as they meet the following criteria:
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 should be an independent heating system with separate temperature and on/off controls.
Glazing and any fixed electrical installations comply with the applicable building regulations requirements.
If you have any doubts then please go to the following website link provided by the communities and local government:
If you go to section c25 it clearly states the following:
Where a conservatory or porch does not meet all of the above conditions it is not exempt and approved documents l1b & l2b give guidance on what would be reasonable in meeting the energy efficiency provisions from non-exempt conservatories and porches. Building control bodies will want to note that the definition of conservatory in terms of percentage translucent material as set out in previous editions of the approved documents no longer applies.
- Manufactured in pine, vacuum impregnated and coated with acrylic lacquer.
- Handle positioned on the lower part of the sash for easy operation, and secured open in two positions.
- Suitable for roofs with pitches between 15° and 90° (complete with flashing).
- Wide range of accessories.
FT centre pivot windows are the most popular type of FAKRO roof window. The well-designed centre pivot allows the sash to be opened in a range of positions, thus increasing the amount of fresh air which can be drawn into the room. The sash can also be rotated through 180° and locked, allowing easy and safe cleaning of the outer pane to be carried out. Such pivot windows are operated using a two-part hinge.
As the air inlet is positioned at the top of the frame, FAKRO windows have a 6% greater surface area when compared with similar sized windows made by other manufacturers. As a result they maximise the amount of natural light in a room. Non-standard window specifications, such as windows with automatic air-vents, are available to order: FTP-V/H, FTP-V/P. Also available in conservation style.
sun-porch. We can build you a new sun-porch from scratch should you require us to provide this complete service.If you have an existing conservatory, you will probably agree that it is too hot in summer and very cold in the winter. With the incredible u-value of just 0.18 (0.15 for the Scottish market) of the SupaLite roof system you will never experience these extreme temperature changes ever again!
- SupaLite gives an incredible u-value of 0.18 (0.15 for the Scottish market) that meets total building regulations.
- Lightweight aluminium fully structural frame with frame connector system for when new windows or doors are to be fitted to a new or existing building.
- Choice of tile and slate colours, all tiles are tried and tested for many years in USA, Canada and Australia, giving you total peace of mind in extreme weather conditions.
- 10 years guarantee on all roof components with a life expectancy of 60 years on tiles.
- Large roof vents are available to allow in maximum light.
- Full range of colour matching facias, soffits and gutters to suit your choice of windows.
- Choice of internal ceiling finishes (plaster or tongue & groove timber effects).
- Easy to install to existing window frames.
A cross section of the structural aluminium rafter used showing the structural ring beam, soffit detail and integrated gutter system.
A cross section of the structural aluminium rafter used showing the 50mm & 100mm integrated double insulating