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Changing a conservatory roof from UPVC to tiles
01-08-2012, 01:26 PM
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Changing a conservatory roof from UPVC to tiles
Hi

I would like to change my UPVC roof in my conservatory to a tiled roof as it is too cold in winter and too hot in the summer.

It is a lean too type with brick walls to both sides and windows to the front and half of one side with a sound concrete base. It spans 2.8m from the rear of the house and is 5m wide.

We have been quoted to put a timber and steel frame in to support the tiles. that would rest on the existing brick walls and pillars.

Do i need planning permission to do this or do i need to have approval regarding building regulations?

We would like to move in a few years and would need to make sure everything is ok for when the house is surveyed.
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01-08-2012, 05:03 PM
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RE: Changing a conservatory roof from UPVC to tiles
Take a look at the planning portal for guidance. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/

From a building regs point of view however if it was a conservatory it's likely to have lots of windows so you may be over glazed as a proper extension.

Darren Bell (MCIAT)
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01-08-2012, 07:55 PM
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RE: Changing a conservatory roof from UPVC to tiles
There is a lightweight product designed specifically for this. It is exactly what you need because the conservatory frame is not designed to support a normal tiled roof.

However this product is completely lightweight and will work for you.

This is what you need: http://www.guardianconservatoryroofs.co.uk/

hope it helps.
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01-08-2012, 10:06 PM
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RE: Changing a conservatory roof from UPVC to tiles
You will need building regs approval for your plan as you are altering the structure of the building.
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14-03-2014, 12:37 PM
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RE: Changing a conservatory roof from UPVC to tiles
Hi Ian

In most cases you won't need planning permission, but your fitter should be able to assess this upon survey. I don't think we've tiled a conservatory roof yet that has required planning permission. It's very unlikely you will need any permission.

If you want to view our building regs PDF follow this link and scroll down slightly to the orange box that reads 'Download the building regulations brochure' - However the easiest option is to ask your installer about building regs during survey

Siobhan Smile
HomeSafe Roof Solutions Ltd
siobhan@homesaferoofsolutions.co.uk
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18-06-2014, 10:06 AM
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RE: Changing a conservatory roof from UPVC to tiles
Even if you weren't going to move in a few years it is understandable that you wouldn't want your conservatory roof to fall on your heads. Too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter is a common problem with old UPVC roofs on conservatories.

Guardian Roof and the Local Authority Building Control have collaborated to provide a solid roof option for conservatories. Take a look at our website and ask us for a quote, we can handle everything for you, so you won't have to worry about planning permission, http://www.guardianroofsouthern.com/tech...formation/.

With a Guardian Warm Roof not only will you be sure that when you move the conservatory will be secure but it'll also add value to your house, and save on energy bills.
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