If you replace your old translucent conservatory roof with a lightweight solid/tiled one, then you will need to comply with Building Regulations to ensure your new roof is both safe and fit for purpose. However, you probably won’t need planning permission.
When you change your conservatory roof there are a number of options available to you. Our solution addresses the issues of hot and cold and looks good both inside and out, at a price that’s much cheaper than any extension!
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Conservatories are lightweight in nature and are not generally designed to carry the weight of a tiled roof. Therefore, there’s a real possibility of movement or even collapse and the Building Control Application (only issued after set procedures are followed and on-site inspections completed) is needed to ensure this will not occur.
If you reroof your existing conservatory with a tiled roof, “significantly reducing the amount of glazing to the roof then a Building Regulation Application is required as your structure will no longer be regarded as exempt as a conservatory by the relevant building control.” Dept of Communities and Local Government – 2013.
Your existing roof will likely be glazed or polycarbonate and usually have uPVC windows and doors. If the roof is glazed, it is also likely the vertical frames will have been designed to carry the roof load.
In the case of a polycarbonate roof, the vertical frames may only have sufficient reinforcement to carry that particular load.
When you choose a Wetheralds Insulated Roof to replace your conservatory roof, your Wetheralds Surveyor and an independent Structural Engineer will assess your structure at the start of the build process to ensure that the roof and supporting structure will fully comply with the Building Regulations.
All Wetheralds solid conservatory roof projects are assessed by Wetheralds own Surveyors and independent structural engineers to ensure the roof and supporting structure will fully comply with the Building Regulations.
We're happy to provide more information and advice about building regulations and planning permission for your conservatory. To learn more please send your details and we'll arrange for your local Wetheralds Surveyor to get in touch.