A conservatory with tiled roof can be a great addition to a home. It creates an additional living space that feels more like a permanent fixture than just a garden room.
Here’s the thing:
A conservatory with a tiled roof can add up to 10% to the value of the house.
Instead of looking like a bolted-on addition to the house, it becomes an extra room with more light that any other room!
A conservatory with a tiled roof costs more than a conservatory with a polycarbonate roof or a glass roof. This is mainly due to the more complex fitting process. However, the price is also affected by the number of roof windows you might want.
At the very least, you should expect to spend anything from £4000 for a small conservatory, to £6000 for a larger one. In comparison, a glass conservatory roof for a 3000mm x 3500mm lean-to conservatory will cost you between £2,610 and £3,175.
A polycarbonate roof is even cheaper, costing between £2,355 and £2,705 for a same sized lean-to conservatory. The price for a conservatory with a tiled roof may go much higher than that, based on the number of roof windows, the sizes, and the material you choose for them.
For a conservatory with a tiled roof, you would want roof windows to get more light in. As is obvious, a conservatory with a tiled roof will not get in as much light as a glass window. Roof windows are the perfect solution to that drawback.
Roof windows, also called skylights, work very well if you want air and light in your room. They come in different styles and types of opening to suit the type of house you have.
You can get a variety of features in them including electronically operated windows, solar powered roof windows, or remote controlled windows. They are even available in solar powered models, and those fitted with sensors that react to the outside temperature.
They will open when it is warm outside, and close themselves when the sensors read low temperatures or signs of rain!
You can get roof windows in aluminium, uPVC, or wooden frames. Aluminium frames are cheap and offer variety in styles and colours. They are also light and flexible.
However, they are poor at insulation and result in condensation inside the windows. For insulation, uPVC frames are better, but are a weaker material than aluminium. As a result, you would need thicker frames to hold the glass in place.
Wooden frames provide great insulation and are strong. They look pleasing to the eye, and give a classic appearance to your property. If you have a period house, you must go with wooden frames to maintain the look of the house!
However, they are expensive and need proper care if you want them to last long.
The cost of roof windows for a conservatory with a tiled roof vary according to a number of factors. The material of the frames is just one of them. Their price may vary depending on whether they are double glazed or triple glazed.
You might want large windows for your conservatory with a tiled roof, and they would cost more than smaller windows. As they are on the roof, you need to think about whether you want manually operated roof windows or if you would prefer electronic controls.
Let us take flat roof windows to get an estimate of the average price of windows for your conservatory with a tiled roof. As the name suggests, these are basic windows that lie flat against the conservatory roof.
You may also get pitched roof windows for your conservatory with a tiled roof. They will just cost you more. A 550mm x 780mm flat roof window that is manually operated will cost you between £220 to £245 each, if double glazed.
The same window, if triple glazed, costs around £380 each. A 550mm x 780mm flat roof window with electronic controls will set you back by £520 per unit, if you want the windows to be double glazed. If you want them triple glazed, you can expect to spend to spend around £670 per unit.
Now, you may be wondering:
What can a conservatory with a tiled roof offer that an ordinary conservatory cannot? There are a number of benefits to having a conservatory with a tiled roof that glass or polycarbonate do not have.
Let’s see what these are!
As you must know, a polycarbonate conservatory roof provides very little insulation. A glass roof can provide good insulation. However, it also might let in too much heat and light on bright days.
A conservatory with a tiled roof, on the other hand, gives you the best insulation. What’s more, it also doesn’t let in as much heat on warm days!
With a solid cover over your head, you are better protected from the elements. You also lose less heat from within the house. This makes a conservatory with a tiled roof much better for your budget than any other roof.
You may be thinking that a conservatory with a tiled roof defeats the purpose of a conservatory because it limits light.
Here’s the good news:
A conservatory with a tiled roof can let in as much, or as little, light in as you want!
All you need to do is install roof windows!
You can get roof windows in a variety of shapes and sizes. They also come in a range of materials.
If your conservatory with a tiled roof is facing a direction with a lot of sun, you can even get double glazed windows with tinted glass. This way, you get plenty of light but in a controlled manner!
Let’s face it:
Glass and polycarbonate never feel as secure as a conservatory with a tiled roof, do they? You may get reinforced glass, but it is still glass.
A conservatory with a tiled roof can take care of that worry for you. You can get a room with all the light and space you want, but not have to worry about security.
If you have a conservatory with a polycarbonate roof, you probably don’t like sitting there when it is raining. The sound of raindrops on plastic can be deafening!
You might get sound of traffic if you live in a busy area. You may even have neighbours who are a bit noisy. Even a glazed roof cannot completely (and effectively!) soundproof your house.
On the other hand:
A conservatory with a tiled roof definitely can! Neither polycarbonate nor glass can soundproof your house as effectively as a conservatory with a tiled roof can.
Let’s face it:
A glass roof lets in too much sun. Unless you get tinted glass or expensive roof blinds, you cannot avoid that. A polycarbonate roof limits the light to a great extent, but makes the room unbearably hot or cold, depending on the weather.
A conservatory with a tiled roof is like the baby bear’s porridge from Goldilocks. It is just right! The roof lets in just as much sunlight as you want. It allows you to warm your room to a comfortable temperature.
Also, as we saw earlier, it gives you better insulation so that even on grey days, you can enjoy your conservatory with a tiled roof.
A conservatory does not have to look like a traditional garden room. With a conservatory with a tiled roof, you can create a room, rather than an extension.
To get a seamless blending of your property with your new room, a conservatory with a tiled roof is your best bet. A conservatory with a tiled roof can accommodate and integrate electrical elements, allowing you your choice of indoor lighting.
In short, to get a permanent living space that is guaranteed to last longer, a conservatory with a tiled roof has no equal.
Glass, whether tinted, double glazed, or ordinary, will always allow prying eyes to see inside your private space. A conservatory with a tiled roof, therefore, is an obvious answer to your privacy issues.
If you combine a conservatory with a tiled roof with dwarf walls of brick, you get even more privacy without compromising on the light.
If you are looking to replace the old roof on your conservatory with a tiled roof, you might want to stop and think for a moment. While it is a great idea to get replace a polycarbonate roof on your conservatory with a tiled roof, there are three factors you must consider first.
What are these?
The foundation laid for a conservatory will be based on the weight and specifications of the materials used. A light, polycarbonate roof will not have the same weight as a conservatory with a tiled roof.
Before you rush and replace the roof of your conservatory with a tiled roof, get a surveyor to assess if your foundation will hold the weight. If your old conservatory cannot get a tiled roof, you might have to stick with lighter roofs.
Otherwise, you might consider taking it down completely and rebuilding your conservatory with a tiled roof from the foundation up. If you have the budget to do it, and are looking for a heat-efficient and permanent room, a conservatory with a tiled roof might be worth it.
A conservatory with a tiled roof is considered permitted development and as such does not require permission.
You might need building permission for a conservatory with a tiled roof if your house is a listed property. If you have a house that is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, or in conservation land, you will have to get building permission.
As you must have seen earlier on, a conservatory with a tiled roof costs considerably more than a polycarbonate roof, and even a glass roof. The cost goes up even more when you factor in the roof windows that you will need with a conservatory with a tiled roof.
It is a hefty investment!
Bear in mind that the energy efficiency of a conservatory with a tiled roof means that you will recover the money in a few year from your energy bills. You will also improve the value of your home, and the quality of your life.
The conservatory with a tiled roof will get you more privacy. It will also give you a well-designed and properly furnished roof in any kind of weather.
You need to be prepared for the initial cost of installing it.
Before you go and buy a conservatory with a tiled roof for your house, we recommend you compare prices from different suppliers and installers. It is best to get quotes from at least three sources.
This will give you a good idea of the range of prices, and you will find yourself the best deal for your needs. To get a better idea of the cost of a conservatory with a tiled roof, check out our free online conservatory cost calculator.
You can also get a quote for just replacing the roof of your conservatory with a tiled roof with our conservatory roof quote calculator!