Putting a Roof on a Conservatory

The Cost of Installing a Conservatory Roof

How much does it cost to install a roof on a conservatory? The cost of putting a roof on a conservatory ranges from £2,000 to £20,000. This price can vary between the different roof styles, sizes and whether you install the roof yourself.

The cost of each roof style can alter based on the size of your conservatory, material, colour and whether you require a full build, survey and installation or supply only service.

If you are looking for a new conservatory roof or looking to replace an old roof, then we can help. Choosing the right roof is an important decision to make carefully.

Conservatory roofs come in a wide variety of materials such as tiled, aluminium, uPVC, glass or polycarbonate. We can make your conservatory bespoke, with our choice of styles and roof options.

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Replacement Conservatory Roofs

If your existing roof on your conservatory is beginning to deteriorate, then it may be time to consider upgrading to a new one. Visible signs that your conservatory roof needs improving will be draughts, leaks and cold spots. You may decide to upgrade your conservatory roof to modernise it.

Replacing an old conservatory can help to create a more energy efficient home, reduce the outside noise, improve your home temperature, increase natural light and improve the view of your surroundings.

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Conservatory Roof Options

There are many different roofing options for your conservatory; tiled roofs, solid roofs, glass roofs and polycarbonate roofs.

Tiled Roof Conservatories

How much does a tiled conservatory roof cost? The cost of a tiled roof can range between £2,000 and £20,000.

A tiled conservatory roof is a thermally efficient roof style that will maintain valuable heat during colder months. This roof style is a perfect choice for creating a natural extension to your home, as you can match the roof design to the design of your house. Tiled roofs establish a seamless connection between your home and conservatory.

Tiled roof conservatories can be tailored to suit your aesthetic preferences by adding bi-fold doors or underfloor heating. This conservatory-style is perfect for those wanting to provide greater privacy, which can also reduce glare and sun exposure in your home.

A tiled roof offers many benefits to your home, providing excellent insulation, maintaining a pleasant temperature all year and is highly secure.

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Solid Conservatory Roofs

How much does a solid conservatory roof cost? The cost of a solid conservatory roof can range between £4,000 and £20,000.

The solid conservatory roof is a popular roof style. A solid conservatory roof transforms the appearance of your home to feel like a classic home extension. It is an extremely energy efficient conservatory roof, allowing you to keep warm in the winter but cool in the summer.

Glass Roof Conservatory

How much does a glass roof conservatory cost? The cost of a glass roof can range between £2,500 and £10,000.

A glass roof conservatory is an excellent option for homeowners looking to enhance the natural light in their homes. With a glass conservatory roof, there are many glass roof options available; solar glass, self-cleaning glass and high-performance glass are just a few of these options.

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Polycarbonate Roof Conservatory

How much does a polycarbonate roof conservatory cost? The cost of a polycarbonate conservatory roof can range between £2,000 and £8,000.

A polycarbonate roof conservatory is the most cost-effective roof option. A polycarbonate roof is lightweight and can withstand extreme temperatures which can filter out the sun’s UV rays. The only negative connotation of a polycarbonate roof is that the noise level can be high when raining.

Considerations to Make When Choosing your Roof Style

There are many considerations to make when choosing the roof style that can help you determine which roof style is best suited to your home.

Tiled roof and solid roof conservatories are robust and study. Both these conservatory roofs offer you the flexibility of light and heat when you choose to have glazed panels or lanterns installed alongside the roof. Tiled or solid roofs can be a great way to introduce more natural light into your home.

Introduce More Light in your Home

A lantern roof is designed to help increase the amount of light in your home. To ensure your conservatory roof stands out from the crowd, you can tailor your roof lantern to suit the stylistic choices that best match your home. Roof lanterns can be installed to new build conservatories and can be installed separately to an existing flat roof. Roof lanterns can be tailored to your conservatory and can specify to either uPVC or aluminium roof lanterns.

There is a wide range of different roof lantern styles, and we have a roof lantern to suit both traditional and contemporary properties. Flat conservatory roof lanterns to double hipped roof lanterns to rectangular or square lanterns. Our range of lantern styles can suit any conservatory design. Roof lanterns are ideal for flat or pitched conservatory roofs.

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Planning Permission

Planning permission is not required for putting a roof on a conservatory as they are permitted development. Each home is unique, so we strongly advised checking with us or on the Government’s planning portal before going ahead with any conservatory work.

When it comes to adding a roof lantern to your conservatory, usually you do not require planning permission. There are a few exceptions you will need to bear in mind when considering a roof lantern. Your roof lantern cannot project higher than 150mm. The peak of your lantern shouldn’t be higher than your properties roof.

Putting a Roof on a Conservatory Prices

The cost of replacing a conservatory roof can be affected by the roof style. If you are looking for a free, no-obligation online quote, we can put you in touch with a trusted local installer in your area. Compare conservatory roof quotes in your local area to get the best deal. Start your online quote today.

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Frequently Asked Conservatory Questions

IThe majority of conservatories with a tiled conservatory roof will not require planning permission. This is because they are covered under what is known as a 'permitted development.'

However, Building Regulations will apply if you want to build an extension on your home.

Whether you are looking to invest in a brand-new conservatory, or just wanting to replace your existing conservatory roof, there are many conservatory roofing options available. The most popular conservatory roof materials are:
  • Solid Roofs
  • Glass
  • Polycarbonate

Solid Conservatory Roofs

If you are looking to achieve a more contemporary appearance, then a solid conservatory roof provides the perfect combination of conservatory and home extension. This conservatory roof option allows you to make use of the space you have, providing you with a living area you can use all year round.

Worried about light? Roof windows or glazed panels can be incorporated into the design, enhancing natural light for a light and airy feel. A lightweight tiled roof conservatory is also up to 15 times more thermally efficient than any other roof.

Polycarbonate Conservatory Roofs

Polycarbonate Roof Ideal for those on a tighter budget, a polycarbonate is often seen as a cost-effective option to roof glazing. They come in many different options such as different colours, shading and U-Values.

Typical colours include Bronze, Clear and Opal.

Glass Conservatory Roofs

Glass conservatory roofs are a popular choice because they provide great temperature control. They help to prevent your conservatory from being too hot in the Summer and too cold in the Winter.

It can also be specified with self-cleaning properties, helping to keep roof maintenance to a minimum.

The majority of conservatory roofs can be replaced within the course of a day however, this is dependent on design. A solid conservatory roof with added extras such as lighting, might take longer than a day.

Your chosen conservatory installer will protect any existing finishes during the project so no need to worry about your existing floor being damaged during transformation.

Replacing your conservatory roof can indeed make your conservatory warmer however, this will depend on the type of roof you choose. A solid or tiled conservatory roof will offer greater insulation than a plastic or glazed roof.
A solid roof can be put on a conservatory. There are many solid conservatory roof designs available - just ask your chosen installer for a recommendation. The majority of new-build conservatories with a solid, tiled or glazed roof will not require planning permission. They are covered under what is known as 'permitted development'. However, building regulations will apply if you want to build an extension.
Planning permissions used to say that a certain percentage of roofing must be translucent in order for a conservatory to be exempt from planning permission. Changes to building regulations however, now means that you may not require planning permission for roof replacement.
Swapping your existing conservarory roof for a tiled or solid roof replacement can be done without needing to file for planning permission. Planning permission may be required however, if the height of your extension is changed following completion.
The average life expectancy of a conservatory depends on the quality of materials used as well as the installer. Generally speaking a conservatory built with uPVC window and door frames can last up to 25 - 30 years.
Yes you can! Whatever the shape of your existing conservatory, you can be sure that there is a solid roof equivalent to meet your exacting requirements.
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