If you have a conservatory that is often unusable due to the uncomfortable temperatures and excessive noise levels you can upgrade it with a new solid conservatory roof. This will improve thermal efficiency, allow for additional light and reduce noise levels. Adding a roof to your existing conservatory will transform it into an additional living space for the whole family to enjoy.
Solid roofs can also be used to build extensions if you are looking for more permanent living space. The Leka System is ideal for creating a contemporary crossover between a conservatory and extension with the use of bi-fold doors which can be seamlessly integrated into the roof structure.
One of the biggest complaints home owners have with their conservatories is that they are unusable in winter and are too hot in summer, a solid conservatory roof will solve this by ensuring the temperature stays at a comfortable level all year round. The added insulation will also help to lower your energy bills which can be a big saving over time.
Choosing tiles for your solid conservatory roof will give you the opportunity to personalise the look of your new space, with many different colour options to choose from it is easy to find a finish that complements the rest of your property. If you’re not a fan of the tiles option then you can also opt for a glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof instead.
There are some important points to remember before making the decision to have a solid conservatory roof installed, it is advisable that you speak to your local council or building control department prior to having the work undertaken. They will need to be made aware of the changes to your conservatory and if they believe that it no longer meets building regulations they may require you to apply for planning permission.
In addition, a solid conservatory roof will change the classification of your room from a conservatory to an extension so if you live in a conservation area or have planning restrictions in place you will need to check with your council regarding any modifications. It is also worth pointing out that you will need to notify your neighbours via the Neighbour Consultation Scheme and they will have 21 days to raise any objections before work can commence.
Considering the benefits that a solid conservatory roof can bring it is no surprise that more and more homeowners are making the upgrade. It’s a great way to make your home more functional and it can add a lot of value when the time comes to sell.
When you have your solid conservatory roof fitted, ensure that the installer is a member of the Network Leka Installer scheme as they will have been trained to understand and fully support the system, as well as being able to offer you comprehensive guarantees. It’s also a good idea to have a survey carried out by a structural engineer before committing to any work so that you can be confident your conservatory is up to standard.