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Changing a conservatory roof from UPVC to tiles

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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. It spans 2.75m from the house.

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?
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  • youdont need planning permission might be worth just checking with building control i actually fit the new to the market light weight roofs but not sure on regs just setting up my own company who have you been quoted by
  • edited 21 August 2012 at 6:49PM
    keystonekeystone Forumite
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    edited 21 August 2012 at 6:49PM
    ........... new to the market light weight roofs.................
    Pink and greasy ones that come in tins are they?

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  • Am interested to know if anyone has used this type of company to go from a UPVC conservatory roof to a supalite weight roof with tiles and what the cost was like? http://www.guardianroof.co.uk/conservatory-replacement-roof/
  • youdont need planning permission might be worth just checking with building control i actually fit the new to the market light weight roofs but not sure on regs just setting up my own company who have you been quoted by

    Hi

    Is your compnay up and running and if so can you provide advice/quote on a replacement roof? Thanks
  • southcoastrgisouthcoastrgi Forumite
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    have you checked with BC yet ? by putting a tiled roof on you are changing it from a (non habitable) conservatory to a (habitable) extension with all the regs that go with it
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  • Not sure of the ins and outs but a conservatory surround with a tiled roof is known as a warm roof, which according to the company quoted above doesn't need building regs. I would check with my local council though.
  • southcoastrgisouthcoastrgi Forumite
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    the OP's is a full brick wall on one side & half brick half windows on the other side, if you put a roof on it then it sounds more like an extension to me, i could be totally wrong but i think it's worth checking
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  • You don't need Building Regulations approval for a conservatory where at least 50% of the walls are glazed and at least 70% of the roof is glazed. If you're replacing a glazed roof with a solid roof then technically you will need Building Regulations approval, as this is defined as an extension not a conservatory. Just ring up your local Building Control department and ask - don't just trust what the builder is telling you!

    With the extra weight of the new roof you will also want to check that the existing conservatory foundations are adequate, and this is part of what Building Control will check. You will want to make sure there is good insulation in the new roof, otherwise your problem of too hot in summer and too cold in winter won't be solved.
  • mike_the_bike_2mike_the_bike_2 Forumite
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    I've read the post with interest as Ideally i'd like to put a tiled roof on my Conservatory (Are the tiles in the Warm roof proper tiles made of slate or concrete or are they lightweight made of composite plastic or similar)

    .. I'm pretty sure for a "proper" full weight pitched tiled you would need planning permission AND building regulations approval. Buildings reg's would simply laugh and say you would have to start again as typically Conservatory foundations would be 300-450 cm deep and these days extensions need to have one metre foundations to conform to building regs

    The other thing is you definately could not place a full weight roof directly on top of a upvc window frame or the light weight alloy beam typically above them on conservatories

    We need more detail on this "warm roof"
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  • I've read the post with interest as Ideally i'd like to put a tiled roof on my Conservatory (Are the tiles in the Warm roof proper tiles made of slate or concrete or are they lightweight made of composite plastic or similar)

    .. I'm pretty sure for a "proper" full weight pitched tiled you would need planning permission AND building regulations approval. Buildings reg's would simply laugh and say you would have to start again as typically Conservatory foundations would be 300-450 cm deep and these days extensions need to have one metre foundations to conform to building regs

    The other thing is you definately could not place a full weight roof directly on top of a upvc window frame or the light weight alloy beam typically above them on conservatories

    We need more detail on this "warm roof"

    The minimum 70% roof glazing is a key definition of a conservatory. Any solid roof (lightweight or not) would mean its no longer a conservatory under Building Regs.

    A warm roof is just a construction where the insulation is within the roof construction (ie between the roof rafters). A cold roof is where there is insulation between/above the ceiling joists, and there is a cold space (ie a loft space) between the insulation and pitched roof construction.
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