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Conservatory Roofs.

Explore top-rated conservatory roof replacements in Chester, North West England and North Wales. Offering expert installation of glass, polycarbonate, solid, and tiled roofs to enhance your home’s comfort and aesthetics. Get a durable, energy-efficient upgrade today.

Polycarbonate Conservatory Roof Replacement



A tiled roof for a conservatory represents a transformative approach to conservatory roofing, blending the traditional aesthetics of a home with modern energy efficiency and comfort. Tiled conservatory roofs are constructed using lightweight tiles or slates, either synthetic or natural, designed specifically to complement the existing structure of a home while providing substantial improvements in terms of insulation, durability, and usability of the conservatory space.

The introduction of a tiled roof to a conservatory significantly enhances its thermal performance. Unlike their glass or polycarbonate counterparts, tiled roofs are inherently better at insulating, keeping the interior warmer in the winter months and cooler during the summer. This is due to the tiles’ excellent thermal resistance, which minimizes heat transfer. Consequently, homeowners can enjoy a more consistent temperature year-round in their conservatory, leading to reduced energy costs and increased comfort.

In terms of durability, tiled roofs offer superior protection against the elements. They are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, including heavy rain, snow, and strong winds, providing a long-lasting solution that maintains its integrity over time. This resilience also means less maintenance is required, aside from occasional checks and cleaning, making it a practical choice for homeowners looking for a low-maintenance option.

Aesthetically, a tiled roof can dramatically transform a conservatory’s appearance, giving it the look and feel of a traditional extension of the home rather than a separate, glass-enclosed space. Tiles are available in a variety of colors and styles, allowing homeowners to closely match the roof of their conservatory with the rest of their house, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal and potentially increasing the property’s value.

Furthermore, the installation of a tiled roof can address common issues associated with older conservatory designs, such as poor acoustics and glare from the sun. The solid roof structure significantly reduces noise from rain and provides a more comfortable and usable living space, free from the excessive brightness that can sometimes plague glass-roofed conservatories.



A rubber roof, specifically designed for conservatories, typically refers to a roofing system made from EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber. EPDM is a synthetic rubber material known for its exceptional durability, weather resistance, and longevity. This type of roofing is an increasingly popular choice for conservatory roofs due to its numerous advantages, including its adaptability to various roof shapes and sizes.

EPDM rubber roofing is renowned for its ability to withstand extreme weather conditions, including heavy rain, snow, high winds, and UV radiation without cracking, peeling, or warping. Its resilience makes it an ideal choice for conservatories, which often require robust protection from the elements to ensure a comfortable indoor environment throughout the year. Additionally, EPDM roofs are highly water-resistant, providing superior protection against leaks – a common concern with conservatory roofing.

One of the key benefits of a rubber roof for a conservatory is its energy efficiency. The material has excellent insulating properties, helping to keep the conservatory warm during the winter and cooler in the summer months. This can lead to significant energy savings over time, as well as enhance the overall comfort of the space.

Maintenance requirements for a rubber roof are minimal. The material is not susceptible to rot, moss, or algae growth, which are common issues with other types of roofing materials. Cleaning generally involves simple washing with water to remove any dirt or debris, making it a low-maintenance option for homeowners.

An EPDM rubber roof offers a practical, durable, and energy-efficient solution for conservatories. Its superior weather resistance and minimal maintenance needs make it an excellent choice for homeowners looking to enhance their conservatory’s performance and longevity.

Rubber Conservatory Roof Replacement
Polycarbonate Conservatory Roof Replacement



A polycarbonate roof is a popular choice for conservatories due to its combination of durability, lightweight properties, and cost-effectiveness. Polycarbonate is a type of thermoplastic polymer, which is transparent and incredibly resilient against impact, making it an excellent alternative to glass. These roofs provide a practical solution for homeowners looking to enhance their conservatory without the higher expense associated with glass roofing.

Polycarbonate roofing panels come in various thicknesses, typically ranging from 16mm to 35mm, allowing for a degree of customization in terms of insulation and strength. The material’s multi-wall structure helps in creating an insulating air space between the layers, which significantly enhances its thermal efficiency. This design helps to keep the conservatory warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, although it is worth noting that polycarbonate does not offer the same level of insulation as some of the more solid roofing options.

One of the key advantages of polycarbonate roofs is their ability to filter ultraviolet (UV) rays while still allowing natural light to enter the conservatory. This feature helps to protect furniture and fabrics within the space from fading and damage due to sunlight exposure. Moreover, polycarbonate roofs are available in a variety of finishes, including clear, opal, bronze, and even tinted options, providing flexibility in controlling the amount of light and heat entering the conservatory.

Despite its many benefits, it’s important to consider that polycarbonate roofs can be more prone to scratching and may not offer the same acoustic insulation as glass or solid roofs, meaning they can be noisier during rain or hail. However, for homeowners seeking an affordable, durable, and relatively efficient roofing option, polycarbonate provides a compelling choice that balances cost with performance for conservatory applications.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I need to replace my conservatory roof?
You might need to replace your conservatory roof due to damage, wear and tear over time, poor thermal efficiency, or if you wish to update the style and functionality of your conservatory. Common reasons include leaks, condensation problems, temperature control issues, or simply to improve the aesthetic appeal.
What are the different types of conservatory roofs available for replacement?
There are several types of conservatory roofs available, including:

  • Polycarbonate roofs: Lightweight and cost-effective, but with lower insulation properties.
  • Glass roofs: Offer better insulation and aesthetics, allowing more natural light in, but can be more expensive.
  • Solid roofs: Provide excellent insulation and a more conventional room feel, can include skylights or roof windows, but are heavier and may require additional structural support.
  • Tiled roofs: Offer superb insulation and a traditional appearance, matching the existing house roof, but are the heaviest option and may also require extra support.
  • Rubber roofs:
How much does conservatory roof replacement cost?
The cost of conservatory roof replacement varies widely depending on the size of the conservatory, the materials chosen, and the complexity of the installation. Polycarbonate roofs are generally the least expensive, followed by glass, with solid and tiled roofs being more costly. Prices can range from a few thousand pounds to over ten thousand. Contact us today for an accurate no obligation quote!
How long does it take to replace a conservatory roof?
The time required for conservatory roof replacement can vary from a couple of days to a week or more, depending on the roof type, size of the conservatory, weather conditions, and the complexity of the job. An accurate timeline of the process can be provided after our initial assesment of your property.
Do I need planning permission to replace my conservatory roof?
In many cases, replacing a conservatory roof does not require planning permission, especially if it’s considered a like-for-like replacement and the conservatory’s footprint is not being changed. However, if you’re changing the roof type (e.g., from polycarbonate to solid roofing), it’s always wise to check with your local planning authority as regulations can vary.
Will a new roof improve the energy efficiency of my conservatory?
Yes, replacing an old or inefficient conservatory roof with a new, well-insulated roof can significantly improve energy efficiency. It can reduce heat loss in winter and prevent excessive heat gain in summer, making your conservatory more comfortable year-round and potentially lowering heating and cooling costs.
How do I maintain my new conservatory roof?
Maintenance varies by roof type but generally includes regular cleaning to remove dirt and debris, checking for and repairing any leaks or damage promptly, and ensuring gutters and downpipes are clear. For specific maintenance advice, refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines or consult with us during your ordering and installation process.
Can I upgrade my conservatory roof for better noise reduction?
Yes, upgrading to a solid, tiled, or high-quality glass roof can significantly reduce noise from rain and external sources compared to a polycarbonate roof. Discuss your needs with the replacement company to choose the best option for noise reduction.

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