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Changing conservatory roof

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YummyBelicious Mon 09-May-16 16:17:46


We have the beginning of time problem of our conservatory being too hot/cold/never pleasant.

Has any body had their roof changed on it? Did it make a difference? Could anybody give me a rough idea of cost?

Our house came with it and DH wants to remove it from house but seems a shame to spend lots to remove it when it could potentially be improved


SqueegyBeckinheim Mon 09-May-16 16:21:32

No answer, but watching with interest. I moved into a house with a conservatory a few months back and have the same issues. I put a digital thermometer into ours on Sunday, shut all the doors and left it for an hour, when I came back it was reading 56 degrees!

lemonpickle Mon 09-May-16 17:25:16

I have a friend who llives abroad and she did this as the conservatory was an extension to the kitchen (open plan!). She is abroad however, so can't recommend her builder and her husband did some of the work himself. but it has made a big difference, although still a little too hot in summer, but she thought it was definitely worth doing.

evrybuddy Tue 10-May-16 07:43:56

I'd be interested in knowing how much this costs/ how it works and so on.

To make it an attractive prospect the 'roofing' companies specialising in this would have to pitch their pricing not so high as people are deterred or start looking at traditional extensions.

Given that lots of the adverts show the roofs going up in double quick time and they're made of some kind of plastic? - I can't see it being more than £3 - £5k - subject to size.... and obviously, that'll be at least double the cost of labour and materials.

They put up our polycarb conservatory roof in hours - so I'm sure they'd do the same with these 'new' solid roofs but the appearance of complexity is an opportunity to increase the price and at the moment it's a new thing...

redhat Tue 10-May-16 07:47:03

Not a conservatory roof but we had a safety glass roof put onto our pergola (about 5m by 6m) which cost 3k. Its flat though and so I suspect a conservatory roof would be more.

senua Tue 10-May-16 08:45:59

We looked at applying Polycool to our existing roof but didn't do it in the end because it wouldn't work for our configuration, so I can't offer any comment on it. I want to convert our conservatory into a garden room because of the hot/cold problem and the miserable sound of rain on a plastic roof (am sat in the kitchen now, listening to it!)

evrybuddy Tue 10-May-16 09:58:40

By the look of it, the Polycool might do something on the hot/cold situation but not on the rain noise.

Have you looked at many of the lightweight 'solid' roofs they're all selling now - like these

Only referring to that site for pictures - but I'd be interested to know how much it costs etc and whether the market is as full of cowboys as traditional double glazing/conservatories.

Whatdoiknow31 Wed 11-May-16 20:15:52

We have a new conservatory, erected last year.

It has glass climacontrol roof and Windows and is on a south facing wall.

On Saturday, when it was 25 outside it got to 29 in the conservatory - this with all the windows / doors shut and one roof light open, the roof fan left on no 2 speed - whilst we were out.

When we got home, opened the double doors up and it was actually cooler in the conservatory then it was outside. I was really surprised as we were thinking we would need air con as its our office. I know it's early days yet, but really impressed so far.
Also we still get the lovely airy openness of a glass roof - and no it's not too noisy. We've had hail storms and I've still been able to talk on the phone.

Fatrascals Wed 11-May-16 20:22:41

Marking place- just considering getting one of these roofs

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