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Has anyone got/ had a solid roof conservatory?

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JHKE Thu 04-Feb-10 11:14:35

We are looking into getting a conservatory but don't really want to get one if its only useful for 6 months of the year. After looking on the internet I see that you can get conservatories with a solid roof. Its suppose be cooler in the summer and warmer in winter. I want to know if this is true.

Another reason for wanting to know is we are thinking of getting a puppy and this is where his bed will be but obviously can't if it still gets too hot.


fineally Thu 04-Feb-10 22:00:33

I need a solid roof for an existing too hot/too cold conservatory, did the info you saw on the internet say anything about retro fitting? Grateful for link! And yes I think a solid roof would make a big difference because insulation could be installed.

wiggleandgroove Mon 15-Mar-10 22:19:03


We would never buy a conservatory again due to the heat problems. The summer heat we solved by installing solar inserts into our polycarbonate roof however, the heat loss in winter; well, we just suffered huge heating bills. It was the only way we could use the conservatory all through the year.

However, last summer we purchased a new inner roof which has transformed our conservatory into a genuine sun room. From the outside we still have the appearance of a conservatory however, inside its just like another room in the house. Now we are cool in the summer and really warm in the winter without huge heating bills.

I hope this helps.

Katymac Mon 15-Mar-10 22:23:18

wiggleandgroove......inner roof?? what? where? - can I have one?

Bramshott Tue 16-Mar-10 14:34:01

They have them a lot in Ireland - usually called a Sun Room.

veryconfusedandupset Tue 16-Mar-10 15:30:34

We have one - came with the house when new. It has a tiled roof with 2 velux windows, glass windows all the way round from about 3 feet up and wall below that, whole thing about 14 feet by 9. It faces south and still gets very hot in the summer but it is a lovely room, we always have Christmas dinner in there and any dinner parties ( not very often ) In the winter it needs electric heater on for an hour in the morning if we want to use it for lunch, but with a few people in there it stays quite warm, excellent - suggest you get one, looks much nicer than a clear roofed one.

Nattynoos Tue 16-Mar-10 17:20:31

wiggleandgroove - what company did your inner roof?.... im really interested as i would love one!

Katymac Wed 17-Mar-10 19:08:05

Bump to find out more about wiggleandgroove's new roof

Fizzylemonade Thu 18-Mar-10 11:23:26

Another shameless bump for info on wiggleandgroove's roof

ScaredOfCows Thu 18-Mar-10 11:48:59

We changed the roof on ours to a glass one, double glazed and has some kind of coating that keeps it cooler in summer and warmer in winter. It is fantastic, the room has gone from one that was only really usable on warm spring or autumn days, to one that is really comfortable all year round. It is quite a large conservatory, with just one radiator for heating - really recommend a glass roof.

Katymac Fri 19-Mar-10 11:22:52

I'd really like to hear about the inner roof

lostinwales Fri 19-Mar-10 11:29:36

I've just had a slate roofed conservatory on the back of my kitchen and it's transformed our house! It has underfloor heating and nothing else and we have used it throughout this blooming freezing weather we've had, had christmas lunch in there during a hail storm/deluge/thunderstorm and it was cozy and dry. Haven't had it through a summer yet, but I'm hoping with two veluxes we'll be able to keep it cool and enjoy it. Our budgie lives in there and is very happy. And when it was being built we kept finding a neighbours cat under the sink enjoying the underfloor heating as it dried out the concrete slab!

ThinkingAboutSchemes Fri 19-Mar-10 16:10:06

I also want to know the info about the inner roof! Our conservatory is massive & it was far too cold to use in the winter (only been here a few months) & was thinking baout looking to get the roof changed, if possible.

Come on wiggleandgroove chime in......

Katymac Fri 19-Mar-10 20:15:06

First let me say, I am not a stalker

But that was wiggleandgroove's only MN post sad

I think we will never see the inner roof sad

Nattynoos Fri 19-Mar-10 21:36:58

Oh no....dont say that Katymac as im on here everynight waiting for her to answer :-(

Katymac Fri 19-Mar-10 21:38:35

Me too

Are we going to have to google?

Nattynoos Sat 20-Mar-10 07:05:15

I did try but did not come up with much....will try again and see what i can find!

Katymac Sat 20-Mar-10 09:29:48

Me neither sad

amlek Sat 20-Mar-10 15:48:14

I too am very interested in the idea of an inner roof....I've being surfing the internet since seeing wiggleandgroove's post & the only thing I've come up with is that some people have put up a suspended ceiling in their for thought?

citybranch Sat 20-Mar-10 20:22:53

LOL, I haven't got a conservatory (yet) and I have been dying to know about the inner roof.

Lubyloo Mon 22-Mar-10 15:04:26

Bumping again because I really need to know about the inner roof!!

Nattynoos Mon 22-Mar-10 16:15:08

Well done too!!!!!

Katymac Mon 29-Mar-10 23:22:20

Further bump

wheelerdealer Sun 14-Nov-10 09:12:32

I have a friend with the same problem. She found nichollsandcooke in southampton could
solve all things related to tiled roof conservatories

wheelerdealer Sun 14-Nov-10 09:14:54

I have friend who has just fitted a solid roof to here conservatory. Try nichollsandcooke in southampton they seem to know everything about tiled roof conservatories

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