How Much Does a Tiled Conservatory Roof Cost?

You’ve heard about solid conservatory roofs. But, How much does a tiled conservatory roof cost?

Replacing a conservatory roof with a solid roof has become a very popular home improvement across the UK and there are numerous benefits to this upgrade. Solid roof conservatories are sometimes also called Warm Roof Conservatories or Tiled Roof Conservatories but they’re all effectively the same thing. There are various types of tiles that can be installed that suit different types of conservatory structures and budgets. In this article, we will cover the cost of replacing a conservatory roof with a solid roof and everything you’ll need to consider.

Conservatory roof replacement cost

  • The average tiled conservatory roof replacement costs £4,100. Installing a solid roof on a larger conservatory average out at £5,500.
  • Conservatories with solid roofs have many benefits that make the initial cost worthwhile. Some benefits include: reduced energy costs, larger living space / more room, and increased value of the property.
  • In most cases, no planning permission is required and it’s a quick simple upgrade that can improve your quality of life, reduce energy costs and increase the value of your home.

Can I put a solid roof on any conservatory type?

You can put tiles on any popular conservatory style such as Lean-To, Edwardian, Victorian, and Gable, and in most cases, tiles can also be fitted to tailored designs. It’s worth noting though that the structure must be sound and strong enough to hold the extra weight of the tiles. If your conservatory is old or has a weak structure extra strengthening work may be required before installing the tiled roof. These are all things to consider when working out the costs to replace a conservatory roof with tiles.

It’s always best to get at least two quotes from local or notational installers because different companies may be able to source materials at different prices, in addition, they may have different tile options to choose from. So, to get a good comparison of the costs and the services offered for the price, have your conservatory seen by two or more experts. The only real way to get an exact price is to get a tailored quote because every conservatory is different.

When an expert views your conservatory structure they will be able to inform you if any structural work is required before a solid roof can be installed. In most cases, no structural work is needed.

There are platforms available such as Green Energy Compare that enable you to get conservatory roof replacement quotes from high-quality local conservatory experts. It’s a quick and easy way to make a comparison and find out exact costs.

Do I need planning permission to replace a conservatory roof with a solid roof?

Upgrading your conservatory roof with a solid roof is like adding an extension to your home without the need for planning permission. Before 2010 the rules were different and a conservatory roof needed to be at least 75% glazed to be exempt from planning permission. In 2010 the rules were changed, meaning that you can replace your existing conservatory roof with tiles without the need for planning permission.

You will still require building regulations approval, however, in most cases, this is a simple procedure since the permission is only for the roof and not the whole conservatory. Your installer will be able to advise you on this and in most cases can take care of the whole process for you.


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