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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are traditional conservatory roofs so inefficient?

Traditional conservatory roofs were often made from glass panes or thin sheets of polycarbonate, traditional conservatory roofs were usually poorly insulated - this leaves you with a room too hot to use in the summer and far too cold to use in the winter. With older conservatories there is a good chance that you are wasting a lot of money due to lost heat in the winter, which could also lead to damp as a result. Updating to a new tiled solid conservatory roof can make a huge difference to the energy consumption and comfort in your conservatory.

Read this blog post from Halstead Glass to see how you can tell if your conservatory is inefficient.

I currently have a glass roof conservatory and am interested in changing to solid roof like yours. Would I need to obtain planning permission to do this?

Planning is not needed to change your conservatory roof but building control approval is recommended. The Guardian Warm Roof has full LABC approval and this will help with speeding up the process. Guardian also have a special rate with local authorities. Your local installer knows exactly how to deal with this and will take care of the paperwork.

What guarantees do homeowners get with a Guardian Warm Roof?

Guardian have guarantees on the materials they supply to their network of 23 fabricators (the manufacturers). The UK fabricators actually build each tailor-made roof in their workshop before supplying it to the local installers (Team Guardian members). The external products such as insulation, timber etc will typically have their own individual guarantees. All Team Guardian members should offer a comprehensive written guarantee on their workmanship including the installation.

Why should we invest in a Guardian Roof?

Many reasons: The Guardian Warm Roof was the first fully insulated, lightweight Solid Roof system on the market and is not just the market leader, it’s also the most popular warm roof in the UK. A Guardian Roof will extend your living space and increase the value of your home. Replacing your old Conservatory Roof with a Guardian Warm Roof System will give you the living space you presumed you were getting when you originally had your conservatory installed. The Guardian Roof carries full LABC Approval and delivers a quite incredible U Value of 0.18.

How do other people use their conservatory when they’ve had a Guardian Roof fitted?

People use the extra usable space the Guardian Warm Roof provides as a place to retreat and relax. Some people use their sunrooms for family rooms, library/reading room, dining and entertaining areas, as a playroom for children or grandchildren, workplace area, exercise room, reading room, room to do arts and crafts, a room to gaze out at the stars or simply a room to close your eyes for a few minutes on a Saturday afternoon. The possibilities are endless.

What areas do you cover?

Conservatory Solid Roofs is based in North Essex so is perfectly located to cover the whole of the Essex and Suffolk areas and beyond.

Is Conservatory Solid Roofs a trustworthy company?

Absolutely, we are a trading division of Halstead Glass and have been working in the Glazing and Conservatory industry for nearly 30 years. Our family owned and run company has been built on getting repeat business by offering the best quality products at realistic prices with superb installers and an unrivalled aftercare service.