A solid roof conservatory is the perfect way to add valuable living space to your home. It can be used all year round for a number of different purposes, and can also increase the energy efficiency and durability of your extension. That being said, there’s still a lot of questions to be answered before you get a solid roof conservatory, or decide to replace your old conservatory roof with a solid one. Let’s take a closer look.  

What is a solid roof conservatory?

A solid roof conservatory, or tiled conservatory, is an affordable upgrade from a glass conservatory roof. The additional internal layers and tiled top allow solid conservatory roofs to be more thermally efficient, securer and more aesthetically pleasing. 

The benefits of a solid roof conservatory

Replacing your old conservatory roof with a solid one has many benefits. Here are just a few of the most important: 

Improved thermal efficiency

Although glass conservatory roofs are much more thermally efficient than they used to be, having a solid tiled roof will certainly improve your home’s energy efficiency. The solid roofs have extra panelling in the layers that helps limit the transfer of heat. Meaning that your conservatory will be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Reduced noise pollution

If you’re tired of hearing the dripping rain in your conservatory, replacing the roof with a solid one may be the way to solve your problem. There are multiple layers of insulation in a solid roof that prevent additional noises from polluting your conservatory.   

Adds value to your home

According to research, adding just a conservatory to your home can increase its value up to 5%. It’s difficult to say just how much value a high quality solid conservatory roof replacement will add to your house, as there is no set figure. 

However, it’s highly likely an estate agent will price your property higher with a solid roof. A polycarbonate roof can often make hot times of the year unbearable. Reducing this, as well as increasing the energy efficiency, will certainly play a role in the suggested selling price of your home.    

More aesthetically pleasing

As you can see from the above image, a solid roof can make a massive visual difference to your conservatory. A glass or polycarbonate roof can look like a later addition to your home, and can often look worn out and tired depending on their age and the weather. 

Choosing a solid roof will not only make your conservatory feel more permanent and comfortable on the inside, but it’ll give it a seamless and integrated look on the outside too. Aesthetically, it will look as though your conservatory was built at the same time as your house. 

What are the potential costs of a solid roof conservatory?

When it comes to costing up a solid roof conservatory, you need to remember that every conservatory is unique and tailored to you. Costs can vary across location, suppliers and size. Submit an enquiry with KLG conservatory experts to find out the exact cost of your project.   

Getting a new solid roof conservatory costs

The price of any conservatory can vary greatly, depending on your choice in size, choice of flooring, drainage and many other factors. However, installing a new solid roof conservatory could cost you anywhere between £20,000 and £50,000. The average build coming in around £35,000.

Further down our conservatories page there is a conservatory calculator that can give you guidance on how much your conservatory could cost. 

Replacing a conservatory roof with a solid roof costs 

Replacing a conservatory roof is of course going to cost you less than installing a whole conservatory. However, the cost of a new solid conservatory roof is still dependent on the size and quality of the roof you choose. 

In 2022, a new solid conservatory roof costs roughly £8,000, with a larger solid roof costing up to £20,000. And of course with inflation on the rise, these numbers will only go up, so now could be the best time to make the switch. 

Does a solid roof conservatory need planning permission?

The answer is no, you don’t need planning permission to upgrade to a solid roof conservatory. However you should always examine the structural integrity of your conservatory first, and check with your local authority that this does not constitute a ‘change of use.’ 

This is unless you are the owner of a listed building or are in a conservation area, in which case you may need to contact your local authority about getting planning permission.   

However, you will always need building regulation even on a replacement roof. This is why it is better to have a professional company undertake your project.

Is a solid roof conservatory worth it?

Yes! If you’ve currently got a glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof, replacing it with a solid roof will certainly add value both for you and your property value. Not only will it deliver on better thermal energy efficiency all year round, but it’ll also make your home more eye-catching from the outside.

Similarly, a new solid roof conservatory is worth every penny. You get a whole extra room, added energy efficiency and up to 5% value added to your property. If you’re interested in replacing your conservatory roof with a solid roof, or would like to add a new conservatory to your home, get in touch with KLG Rutland for a quote.