Conservatory Roof Replacement Case Study

Best Glaze customers Mr & Mrs Henley from Threemilestone in Cornwall contacted Best Glaze for a conservatory roof replacement for their 15-year-old conservatory with a polycarbonate roof that had left the space unbearably hot and unused during the summer and too cold to use in the winter. The polycarbonate roof had also started to leak around the glazing panels and roof vent so the Henleys decided it was time to do something about it and have a conservatory roof replacement.

Old polycarbonate roof removed

One of our friendly team met with Ray and Ali to discuss all the options that were available to them, the different brands of conservatory roof replacement and the different styles. After looking through some brochures and talking through the best options they opted for an UltraRoof solid conservatory roof which is a lightweight tiled roofing system that features authentic-looking tiles outside to match the home and beautiful vaulted ceilings inside with a plaster finish.

Polycarbonate roof internal view

The Henleys had already researched conservatory roofs and agreed that the Ultraroof was the best quality. The solid tiled conservatory roof replacement manufactured by Ultraframe is one of the best selling products offered by Best Glaze Conservatories and Glazing department our customers see the true benefit of transforming a once unusable room into a room they’re using all year round.

Ultraframe Conservatory products

Manufacturing techniques and modern materials mean that conservatory roof replacement has advanced a lot offering homeowners a choice of energy-efficient solutions. Customers can choose an aesthetically pleasing tiled design with full-length glazing options or Velux opening windows and a solid plastered ceiling, with optional LED spotlights to create a stunning effect. One of the main benefits of a replacement conservatory roof is that the new roof can be fitted directly onto the existing window frames resulting in a fast and seamless installation that is less expensive than a completely new build.

Polycarbonate roof removed

The Henleys explained how much of a transformation the Ultraroof installation has made to their home and their lifestyle:

‘Best Glaze called around one evening and we had a friendly chat about the different roof options, and the guys took some measurements, gave us some brochures to look through and let us decide what we wanted, once we were sure we got in touch to arrange a survey.

‘A survey was carried out and we decided to incorporate two full-length glass panels to allow natural light into the conservatory and the adjoining room. The measuring was very detailed and every aspect was carefully thought about prior to the installation. One of our main concerns was that the roof would be watertight within the day and due to the detailed surveying this was the case, we were very pleased.

‘We liased with Best Glaze and called them a couple of times with questions before the installation date and we all of our questions were answered and queries addressed putting us at ease.

‘The day of the installation the installers arrived and covered all of the window boards with thick blankets, covered all the floors with dust sheets, the protection management was fantastic. Tower scaffolding was erected inside and outside of the conservatory because of the 40-degree pitch of the roof, great care was taken to protect the flooring.

‘We were amazed how fast and clean the existing conservatory roof came off, it was less than an hour and the roof was gone and the installers were putting the Ultraroof eaves beam onto the window frames.

‘The roof was insulated and boarded outside within the day and were happy that the conservatory was secure and watertight. It was the coldest day of the year so far and the team managed to carry on smiling despite the gale force winds!

‘Due to the pitch being so steep and the extreme weather the guys were working in, the installation took a day longer than expected but it was well worth it.

‘We now have a real room that feels like a part of the house, somewhere we can sit and enjoy without being too hot or too cold, we are so pleased with the new space we now have that we spend most of our evenings out there just looking at the sky through our glass panels.

Ultraroof tiled conservatory roof

‘Best Glaze made us feel at ease from the start, the whole installation was very smooth and everyone involved was courteous and polite. We had a great relationship with the whole team, they were all very professional and super efficient we could not have wished for better and would not think twice about recommending Best Glaze to our family and friends.’

If you think that your home would benefit from a replacement conservatory roof have a look at our dedicated Replacement Roof section to see all of the different roofs we offer or book a FREE, no-obligation quotation today with one of our friendly team.