How Much Would A Replacement Roof Cost?
If you are trying to work out how much a replacement conservatory roof costs, you will already have found out that it can be quite confusing. Best Glaze have put together this useful guide regarding replacement conservatory roof costs, things you need to factor and things you should look out for when buying a replacement conservatory roof.
Replacement Roof Costs
Because you are working out how much a replacement conservatory roof cost, the chances are that your conservatory roof that is either leaking, draughty or gets unbearably hot during the summer and bitterly cold in winter making the space unusable?
Maybe you thought about getting a replacement conservatory roof to upgrade the material or a perhaps you just want to change the look of your conservatory to add value to your home. If your conservatory has a polycarbonate roof, chances are it will have degraded over the years, and you now need to replace it.
You may be looking at replacement conservatory roof costs because you want better thermal efficiency, better insulation or even sound insulation, reducing the environmental noise. Polycarbonate roofs do not provide very good sound or heat insulation.
Your glass conservatory roof might have blown glass panels which have fogged up, cracked or maybe even broken panes, perhaps it would seem more cost-efficient to replace the complete conservatory roof rather than changing multiple glass panes and matching glass colours.
You may have considered that a solid conservatory roof with tiles might be a better option for your conservatory as it will offer a longer life span, be better insulated and look better than glass. The reason for wanting a replacement conservatory roof, cost not withstanding, is based entirely on your wants and needs.
Whatever the reason, a broken conservatory roof that requires repair, a cosmetic upgrade to add value to your home, or for improved thermal efficiency, you should work out the replacement conservatory roof cost, allowing you to work out a budget accordingly.
Is A lower Price Worth It For Replacement Conservatory Roof Cost?
We all do it don’t we? We shop around on the internet looking for what we want but at the lowest price possible. People are no different when it comes to shopping for a replacement conservatory roof. When you are shopping around for a replacement conservatory roof cost, the temptation would be to go with the lowest price that you find.
Our advise would be not to go with the lowest price and for good reason! If we were to ask you right now what the most important part of a building is, you would say that the roof is the most important part of any building.
When you give it some proper thought, you soon realise that a roof alone, with no walls is the minimum requirement for any shelter from the elements.
The roof on your home protects you from everything the weather throws at you, rain,hail, sleet and snow, even sunlight. The roof is the most important part of your house, the part that protects you from all the elements and the damage that could be caused to your possessions and your family.
This is why when it comes to choosing a replacement conservatory roof choosing the lowest priced replacement conservatory roof cost isn’t the best choice. Choosing a low quality replacement conservatory roof could result in leaks, draughts or having to replace the roof prematurely.
Choosing a cheap replacement conservatory roof may even result in damaged decor, walls, flooring even furniture and possesions.
If you find yourself needing to get replacement conservatory roof costs, you should make sure you get optimum protection for the maximum amount of time.
You are probably asking yourself how you find out what a fair replacement conservatory roof cost would be. That depends on a few factors, and would vary considering what your conservatory replacement roof needs are.
What Factors Affect Replacement Conservatory Roof Cost?
Replacement conservatory roof cost will vary a great deal due to size, style and the chosen material. Size is the obvious factor when considering the replacement conservatory roof cost.
The bigger the replacement conservatory roof, the more material will be used, whether that be glass, polycarbonate, or a solid tiled conservatory roof. If you are considering replacing the window frames as well as the conservatory roof, then the replacement conservatory roof cost would obviously rise.
The replacement conservatory roof cost will differ depending on the style of replacement conservatory roof that you decide on. There are several different style of conservatories, some more complex than others and requiring more labour and material.
A Lean-to conservatory is the most basic of design and therefore a replacement conservatory roof cost is much lower than other roof types usually because of its simplicity.
A Victorian Conservatory features a multi faceted front window and a more complex shape than a Lean-to, so the replacement conservatory roof would naturally be more. A victorian conservatory consists of multiple panels (glass or polycarbonate), and frames, also the curved end bay window means that costs involved and labour time would be more, therefore price would be more than a simpler design. Price could be lowered by choosing Polycarbonate rather than glass, materials make a difference to price but also performance.
Note that a polycarbonate replacement conservatory roof cost much less than the same roof with double or triple glazed glass panels, which in turn cost less than a tiled replacement conservatory roof or a solid roof such as a warm roof with GRP finish. Frame material also plays a part in the replacement conservatory roof cost.
If you purchase uPVC frames, you will save on the replacement conservatory roof costs, uPVC is less expensive than either aluminium or timber frames. The frame price difference is usually around 30% and 50% more expensive than uPVC respectively which is amassive difference when you consider the amount of frames in a conservatory.
Whats The Difference In Replacement Conservatory Roof Cost for Polycarbonate and Glass Roofs?
Polycarbonate replacement conservatory roof: It goes without saying that the polycarbonate roof would be the lowest priced replacment conservatory roof you can buy. The pros of a polycarbonate replacement conservatory roof are the light-weight and UV filter. The cons to a polycarbonate replacement conservatory roof are the poor insulation from environmental noise and also the thermal insulation is very poor. The lifespan of polycarbonate conservatory roofs is not as long as other materials and needs replacing often.
Glass replacement conservatory roof: A glass roof is more expensive than its polycarbonate counterpart, it lets in more natural sunlight than polycarbonate, however this does have its drawbacks during the summer if you do not have roof blinds installed. A glass roof will have better insulation with double or even triple glazing, and there is an option to have tinted glass which filters out the sunlight. Glass would not need replacing as often as polycarbonate conservatory roofs.
As you can see a Glass replacement conservatory roof would be the better choice in most cases, longer lifespan, better insulation, but what about the replacement conservatory roof cost …..
A polycarbonate lean-to roof 3000mm x 3000mm would be roughly £2,450 to £2,800 approximately. The replacement conservatory roof cost of a glass roof of the same size would be around £2,750 to £3,175 approximately.
(These prices are estimated and were approximate at the time of writing)
What is the Replacement Conservatory Roof Cost of a Solid or Tiled Roof?
A solid replacement conservatory roof has the longest lifespan, along with the best insulation properties. A solid tile replacement conservatory roof is the most secure and offers the most privacy. All of these benefits mean a higher price tag. There are a lot of companies offering solid roof and tiled roof conservatory replacement roofs, needless to say some are of a much better quality than others which obviously affects the replacement conservatory roof costs for both solid or tiled conservatory roof replacements. Another variable to consider when choosing a solid replacement conservatory roof is the amount of glass roof panels that you add to the roof.
For a small size conservatory you should expect to pay at least £4,000. For a larger size conservatory, the replacement conservatory roof cost can start at £6,000.
Different companies use different methods of building solid or tiled roof conservatory roof replacements, so things such as the tiles that are used will have a massive bearing on the replacement conservatory roof cost. For instance concrete tiles would be about £12 to £22 per square metre, whilst clay tiles are around £28 to £40 per square metre, with slate being the most expensive at £70 per square metre. We personally supply and install Ultraframe conservatory replacement roofs which use a composite tile for durability, lightweight and faster installation.
Does Roof Style affect the Replacement Conservatory Roof Cost?
Again there are many variables that dictate how a roof style would affect the replacement conservatory roof cost. When you find yourself trying to work out how much a replacement conservatory roof cost would be, you need to make sure you know exactly what style of roof you want, and whether it is possible and permissible.
So ask yourself what style of conservatory roof do you currently have? What style of replacement conservatory roof do you want? If the replacement conservatory roof style you want is different to your exisiting conservatory roof, can the new style be installed to your property?
Unfortunately it is not simply a matter of picking a roof you like and plonking it on. There are practical considerations which have to be taken into account when choosing a replacement conservatory roof. The most important thing to consider would be building regulations.
A replacement conservatory roof doesn’t actually require any planning permission, however your new replacement conservatory roof must not be higher than the highest point of the roof on the house.
Another factor to consider is that the foundation needs to be able to adequate to hold the weight of the replacement conservatory roof. This is another reason why we only supply and install Ultraroof tiled conservatory roofs as they are the lightest and strongest on the market.
Always get the foundations checked, a reputable company will ensure that the foundations of your existing conservatory can take the weight of a replacement conservatory roof.
The replacement conservatory roof design will certainly be a key factor in the replacement conservatory roof cost. A lean-to roof which is the simplest conservatory roof will cost far less than a more complex design such as a Victorian or Edwardian style conservatory.
If we compare the different style conservatory roofs, we can see exactly how they affect the replacement conservatory roof costs.
Lean-To Replacement Conservatory Roofs
A lean-to conservatory is the most basic of conservatory styles, featuring a square or rectangular shape with a sloping roof.
The highest point of the roof is bolted to the property, this gives the affect that the structure looks like it is leaning up against the building. This is what gives the style its name ‘Lean-To’.
Because the roof is basic and flat, most often with no complicated details, it is has the lowest replacement conservatory roof cost of all conservatory replacement roof styles.
The replacement conservatory roof cost for a polycarbonate roof of size 3000mm x 3000mm would be roughly £2,450 to £2,800 approximately. The replacement conservatory roof cost of a glass roof of the same size would be around £2,750 to £3,175 approximately.
Victorian Conservatory Roof Replacement
A Victorian conservatory gets its name from the architectural influence of the Victorian era. Again it features a square or rectangular shape, one of the sides will feature a bay window.
The bay window will be comprised of either three or five facets. The facets give the appearance that the side is curved.
The replacement conservatory roof cost for a Victorian conservatory are of course higher than that of a lean-to conservatory, because of the curved side. The roof on the curved side needs triangular panels, the amount of triangular panels depends on the number of facets in the bay.
The complex features in the design makes victorian replacement conservatory roof costs that much more expensive.
The replacement conservatory roof cost for a Victorian conservatory roof with polycarbonate roof system (4000mm x 4000mm) would be roughly between £4,450 and £5,150.
For a Victorian replacement conservatory roof of a similar size with a glass roof, the replacement conservatory roof cost is £4,800 to £5,530.
Edwardian Conservatory Roof Replacement
The Edwardian conservatory is easily recognised by its characteristic pitched roof. The stunning pitched roof is made up of inclined planes of varying pitches that meet at their highest points at the ridge, forming an inverted V shape.
One advantage of an Edwardian conservatory roof replacement is that the angle of the pitch can be altered to change the height of the roof to suit…
The replacement conservatory roof cost for an Edwardian roof with polycarbonate panels (4000mm x 4000mm) would be roughly between £4,500 to £5,230.
For an Edwardian roof of a similar size with a glass roof, the cost goes would be roughly £4,990 to £5,630.
Gable Fronted Conservatory Roof Replacement
Inspired by Georgian architecture and characterised by a Gable roof the Georgian Conservatory makes a statement of imposing grandeur.
The Georgian conservatory roof features two inclined planes along the sides which meet in a triangle shape at the front of the structure which create the grand design.
The triangle at the front of the conservatory can be glazed or infilled. The Gable end is also known as a sunburst and is often decorated as such. The choice of glazing and design will certainly affect the replacement conservatory roof cost.
The replacement conservatory roof cost for a small (3000mx 3000m) Gable roof can start from £2,500 and can easily exceed £5,800 for a glass roof system. As previously stated, these prices are rough estimates and the price can vary depending on chosen features, and who installs the replacement conservatory roof for you.
P-Shaped Conservatory Roof Replacement
The P-shaped conservatory is a combination of a lean-to conservatory and a Victorian conservatory. The two portions can be either equal in size, or one part can be bigger than the other, depending on how you choose to design it.
These conservatory roofs require a more complex roof than the simple lean-to or a Victorian conservatory. This of course shows in the replacement conservatory roof cost of a P-Shape conservatory.
T-Shaped Conservatory Roof Replacement
The T-shape conservatory is most suited to large properties. It is easily recognisable by its T-shape which gives it the name. The T-shape is created using a rectangular room against the wall of the house, which features a smaller projection coming from the centre.
The T-shaped conservatory can be comprised of a lean-to, a Victorian or Edwardian, even a combination of these. The replacement conservatory roof costs of a T-shaped roof really depends on the style chosen, there are so many variables with a T-shape roof.
Does a Roof Lantern Affect the Replacement Conservatory Roof Cost?
A roof lantern comes in all shapes and sizes. Usually a Lantern is a smaller glass roof mounted on a flat roof such as a GRP warm roof. Roof lanterns let natural light into flat roof extensions, they can also be flat or pitched. The size and material of the lantern roof will ultimately determine the final price.
What Other Factors Affect the Replacement Conservatory Roof Cost?
Apart from the cost of the actual conservatory roof itself, the replacement conservatory roof cost includes the installation. The installer you choose will have a bearing on the replacement conservatory roof cost. Again the same is true when picking an installer, the lowest price isn’t the best approach. A poorly installed roof can be as bad and problematic as a poorly designed or manufactured roof. Choose an experienced installation team that know what they are doing.
In order to get a fair price, Best Glaze recommend getting quotes from three different installers. Try and choose a local installer and a large company. Just keep in mind that a National company isn’t always the best. A lot of companies tend to treat customers poorly once they have have paid, customer service is poor.
Getting three different prices should help you make an informed choice and get the best replacement conservatory roof cost. You should also get a detailed breakdown of the replacement conservatory roof cost so that you are clear exactly what you are paying for.
Having a breakdown of costs will highlight the expensive aspects of the replacement conservatory roof cost. This way, you have the option to keep or change details to suit your budget.
Best Glaze are Ultraframe installers, we supply and install Ultraframe conservatory roof products throughout the whole of Cornwall and Devon. We also use Durabase conservatory base to build bases for extensions and conservatories, the modern way to build a thermally efficient and strong conservatory base. If you are looking for a replacement conservatory roof in Cornwall or Devon then please get in touch using the ‘Contact’ tab.
What Is The Cheapest Replacement Conservatory Roof?
The cheapest replacement conservatory roof would be a Lean-To Polycarbonate roof, its simple design and cheap materials make this the cheapest replacement conservatory roof cost wise in the short term. Long term it is not such a good investment. Polycarbonate has poor thermal insulation, poor noise insulation and doesn’t have a long lifespan.
What Is The Best Conservatory Roof Replacement?
To put it simply, the best conservatory roof replacement is the one that suits your needs, your property and your budget. There are a lot of variables that affect what may be best for you, your home or your needs. If you would like some free advice then please, feel free to get in touch.
Do I need Planning Permission For A Replacement Conservatory Roof?
Building Regulations have changed with regards to replacement conservatory roofs, and you might not need planning permission for your replacement conservatory roof in England. Even though you may not need planning permission for your replacement conservatory roof, you may still need to use the neighbour consultation scheme. The neighbourhood consultation scheme is applicable to single-storey rear extensions, and means you should notify your local planning authority of your proposed build or eplacement conservatory roof. Your local planning authority will notify your neighbours about yourplanned project allowing them to raise any objections. Home owners in neighbouring properties will have 21 days to object to the planned build and if no objections are raised within that timeframe, then you can continue with your project.
There are certain factors which mean that you might need planning permission for your proposed replacement conservatory roof:
You plan to replace a translucent (glass or polycarbonate) conservatory roof for a solid roof, then you must obtain Building Regulatory Approval.
Changing a translucent roof for a solid replacement tiled conservatory roof is classed as a change of use, because the structure goes from being temporary, to permanent under planning law.
When planning a replacement conservatory roof, your conservatory may no longer fall under the Permitted Development rules, and might need planning permission.