Q. Will I need planning permission?
A. No, all conservatories are exempt from building regulations
Q. Will I loose much light?
A. No the standard polycarbonate roof is opaque and limits light intrusion, with the majority of light delivered into the conservatory through the windows and doors. It is considered that the installation of this system on average only results in a modest light loss of about 5%.
Q. Will it look different?
A. Yes, externally it will look the same. Internally you`ll have a solid vaulted plastered ceiling.
Q. I have some roof window openings, will I loose them?
A. Some customers want roof openings leaving in, some want the roof openings covered.
So it`s entirely the customers choice.
Q. Will your insulation system, really do what you say it will ?
A. Yes,most definitely.
Q. Are there any other benefits?
A. Yes, quite often polycarbonate roofs become discoloured with algae growth and become unsightly from the inside & outside. When are systems been installed you`ll have a smooth flat vaulted ceiling instead of unsightly algae.
Q. Will the roof require cross ventilation?
A. Yes an air gap is retained which is hidden within the depths of the system, and also behind the external guttering ensuring that there is enough air circulation to prevent condensation being formed.
Q. What effect will the additional weight do to the roof?
A. The roofs are all either galvanised mild steel or aluminium, and are designed to withstand wind loads and snow loads and human traffic, with huge tolerances.
Q. Will i loose much head height?
A. No because the system follows the existing profile of the vaulted roof.
Q. What will the difference be in terms of insulation?
A. The reduction in "U" values for a polycarbonate roof goes from 1.16w/m2kdown to 0.43w/m2k close to the level of a new traditional tiled roof of 0.35w/m2k
Q. How long does the process take?
A. A typical conservatory would take on average, Two working days.
Q. Will the system damage my conservatory roof?
A. No the only thing that would need to be replaced if for some reason you was to take the system down, are the internal PVC covers on the glazing bars.