What Are The Rules For Replacement Conservatory Roofs?

Using your old conservatory in this cold weather might be impossible, which is an annoyance if you’d love to enjoy the space over Christmas and the winter months. 

Having it there, sitting empty, is such a waste, especially as it can be revived with a replacement roof covering, namely, a solid tiled roof. 

But there are rules around replacement conservatory roofs, and you don’t want to break them! 

You need to firstly find out if you will require planning permission to upgrade your roof. 

That won’t be necessary if Permitted Development Rights apply as that gives you an automatic right to install a new roof. Certain replacement roof systems meet the relevant criteria. 

For official confirmation of whether Permitted Development Rights apply, you should get in touch with your local planning department, who will advise accordingly. 

It’s really important that you don’t confuse planning permission for building regulations approval as they are two completely different things. 

Most solid roof installations need building regulations approval first. If you decide to buy the UltraRoof 380, available at ERG Scotland, it will enhance your chances of getting building regulations approval as it is approved by LABSS (Local Authority Building Standards Scotland). 

We have vast experience in fitting and supplying solid roofs, so we’ll more than likely know if you’re going to need planning permission or building regulations approval. 

Ahead of installing a solid roof, we will inspect your current conservatory to ensure that the existing framework has the structural integrity to cope with the weight of a new roof covering. We can always replace the framework if it doesn’t. Our replacement roofs are very lightweight though. 

Once the new roof has been installed, you can get on and have that long-awaited reunion with your conservatory. 

Make a fantastic saving on a replacement roof in our current Autumn Savings promotion here.


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