Conservatories are excellent ways to create more living space in your home. With the right design, a conservatory can become a second lounge, dining area, games room or even a kitchen.

One of the most important elements of the design is the roof. With a warm roof, you can drastically change your conservatory’s look, feel and overall utilisation.

So, what is a warm roof conservatory – and should you get one?

If you’re thinking about replacing your conservatory roof, here’s a quick guide to explain what a warm roof conservatory is and what types you can get.

What is a Warm Roof Conservatory?

Put simply, a warm roof conservatory is a conservatory with a solid, durable, and fully insulated roof. Because of its design, it’s one of the best roofing options available.

Unlike polycarbonate or glazed conservatory roofs (which are always too hot or too cold!), a warm roof regulates temperatures and provides a fully functional living space that can be used all year round.

Even though warm roofs are solid, you don’t lose any natural light after replacement. Through Velux windows, skylights, and downlights, your space can remain bright and sunny.

Should I Get a Warm Roof for my Conservatory?

Replacing your roof is an excellent choice for many homeowners.

With a warm roof, you can:

  • Boost the energy efficiency of your home – and save as much as £200 a year on heating bills!
  • Create a more practical home extension – with a warm roof, your space can be used for anything, all year round!
  • Quickly create more space for living – in over half the time a full home extension would take!
  • Let more natural light flood your home – with innovative roof lanterns and solstice skylights, your home can be brighter than ever!
  • Enjoy less maintenance long-term – unlike polycarbonate or glazed conservatory roofs, which require frequent cleaning to look their best
warm roof conservatory

What Type of Warm Roof Can I Get for My Conservatory?

Each Guardian warm roof conservatory is custom-made to create a living space that’s unique and tailored to your preferences.

When replacing your conservatory with a warm roof, you can:

1.   Choose Your Shape

Most conservatories have one of the following roof shapes:

  • Lean-to
  • Victorian
  • Edwardian
  • Gable
  • Combination

Check which conservatory shape you have.

2.   Select Your Material

You can choose the material your roof is made from.

At Guardian, we offer:

  • Tiles – our Guardian Esprit Tiles are manufactured from high-grade steel to create a durable roof with a contemporary look
  • Slate – our Guardian Roof Slate are authentic, environmentally friendly, and offer the rustic aesthetic of natural slate (without the risk of cracks!)

3.   Pick Your Shade

Once you’ve selected your material, you can customise your roof colour to match the exterior of your home.

With our tiled roofs, you can choose between:

  • Charcoal
  • Ebony
  • Moss green
  • Antique red
  • Burnt umber

With our slate roofs, you can choose between:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Mulberry
  • Charcoal grey
  • Terracotta

4.   Decide On Lighting

Our warm roof conservatories are designed to maximise the natural light in your home.

Depending on how much light you want, you can install:

Need inspiration about which lighting option works for you? View our gallery!


Thermally efficient guardian warm roof


Choosing a warm roof conservatory is one of the best things you can do for your home. With an insulated space, you can enjoy it all year round – without worrying about drastic temperature changes! Plus, the investment can even increase the value of your home.

Why Choose Guardian?

If you’re thinking about replacing your conservatory roof, Guardian Building Solutions are a market leader in warm roof conservatory replacement.

With us, you can enjoy:

  • Energy-efficiency – with high-performance Kingspan insulation that can shave pounds off your heating bill
  • Fast installation – with replacements available in as little as 3-4 days
  • A personalised service – with many customisations available
  • A brighter space – you can choose between Velux roof windows, Solstice Skylights or energy-efficient LED downlights
  • Peace of mind – we ensure your new roof is solid and LABC approved

To learn more, get a quote now or read about how to replace your conservatory roof with Guardian today.


They are often seen as a great investment but do conservatories add more value to your home? Phil Spencer, the popular property expert reckons that on average a conservatory can add 7% to your property. However, the true value that is added to your property is not guaranteed. The value it adds will depend on the quality of the conservatory and the condition.

A Guardian Warm Roof conservatory roof replacement increases thermal efficiency and adds value to your home

If you have an old or neglected conservatory, the value of the property might not increase, or it could drag down the property value. Those conservatories that have glazed or polycarbonate roofs are most affected. Here are some of the reasons why these types of conservatory roofs can be the determining factor in buyer decision making and property pricing.

Nearly impossible to regulate temperatures

Glass and polycarbonate conservatory roofs have a poor ability to regulate internal temperatures. During the hot weather, the room temperature can be unbearably hot. During the colder months, the temperature can be too cold. Therefore, the use of the conservatory can be limited to milder seasons.

Thermally inefficient conservatory roof
Heat escapes quickly from a conservatory in winter due to the nature of glass or polycarbonate roofs

Massive energy costs

As a result of the poor temperature regulations, homeowners often face higher energy costs. During the winter, homeowners often have to heat the conservatory more and during the summer, you might need to add fans to keep the conservatory usable. Therefore, an old conservatory or one in poor condition could cost homeowners more than £200 a year more.

Additional costs of maintaining a conservatory

There are also other costs to consider. Polycarbonate and glazed roofs are not the most durable roofing material. They need regular maintenance, cleaning and more to keep them in top condition. If you don’t do this, then they can look badly maintained and reduce the value the conservatory is supposed to be adding to the property.

These three factors can negatively impact the sell-ability of your home. Some homebuyers will not buy a home with an old or damaged conservatory. However, that doesn’t mean that your conservatory can't add more value to your home.

Most homebuyers are looking for many of the key benefits that a good conservatory can offer. This includes the extra floor space, the entertainment areas and spaces where energy savings can be made. But they will want a conservatory where they can have a comfortable, usable area all year round and not have to pay a fortune for it.

solid roofed conservatories add more value to your home
Solid roofed conservatories add more value to your home

So, do conservatories add more value to your home?

Short answer is yes, so long as they are future-proofed. That is why it is important to ensure the longevity of any conservatory that you may have now or would like to buy in the future. Using a solid conservatory warm roof can be one of the best options. Conservatory warm roofs can include a tiled or slated finish that looks more natural, can be customised in style to blend in with your home and is easier to maintain.

Those that use conservatory warm roofs can often find that not only are they going to add more value to their property but they also see cost savings.

Therefore, the next investment you make should be to look for a conservatory roof replacement. Change it to a warm conservatory warm roof and see the benefits.

Take the steps to a conservatory roof replacement

The Guardian Warm Roof from Guardian Building Systems has been proven to offer more value to your home, reduce costs and add pleasing aesthetics to a home. This can all help you live happier with your conservatory and improve the sell-ability of your home if you decide to move.

If you’re thinking that a conservatory warm roof might be the best investment for your old or damaged conservatory, then find out more about here.

conservatory or an extension

With many homeowners looking to expand their property - be that for extra living space, sun rooms, home offices or other reasons - the question of how best to get that space is a popular one. So, which is the best option - a conservatory or an extension?

Loft conversions are common, so too cellar conversions, though both of these can end up being very expensive options - costs such as tanking a cellar often being greater than the cost of simply building a brand new addition to the house.

And that is perhaps why conservatories and extensions seem to be the most popular projects - but which one of these is the best option for you?

A conservatory or an extension is an increasingly nuanced choice

Perhaps the choice used to be a bit easier... if you just wanted a room from which to enjoy a few sunny, summer afternoons then you would go for a conservatory; if you wanted anything able to provide a wider range of uses then it had to be an extension.

The cost differences also often led homeowners one way or another - one being a relatively cheap project compared to the overall value of the house, the other perhaps requiring more significant borrowing or remortgaging of the property.

But knowledge also played a part. Anyone with experience of conservatories up to a few years ago was probably aware of their flaws. Any conservatory made with a glass or polycarbonate roof is simply unable to regulate the temperatures - the room becoming far too hot in the summer and too cold in winter.

For many, this knowledge made it a simpler decision - extension or nothing.

Recent changes have, however, served to make it a much more complex decision.

New conservatories - all the benefits of an extension?

Conservatories can now come in a format that looks more like an extension than a conservatory. A bit confusing perhaps, but also great news for anyone previously unsure which to choose.

Now there is a middle ground with some of the best features of both.

These new style conservatories have one fundamental difference from their older cousins - they don't use a glass or polycarb roof, instead they have a lightweight solid, tiled roof.

This roof makes the conservatories usable all year round, yet is light enough to sit on a traditional conservatory construction. The build time and cost is therefore more in keeping with a conservatory; the year-round usability more in keeping with what you would expect of an extension.

At Guardian, we are the only company to make these solid, tiled roofs to a standard that receives full Local Area Building Control approval. In fact, it was us who developed this type of room; believing it must be possible to come up with a lightweight, effective alternative to the flawed roofs of the past.

The same difference?

conservatory or an extensionThe advances made to conservatory roofs mean that for many purposes there is very little difference between the two.

A conservatory or an extension can now both be enjoyable spaces all year round suitable for a whole range of uses. Both also blend in sympathetically to the rest of the property - no longer are conservatories a glass bolt-on, instead the roofs come in a range of styles and subtle colours ensuring they closely match the rest of the house.

And both even have the huge advantage of adding value to the property. Of course, it varies by postcode, type of house and other factors, but both can be appealing to would-be buyers in future. In many cases, conservatories with solid roofs more than pay for themselves; the money spent on them being less than the increased value of the property when it is later sold.

However, some differences remain...

Specialist space

For some purposes, for all the advances seen in conservatory build quality, extensions are still the best choice.

Larger builds of course can be better suited to extensions too - a two-storey extension might prove a cost effective way of getting extra living space downstairs as well as an extra bedroom on the upper floor.

In general, though, conservatories are an under appreciated alternative. They perhaps still suffer from the reputation they had for being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, yet neither of these is an issue any more thanks to changes in legislation to allow our solid, tiled roofs.

Some advice

With it being so nuanced a choice nowadays, with little to choose between a conservatory or an extension; why not get in touch for an obligation free chat?

At Guardian Building Systems we convert existing conservatories by replacing the roof, while we also build new conservatories and extensions.

replacing a conservatory roof
The main motivation for getting a replacement conservatory roof is to transform the room into one that is usable all year round.

Conservatories with glass or polycarbonate roofs are flawed, they are too hot to use in the summer and only usable in the winter with the heating on almost constantly.

That Guardian Warm Roof’s replacement roofs fix this issue is shown by the fact that regulations were changed in 2010 on account of Guardian proving the benefit of our lightweight, solid roofs.

However, a replacement conservatory roof does of course cost money. We would argue that it is money well spent, unleashing the potential of a room that is largely a waste of space.

It is not uncommon, though, for the beleaguered homeowner to look at the money already spent on the conservatory and feel disinclined to spend a penny more.
What might persuade them is if the work pays for itself.

Does having your conservatory roof replaced lead to an equivalent rise in the property’s value?

To answer this it is impossible to make promises. We cannot say that every conservatory roof on every property will always pay for itself.

Replacement conservatory roofs - making financial sense

replacing a conservatory roof with Guardian Warm Roof
There are many factors that affect house price, national and local, some properties will have hit a ceiling for their area where carrying out ever-more work will not lead to an equivalent rise in value.

In general terms, though, replacement conservatory roofs can be an upgrade that adds real value to any property.

There are also annual energy bill savings to be enjoyed - the independent AECOM estimating that a typical homeowner would save £200 per year after having a replacement conservatory roof fitted.

But that can be a small sum compared to the increase in property value.

The reason for the rise is easiest to explain when seen from the point of view of potential future owners.

Anyone looking round a house with a conservatory that has a glass or polycarbonate roof knows that this is a flawed space. It might be that they attach no value to it, they might even mentally be working out the cost of having it removed as they consider what offer to make.

Whereas an extension would add real value being superb living space, a conservatory simply does not have that appeal.

A replacement conservatory roof helps bridge the gap between the price a house with a conservatory would get and one with that same extra square footage in the shape of an extension.

The replacement conservatory roof makes the room as usable as an extension and the roof itself is also aesthetically appealing, coming in a range of colours and shades.

The roof will now blend in with the rest of the property rather than looking like a bit of an after thought.

Adding value to your house - expert advice

Installing a Guardian Warm Roof on an existing conservatory
Of course, anyone interested in a replacement conservatory would be well advised to speak to a local estate agent to get a feel for what impact the work would have given the specifics of your local property market.

The homeowner should also bear in mind that not all replacement conservatory roofs are equal. It is not our place to comment on other products, but it is worth noting that it is Guardian who develop the roof that led to solid, tiled roofs being approved. It is also Guardian who have full Local Building Control (LABC) approval.

On this site, there is a wealth of information regarding the Guardian Warm Roof.

With many conservatories unfit for purpose, home owners are left looking a for a solution – and ideally one that doesn't involve simply knocking the whole thing down.

Are replacement conservatory roofs legal?

Increasingly common is replacing the roof, having the existing glass or polycarbonate roof removed and having a solid, tiled replacement roof installed in its place.

It sounds a sensible solution, after all, the roof is the source of most heating issues, and is the reason why conservatories are a virtual sauna when the sun shines.

However, are roof replacements legal and do they meet building requirements – and, if so, why are glass roofs so common when there are other solutions so much more fit for purpose?

To answer, we need a bit of a history lesson. Don't worry, we'll keep it brief.

Until 2010 conservatories had to have either glass or polycarbonate roofs which is why most conservatories still have one of these materials. Since 2010 it's been possible to have a lightweight solid, tiled roof either to a new conservatory or fitted as a replacement roof to an existing one.

There is, though, a caveat.

The solid, tiled replacement roof essentially means a Guardian Warm Roof and we're not just saying that because these are our roofs.

Only the Guardian Roof has full Local Area Building Control approval. In fact, solid, tiled roofs are only allowed now because we worked tirelessly to prove their suitability and to get regulations overturned. At Guardian, we didn't benefit from regulation changes; our work created the regulation changes.

This means that if you were to consider a solid, tiled replacement roof by another brand – and there are others out there – you might be left worrying that your new roof doesn't meet regulatory standards. You might be left with no peace of mind.

With a Guardian Roof, you meet regulations and of course the roof is completely legal. In fact, Guardian Roofs always come with lengthy guarantees whichever local installer you choose.

You can find your local installer by contacting us via this page or giving us a call on 0800 0665832.

Knowing your new conservatory roof passes all regulations and has a lengthy guarantee is of course a relief, but why consider a Guardian Warm Roof in the first place?

We believe there are multiple reasons, chief among them being that our roofs deliver on their key promise. They turn the conservatory from a room that is often virtually unusable into one that is the best room in the house when the sun shines. The lightweight solid, tiled roof keeps the room within a pleasant temperature range.

A range of benefits

Guardian Warm Roofs also look great. They come in a range of colours and styles so there is something to suit every type of property – bespoke roof can also be made for the rare opportunities when one of the standard styles doesn't quite work. You can see our range of finishes here.

And the roofs make financial sense both in the short and medium term and the long.

In the short and medium term, there are energy bill savings to be enjoyed. Independent research found that upgrading the roof helped the homeowner save £200 on energy bills per year on average. The reason is that our roofs are so much more efficient in the winter, heat isn't lost straight through the glass roof.

Longer term, if you ever look to sell, the work may well have paid for itself and more besides. Would-be buyers value the upgrade, work that has turned a flawed conservatory into what is essentially a superb extension. This upgrade adds value to the house value, often upping the value by far more than the cost of the work.

Considering changing your conservatory roof is not an easy decision – it might feel hard to justify the expense on a room you have already paid to have built.

It can though make a huge difference to the conservatory, the house as a whole and your enjoyment of both (and of the summer).

If you'd like to know more about our roofs, including how to find a local, approved installer, call us on 0800 0665832.

The owners of this lovely home chose a glass conservatory roof replacement with a fully insulated Guardian Warm Roof. The homeowners, situated on the South Coast, were fed up with their old conservatory. No matter how they tried to manage the interior temperature, it was either too hot or too cold. With the installation of a Guardian Warm Roof, the conservatory has been transformed into a beautiful new living space.

"We couldn’t believe the difference it made"

Transformed with minimum disruption to the home owners

Country View converted an existing large size conservatory into a very practical and attractive Garden Room by simply removing the glass roof and replacing it with the thermally efficient and fully insulated Guardian Roof system.

The photo’s demonstrate the before and after change, which generally only takes a few days – with very little disruption and minimal mess. It is important to know that no other replacement roof system can offer the same high standards of performance, appearance or engineering superiority. You’re only going to do this once, so make sure it’s a Guardian Warm Roof.

conservatory too hot in summer

If you Google ‘conservatory too hot’ you get about 630,000 results. If you Google ‘conservatory too cold’ you get about 610,000 results.

From that we can tell two things. A lot of people have issues with their conservatories and the two issues are pretty equal. Conservatories are either too hot or too cold. The one thing you can say in their defence is that they are never both at the same time.

Why though? Why is a conservatory too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter? What is the fundamental problem they have and how was this allowed to happen?

The problem is a simple one to explain even if it is a bit more complex to fix. It is fixable - more on that in a bit - but it does require a bit of work.

Conservatory too hot: The problem is the roof.

That thing above your head, the glass or polycarbonate structure. The advantage of these types of conservatory roofs is that you can see through them, the problem is that the rooms are often uninhabitable, making the fact you can see through it somewhat of an irrelevance.

Neither material is suitable for the job. You can apply special tapes which promise to make them better at regulating the temperature, you can put fans and heaters in the room, you can add blinds. You can try all sorts of quick fixes, but the issue remains.

A conservatory roof that lets all the light through does the same with the heat, or lack of it, amplifying the outside temperature. On a hot day, the conservatory becomes a virtual sauna, on a winter’s day it is only usable with the heating turned up to full blast.

This all begs a question of course. If a glass or polycarbonate roof is so unsuitable, then why are the majority of conservatory roofs either glass or polycarb?

It’s a good question and one for which we’re going to have to find a handy DeLorean and head back in time a few years.

Let’s punch in 2010.

Arriving in 2010, we return to a time when the only roofs you could have on a conservatory were glass and polycarbonate, no other type of roof had regulatory approval. If you wanted a conservatory you had a choice of two types of roof, neither of them suitable for the job (though the person selling you the conservatory might have negated to mention this).

Anyone buying a conservatory probably saw safety in numbers. If so many people have conservatories, they must be fine. What a great way to extend the house, all on a tight budget.

And then they had the conservatory installed, and then the sun shone, and then that first, awful feeling of regret.

At the same time, we at Guardian Warm Roof have just completed the process of getting approval for our replacement roof. A solid, lightweight, tiled conservatory roof that would lessen extreme over-heating or cooling and make the rooms usable again. A real game changer.

By the end of 2010, regulations had been changed and these types of roofs were now permissible - although in reality only the Guardian Roof as the only roof of its kind to have full Local Area Building Control (LABC) approval.

The Guardian Warm Roof has this approval - and thousands of satisfied customers too - because it does what it was created to do, namely it makes conservatories usable. Off comes the old roof, on goes the new, as it is lightweight it fits straight on to the existing structure; typically the entire work, including removal of the old roof, adding the new, and the internal finish, takes just three days.

Over time, we hope to make the question of why conservatories are too hot or too cold an irrelevance. We hope that all those many hundreds of thousands of results are relegated to the archives.

The truth is, a conservatory doesn’t have to be too hot or too cold, you just have to get the right roof for it.

On our website, there is a wealth of information about our roofs, please do take a look round. We would also like to point out a couple of other key benefits while you’re here.

The roofs look great. That isn’t just an idle claim, the roofs come in a range of styles and subtle colours which ensures there is a roof style and colour to match your property. This means that what was once a bolt-on becomes effectively a superb, sympathetic extension.

You can see examples of the roof finishes here.

Upgrading to a Guardian Warm Roof can also make financial sense. There are energy bill savings to be made every year, independent research finding them to come to around £200 per year for a typical property. Better still, if you ever look to sell the work often pays for itself and more besides. Any would-be buyer is getting a great extension rather than a flawed conservatory and this is work they are willing to pay for.

That’s enough about us though - if you want to know more about Guardian contact us for a quote.

Let’s jump back to the question we started with.

Why is your conservatory too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter?

It’s the roof. The roof is the problem but, remember. It doesn’t have to be…

On this site there are thousands of words that detail the technical benefits of the Guardian Warm Roof and why you should change your conservatory roof.

There are pages on how Guardian Warm Roofs are the only roofs which have full regulatory approval. There are articles about how our Warm Roofs make conservatories usable all year round and how they are a superb option if you are looking to change your conservatory roof from glass or polycarbonate to a lightweight, solid tiled solution.

However, rather than summing up those words here, we wanted to do something different. We wanted to show you two images that truly sum up the difference a Guardian Warm Roof makes to your conservatory.

Without further ado, here are those two images.

An inefficient conservatory roof

Thermally inefficient conservatory roof

The first image is a thermographic shot of a conventional conservatory roof. As you can see, the roof offers no barrier against the prevailing conditions, heat is neither retained in winter or kept out in the summer. This is the most common complaint from homeowners.

This image gets to the heart of the core problem with most conservatories, they are too hot in the summer and too cold in winter. In summer, they are often a virtual sauna while in colder months they can only be used with the heating no near 24/7.

The second image shows the difference switching to a Guardian Warm Roof makes when you decide to change your conservatory roof.

An efficient conservatory roof

thermal imaging showing why you should change your conservatory roof

This image, again using thermal imaging technology, shows that the issues have been rectified, the new lightweight tiled roof ensures that in summer, the hot air is kept out, keeping the room at a pleasant temperature, while in winter heat is kept in.

These images show why the Guardian Warm Roof has full regulatory backing, this including Local Area Building Control (LABC) approval. Guardian Warm Roofs are the only conservatory roof replacement systems that meet these building regulations. The images highlight why it was the Guardian Roof that led to regulatory change - prior to 2010, conservatories could only have glass or polycarbonate roofs; our work saw that changed.

Guardian Warm Roof is the only conservatory roof replacement that is LABC approved

What the image cannot show you is that the change also brings financial benefits. Each and every year there will be energy bill savings, these because the heating does not need to be on permanently in winter. Independent research by AECOM found these savings to  come to £200 per annum on a typical property.

Perhaps better still, the work in upgrading to a thermo-efficient roof often tends to pay for itself, and potentially more besides. Any would-be buyer is now getting a room that is effectively a superb extension rather than a flawed space, this is an upgrade they are willing to pay for. This a space that can be lived in and not looked at.

The roofs also look superb, coming in a range of styles that ensure the new conservatory roof will blend in with the rest of the property. Our selection of slate and roof tiles are designed to match most home roof finishes across Britain.

Change your conservatory roof to a Guardian Warm Roof

change your conservatory roof

Conservatories with glass or polycarbonate roofs are flawed, they were sold as a room that would be superb during the summer, they turn out to be quite the opposite.

A LABC approved Guardian Warm Roof transforms the conservatory into what it always should have been, great, usable space that can be used to relax in, or as a home office, family room, home gym or for any other purpose.

If you would like further information on how to change your conservatory roof, please have a browse of the site and do contact us by calling 0800 066 5832 with any queries or to arrange an obligation free quote from a Guardian-approved local company.

We can answer anyone’s call to ‘replace my conservatory’ and turn what might be an unloved eyesore used only as expensive storage space into whatever you want it to be - whether that is a second lounge, home office, games room or just a room whose purpose can change over time.

At Guardian Roofs we can help you replace your conservatory by replacing the key part of it - changing the old glass or polycarbonate roof for a lightweight, solid tiled roof turning your conservatory into the room it always should have been.

Our roofs have full regulatory approval and have been proven to work both in making conservatories a superb space all year round and also in saving the homeowner money on their energy bills.

Coming in a range of styles and subtle colours, the tiled conservatory roofs also make the room look like a sympathetic extension.

If you are considering replacing your conservatory, please contact Guardian first to discuss how we can get you the results you want at a fraction of the price of ripping the whole thing down and building a new extension.

Call us on 0800 066 5832 or use our Contact Form - live chat is also available on the contact page. 

Options To Replace Your Conservatory

replace my conservatory

For anyone considering replacing their conservatory there are a limited number of options.

The first would be to do a like-for-like replacement, perhaps the conservatory has been in place for a few decades and is showing its age. 

It could be removed and replaced with another similar conservatory with a glass or polycarbonate roof but it is hard to see the benefit of this.

The room would still have the same inherent flaws caused by the roof’s inability to regulate temperature. The homeowner would be paying thousands of pounds to recreate the same problems.

A second option is to remove the conservatory and replace it with an extension. Funds permitting, this option has clear benefits, the extension can be designed to blend in with the rest of the house and the space created will be of a high quality, potentially creating an extended kitchen, or improving the lounge, or making whole new rooms. A two-storey extension with a bedroom and even bathroom on the top floor is possible.

"I want to replace my conservatory but am concerned about the cost"

The problem with this option is the cost, tens of thousands of pounds and that on top of the expense to remove and dispose of the conservatory.

That leaves one option, essentially the middle ground - using the best of what you have and improving on it to transform the space. The conservatory structure is sound, it is the roof that creates all the problems, replacing the roof with a modern, lightweight, tiled roof therefore acts as a solution.

It is this option that we have perfected at Guardian, developing the Guardian Warm Roof, a product that can be applied to any existing conservatory with each replacement roof bespoke made.

"If I replace my conservatory roof, how can I be sure it complies with building regulations?"

It was the Guardian Roof that was the first replacement roof to receive Local Area Building Control (LABC and LABSS) approval, and it was our roof that led to regulatory change to make this style of roof permissible on conservatories.

Through our approved installer network (and you can check whether any installer is approved by contacting us), we guarantee all the roofs fitted and every quote is itemised to the penny before work starts.

Replacement Conservatory - Your Questions Answered

To help you make an informed decision as you look to replace your conservatory, we have compiled a list of FAQs on this site covering many common queries such as whether planning permission is required (it isn’t), how much disruption there might be and more.

By hitting the Get a Quote button above you can also get a guide as to how much replacing your conservatory roof would cost.

We said that replacing the roof gives the best of both worlds, effectively turning the conservatory into an extension, and this can be seen in the roof styles and finishes.

"Will the new tiles blend with the rest of the house if I replace my conservatory roof?"

There are styles to suit every type of property and these available in thousands of subtle shades - the roof will be designed to blend in with the rest of the property, while internal options and finishes will help make it suitable for any planned future use.

Financially, there are benefits too. Changing the roof leads to energy bill savings, these averaging £200 per year according to independent research by AECOM. If you ever look to sell, the work is likely to have paid for itself and more besides - we have hundreds of examples of where properties with Guardian Roofs have sold for considerably more than otherwise identical neighbouring properties.

Replacing your conservatory doesn’t have to mean replacing the whole conservatory - replacing the roof can have exactly the impact you are looking for.

Please have a look around this site and contact us with any queries.

Did you know a replacement conservatory roof in Bristol has three major benefits - and many more besides.

A replacement conservatory roof which utilises the Guardian Warm Roof System will make your conservatory usable all year round - that’s a promise. Our solid, tiled replacement conservatory roofs make the room the best one in the house from which to enjoy the summer, whatever the Bristol climate.

On top of that, they also have a great look, the range of styles ensuring there is one to match your property. No longer will the roof look like a bolt-on to the rest of the house.

And the work makes financial sense, there are annual and substantial energy bill savings to be enjoyed and if you look to sell the work is likely to have paid for itself.

A Guardian replacement conservatory roof really is the home improvement without a downside - it even comes with full Local Area Building Control approval.

We would love to answer any queries you have about installing Guardian Roof at your Bristol home. Simply call us on 0800 066 5832

Want a quick quote - just fill in the form online

Tiled Conservatories – A Revolution in Home Improvement

We probably don’t need to tell you the issue with most conservatories - that they are too hot in summer and cold in winter. That’s why you’ve come to a page about replacement conservatory roofs in Bristol.

Glass or polycarbonate, the material used usually for conservatory roofs is simply unfit for purpose - how often do you see either used for the rest of the house? Since 2010 it has been possible to switch to a solid, tiled replacement and effectively this means a Guardian roof as the product which has full LABC approval.

You don’t even need to make a single compromise in having the work done. It is a quick process, typically taking just a few days to remove the old roof and install the new. You then get a roof which looks superb, effectively turning the conservatory into a sympathetic extension - just have a look at the gallery and range of styles.

Your bank balance is also not hit in the long term - there are annual energy bill savings to be made, AECOM working out this figure to be upwards of £200 a year on a typical property.

If you ever look to sell the work is also likely to have paid for itself and may be significantly more besides. Rather than a conservatory with its inherent problems your replacement conservatory roof means you effectively have a superb extension which is usable all year round and looks stylish inside and out. That is work people are willing to pay that bit extra for in the Bristol housing market.

And please feel free to get in touch either for a quote or just more information - call us on 0800 066 5832

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