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Building regulations

Only since October 2010 has it been officially possible to put a solid roof onto a conservatory or porch.

In August 2013 the Local Authority of Building Control (LABC) released a circular containing some basic guidelines relating to Building Regulation Legislation which apply to the replacement of a translucent roof (made from glass or polycarbonate) on to a conservatory or porch with a solid roof.

The Guardian Solid Roof is a strong, lightweight tiled roof system and is fully approved by the Local Authority of Building Control.

Click here for more information on these building regulations.

Thermal regulations

To comply with part L of the building regulations 2010, all roofs to rooms (except those in unheated buildings) should be thermally insulated to a maximum U-Value of 0.18 W/m²K.

Structural

The building as a whole must be structurally sound.
Any alterations that affect the original structure must be carefully considered. The foundations must be checked to ensure their suitability for an increased loading.
The conservatory window framework must be assessed also and the new roof structure must be proven to be structurally sound.

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Description

The structure of FAKRO roof windows ensures more light and the possibility of better illumination of the interior. By placing the air inlet in the top section of the window frame, FAKRO windows offer up to 6% larger glazed area than competitive products of the same size. Available in the range of FAKRO products high roof windows, provide excellent illumination of the room, and easy eye contact with the environment. They also ensure uniform distribution of light inside the room.

FT centre pivot windows are the most popular type of FAKRO roof window sold. The well designed centre pivot allows the sash to be opened in a range of positions, thus increasing the amount of fresh air which can be drawn into the room. The sash can also be rotated through180° and locked, allowing easy and safe cleaning of the outer pane to be carried out. Such pivot windows are operated using a two-part hinge. Fitted Thermo U8 roof window with a coefficient Uw = 0.58 W/m2K, supplied and installed complete with EHV-AT Thermo flashing is the warmest window on the market.

Features

  • Manufactured in pine, vacuum impregnated and coated with acrylic lacquer.
  • Handle positioned on the lower part of the sash for easy operation, and secured open in two positions.
  • Suitable for roofs with pitches between 15° and 90° (complete with flashing).
  • Wide range of accessories.

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Description

Made from recyclable plastic and Dolomite limestone, TapcoSlate has the random texture and edges of natural slate. Tapco Slate are lightweight (from only 12 kgs/sq. metre), strong, cost effective, recyclable and attractive. Tapco Slate are available in a range of attractive colours and blends. A production-induced camber ensures the slates follow the roof contours for maximum wind uplift protection. TapcoSlates have excellent weathering characteristics; they will not curl, lift or delaminate and are impermeable to water. Tapco Slates are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and are BBA certified.

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Description

Each tile is pressed from the highest drawing quality steel for unparalleled strength and higher performance than traditional materials.

The benefits of Metrotile; they are lightweight, low pitch, long lasting, low maintenance, ecological, economical, strong, low noise and are
weather tested.

Proof that the Guardian™ Roof stands the test of time


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Guardian™ Roof Fitted in 2003

Recent additional work to an eleven year old Guardian Roof meant that the tiles had to be stripped off. At the same time we thought that it might be the ideal opportunity to inspect the original breather membrane and ply deck, to determine if there had been any deterioration over this period of time.

Proof indeed that the Guardian™ Roof is a brilliant conservatory roof solution!