Guardian Roof System: Technical Information
Most companies can only offer you an option of either a glass or polycarbonate roof for your conservatory. We have invested a considerable amount of time and effort in communicating with Building Control Offices and in October 2010 it became legal that you could put a solid roof , namely a Guardian Roof system, on your conservatory. There are some basic rules that you will need to comply with. We can provide all of the information and if necessary deal with building control officers.
Did you know that you can now replace a conservatory roof with a solid roof without having to apply for building regulations?
There were changes made to the building regulations on October 1st 2010 which allows anyone to put a solid roof on a conservatory as long as they meet the following criteria:
- They are built at ground level and are less than 30 square metres in floor area.
- The conservatory is separated from the house by external quality walls, doors or windows.
- There should be an independent heating system with separate temperature and on/off controls.
- Glazing and any fixed electrical installations comply with the applicable building regulations requirements.
If you have any doubts then please go to the following website link provided by the communities and local government: http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/planningandbuilding/pdf/1728453.pdf If you go to section c25 it clearly states the following: Where a conservatory or porch does not meet all of the above conditions it is not exempt and approved documents l1b & l2b give guidance on what would be reasonable in meeting the energy efficiency provisions from non-exempt conservatories and porches. Building control bodies will want to note that the definition of conservatory in terms of percentage translucent material as set out in previous editions of the approved documents no longer applies.
- 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.
FT centre pivot windows are the most popular type of FAKRO roof window. 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 through 180° 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. As the air inlet is positioned at the top of the frame, FAKRO windows have a 6% greater surface area when compared with similar sized windows made by other manufacturers. As a result they maximise the amount of natural light in a room. Non-standard window specifications, such as windows with automatic air-vents, are available to order: FTP-V/H, FTP-V/P. Also available in conservation style.
Far more durable and a better value than traditional asphalt roofing products, Tapco shingle will stand good for years to come. Tapco shingle’s 193km/h wind warranty makes it one of the most enduring roofing products available today.
- 6.35cm Hailstone Warranty.
- Interlocking design prevents leaks & adds durabilty.
- Battenless installation for lower install costs.
- Lightweight at 54.55kg per 9.29m.
Stone Coated Steel
Stone-coated steel roofs have become the economical roof of choice for many homeowners. For years consumers have had limited roof selections which deliver aesthetics but are often short lived.
Why Stone Coated Steel?
The Stone-coated steel shingle is thriving and experiencing immense growth in popularity because of its superior durability, architectural styling and aesthetic appeal. Stone-coated steel is virtually bullet proof, will not crack or curl, and carries an excellent warranty.
Expert design & fit for a perfect result every time.
Nice & cool in summer, cosy and warm in winter.
New Living Space
A place for the kids to play or space to relax or work.