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When it all became possible

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 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) onto a conservatory or porch with a solid roof.


The Guardian solid roof is a strong, lightweight tiled roof and is fully approved by the Local Authority Building Control.

With Building Control approval, internal dividing doors or walls can be removed to provide an open-plan living space

Will I need to apply for BuildingRegulations for the new roof?

Under certain criteria, the Guardian Warm Roof System would be exempt from Building Control approval – however, we strongly recommend that approval always be sought.

But, as the Guardian Warm Roof System carries LABC / LABSS certification, the Building Control process should proceed faster, smoother and without complication.

Due to the high performance insulation and with Building Control approval, the Guardian Warm Roof System, may allow the removal of the wall between the house and conservatory, providing the flexibility to extend and enlarge an existing kitchen, living room or bedroom.

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.

Thermal

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.

Condensation

In compliance with LABC / LABSS, the Guardian Roof is a ventilated roof. Slots in the ring and ridge beams allow air to flow freely through the roof allowing any moisture to exit. With many unproven roof conversions, moisture can form inside the roof causing staining and mould growth to the internal plasterboard, leading to deterioration or even failure of the roof components.

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