Guardian FAQs

I currently have a glass roof conservatory and am interested in changing to solid roof like yours. Would I need to obtain planning permission to do this?

Planning is not needed to change your conservatory roof but building control approval is recommended. The Guardian Warm Roof has full LABC approval and this will help with speeding up the process. Guardian also have a special rate with local authorities. Your local installer knows exactly how to deal with this and will take care of the paperwork.

What guarantees do homeowners get with a Guardian Warm Roof?

Guardian have guarantees on the materials they supply to their network of 23 fabricators (the manufacturers). The UK fabricators actually build each tailor-made roof in their workshop before supplying it to the local installers (Team Guardian members). The external products such as insulation, timber etc will typically have their own individual guarantees.
All Team Guardian members should offer a comprehensive written guarantee on their workmanship including the installation.

I can see that the Guardian roof frame has a large proportion of aluminium. Can you please confirm this design does not result in condensation to the structural members or materials and finishes?

The Guardian Roof is a fully ventilated system with no interstitial condensation risk attached with it. Please find a report constructed by the BRE on our system on condensation risk analysis. As you will see, the Guardian Roof passed all areas of the UK from a climate perspective.

Why should we invest in a Guardian Roof?

Many reasons: The Guardian Warm Roof was the first fully insulated, lightweight Solid Roof system on the market and is not just the market leader, it’s also the most popular warm roof in the UK. A Guardian Roof will extend your living space and increase the value of your home. Replacing your old Conservatory Roof with a Guardian Warm Roof System will give you the living space you presumed you were getting when you originally had your conservatory installed. The Guardian Roof carries full LABC Approval and delivers a quite incredible U Value of 0.18.

How do other people use their conservatory when they’ve had a Guardian Roof fitted?

People use the extra usable space the Guardian Warm Roof provides as a place to retreat and relax. Some people use their sunrooms for family rooms, library/reading room, dining and entertaining areas, as a playroom for children or grandchildren, workplace area, exercise room, reading room, room to do arts and crafts, a room to gaze out at the stars or simply a room to close your eyes for a few minutes on a Saturday afternoon. The possibilities are endless.

How can you claim that a Guardian Warm Roof is such a good investment?

That’s easy, we have hundreds of examples of Homeowners who have sold their house for more than their close neighbours and they tell us that their Guardian Warm Roof definitely helped. The tiled roof makes the conservatory look like a home extension and for many people, that’s exactly why they choose to have a Guardian Roof option. The roof conversion will help you sell more quickly and for more money. So the benefits are much more than the everyday value of having more living space, your also increasing the value of your home
Aside from being an investment that enhances your own personal lifestyle – you’ll almost certainly get more, when you decide to sell.

Can a Guardian Roof work on our very large conservatory?

The Guardian Roof system has been designed to work on virtually any size of conservatory frame. We have installed our lightweight roof onto commercial properties all over the UK, such as hotels, rest homes, offices & shopping centres – if there is any doubt, your Team Guardian retailer will discuss the options with you prior to giving you a quote.

How long will it take to build my sunroom?

Generally, the whole process should take around three or four days and the way the roof has been designed is to minimise the disruption to your home. Please see the animated video on this website to see exactly what the process is, you’ll see that we remove your existing roof, prepare the conservatory frame and then begin to ‘build’ your new roof. It’s a very simple and effective building project and the result is a complete transformation.

Why should I do business with you?

We understand that choosing any building firm is an important decision, whether its a straight-forward job or a more complicated project. The two things that stand-out here are, 1, the roof itself and 2, the people who you appoint to install it. So lets consider the first item: The Guardian Warm Roof system was officially approved by building control back in 2006, the materials used and the efficiency performance are well documented, there is no doubt, the Guardian Warm Roof is an excellent product & well over 20,000 have already been installed in the UK. When it comes to the installation itself, we have a well established manufacturing network and our Team Guardian programme absolutely ensures that only qualified fitters will be on-site to install our roof, so all of these things are there for your benefit and peace of mind.

How can you claim to be the best at what you do?

The Guardian Warm Roof is our number one and our most important product, it’s the foundation of our business and has taken many years and lots of dedicated effort to design and create. In other words, we are 100% committed to ensuring every aspect of the roof is as good as it can be, over the last ten years, we have tweaked and modified the design plus introducing new materials all of which have combined to improve the structural strength and the thermal efficiency. So now we can confidently say unconditionally, that there is no better lightweight roof system available in the UK

Tell me about the company that actually manufactures The Guardian Warm Roof?

We have a network of 22 independent manufacturers (in the home improvements industry, the most popular name for a manufacturer is “fabricator”) all our “fabricators” are contracted, registered and authorised to build our roof system.
We work very closely with our fabricator network to make sure they have all the latest software, technology and the relevant intelligence needed to produce Guardian Warm Roofs. As you might imagine, each fabricator has made a huge investment in equipment and personnel as well as the commitment to ourselves. When a roof is ordered, all the dimensions and specification go direct to the fabricator and they actually build the roof on their shop floor to make sure every component is included and fits perfectly. Once the roof assembly is complete, it is then dismantled, labelled and carefully packed ready for delivery, direct to your home, where the installation team are waiting and all-set to fit your new roof.

How do I find a reputable Guardian Roof Installer?

Team Guardian has been created to provide home owners, wherever they live in the UK with quality assurances and peace of mind. Only Team Guardian installers are authorised and approved to sell and fit our Warm Roof system, therefore we strongly recommend that you check to make sure that the company you appoint are Team Guardian members. You can use this website to find a list of local companies who are officially associated with our product. It’s still important to ask for references and to make sure their work is guaranteed and appropriately covered by a reputable insurance policy. We are very proud of our generally high standards of installation workmanship but it is still important that you are also satisfied with the way your new warm roof is fitted, so we definitely encourage home owners to ask questions and have a good relationship with the installation personnel. Here are a few points to consider…

  • The company should provide you with an accurate cost to the penny – without any hidden charges.
  • The owner or installation foreman should supervise the project with regular on-site visits
  • The company should answer all of your questions and provide information for you to make an educated decision.
  • The company should provide you with a complete and thorough walk–through inspection of the finished product.
  • The company should take care of obtaining the building permit and arrange for all of the required inspections by your local building department Look for a warranty that is backed by a reputable insurer

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