Many of us have either had conservatories built or bought a house with a conservatory already in-situ. With the inclement British weather we end up spending time inside looking out onto our gardens. This might sound idyllic but this is not always the case.
Most conservatories have a clear or translucent roof made of either polycarbonate or glass so that the whole room lets in the light. This gives an atmospheric feel to the room. However, it causes issues too. The glass or polycarbonate roof allows the sun to glare down into the room making us squint and giving us headaches. The room can become unbearably hot and unusable in the summer months, whilst a complete opposite in winter when the conservatory turns into a refrigerator. And if that isn’t bad enough, on a rainy day it is like sitting in a biscuit tin!
Often the conservatory is then abandoned and used for storing items. Such a waste of a room that can be a bolthole, a family room, a dining area or just a place to relax and in addition appreciate your garden from the inside. So many times we hear that the conservatory is no longer used and yet the space would be perfect if only it wasn’t so cold, or it is just too hot to sit in comfort.
Here at PCL Building Products Limited we have the perfect solution.
This roof is the biggest revelation to hit the home improvement market in over 10years. The roof system is designed to replace the existing glass or polycarbonate roof of your conservatory whilst retaining the original windows, doors, frames and walls. And at the same time it will provide substantial energy cost savings.
This is how it works.
We use multi-layered insulation in varying thicknesses with foiled backing to create maximum heat retention with heat reflection. The insulation consists of 100mm EPS insulation and one layer of 62mm internal insulated plasterboard. We leave a 50mm breathable air gap so that the area above the insulation is ventilated. This prevents condensation forming inside the roof. A layer of plywood is bolted onto pre-engineered lightweight aluminium spars providing structural stability. There is also a layer of breathable waterproof vapour membrane. A choice of tile finishes in either Extralight shingle or Tapco slate in various colours form a lightweight roofing structure. These tiles are all designed to last a lifetime. The interior is plastered and many people will paint this white as this will reflect the light and will keep your conservatory light and airy. Roof windows can also be built into the roof. This is a high performance insulated roof system that is structurally sound and achieves a U-value of 0.18 (England and Wales) and 0.15 (Scotland). Everything is tested and approved to all thermal and structural standards.
The SupaLite tiled roof will make all the difference to your conservatory.
You will now be able to utilise your conservatory all year round. You will be able to spend time in your newly converted room, entertain family and friends, and enjoy your garden when the sun is shining or in the depths of winter whilst the temperature stays ambient. Plus when winter strikes you will still be able to enjoy your conservatory and your fuel bills will be drastically reduced. And, you won’t hear the rain pounding down on your conservatory roof.
Your home will have a new lease of life and the whole process is far more cost effective and less of an upheaval than having an extension built.
We build your whole conservatory roof at our 40,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Radcliffe, Manchester. Once a representative from our company has visited you, measured your conservatory, explained how the roof works and you have agreed upon terms then we will pre-build your roof to your exact requirements. Your roof will then be dismantled and wrapped for delivery. Within a few days depending on size and requirements you will have a beautiful new living room.
Take a look at our video to see how we do it.
You will have wished you had taken the plunge sooner!