Should I Knock Down My Conservatory?

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Conservatories can lead to exasperation for homeowners and a sense that it is best to knock the whole thing down. 

Sold as a year round space and the perfect room in which to relax and unwind, they are often quite the opposite, a room that is too hot in the summer and too cold in winter usable only as extra, expensive storage.

Knocking down and at least reclaiming a bit of garden space can be appealing, however is it a sensible option?

At PCL Building Products Ltd,  we would advise anyone in this situation to pause and consider the benefits of a replacement conservatory roof. This is a simple change that can transform any conservatory into what it always should have been – a superb room that is a great space all year round.

Solving Problems

We will go into more detail, but to sum up our roof system in just a few words, this is a replacement roof system for conservatories that was designed specifically to solve the problems created by the standard glass or polycarbonate roofs. It is a system that makes conservatories usable all year round, effectively turning them into sympathetic extensions.

At PCL, we both manufacture and install the roofs, which cuts out the middle man and also ensures you only have one company to deal with during the entire process.

Before you get the sledgehammer out the shed, please take five minutes to read about the benefits of this system. If after that you’re still not at all convinced, by all means start swinging.

Benefits Of our Tiled Roof System

The conservatory replacement roof system we manufacture is not the only replacement conservatory roof on the market, but we believe these roofs do offer significant advantages.

Meets Building Standards

The roofs as manufactured and installed by PCL are designed and tested to meet the strict standards demanded by the JHAI – we are ‘strictly approved’ rather than just ‘approved’. The difference is important as roof conversions come under building regulations and so it is imperative that installations are fully compliant. The ‘strictly approved’ status demonstrates expertise and a track record of ensuring all regulations are adhered to.Untitled 1 1

By using PCL, all arrangements are completed for you, including all planning documents and on completion you get all relevant paperwork and certificates.

Fully guaranteed

With some other replacement conservatory roof companies, the length of guarantee can appear a bit vague, it varies depending on which installer you choose.

We believe any customer deserves clarity and that the length of guarantee should be fair and equal for all.

Our ExtraLight Tiles have a 40-year weatherproof guarantee as do our Tapco slate tiles. Imagine that, a conservatory roof that is guaranteed to stay completely sealed and waterproof for the next 40 years.

We expect any roof to last at least 50 years.

Suitable For Any Conservatory

The system is, deemed to be the lightest replacement conservatory roof – the ExtraLight Tiles are seven times lighter than traditional roofing materials, similarly the aluminium roof frame is lightweight and also durable.

The system can be used for large conservatories for businesses, with every roof bespoke made.

Given our status as approved manufacturers and installers and the lengthy guarantees, you can be assured that the job would have been thoroughly assessed before any work commenced.

Proven To Make The Conservatory Usable

This has to be the key benefit – why spend money for a replacement roof if it does not solve the problems of the old.

Across the UK, this system has been installed more than 10,000 times! ..

It is easy for us to say that the roofs deliver on our promises, but where is the proof? We would point you to the case studies and testimonials and five-star rating. If you want testimonials from previous customers we would be only too happy to oblige.

They look great

Don’t believe us? Why not have a look – we have a gallery on site and pictures of both the internal finish and external look of conservatories with a replacement roof.

The roofs come in a wide range of styles and colours and so once finished they make the conservatory look like a sympathetic extension rather than a glass bolt-on. Internally, they can be finished to your specification and be ready for any future use.

Energy Efficient

Our roofs have a U-Value of 0.18 – what does this mean? It means they are far better at both keeping the warmth in during winter but also stopping the room becoming sauna like in summer.

There are two advantages to this efficiency. The first is obvious, the conservatory becomes usable all year round, as pleasant a temperature as any other room in the house.

The second benefit is financial with energy bills likely to be slashed by hundreds of pounds each and every year – this because the room no longer requires so much resource to keep hot or cold.

Add Value

Whether conservatories add value is debatable, their flaws are well known so would-be buyers don’t always see them as an asset.

However, conservatories that have been turned into usable rooms akin to extensions are an asset and one that adds value to the property. Often, the work more than pays for itself, a relatively small outlay for a new roof giving you a whole new room that can be a second lounge, home office or other use.

We have many examples of houses selling for significantly more than otherwise identical neighbouring properties simply because of the conversion.

Find out more

On this site, there is a wealth of information about the SupaLite system, including full technical specifications, downloadable brochures and FAQs.

We would also be happy to answer any queries you might have so, if the urge to sledgehammer the conservatory has gone, why not give us a call?

Call us on 0800 031 5444 or visit our Contact Page.

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