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Replacing a Glass Conservatory Roof with a Solid Tiled Roof

Replacing a Glass Conservatory Roof with a Solid Tiled Roof

We recently completed a conservatory roof replacement for a customer and thought it might be interesting for anyone thinking about having a solid roof fitted to their conservatory to see a break down of what is involved in the installation and the quality of the roof components.

Read on to see how we can transform your conservatory roof with a new solid roofing system.

Step 1: Take Out The Existing Roof.

First the existing conservatory roof is removed and disposed of in a way that is friendly to the environment. This one is a glass roof but often we replace plastic polycarbonate roofs too.

Step 2: GRP Rafters, Waterproofing and Insulation

GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) rafters are installed creating the structural frame for the new solid roof. The GRP rafters include a structural ring beam, rafters and ridge. GRP is structurally tested and not prone to wood worm, condensation or rotting like typical timber structures and also is not at risk of cold bridging/sweating like aluminium. It is also very lightweight putting less strain on the conservatory structure underneath.


Next, 100% waterproof sheets are added under the GRP rafters. The sheets are very lightweight (About one third of the weight of plasterboard) and allow for a traditional plaster skim finish ideal for painting.


We use the leading BBA certified Celotex which is the UK’s most popular insulation specialist.

The boards are fitted snugly with a 15mm gap from the waterproof sheets and will massively improve your conservatories efficiency in retaining heat.

Step 3: Outer Sheets

Outer sheets are now added which reduce the number of roofing bars and increase the efficiency of the conservatory.

These sheets are very strong, load beating and insulated. They are a structural alternative to plywood and are much lighter than any other type of roofing board.

The sheets also have a 100% waterproof outer covering.

Step 4: Tiling

The final step is to add the tiles.

We offer Tapco Slate and Metrotile roof tiles which are lightweight alternatives to natural slate or concrete tiles.

Both styles offer a fantastic finish to your conservatory and there are many colours available to make your conservatory match your property perfectly.

The Finished Conservatory Roof

Here we have the finished conservatory roof. The conservatory is now very energy efficient and looks like a natural extension to the house. We hope this has been useful to any homeowners thinking of replacing their conservatory roofs.

The customer was delighted with the result as were we!

Thinking of Replacing Your Conservatory Roof?

If you are looking to replace your conservatory roof in Cornwall, Rodda & Hocking are the authorized distributors and installers of the high quality Leka roofing systems in the South West, which come with a 10 year guarantee and full local authority building control certification as part of our service, meaning you don’t have to worry with the stress and inconvenience of installing a new solid roof. Rodda & Hocking will handle all of the building control certification process on your behalf.

If you would would like some further advice or a free, no obligation quote, ask about our solid roofing system today.

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