If your conservatory was installed over 10 years ago, there’s a high chance that it was fitted with a polycarbonate roof. As time has proven, this doesn’t prove the best solution when wanting to use your conservatory all year round. The improved solution is often a tiled conservatory roof replacement, but do you need to acquire planning permission to make this change?
Absolutely, providing you meet certain measures
First thing’s first, yes. Swapping out your existing conservatory’s existing glass or polycarbonate roof for a tiled replacement can be done without needing to file for planning permission. Planning permission is only really required when starting to construct the initial uPVC or aluminium structure, only coming into play should the previous height of your extension be changed following tiled roof replacement completion.
Regardless of style, homeowners can enjoy the benefits brought by a DW Windows tiled roof replacement without any of the usual hassle that can arise with planning permission. We understand that these governmental statutes are put in place for safety, environmental, and conservation purposes, and are willing to work with local council authorities when required. However, we firmly believe that tiled roof replacements only require approval in the rarest of circumstances.
Glass vs Tiled Conservatory Roofs
Benefits of a glass conservatory roof
Benefits of a tiled conservatory roof
|Floods the space with natural light||Improved thermal efficiency|
|Ideal for stargazing||Improved acoustics|
|Heat & infrared reflective qualities reduce energy bills||Low maintenance|
|More energy efficient than polycarbonate||Reduces energy bills further|
|Stronger than polycarbonate||Reduces the chances of damp & mould|
|Lasts longer than polycarbonate||An effective defence against bad weather|
|More acoustically sound than polycarbonate||Looks & feels more like an extension|
|Self-cleaning possibilities||Modern, custom appearance|
|An affordable option to tiles||Adds value and kerb appeal|
|An affordable alternative to a new conservatory||Can last up to 50 years|
|Can be used all year round|
How to avoid needing planning permission
If you’re a homeowner just starting out on your conservatory venture, there are a couple of factors you should keep in mind when hoping to avoid planning permission that adhere to the government’s Planning Portal guidelines. To do so, your conservatory cannot:
- Exceed over half the width of the main structure
- Incorporate a veranda, balcony, or any type of raised platform
- Be higher than the highest part of the property’s roof
- Extend beyond the main property’s front or side elevation
- Be higher than 4 metres if fitted onto the side of the home
Tiled conservatory roofs that balance style and performance
At DW Windows, we fit only the finest tiled roofing solutions. Known as ‘Equinox’, they’re a multi-layered design which can help keep your extended living space looking stylish as well as insulating. It won’t be long before you’re enjoying a wholly relaxed lifestyle made possible due to a balanced year-round temperature, effective soundproofing, and A-rated efficiency. This can all be accomplished without the need to seek planning permission.
DW Windows: Simplifying the tiled roof replacement process
Opting for a tiled roof replacement needn’t be a stressful process, but rather, an exciting one when choosing DW Windows as your installer. If you’d like to learn more about the in and outs of planning permission or what goes into our tiled roof installations, get in touch with us to discuss things further.