Case Study 1 - Replacement Tiled Conservatory Roof in Chippenham

Upgrade Lean-To Conservatory Roof into Single Hipped Edwardian Conservatory Roof

Customer - Mr & Mrs A., Chippenham

The original conservatory was a standard 3.3m wide x 2.9m projection UPVC framed Lean To conservatory with a polycarbonate roof which was constructed approximately 15 years ago.  The polycarbonate roof had started to turn brittle and was beginning to show signs of potential leakage.  The customer has vertical blinds inside the conservatory which they intend to keep.  The customer had the common issues with too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter which meant that the conservatory was mainly used in the Spring and Autumn.

Replacement Conservatory Roof Installation - Chippenham - Before replacement conservatory roof chippenham 2
Day 1 - Before Installation

The proposal was to remove the existing roof and framework and replace with a Supalite single hipped Edwardian insulated roof with Extralight tiles.  

Initially the existing polycarbonate sheet roof and framework was removed, leaving the conservatory window framework in position.  The new roof ring beam was bolted onto the window framework and because the original framework had been fitted incorrectly and had been deformed, had to undertake the remedial works in order to fix this (all included under the original quotation).  The new framework was then bolted to the ring beam and the insulation, plywood boarding and breathable membrane in order to leave the customer with a water tight structure on completion of the first day.

The second day began with the Fixing all the external plastic work and gutters followed battening the roof ready for tiling and fitting dry soakers where the roof joins the house.  This will ensure that there is no water leakage in this area even in driving rain which might blow under a traditional lead flashing arrangement.  On completion of this the roof is tiled which completed day 2 work

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Day 2 - During Installation

On the third day the internals of the new roof were covered with insulated plasterboard ready for the plasterer the following day.  The insulated plasterboard once plastered will bring the insulation levels of the roof up to the current Building Regulations Standard and enable the Building Control sign off which confirms the standard to which the conservatory roof has been constructed

The internal conservatory ceiling is left plastered and ready for the painting once the plaster has thoroughly dried out.

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Day 3 - Completion - After Installation

The Building Control sign off is generally sent to the customer in 6 to 8 weeks and if any electrical works had been carried out, the certification for these would be sent to the customer directly from the electrical governing body ELECSA.  These certificates ensure that all works have been carried out correctly and, should the customer ever decide to move home, this can be used to confirm the quality of the work meets the current regulations.

Our customer was left with a fully functioning, all year round usable part of the house - allowing them to enjoy their new insulated living space in comfort whilst still enjoying views of gardens around the house.