FAQs

FAQs

We've done our best to answer some of the most frequently asked questions below. Feel free to get in touch if you require additional information about any of our services.

Warm Roof
FAQs

Why should I invest in a Warm Roof?

The Warm Roof system we use is not only the market leader, it’s also the most popular warm roof in the UK! By replacing your conservatory roof you will transform your existing conservatory into an all year round living space and increase the value of your home. Our warm roof system carries full LABC Building Control Approval.

Will my conservatory take the weight of a Warm Roof?

Warm Roofs have been designed to weigh the same or less than a glazed roof. And all modern conservatories that meet building regulations have reinforcing posts that will take the weight of the roof. Conservatories built before 1996 were not as strictly controlled, so they may not have sufficient support. Our initial survey will determine the suitability and, where required, we will install a structural solution that will support your Warm Roof.

Will you replace my roof or overclad it?

All the Warm Roof systems that we supply and install are designed and engineered to replace the entire existing roof. So we remove the glazed roof and install a fully insulated replacement.

Some cheaper conservatory roof conversion systems only overclad the existing roof. We don’t do this because the structure of a conservatory is not designed to carry the extra weight.

What is the thermal performance (u value) of a Conservatory Warm Roof?

Our conservatory warm roofs provide a u-value of 0.14 which exceeds building regulations for thermal performance and is currently one of the most thermally efficient products on the market.

How long will it take to change my existing roof to a Warm Roof?

Generally, the whole process should take around 3-5 days. The whole roof design and installation process has been developed to minimise disruption to your home. You’ll see that as we remove your existing roof, prepare the conservatory frame and then begin to construct your new roof. It’s a very effective building project and the result is a complete transformation.

Will my new roof involve an application for building regulations?

Under certain criteria, Conservatory Warm Roof Systems would be exempt from Building Control approval – however, we strongly recommend that approval always be sought. But, as the Roof Systems we install carry LABC / LABSS certification, the Building Control process should proceed faster, smoother and without complication.

Composite Doors
FAQs

I have a wide entrance, can my door have matching side panels?

The short answer is ‘Yes’! Chat to our sales team about designs for wider entrances that feature matching glazed side panels.

What maintenance does my composite door require?

We recommend that you apply oil to the hinges of all doors once a year to keep them in tip-top condition. Other than that, the only maintenance your door should require is the occasional sponge down with a damp cloth to remove dust and grime.

If my door features glazing, will I have to register it with FENSA?

All replacement windows and doors have to be registered with FENSA. If you ever come to sell your house, the purchaser may require FENSA certification - so its best just to do it.

uPVC Windows
FAQs

Are these windows double glazed?

We use A-Rated double glazed glass units as standard. If you require extra insulation, we can upgrade these to triple glazed. Talk to our sales team about your options and prices.

Can these windows be installed in a listed building?

A true aesthetic rival to original timber, our flush sash windows are ideal for conservation and heritage locations, whilst adding a unique twist to new build properties. Typically, they can be used within listed buildings but it's always best to consult with your local planning officer to make sure as each location and property is different.

What will happen to my old windows?

In line with our environment policy, all waste generated by the removal of your old windows will go to a local waste disposal company that will recycle 99% of the product with the remainder being used to generate power as electricity and heating.

Get in Touch

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