You have just built your conservatory according to your taste, and over time you realized you are not enjoying the maximum comfort you thought you would have. Your conservatory is either too cold during the winter or too hot during the summer that it causes sunburn.
When it rains, it’s the worst, as you can’t enjoy the peace and quiet. For these reasons, you are having thoughts about getting rid of the conservatory and regrets on why you built one in the first place.
First of all, your thoughts are valid, but you should consider replacing the conservatory roof instead. Replacing your conservatory roof might be an excellent solution.
Average Replacement Conservatory Roof Prices
The average cost for a conservatory roof replacement varies with the different roof types and the size of the conservatory you wish to cover. This average price is between £3,200 – £11,500, with a polycarbonate roof replacement on the lower end and the tiled or solid roof on the higher margin.
Usually, a glass conservatory roof, especially the double glazed ones, are more expensive than a polycarbonate conservatory roof, considering they are more efficient and come with cleaning options. But they are cheap compared to the solid conservatory roof replacement because the solid conservatory roof requires more labour costs.
Below are the average prices listed for the different roof types:
A polycarbonate roof is between £3200 and £8500.
A glass roof is between £3500 and £9000.
A plastic roof is between £4,500 to £7,500.
A solid or tiled roof is between £7000 and £11500.
Benefits and Costs of a Replacement Tiled or Solid Conservatory Roof
If you decide to replace your conservatory roof with a tile or solid roof, you will be changing the entire look of your conservatory. The conservatory was traditionally intended to be an open place where you could get some fresh air and maybe grow some plants. A solid replacement roof will transform your conservatory to look just like your home. Well, if this is your goal, that is OK, and here are the benefits to having a tiled or solid conservatory roof.
- A tiled or solid conservatory roof is very strong and durable, which means it has a long life span.
- This roof blends in with the rest of the house and can be transformed into another room.
- A tiled or solid conservatory roof serves as a good insulator to prevent overheating and over-freezing during the summer and winter.
- The tiled or solid conservatory roof offers you more privacy, which is the most secure.
- This roof type saves you a lot of energy bills as it is more thermally efficient than the others.
Due to these benefits, you should expect the price tag to be high, ranging from a price between £445 – £650 per square metre and between £4000 – £11500 in total, which also includes the VAT and installation price.
For a small standard roof, its cost is £4000, but a larger solid roof will cost more, starting at £6,000 due to the labour costs needed to accommodate the large size. Solid roof materials such as concrete cost less than materials such as slate which cost more. If you decide to include glass panels as skylights, you should be ready to pay more.
Note that changing your conservatory roof from any other roof type such as glass or polycarbonate will be classified as switching to a permanent extension. In that case, you should seek advice from the local authorities to verify if you need to apply for planning permission.
Benefits and Costs of a Replacement Glass Conservatory Roof
If you want more natural light coming into your conservatory, you should go for a glass conservatory roof. Besides letting more natural light come into your conservatory to brighten your space, here are other benefits.