Conservatories Question

Replacing conservatory roof with tile effect?

Is it possible to alter the appearance of a conservatory roof with a tile effect + plasterboard inside?

Conservatory is Edwardian in style, approx 12ft x 12ft and has a dwarf brick base about 600mm tall.


6 Answers

Best Answer

Not recommended as the wall plate and box section is designed to hold the weight of the structure ie the roof it was designed for. Timber and tile roofs are usally fitted on top of brickwork and the load is evenly spread, what you are suggesting is is designing a heavier structure and building on top of plastic and glass. If you ever wanted to sell your property the surveyor may scrutinise the roof and suggest changing back to original state or removing the conservatory altogether.
You can modify the structure to accomodate 2 brick pillars at the front of the building up from the original dwarf wall and replacing the windows taken out with narrower ones once the brickwork has been done then you can spread the load accordingly with whichever style roof you like such as gable or hipped.

Answered 30th Sep 2011


Member since 12 Apr 2009

Hi mat
Conservatories do have strict regulations,the main one in your circumstance is the roof has to be TRANSLUCENT if it isn't it is not a conservatory and will require planing conscent.

Thanks John

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Answered 11th Oct 2011

Homesure Installations & Building Services

Member since 14 Jan 2008

I don't believe there is a tile effect plaster board probably a tile effect hard board .
It will effect the appearance on the inside yes but it will be how you fit the boarding which i think is the problem it will also be affected by the extreme heat in a conservatory roof which would probably twist it out of shape and spoil it , it would also make the conservatory darker,
if you require any further advice please don't hesitate to call on
Mark Potter

Answered 1st Oct 2011

Double M Glazing

Member since 27 Oct 2009

Hi Mat,
I would not recommend this unless you get the conservatory company to give you some advice, or a structural engineers report plus planning consultation from a professional.
Due to weight on frame, and planning laws.
Regards Chris

Answered 15th Oct 2011


Member since 7 Dec 2009

Nothing is impossible but by putting a tiled roof on, it is no longer a conservatory so not a tempory structure and may cause planning problems if you ever sell.

Answered 6th Oct 2011

grahame,s general builder.

Member since 5 Oct 2011

It will need calculations as the loadings on the roof will be different but I have done it before, so it is possible.

Answered 30th Sep 2011

Right Surveyors North Midlands Limited

Member since 19 Sep 2011

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