The roof fully complies with current building regulations. The solid roof has been independently tested and certified by Assent Building Control, an accredited national building control approvals agency. These tests involve detail analysis and verification of the roof system from independently sourced structural calculations figures, along with further assessment checks on thermal performance and condensation resistance.
As a result the roof has been certified to achieve a ‘u’ value as low as 0.14Wm2. Designing roofs in timber combats the risk of condensation in a way that similar metal structures cannot.
Your conservatory roof exemption may no longer apply:
According to a letter dated 30th July 2013, and issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government, “in certain circumstances an existing conservatory or porch can no longer be considered exempt from the requirement of Building Regulations if the amount of glazing in either the walls or roof is significantly reduced by further work or alteration”. The percentage reduction is not stated so it is advisable to check in advance with your local Building Control office or seek the advice of your installer.
Planning permission should always be checked:
Existing conservatories are likely to have been built either with prior planning consent or under permitted development rights. If the roof of an existing conservatory is to be replaced with a tiled roof similar to those on adjoining buildings and the overall footprint and height are to remain unchanged it is unlikely further planning permission will be required. In all cases it is advisable to check with your local planning department prior to the start of any works.
The unique and innovative design of the solid roof incorporates patented (patent number 2515294) timber pod technology. The patented protection should provide consumers the peace of mind to know they are receiving a proven tried and tested original British designed product.