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tiles gives you the chance to
personalise your new roof,
vaulted ceilings and
Building an extension
to convert your
conservatory into a
such as a conservatory
stunning extra room.
no longer needs planning
Solid roofs come
in all the standard
permission, which means
styles of existing
you can proceed as soon
as you're ready.
so no job will be
And if you don't have a
conservatory currently but
are thinking of getting one,
then SupaLite is the go-to outfit for
new-build as well. Why not take a look
at the striking designs available for both
conversion and new-build projects on
the company's website - especially the
Turn your conservatory
into a modern living space
that will be a constant joy
both on hot summer days
and cool winter ones
here are some four million
conservatories in the UK, and
the vast majority of the owners
who built or inherited them
when they moved in would probably
admit they get little use out of them
- too cold in winter, too hot in summer.
But now there is a way to convert
these often largely unused rooms and
create a truly modern all-year-round
living space. Say hello to solid roofs.
The next generation of conservatory
roofs are here - and they're not just
for new installations; they have been
purposely and cleverly designed to help
homeowners convert their existing
conservatories into modern rooms
suitable for all seasons.
SupaLite Roofs is a market leader when
it comes to designing, manufacturing
and installing this new style of roof.
The company operates throughout
the UK, utilising a network of very strictly
approved retail outlets. Why 'very
strictly approved' retailers rather than
just 'approved': the term many rival
businesses use? This is because roof
conversions come under building
regulations, so it's imperative that sellers
fully understand the process and can
ensure all installations comply with the
legal requirements. SupaLite retailers
are trained to do this.
But don't let the legal aspect put you
off. Your approved retailer will make
all the necessary arrangements and
complete the planning documents - you
just need to enjoy the opportunities
your newly converted conservatory offers.
Outstanding insulation that keeps
the room warm in the winter and cold
in the summer is just the starting point.
A good choice of external natural-colour
Sadly, as with many industries, there are
those in the solid-roof supplier market
who offer a short-cut solution, meaning
they simply clad over the existing
conservatory roof. But conservatories
were never designed to take the
extra weight of a new solid tiled roof.
It is something homeowners should
be very aware of - after all, it is their
responsibility to make sure their home
complies with regulations.
There are no indemnity insurances
that cover this, and trying to sell your
home in the future with a roof that's not
approved under building regulations will
delay the sale and could cost you a lot
of money to have the job put right.
The existing conservatory roof needs
to be removed completely before the
new one is fitted in order to make
it legal, safe and structurally sound.
SupaLite Roofs is an active campaigner
in raising awareness among homeowners
of the dangers of clad-over roofs.
Homeowners should always ask to see
a copy of the Local Authority Building
Control (LABC) certificate for the specific
roof that they are going to buy before
they sign any contract.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call 01772 828060