We can advise on the best solution for your new roof. Check out the answers to many of our commonly asked questions below.
How do I choose between a tiled roof or a glass roof?

If you are hoping for an abundance of natural light in your room, a glass roof may be ideal. Solar control glazing has developed leaps and bounds in recent years and there are lots of glazing options that are able to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year.

But for a fully year-round extension feel, you may choose to go with a solid tiled roof instead. We can even create a hybrid between the two and include full length glass panels or Velux windows so you can get the advantage of both roof types.

Ultimately, your decision should be based on how you plan to use your room, which direction it faces and your budget. Contact an Eden advisor who can advise.

Replacement Tiled Roof Conservatory
Should I replace my frames too?

We do recommend replacing your windows when updating your conservatory roof. Your windows will play an important role in making your room more modern and thermally-efficient, just as your new roof will.

If you only replace the roof without the frames, you may risk compromising the warmth and comfort your new roof could achieve. Speak to an Eden advisor so learn more about our outstanding deals when adding energy efficient frames in the same job.

Replacement Tiled Roof Conservatory


The team is always on hand to answer your roof related questions. You may also find the answer to your question below.

What are replacement tiled roofs made of?

The roof system consists of a pre-engineered lightweight frame, insulating panels, insulated fire-grade plasterboard and exterior grade plywood and an impenetrable membrane. You can choose the finish, including choosing from an assortment of tile options or solid panels if you prefer a more natural look.

We typically prefabricate our solid roofs so that we can install them efficiently without delay. Each roof is bespoke, so we make sure it fits the exact measurements of your current conservatory.

What is a Clad over roof?

Weight: Any old conservatory needs to have a roof that is lightweight. The lightest solid roof systems weigh around 31KG/M ². Clad over solutions could be too heavy for the existing frames as they use heavy timber, insulation materials and tiles.

Our tip: Remember to ask your installer for the unit weight of the new roof per Sq.M.

Fire Safety: ‘Clad-over’ systems do not meet current fire safety regulations as they are never effectively fire tested as a complete roof structure (this is necessary to meet this part of building regulations). The original structure varies from job to job which means that only individual components could have been tested. Solid roofs must be classified as AC, AB or AA in accordance with BS476-3.

Our tip: Always request to see the fire safety certificate of the entire roof system before committing. 

Building Regulations: Please note that clad over systems do not generally get Building Regulation Approval due to their low thermal value or structural integrity. Do not confuse this with planning permission which is quite often not necessary. You need to notify Building Control if you are making a change to any structure (this includes replacing a glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof with a solid roof). Their approval is crucial because it ensures your new roof’s structure is sound.

Our tip: Check that local Building Control has been informed before the conversion starts. Obtain a Building Regulations ‘Final’ Certificate. Keep it in a safe place!

Will my new roof prevent me from being too hot in summer and too cool in winter?

Once your new roof has been installed, you won’t need to worry about not being able to use your room during the hot and cold months. In the past, old polycarbonate roofs would create a make-shift greenhouse which would make the space unusable for large parts of the year. Fortunately, we create thermally efficient roofs by using intelligent solar control glazing. However, if you’re especially concerned about achieving a year-round extension, then a tiled roof could be the solution.

I hear a lot about energy rated windows! What does 'A' rated windows mean?

If you come across an A rated window, it means they are the most energy efficient windows available in the UK. The BFRC Rating Scheme is recognised within the Building Regulations as a method to show compliance for your replacement windows installation.

The BFRC Rating Scheme is similar to the ratings you’ll find on white goods, such as washing machines and fridges.

The A-E ratings should serve as a guide to make a more informed decision about the performance of the windows you are looking to purchase. Not only are energy efficient windows great for the planet, but they will save you money on energy bills.

How much will it cost to replace my existing roof?

The price will vary depending on size and other factors. Prices start at £5,000 for a small conservatory roof and go up to £12,000 for a bigger roof. Please speak to an Eden advisor for a more specific idea of price and to see if we can work within your budget.

How long will it take to replace my existing conservatory roof?

Our team of installers will work quickly and efficiently to install your roof with precision and care. It can be installed within just a few days with minimal disruption to your home.

Do I need planning permission to replace an existing roof?

Buildings Regulation Control is a mandatory requirement because a property sale cannot be made without this. However, planning permission is not needed to replace a roof on an existing structure.

Do I need Building Regulations Approval?

Gaining Building Regulations approval from your local authority means you can feel confident that the roof installed has been checked by a government approved building control inspector to ensure it is structurally sound and thermally efficient. In addition, if you decide to sell the property in future, there won’t be any issues with unauthorised works that could slow down the process.


Eden, believes that you shouldn’t have to pinch your pockets to be able to purchase our products. You can pay in affordable monthly instalments to better suit your needs and budget.



Eden, believes that you shouldn’t have to pinch your pockets to be able to purchase our products. You can pay in affordable monthly instalments to better suit your needs and budget.



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