There are many options when replacing your old tired conservatory roof.
The likelihood is that your old tired roof features polycarbonate – this was a wonder material in its day. Opaque to allow light through it was strong , flexible and – at the time – quite thermally efficient.
But times have moved on and one of the best ways to ‘refresh’ your existing conservatory is to replace the polycarbonate roof with a new high performance glass roof.
High performance glass has three main properties – always ensure your roof features these properties;
Has great thermal performance. For roof glass, the target is to have a ‘U’ Value as low as possible, typically as low as 1.0 is possible in double glazed units. This could even save you money on your energy bills.
Solar control – it is possible to exclude up to 83% of the suns energy with the correct specification
Self cleaning. The best high performance units use the energy of the sun to burn off organic deposits like bird droppings and fingerprints whilst the smooth coating allows water to ‘sheet off’ the surface, cleaning the dust and debris as it flows.
Sealed units that Coastline recommends for its roofs are 4-16-4, ie made using 4mm toughened glass, 16mm gas filled cavity/spacer and then 4mm toughened glass. Coastline supplies roofs and glass, under two brands Conservaglass and SmartGLASS.
A high performance glass roof allows a plentiful supply of natural light to come into your home whilst still being protected from the elements. A conservatory is a place in your home which can benefit from a great deal of natural light. Natural light is very good for moods, working and entertaining guests in sunnier months without having to tolerate harsh, unnatural light from bulbs. Not to mention the massive dose of vitamin D you will gain from exposure to all of that sunshine.
A conservatory is a part of the garden, and what that means for you if you want to build one is a warm in environment in which you can enjoy all of the benefits of being in your garden without suffering any of the negatives. Whether you use the conservatory for working, dining or chilling out, you will be treated with natural light, greenery and a beautiful sky. Most people who have a conservatory installed often refer to it as the best room in the house, especially in summer time.
Conservatory roof manufacturing technology has come a long way in the past 30 years and no more so than in the past 10 years. Advances in glass technology mean that a conservatory is not just a ‘greenhouse’ attached to the back of your property. The glass can be very thermally efficient and can reduce sun glare enabling you to use your conservatory all year round.
To enable year round usage, you need a glazing material that deflects heat from the sun in the Summer and retains the warmth from heating appliances in the Winter. Another factor to consider is the amount of light transmission – the more you control solar heat gain, the more light is screened out – just be careful on north facing conservatories or those shaded by trees. We serve the whole of East Sussex and West Sussex - just get in touch for your free quote.
LivinROOF is the first roofing system designed to give you the flexibility to combine solid and glazed roofing seamlessly. It helps you extend your living space and enhance thermal performance to give you a room that you can use all year round.
LivinROOF can give you total design flexibility and the ability to create stylish and thermally efficient rooms like no other solution on the market.
The LivinROOF roofing system is constructed from insulated composite external panels and Kingspan slab insulation, which are strong and robust yet extremely thermally efficient.
The Structure of the warm roof utilises Ultraframes market leading Classic roof system to provide strength and rigidity – and with over 1.5 million Classic roofs installed throughout the UK you can be sure it can withstand anything Mother Nature has to offer.
At Coastline, we understand the importance of natural light in any home extension. The great feature of LivinROOF is that it can incorporate one, or a number of glazed panels that allows daylight to penetrate deep into your room, making the space instantly brighter.
The glass panels can be inserted to replace any of the aluminium roofing panels, in any shape enabling you to maximise the light in your room to produce a very contemporary design not easily achievable with other types of roofing system.
Internally the LivinROOF is stunning. It can deliver a magnificent vaulted ceiling and incorporates the LivinRoom internal pelmet around the perimeter, where lights can be installed. At the ridge at the top of the LivinROOF you can insert or hang lights in a place where you otherwise wouldn’t be able to on a vaulted ceiling.
If a vaulted ceiling isn’t for you then there is an option of a suspended ceiling, allowing you to continue the ceiling height from an adjoining room or to give your room a more ‘cosy’ feel.
LivinROOF can be formed into any shape or roof style. Glazing panels can be inserted anywhere to help you maximise the use of natural light and give you a truly bespoke design.
UltraRoof380’s lightweight tiled roofing system gives you the most advanced replacement roof available on the market today. UltraRoof380 overcomes the twin issues of your conservatory being too hot in summer and too cold in winter. Moreover, it creates a beautiful vaulted plastered ceiling inside – and on the outside a stunning lightweight tiled finish.
For those who want a solid roof but still want to retain an element of light within the room, the clever configurable technology in the UltraRoof380 allows the installation of multiple glass panels or Velux Windows – this can help project light into the adjacent room and give you a truly bespoke design.
Extremely thermally efficient due to its advanced design, UltraRoof380 is fully compliant with Building Regulations and has jhai system approval, giving you peace of mind from the outset of your replacement roof project.
At the ridge and hips of your roof you can choose between a modern aluminium capping or a more traditional tile roof capping, once again giving you a choice of design for your roof.
The external fascia boards are available in different colour choices to match or contrast your existing window frames: White, Black, Rosewood, Oak.
Depending on your preference, full glazed panels or Velux windows can be inserted into the roof to enable natural light to flood into the room. High performance glazing can be used to further enhance the experience of your new room. This glass can help reduce glare from the sun and control the amount of heat that you allow into the space.
Around the perimeter of the ceiling sits an internal pelmet which can be used to insert spotlights or speakers.
At the apex of the roof you can choose to add a flat panel enabling you to insert down lights or hang pendant lights for main or mood lighting.
UltraRoof380 has a proven pedigree and will provide comfort and peace of mind for many years to come.The complete roof is pre-manufactured to ensure consistent quality on site and speedy installation with minimal waste and minimal disruption to your home compared to other tiled roof solutions.
Stylish, super insulated rooms you can use all year round, creating a lasting impression of an investment well made.
realROOF is an innovative roofing system that extends your living space in perfect harmony to give you the most loved room in the house. It can be used on a new built extension or even used to replace a conservatory roof. It creates a stunning, spacious vaulted ceiling on the inside, whilst matching the existing roof finish on the outside. It out performs a traditional build roof and is much faster to install.
Where style and design meets engineering excellence…Perfect if you are seeking an extension in complete harmony with your home.
Combining the very best of British design and engineering realROOF is an exceptional roofing system that redefines the way roofs are built. Externally or internally you’ll soon recognise that you are seeing superior design, superbly crafted.
Whether your home is modern or traditional the addition of a realROOF will complement it perfectly. On the Inside, realROOF delivers a magnificent vaulted, plastered ceiling to enhance the feeling of light and space. This provides you with flexibility, raising the possibility of complete harmonisation with your connecting room and décor.
It can be supported by stone or brick piers, stunning Loggia super insulated columns or its own aluminium posts. The exterior of the realROOF can be dressed with tiles or slates the same as those on your home, giving your extension the ability to seamlessly blend in with your home.
Thermally, the realROOF is second to none. Its unique design and off site manufacture ensures a superior insulating performance to that of a traditionally built roof, ensuring you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
realROOFs patented box beam and Kingspan Unidek Super Insulated Aero Structural roof panels offer structural rigidity strong enough to grant unrivalled spanning performance, allowing whole elevations of windows or bi-fold doors to be installed with no additional support from portals or lintels. Avoiding costly additions that other roof types may need. This enables a much faster installation time and design flexibility to let you flood your room with natural light.
By using roof windows you can bring daylight deep into your living space, which makes the whole room feel brighter, larger and more welcoming.