Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I Need Building Regulations?
YES, absolutely. All solid tiled conservatory roof conversions are subject to Building Regulations, there are no exceptions to this rule!
Make no mistake. Unlike other UK competitor manufactures, retailers and installers who avoid the subject of building control requirements, Conservatory Warm Roofs ensures that our customers are aware of the following fact:
Although the system you are looking at may be LABC (Local Authority Building Control) tested and approved, if you are changing your existing conservatory roof from a Polycarbonate/Glass roof to that of either a traditional tiled roof or lightweight roof such as the icotherm roofing system, you DO REQUIRE BUILDING CONTROL INVOLVEMENT, APPROVAL AND CERTIFICATION of your overall installation. Do not be put off by anything the company states at point of sale and obtain the facts for yourself.
Conservatory Warm Roofs in association with icotherm roof systems is an ethical and honest company who pride themselves on being honest with its customers. If in doubt…………..check it out!
With this FACT in mind, the icotherm system is fully JHAI approved. Being JHAI approved, allows building applications to be fast tracked in most cases and on every Conservatory Warm Roofs icotherm installation, you the homeowner will obtain a building control certification. The icotherm system has been tested, their policies and training courses assessed and they have been fully approved to allow JHAI to produce certificates on roofing installations, carried out by Conservatory Warm Roofs.
Q. Do Conservatory Warm Roofs Deal with the JHAI Building Regulation for me?
Yes we do, Conservatory Warm Roofs deal with every aspect of the Building Regulations on our customers behalf in order to ensure that every installation fully complies with all the regulations required. Furthermore all this is included in the price we quote, there are no hidden extras.
Q. Will I lose a lot of light in my conservatory after the installation is completed?
Light loss is minimal. After the ceiling has been painted the light loss experienced is typically between 5% to 15% depending upon the type of polycarbonate or glass which is currently in the conservatory roof.
Q. Will my existing conservatory window frames be strong enough to take the weight of my new Warmer Roof system?
Yes they will. The icotherm conservatory roofing system is very light dur to it's inovative Pod design and as conservatory frames are designed to support the weight of a glass roof even if the glazing is polycarbonate there is no significant extra load placed on the frames, however, for our customers peace of mind a full site survey is conducted before every installation and if in the unlikely event that a conservatory's window frames were not able to support the new roof then the installation would not take place and all deposits would be refunded to the customer without delay.
Q. Does my conservatory need to be empty?
Yes please. We do ask customers to empty the conservatory to the best of their ability. If there are large, bulky items which customers can't manage themselves our installation teams will be more than happy to help move those items for customers. We do request that customers themselves remove all other items prior to installation commencing. If you have any doubts please don't hesitate to discuss any concerns you have with the sales/survey personnel.
Q. How long will the installation take?
Typically the whole installation process will take 2-4 days to complete. If the plastering or final fix electrical work cannot be completed by the end of day 3 then a extra day may be required but we aim to have the job finished to the plaster finish within the three day window.
Q. Will my new roof reduce the rain noise?
Yes, the combination of the various roofing materials used in the icotherm conservatory roofing system will virtually eliminate rain noise.
Q. Do Conservatory Warm Roofs cover my floor?
Yes, our installation team will cover your floor or carpet and where necessary other items which could get damaged if not protected such as window sills.