Here’s why a Tiled Roof Conservatory is here to stay

DIY Conservatories With A Tiled Roof

Here’s why a Tiled Conservatory Roof is here to stay

Modern, aesthetically pleasing and with improved insulation too.

Altering your conservatory roof is not something you’re likely to do more than once in your lifetime. Getting it right the first time is key; so why not get a tiled conservatory roof?

If you installed a conservatory a few years ago – or you moved into a new home with a conservatory – you might have found it somewhat lacklustre. It may well have not been the perfect sun lounge you were expecting (and for once it’s not because of the British weather).

As many unfortunate people have discovered, a glass conservatory roof (or a polycarbonate one) is very good at letting heat in when the sun’s shining. But it’s also just as good at letting heat out when it’s cold. Ah. Yes, this isn’t ideal as the space can be stiflingly hot or bitterly cold at the wrong times of the year.

This is why a tiled conservatory roof has grown in popularity across the UK. Modern, aesthetically pleasing and with improved insulation too? It’s no wonder why so many are taking the leap from polycarbonate to tile.

The benefits of a tiled conservatory roof

Is your conservatory freezing in the winter and scorching in the summer? We’ll explain how you can transform your old conservatory into a room you can use all year round with a tiled roof conservatory. This will be cheap to heat cool in the summer and an absolute pleasure to use.


The key to all the extra comfort and convenience of a tiled conservatory roof is thanks to its insulating roof panels. It’s what’s known in the industry as a “Warm Roof” design. These retain heat right up to the apex of the ceiling and lets the whole space stays cosy and warm.


You might think that the weight of a tiled conservatory roof would be too much for a standard uPVC frame to bear? Our tiles are made out of ultra-lightweight glass-reinforced plastic (GRP). These are a fraction of the weight of traditional tiles, but look just as good.


Your roof is precision engineered and prefabricated in our UK factory. It even comes with a DIY kit that contains everything you need. Your old conservatory roof can be dismantled and taken away, with a tiled conservatory roof in place in as little as 48 hours.

Day #1 of installing a tiled conservatory roof

We’ll start by carefully removing minimal sections of the roof.

This will be done ready for a tiled conservatory roof. We will have manufactured a new timber roof construction which is brought disassembled to the site. Timber is used for the roof because all UK roofs are made of timber – and not metal – for good reason.

Why we use timber instead of metal for a tiled conservatory roof

The simplest way to explain this is if you take a small piece of wood into your bathroom and place it next to the tap. Now, run a steaming hot bath, look at the wood, and then the tap. You’ll find that the tap has condensation running down the side, but the wood does not.

This same thing will happen with your roof, which is why we don’t use aluminium in a tiled conservatory roof.

Condensation runs down the metal sections due to the temperature difference between the inside and outside. This will form puddles of water on the bottom of the aluminium sections, which again is why we don’t use aluminium in a house roof.

Preparing for the removal of a conservatory roof

So the first thing we’re going to do is carefully cover the interior floor and the walls with plasterboards. This way, if we drop anything while carrying out the roof construction, we won’t damage anything.

Removing the old conservatory roof

Now we remove the conservatory roof. We’re going to build a new conservatory timber frame, and we’re going to cover it in plywood and roofing felt by the end of the day. That way, the conservatory will be secured and watertight by this evening. So, first of all, we climb a ladder and carefully remove the columns and panelling of the existing roof.

Once we’ve got the existing conservatory’s aluminium roof safely removed, we move on.

Installing the ridge and rafters of a tiled conservatory roof

The next thing we do is fix a new wall plate around the perimeter of the aluminium structure. We do this using overlapping joints to ensure full strength and support for the roof that’s yet to go on. Once we’re happy with how that looks, we’ll drill this into place.

With the ridge fixed in place, we install the common rafters.

We also put the upper ridge in place to ensure that a tiled conservatory roof is perfectly level. With all the rafters fixed, we just do the last bit of framing around the box windows, and will soon be ready to cover the roof before the days end.

Removing the old conservatory roof

We cover the entire frame in recourse plywood and nail every sheet to the rafters and ridge. The final thing to do is to completely line the roof with felt. This ensures it’s completely waterproof and secure by the end of the first day. We don’t want to come back to a puddle!

Day #2 of installing a tiled conservatory roof

Now that we’ve finished the timber construction, we will install the insulation.

The insulation is carefully cut to size by us offsite and fits tightly between the frames. Once we have installed insulation between the rafters, we then cover the whole of the interior with another layer.

We’ve covered the whole inside of the conservatory with 2-inch insulation.

The next thing to do is drill back up into the insulation. We do this with smaller struts that reinforce the frame and secure the ceiling from both angles. We then cover these with something a bit more aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Why a tiled conservatory roof

Now we lay the tiles on the whole roof. We add the hips and the ridge and all that’s left to do is seal it. The whole process might sound simple – and that’s because it is! Thanks to our team, we’ve manufactured all elements to the exact detail for that perfect fit.

The Tiled Roof Conservatories process

Better still, quoting for tiled roof conservatories couldn’t be easier. In fact, we’ve broken it down into a four-step process. To find out more about our quick quotes, see below.

Conservatory Style & Dimensions

Input the style of the conservatory you want (click here for the styles we offer) as well as the width and projection (mm)

Wall & Roof Style

Select the aesthetic style of the wall you would like as well as the roof type and style (please note that insulation will have a significant impact on your property)

Colour of Conservatory, Doors, Fanlights & Any Extras

Input the colour, amount of doors and adjoining doors, plus fanlights. Lastly, leave any necessary additional information

Your Details

Enter your name, contact details and preferred payment method. We also appreciate hearing about how you found us and whether you would like future marketing

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Hundreds of heart-warming projects. Hundreds of happy customers. Hundreds of thousands saved – all with our DIY tiled roof conservatory kits.

We’re Tiled Conservatories, and we’re your dream DIY Conservatory specialist.

Our team has forged a reputation for quality and care and use every aspect to ensure our clients have high-quality low-cost solutions. With over 15 years of experience in the conservatory trade, we offer the lowest prices in the industry. We offer a wide range of bases, windows and doors delivered directly to your door – all provided by Tiled Conservatories.

If you, your family or friends are interested in seeing how we produce our stunning range right here in the UK, then get in touch. By using this booking system you can arrange an appointment to visit our factory in Somerset.

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