SECURE GUARDIAN ROOFS
GUARDIAN ROOFS FROM FRAMES, DON’T JUST IMPROVE THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR HOME, BUT THEY ALSO PROVIDE EXTRA INSULATION FOR THE HARSHER SEASONS. SEE BELOW FOR OUR LIST OF VARIOUS BENEFITS OF HAVING A GUARDIAN ROOF.
NEW ROOF OR NEW BUILD
For many people it’s the same issue, they love their conservatory but it’s either too hot, too cold or too noisy. Most of the issues are down to one element, the roof. So by replacing the glass or polycarbonate roof with a stylish Guardian™ tiled roof you don’t just improve the appearance, you now have a fully insulated soundproofed roof that is exactly what you always wanted. Nice and airey inside substantial and impressive on the outside.
Once you’ve had your Guardian™ roof, you’ll be able to turn your conservatory into whatever you want, a family dining room or kitchen extension, a playroom, library, home study or office, games room, TV lounge, it could even be a ground floor bedroom. The insulated solid roof will make a huge difference to the acoustics and the general atmosphere of your conservatory. All of a sudden it’s a full-time living area instead of being a part-time compromise.
By removing your old conservatory and replacing it with a tiled roof you’ll completely change the appearance of the rear of your home and garden. Now, your conservatory will look just like a proper extension and by choosing tiles that match your house and then possibly adding one or more roof windows you’ll be getting all the benefits of a ground floor extension along with the convenience and style of a conservatory. It’s the perfect solution and it’s both affordable and impressive at the same time.
Our installers are all Guardian™ trained and qualified Team Guardian™ members which means your conservatory and your new roof are in very safe hands. The roof itself is tailor-made to your exact specification, then fully assembled in our factory to make sure that every component is present and correct. We then dismantle it piece by piece ready for delivery. Our first job on-site is to carefully remove your old roof before we begin the installation process. Then in a few days time, we’re all finished ready for you to move back in. Watch the video animation to see how the process works.
The Lean-to is ideal to maximise space at the rear of the house. The roof ends can have either one or two hips (slopes) and it is an ideal solution for a kitchen extension. The Guardian™ Warm Roof comes with an array of complementary tiles.
The combination or P-shape Conservatory can allow you to have two different style living spaces under one Guardian™ solid roof. These spaces are extremely adaptable to create a unique, multi-purpose room to your exact specification.
The Victorian style has heavy links to heritage, is extremely versatile and usually has a three or five facet finish. The Guardian™ solid roof can be tailored to your own specification with a wide range of tile finishes and colours.
This classic conservatory shape helps to maximise the living space and is the traditional extension style for image and convenience. The Guardian™ insulated roof will simply enhance this new living space, which you can now use daily, all year round.
If your conservatory was designed and built to a very specific layout that can’t be categorised by one of the typical formats, we may need to visit you in order to give you an accurate quote and to confirm exactly how your solid roof will look. This is quite normal, in fact we have replaced roofs on very small porches as well as huge dining rooms and lounges in hotels and restaurants.
GUARDIAN ROOF SLATE
Guardian now produces a unique and fully guaranteed slate. It’s been fully tested and approved plus the Guardian™ slate offers many important advantages and qualities. Designed and manufactured by Guardian™, the slate has been specifically created for their lightweight room system. Unlike natural slate, it won’t break or crack and it doesn’t become brittle or dangerously sharp. So you get all the benefits of the handsome appearance of natural slate, in a very flexible and environmentally friendly package. This is the number one choice for most homeowners.
Tapco Slate has the random texture and rough edges that are associated with natural slate, in fact, even close-up they do look remarkably realistic. However, they are amazingly lightweight, (12kgs/sq metre) strong, durable and totally recyclable. Tapco comes in a range of typical slate colours to match and compliment your home. With excellent weathering qualities and authentic characteristics Tapco Slate is a very popular choice. Limited lifetime warranty and BBA certified.
The future-proof roof. An ideal partner for the Guardian™ Warm Roof design and perfect as a replacement for your old conservatory roof but also great for any modern building project. The Metrotile shingle has many qualities for both appearance and performance but best of all is the effectiveness within the home environment. The colour choice means that Metrotile can match or compliment virtually any UK house style.
- 40 Year Weatherproof Guarantee
- Easy Installation
- No Maintenance
- Versatile and Attractive
FAKRO ROOF WINDOWS
One of the joys of owning a conservatory is the light, airy atmosphere that it creates. There’s nothing nicer than sitting back and enjoying the view. A typical conservatory is already very light because of the excess of windows but if you really do want the best of both worlds then we recommend a roof window (or possibly two). These very modern products are very practical and give you an alternative option for ventilation as well as the added amount of light that they give the room. Easy to use optional blinds and double glazed for sound and heat protection; they are a great option to consider.
Because the ceiling of a conservatory is typically angled and high, the interior space that you enjoy is often light and airy. Whether you choose roof windows or not, our skilled plasters will finish your ceiling with a beautiful smooth texture ready for painting. Matt white seems to be the most popular colour.
TIMBER INTERIOR FINISH
Because we are removing your old roof and installing a completely new lightweight, insulated roof you’ll have a wide choice of interior finishes, one very popular choice is the timber. It’s amazing how the wooden ceiling completely changes the character of the room and creates a log cabin effect which you can then develop with your own choice of finishings, lighting and interior ornaments and art.
LED SPOT LIGHTS
Lighting can certainly affect the atmosphere and ambiance of a room, especially if you want your new conservatory to be a multi-use environment. So, we recommend LED lighting and you can choose to have as many individual down-lights as you want, plus you can include dimmer switches or even have more than one switch to alter the number of lights that are actually on.
The Guardian™ roof is fully energy efficient achieving a maximum U value of 0.18 W/m2K. This enables a conservatory to be used as an extra living space all-year round. Keeping it cool in the summer and warm in winter. The Guardian™ roof is also fully approved by the LABC Local Authority Building Control and is fully Guaranteed.
Fully tested and approved to all thermal and structural standards, the Guardian™ roof is a high performance insulated roof system comprising of a pre-engineered lightweight frame, two layers of rigid insulation board, internal insulated plasterboard, exterior grade plywood and a vapour membrane. All together this creates a thermally efficient living space; keeping the warm air out in the summer and preventing the heat from escaping in the winter thus saving the amount of heat energy required to keep the room at an ambient temperature.
- Choice of tile ﬁnishes
- Exterior grade plywood
- 25mm high performance insulation
- 40mm high performance insulation
- Timber battens
- 72mm high performance insulated plasterboards
Only since October 2010, has it been officially possible to put a solid roof onto a conservatory or porch.
In August 2013 the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) released a circular containing some basic guidelines relating to Building Regulation Legislation which apply to the replacement of a translucent roof (made from glass or polycarbonate) onto a conservatory or porch with a solid roof.
The Guardian™ solid roof is a strong, lightweight tiled roof and is fully approved by the Local Authority Building Control.
To comply with part L of the building regulations 2010, all roofs to rooms (except those in unheated buildings) should be thermally insulated to a maximum U-value of 0.18 W/m²K.
The building as a whole must be structurally sound. Any alterations that affect the original structure must be carefully considered. The foundations must be checked to ensure their suitability for an increased loading. The conservatory window framework must be assessed also, and the new roof structure must be proven to be structurally sound.
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