As Building Regulations in relation to solid roof conservatories become more stringent, Connaught Conservatory Roofs Ltd teams up with Rotherham Building Control to help installers gain approval
Did you know that Building Regulations may now apply to solid conservatory roofs? If your heart just sank at the additional paperwork and hassle that will create, don’t panic. Connaught Conservatory Roofs Ltd, manufacturer of the innovative solid Guardian Roof, is on hand to help. That’s because the company has partnered with Rotherham Building Control to provide a fixed cost approval service on installations of the Guardian Roof, available to all installers nationwide for £300 + VAT.
Paul Saltis, Connaught Conservatory Roof’s Sales Director, says, “The Guardian Roof has Local Authority Building Control (LABC) approval, which will be a great advantage to installers. The partnership arrangement with Rotherham Building Control Consultancy also means that installers can be sure of working with a dedicated officer who is familiar with the Guardian Roof system, having a quick application turnaround, getting access to the expertise needed to provide area weighted U value calculations if required and a rapid phone payment facility. All in all, it removes the headache from getting Building Regulations approval and gives peace of mind to both installers and homeowners.”
Bruce Carter, Building Control Manager at Rotherham Building Control Consultancy, which is acting in association as a part of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, explains the changes to the Building Regulations by saying, “Since Building Regulations were introduced in 1965, conservatories have always been exempt because they were considered to be lightweight additions to a property. Up until recently conservatories have been limited to having translucent roofs, typically glass or multi-layered polycarbonate, with the drawback of that occupants have to suffer seasonal heat loss and solar heat gain through winter and summer months. The introduction of solid roofs has meant that homeowners can insulate themselves against these seasonal temperature variations, meaning that their conservatories can be a genuinely year round living space. However, the addition of a solid roof means that the former conservatory is no longer deemed to be of light weight construction and is subject to control under the Building Regulations.”
Solid conservatory roofs have proved themselves to be a revelation for many conservatory owners, adding value to their homes and their lifestyle. This makes them a valuable addition to any installers’ portfolio. The need for Building Regulation approval will give many homeowners an additional level of reassurance that they have invested their capital wisely and with the support that Connaught is offering to gain compliance, installers will be able to leverage this trust factor very easily.
Connaught’s strapline is “We do more so you do less.” The partnership with Rotherham Building Control is a perfect example of this philosophy in action.