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Do I need planning permission for a conservatory with a tiled roof in England?

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Tiled roof conservatory options are truly changing the face of Suffolk’s landscape, reviving the tired 80’s-era conservatory whilst eliminating the infamously inefficient polycarbonate roofing system. So, if you’re planning on updating your conservatory in the near future you may very well be wondering;

Do I need planning permission for Suffolk conservatories with tiled roofs?

Generally, the answer is no; you do not require planning permission to add a tiled roof to your conservatory as long as you meet certain rules.

Ever since 2015, homeowners have been taking full advantage of the changes to building regulations and enhancing their Suffolk conservatories with the superb solid tiled roof option. In most circumstances, the following rules will allow you to avoid applying for planning permission when replacing or installing a solid tiled roof on a conservatory:

  • The conservatory structure must not exceed over half the width of the main building

PLEASE NOTE: Bear in mind if you have other buildings, e.g. a large shed, you could inadvertently be covering more than 50% of your property’s land; therefore, planning permission will be required.

  • It must not exceed the height of the highest part of the main building’s roof
  • It must not exceed 4 metres in height if located on the side of the main building
  • It must not extend beyond the main building’s front or side elevation
  • It must not include a balcony, veranda or any kind of raised platform.

Also, be aware that if your home is located within a conservation area or similar you may be restricted further.

You’ll also be interested to know that the increased size limits for single-storey rear extensions, due to expire on 30th May 2019, have now been made permanent. So, the limit is permanently increased to 6m for attached houses and 8m for detached houses, outside designated land and Sites of Specific Scientific Interest (in England only).

So, before going ahead with any work, make sure you check with your local planning authority for a full update of limits and conditions that may be applicable.

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At AB-Assets, our solid tiled roofing system offers the best compromise of extension and conservatory around. Other notable benefits include:

  1. Enhanced thermal performance
  2. Notable energy savings
  3. Heightened acoustic insulation
  4. Year-round enjoyment
  5. A feeling of increased space

How much do replacement conservatory roofs cost?

Every tiled conservatory roof that we fit is made completely bespoke to accommodate your individual needs. So the price will vary, according to the size, shape, style and the overall condition of your existing conservatory. Get a quote now.

How long does a tiled conservatory roof last?

The lightweight tiles that we use are created to withstand the most extreme climates, offering an average lifespan of 50 years.

Signs I need a new conservatory roof?

If your conservatory is showing any of these signs of wear and tear, it could be time to consider a new conservatory roof;

  • Leaking/water damage
  • Condensation/damp/mould
  • Draughts/cold spots
  • Damaged frames or glass
  • Actively avoiding the space

Good news for conservatory owners in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe and Newmarket

Unsure whether your conservatory adheres to permitted planning rules? Interested in the process we take to installing the most efficient solid tiled roof system around? If you have a large conservatory space that you wish to improve, you may want to take a look at our LivinRoof products. Or get in touch with the AB-Asset team who will be happy to explain anything further.

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