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We have a conservatory on the back of our house,was there when we moved in, age old problem, too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter so at that time of year a unused room.

So been thinking about getting it knocked down and a proper extension built instead....anybody had it done....was it worth the money?

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Been there - had the same issue, south facing garden, was a furnace in the summer and a freezer in the winter, kept the dwarf walls and base and changed everything else.  Ours is a Guardian https://www.guardianroofsuk.co.uk/guardian-roofs/

 

 

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And inside it looks like this:  The roof is actually an aluminium space frame, the tiles are also coated aluminium items too, inside is heavily insulated, plaster-boarded and plastered.  Cool in the summer, warm in the winter so use it all the year round now.

 

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14 minutes ago, Cosmicblue said:

Been there - had the same issue, south facing garden, was a furnace in the summer and a freezer in the winter, kept the dwarf walls and base and changed everything else.  Ours is a Guardian https://www.guardianroofsuk.co.uk/guardian-roofs/

 

 

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And inside it looks like this:  The roof is actually an aluminium space frame, the tiles are also coated aluminium items too, inside is heavily insulated, plaster-boarded and plastered.  Cool in the summer, warm in the winter so use it all the year round now.

 

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Looks spot on, and probably a fair bit cheaper than knocking down and starting again. 

 

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54 minutes ago, ratchers said:

We have a conservatory on the back of our house,was there when we moved in, age old problem, too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter so at that time of year a unused room.

So been thinking about getting it knocked down and a proper extension built instead....anybody had it done....was it worth the money?

We had glass conservatory roof replaced with full tiled etc.(similar to one shown above). Expensive, but well worth the money to have full use of room. As said, a lot cheaper than rebuild. Regards

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52 minutes ago, Cosmicblue said:

Been there - had the same issue, south facing garden, was a furnace in the summer and a freezer in the winter, kept the dwarf walls and base and changed everything else.  Ours is a Guardian https://www.guardianroofsuk.co.uk/guardian-roofs/

 

 

20220517_163208[1].jpg

And inside it looks like this:  The roof is actually an aluminium space frame, the tiles are also coated aluminium items too, inside is heavily insulated, plaster-boarded and plastered.  Cool in the summer, warm in the winter so use it all the year round now.

 

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thats been done really well...and without messing about or being messed about by planning  :good:

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22 minutes ago, ph5172 said:

With these systems do you still retain the windows and just replace the roof.

Mine was straight roof replacement only. Original plans showed structure would support proposed roof.

 

50 minutes ago, ditchman said:

thats been done really well...and without messing about or being messed about by planning  :good:

Building warrant required for mine(Scotland regs) Regards

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Even with a new roof it will still be an ‘over glazed extension’ and so is required to be unheated space with a door between that and the house, or have a SAP calculation to show holistic compliance with L1b. 

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Was about £14k from memory, which included all new UVPC windows.

We had seriously looked at replacing the entire structure with a conventional building and had a couple of quotes in the region of £25k+, so this wasn't a hard decision to make. The disassembly of the old conservatory and the construction of the new took about two weeks. 

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Thanks for the replies.

Our conservatory has no dwarf walls,full height glass and plastic roof sheeting, been quoted £34k for full job of a 4 x 3m extension and a patio,

thats take down old, new footings,slab with underfloor heating,french doors with flag windows,gable window,velux,plastering out and an 18 square meter patio.

Only got one quote so far but a good referral for the builder.

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I replaced a very poor 60's 'conservatory' (low single brick walls, wooden upper construction with later aluminium framed windows and perspex roof) with a proper extension (cavity walls hardwood casement windows and Cambrian slate roof).  I can't tell the cost as it was part of a larger programme including replacing drainage, moving utilities and much other work on other parts of the house. 

However - a BIG driver in the cost of the conservatory replacement was that the building inspector required 1m deep foundations.  The old had been in minimal foundations and although these had no sign of movement after 50 years, were clearly not suited to carrying more weight - but 1 metre was a HUGE change.

Be aware that depending on what your existing foundations are, your soil type, proximity to trees etc., you may need to do work on the foundations.

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21 hours ago, ratchers said:

Thanks for the replies.

Our conservatory has no dwarf walls,full height glass and plastic roof sheeting, been quoted £34k for full job of a 4 x 3m extension and a patio,

thats take down old, new footings,slab with underfloor heating,french doors with flag windows,gable window,velux,plastering out and an 18 square meter patio.

Only got one quote so far but a good referral for the builder.

That seems high, but the cost of everything has jumped up.

1 hour ago, JohnfromUK said:

Be aware that depending on what your existing foundations are, your soil type, proximity to trees etc., you may need to do work on the foundations.

And this could easily effect things, we've just done a big remodel and extension,  foundations had to go deeper in one area, the costs only ever go upwards never down.

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Thanks for reply just had the first company to quote for just the roof replacement on a 4M x 3.5M Victorian style.

Luckily I was sitting down when after the group discount he offered to sign me up today for £15K.

Shortly after he left empty handed.

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1 hour ago, TR1 said:

Thanks for reply just had the first company to quote for just the roof replacement on a 4M x 3.5M Victorian style.

Luckily I was sitting down when after the group discount he offered to sign me up today for £15K.

Shortly after he left empty handed.

The timber roof and tiles for our extension was 16k think that was materials and fitting etc, one of the biggest costs.

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