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Clad Over Conservatory Roof

What is a Clad Over Conservatory Roof?

Clad over is a conservatory roof replacement, which is sold as a cheaper option but with more issues. The clad over doesn’t involve the removal of the previous structure, causing potential damage in the future. There are four types of clad over roofs: internal, external, combined and solid panel.

Issues With Clad Over Conservatory Roofs

There are a few points to consider when investing in a new roof. Firstly, it’s important to consider the weight of replacement roofs. Clad over is manufactured using heavy timber, materials and tiles. These can cause structural damage in existing frames. Therefore lightweight systems are the best option to go for when investing in a new roof.

Not Fireproof

A fundamental aspect of roofing systems is their fireproof qualities. A new roofing system must pass fire tests to maintain your safety. Clad over roofs cannot be tested as an entity. Only each component can, making the testing ineffective.

Lack of Building Regulations

Clad over isn’t usually approved by building regulations. This is because they have weak structural integrity and have low thermal values meaning they are worse for your energy bills. Ensure you get a Building Regulations Conformance Certificate, so your new project is approved!

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Insufficient Weatherproofing

Replacement roofs should be durable to withstand even the most extreme weather for a worthwhile investment. Clad over and outdated roofing systems are often insufficient in keeping wind and rain out of your conservatory. Additionally, teaming together aluminium beams and bars with over-cladding can cause condensation. This is because there is no thermal barrier in place, causing damp, leaks and even cracking plaster.

Poor Structural Integrity

As well as high weatherproofing abilities, replacement roofs should have exceptional structural integrity. While older roofing systems were designed to hold glass, the popular solid roof requires a more robust structure due to its weight compared to glass. Therefore, bars and beams from the previous roofing system must be removed.

Inappropriate Fixings

Existing conservatory roofs lack in the appropriate fixings for clad-over solutions. Because of this, any fixings that are made to ensure the clad-over fits can cause damage and affect the performance of the original roof. We are happy to discuss the fitting process with our conservatory roofs to ensure you are satisfied.

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Replacement Conservatory Roof Prices

Replacing your conservatory roof is easy with us. We recommend investing in an exceptional quality roof that is designed to last for decades. Clad over causes many lasting issues, and despite being the cheaper option, it does not have the high performance that excellent-quality replacements have.

Here at Conservatory Village, we have fitted roofing systems for many years. Our replacement roofs are manufactured by market-leading suppliers who are experts in delivering high-quality products.

Use our free online quoting tool to get a quick price on a replacement conservatory roof. Alternatively, you can give our office a call on 02380 814555 or email us to discuss our service and ask us any questions related to our conservatory roofs. You can also send us a message through our online contact form, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Conservatory Village Award

We’ve Won Conservatory Designer of the Year

The team at Conservatory Village are delighted to have been named ‘Conservatory Designer of the Year 2020’. The award was given to us at the national Ultraframe Conservatory Design Awards, a ceremony recognising the very best in-home improvements around the U.K.

Designers from around the country enter showcasing their best work. The range of talented designers put forward a variety of conservatory projects for the judges to deliberate. Here at Conservatory Village, we are thrilled to have been named the best for 2020.

The project we have been recognised for is the work we did with one of our reliable suppliers, Maitlands. The collaboration was for Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood’s property. We opted for the Ultraframe system, market-leading in the home improvement industry.

Craig wanted a bespoke Portal Conservatory to extend the width of his house. A few companies turned down the project out of difficulty, but we were willing to take on the challenge.

With the design using aluminium bi-folding doors on the entire structure, we had our work cut out. However, with our manufacturers working closely with us on the project, we were able to create a structurally robust, beautiful Portal Conservatory.


Here at Conservatory Village, we are specialists in installing made-to-measure glass extensions around the U.K. Our conservatories are expertly manufactured so our customers can enjoy them all year round. The thermally efficient systems allow for an incredibly versatile space in your home.

As well as stunning conservatories, we also offer an extensive range of windows and doors to go with your extension. This means you can customise the exact style to suit your aesthetic. Our window and doors can add value to your home, improving the performance and adding style.

Our windows are made with fantastic double glazing as standard, providing a multitude of benefits. Retaining the natural heat of your home, you can appreciate an increased intake of daylight with our windows. Our versatile, durable profiles can seamlessly fit into any property type, enhancing the visual appeal. From the innovative Tilt & Turn to the popular Casement windows, we offer a vast range for your home.

The range of superb doors we design uphold incredibly security, so you are protected at home. From uPVC to aluminium, take advantage of a robust door that will last for years. Our back doors include both French and patio, as well as the stunning bi-folding doors on our winning project. Designed to prevent unpredictable weather causing damage, you will see high-performance values for years.

We are incredibly proud to be gifted with this prestigious award. We want to thank Ultraframe Conservatory Design Awards for noticing acknowledging our work. A big thank you goes to our dedicated customers, who drive our work. Customer satisfaction is our priority, so we are grateful to have continued support for our company.

Find out more about our entire range on our website today. Each project is bespoke to each customer, as our team provide a professional, personal service. Use our handy quoting engine online to get a price on your new product. Get in touch by using our contact page, and we’ll happily answer any queries you have. You can give us a call on 02380 811432 if you want to speak to our team directly!