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Do You Need Building Regulations Approval For Solid Roofs?


Hundreds of conservatories across Scotland sit empty over the summer months as they’re just far too hot to use. Are you facing a similar problem with yours?

Modern Orangery with Tiled Roof

What you need is a replacement solid tiled roof from Crystal, which will transform its fortunes and turn it into a year-round space. And with our fitting skills, we could have it installed in no time.

However, the installation of the product will not take place until we have spoken to your local authority to check if building regulations approval is required first.

There’s a decent chance that it won’t if it’s a Crystal solid roof as our systems are unbelievably light and can often be added on top of existing framework, without any likelihood of the structure collapsing underneath.

The GGF (Glass and Glazing Federation) advises that the installation of a solid roof to a conservatory turns what was previously considered a temporary structure into a permanent structure, and should always speak to your local authority building team for guidance – Crystal can sort this out.

Ignore any company that says you definitely don’t need building regulations approval with no basis to make such a claim.

Taking them at their word and then discovering that you should have obtained building regulations approval will put you in a nightmare situation because without a building regulations certificate, you might have a problem selling your house in the future.

You will be asked for this document by the solicitor of any interested buyer, and if you don’t have it, it will put most buyers off.

It is possible to make a retrospective application for building regulations approval, but there’s no guarantee it will be accepted.

None of this will be anything to concern yourself about if Crystal is looking after things.

We’ll be super-efficient, allowing you to just focus on the days when you can once again use your conservatory in summer without fear of feeling the heat. Get a price for a solid roof here.


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