What Building Regulations apply to tiled roof conservatories?
In order to comply with Building Control approval, the roof being fitted will need to match the thermal performance that is specified for roofs on new-build properties, which is a U-value of 0.18 W/m2k. Fortunately, our NuRoom tiled roof system is able to meet this specification.
In addition to this, the existing structure must also not be worsened in any way. This means that the existing building’s window frames and foundations have to be proved adequate to support the roof.
Therefore, the solid roof, suitability of the frames and foundations require approval under Building Regulations. However, other elements of the design do not fall under them as long as they do not exceed the usual guidance that enables a conservatory to be exempt from Building Control (listed above).
Any new structural opening between the conservatory and the existing house will also require building regulations approval, even if the conservatory itself is an exempt structure.
Further guidance on Building Regulations is available by viewing the Approved Documents which are available on the UK Government website.
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