New Living Space In Just A Few Days, step by step
A new Guardian roof can effectively transform any conservatory into a new extension that can be used all year round.
The vital first step is to remove the entire existing roof.
Timber packer and structural ring-beam are sealed and secured to the top of the window frames.
The aluminium rafters, ridges and wall plates are fitted and the spider arms are secured to the spider bracket.
Exterior grade ply-board is fixed to the rafters.
A breathable waterproof membrane is laid over the ply-wood and secured in place.
The chosen tile is added ensuring weather tightness and the gutter and external trim are secured in place.
A total of 125mm insulation is used for outstanding insulating performance.
A whole new living space.
The Guardian™ roof is ideal as a replacement for an old conservatory roof. Most people who have a conservatory are aware that it’s extremely difficult to maintain a year round ambient temperature. Conservatories are either much too hot on those sunny summer days or impossible to keep warm during the winter months. A Guardian™ roof solves both of these problems. It’s quite simply the best solution on the market.
Many home owners reluctantly decide to move because of the size of their house and in the UK, the most common reason is to get more ground floor living space. For some, the problem can be solved with a home extension. However, the cost and disruption is often prohibitive. That was until Guardian™ invented the conservatory with an insulated, tiled roof.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Guardian Warm Roof System has been specifically designed to weigh no more than a glazed roof and is fully tested and approved by industry experts for it’s structural performance. In addition, the results have enabled certification by the LABC (England & Wales) and the LABSS (Scotland). The Guardian roof is designed and engineered to replace the entire existing roof. Some conversion systems only over clad the existing roof which was never designed to carry additional weight.
Under certain criteria, the Guardian Warm Roof System would be exempt from Building Control approval – however, we strongly recommend that approval always be sought. But, as the Guardian Warm Roof System carries LABC / LABSS certification, the Building Control process should proceed faster, smoother and without complication.
A conservatory roof installed by ETC Windows is built to blend it with your home, which you can design in the way that suits your property.
Tapco Slate has the random texture and rough edges that are associated with natural slate, in fact, even close-up they do look remarkably realistic. However they are amazingly lightweight, (12kgs/sq metre) strong, durable and totally recyclable.
Tapco comes in a range of typical slate colours to match and compliment your home. With excellent weathering qualities and authentic characteristics Tapco Slate is a very popular choice. Limited lifetime warranty and BBA certified.
The future proof roof. An ideal partner for the Guardian™ Warm Roof design and perfect as a replacement for your old conservatory roof but also great for any modern building project. The Metrotile has many qualities for both appearance and performance but best of all is the effectiveness within the home environment. The colour choice means that Metrotile can match or compliment virtually any UK house style.
Abcell have been established for over 25 years, manufacturing and supplying a range of specialist products including Guardian™ Warm Roofs, as well as a wide range of ancillary products – direct to the trade.