Project – to replace polycarbonate conservatory roof with glass

At Vivaldi Construction we have been established for over 17 years and in that time have seen a real evolution in the standard of materials and conservatory designs available. The biggest leap forward in recent years has been in the standard of glazing. Advances in nano-coating technology have meant that almost transparent coatings can be applied to glass that have absolutely revolutionised the achievable thermal performance of a glass roof conservatory. It now makes real sense to replace a polycarbonate conservatory roof with glass, as in the example project below, carried out on an Oundle Northamptonshire Conservatory for delighted clients Mr and Mrs L.

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The benefits of a project to replace a polycarbonate roof with glass

Replacing an existing polycarbonate roof with glass will provide the following benefits
• Improved Heat Retention (latest technology glass coating can provide heat retention performance 63% better than triple wall polycarbonate sheeting)
• Reduced Solar Heat Gain (for South facing conservatories the very latest sealed units reject up to 80% of solar heat, this optional coating should not be used on North facing projects)
• Reduced rain noise
• Improved light transmission
• Convenience of self-cleaning glass

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The complications of a project to replace a polycarbonate roof with glass

Of course a project to replace a polycarbonate roof with high performance glass has complications, not least the fact that glass is much heavier than polycarbonate sheeting. The additional applied load means that the existing roof structure is unlikely to be adequate. At Vivaldi Construction we structurally prove every project we build to withstand winds in excess of 130mph. Mostly this type of project will need an entirely new roof, designed specifically for glass. A Vivaldi Conservatory glass roof benefits from a number of unique safety features, for example the glass retainers at the end of every rafter as shown in the image above. We only install safety glass manufactured to BS6206 class A, installed in accordance with BS6262.

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How to replace a polycarbonate conservatory roof with glass

Contact us today and we will arrange to visit you to carry out a site assessment. Following that visit we will send you a comprehensive quotation. If you accept our quotation to replace your polycarbonate conservatory roof with glass we take care of the entire project, you get the convenience of a single dedicated project manager and the peace of mind of our insurance backed guarantee. Read our consumer survey results to see our 100% customer satisfaction performance.

We build bespoke orangeries and conservatories throughout the UK. Follow this link to view some more of our replacement conservatory projects. In addition to replacement conservatory roof projects we also carry out projects to extend a conservatory, as well as new build conservatory and orangery designs to suit any home.