The Process of Changing a Conservatory Roof

Gable Conservatory Roof
Gable End Conservatory Roof

The process of changing the conservatory roof

The Leka conservatory roof replacement system is designed to deliver a smooth installation from project start to project finish, whether it is changing a conservatory roof to a solid one or being installed on a new build. It can be fitted in 2/3 days with low waste and little downtime.

  1. Spec’ing the roof

The customer is visited onsite and the conservatory structure is assessed to determine if the existing support is sufficient to bear the additional weight of the Leka roof. After this consultation, a quote is provided to the customer. If an order is secured, a site survey needs to be undertaken to obtain final measurements.

  • Manufacturing the roof

The full specification of the roof is then provided to our certified fabricator who will manufacture the Leka roof in its entirety. First, the roof is digitally drawn in CAD software to create a detailed schematic. The roof is then made, sent to the shop floor to be measured and cut and finally packaged up for shipping.

  • The roof is delivered

The new warm roof is usually delivered on the same day deinstallation of the old roof begins. The roof comes readied for assembly and all Leka installers are trained to build up the system onsite to our high-quality standards. The old roof will be discarded in a skip onsite and taken away for recycling so the materials can be reused where possible. Converting a conservatory roof with the Leka system results in minimal waste.

  • Building the new roof

Prior to roof installation, new support structure may be needed to bear the additional weight of the new roof. The extent of this depends on the build. If it is not required, then installation begins with the structural ring beam which is manufactured from GRP to provide a rigid connection between roof and structure.

Once the structural ring beam is in place, the roof rafters are installed with the ridge, building the ‘skeleton’ of the roof as per the specification. These are also manufactured from GRP so they are lightweight and strong. The roof’s structure won’t warp, shrink, rot or degrade over time because it is made from GRP.

The next stage is to install the internal Leka boards. These are 100% waterproof and serve as the base for insulation. They are drilled to the rafters.

With the internal boards in place the insulation comes next. The Celotex sheets are snugly fitted with a 15mm gap from the internal sheets to create a warm air barrier and make the roof highly energy efficient. The sheets are installed between each rafter point with perfect precision to trap warm air in the 15mm gap.

The next step is installation of the outer sheets. These are insulated and reinforced to reduce the number of roof bars needed. They are installed on top of the Celotex insulation and secured to the rafters.

The last stage is tiling the roof. Tapco slate or Metrotile concrete tiles are used here dependant on the property and required cosmetic look. These tiles are cost effective and deliver the desired performance when changing a conservatory roof to tiles. The Leka roof is JHAI certified and comes with a lifetime warranty of 40-years.