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Flat roof on conseravtory

Post by b9jobber » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:44 pm

Afternoon all,

I'm having attached to my house a 2m x 5m upvc conservatory floor to ceiling - no small brick wall.
The conservatory will be built on a ConservaBase steel frame. We've decided on a flat wooden roof, not polycarbonate, with an EPDM finish. The manufacturers will be strengthening the frame uprights to support the roof.

I'm thinking of bolting a support beam to the external brick wall level with the top of the upvc frame and then fixing 12mm ply sheet to span this to the upvc frame, then the roof joists sited on top and across to the the upvc frame. On top another layer of 12mm ply then Kingspan insulation then another layer of 12mm ply then finally coated with EPDM. The roof will overhang the conservatory by about 200mm on 3 sides. Should I consider putting insulation in between the joists for extra insulation?

Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated please.

BTW, tried attaching a Word doc with schematic diagram of what I'm wanting - but couldn't attach it.
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Re: Flat roof on conseravtory

Post by someone-else » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:31 pm

b9jobber wrote:BTW, tried attaching a Word doc with schematic diagram of what I'm wanting - but couldn't attach it.
That will probably be because you can only attach PDF or Pictures.

Why not take a screen shot of your document and add it as a picture?
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Re: Flat roof on conseravtory

Post by Grumps » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:38 pm

Just a point. Am I correct in thinking that once you put a 'solid' roof on a Conservatory, it ceases to be afforded the Planning exemptions afforded to a Conservatory?

i.e. Instead of being a Conservatory, it becomes an Extension.
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Re: Flat roof on conseravtory

Post by b9jobber » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:53 pm

Many thanks someone-else for the helpful info.
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Re: Flat roof on conseravtory

Post by b9jobber » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:54 pm

Grumps wrote:Just a point. Am I correct in thinking that once you put a 'solid' roof on a Conservatory, it ceases to be afforded the Planning exemptions afforded to a Conservatory?

i.e. Instead of being a Conservatory, it becomes an Extension.
Don't know Grumps - looking for advice on this one.
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Re: Flat roof on conseravtory

Post by Eyeball1 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:17 pm

b9jobber wrote:
Grumps wrote:Just a point. Am I correct in thinking that once you put a 'solid' roof on a Conservatory, it ceases to be afforded the Planning exemptions afforded to a Conservatory?

i.e. Instead of being a Conservatory, it becomes an Extension.
Don't know Grumps - looking for advice on this one.

I’ve just posted regarding making making my poly roof conservatory solid. My reading on the subject is for a semi detached property to avoid planning it must extend less than 3metres from the rear and be a metre from the boundary to the side. As far as I can tell the roof material is irrelevant.
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Re: Flat roof on conseravtory

Post by b9jobber » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:04 pm

Eyeball1 wrote:
b9jobber wrote:
Grumps wrote:Just a point. Am I correct in thinking that once you put a 'solid' roof on a Conservatory, it ceases to be afforded the Planning exemptions afforded to a Conservatory?

i.e. Instead of being a Conservatory, it becomes an Extension.
Don't know Grumps - looking for advice on this one.

I’ve just posted regarding making making my poly roof conservatory solid. My reading on the subject is for a semi detached property to avoid planning it must extend less than 3metres from the rear and be a metre from the boundary to the side. As far as I can tell the roof material is irrelevant.
Thanks Eyeball - every bit helps.
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