Overcloaking using LightWeight Tiles

Overcloaking using LightWeight Tiles

Overcloaking using LightWeight Tiles. 

Our tiles can be used over the top of your existing conservatory roof. This means you don't have to spend hours removing your glass. If you have to remove your existing roof, this is going to take a lot of time and money to do so. The good thing with using our LightWeight Tiles system is that it saves you this job as they are only 6kgs per square meter.

 

We had a customer send us some images of a job he done using our Terracotta Red tiles on their conservatory roof. It shows the process of how our tiles can be fitted to your existing roof. 

Just think how much time you could be saving by using LightWeight Tiles. 

 

Below are the images of the progress of our tiles OVER-CLOAKING. 

 

 

Overcloaking using LightWeight Tiles

Overcloaking using LightWeight Tiles

 

As you can see from the above image, the customer has decided to go over the top of the existing polycarbonate conservatory roof. They have fixed down the recommend 2” x 1” battens straight onto the roof trusses. If you do it this way, then you may want to consider insulating the conservatory from the inside. It is not essential for you to do this as you can insulate from the outside before the installing of our lightweight roofing tiles.

 

Overcloaking using LightWeight Tiles

Overcloaking using LightWeight Tiles

 

As you can see, this customer has decided to insulate from the outside underneath the battens.

 

Overcloaking using LightWeight Tiles

Overcloaking using LightWeight Tiles

 

After you have decided where you will be insulating your conservatory, either from the inside or outside, you can then start the process of installing the lightweight tiles roofing system.

Overcloaking using LightWeight Tiles

Overcloaking using LightWeight Tiles

Overcloaking using LightWeight Tiles

Overcloaking using LightWeight Tiles

Above is the completed conservatory roof with lightweight tiles roofing system in our granulated terracotta red. This colour matches the house brick work perfectly, don’t you think?

So, for this job they needed:

Tiles,

Ridge Tiles

Ridge Tile End Caps

Eavesguards

Plastic coated fixing screws

I had been looking for a few years for a new roof for my conservatory as it was too hot in summer and too cold in winter to use. I had had quotes over £11,000 for a new complete roof, removing the glass, which I thought was pointless. The glass acts as insulation and would be a huge waste of money because it would of been just thrown in the bin.

Being a Mechanical Engineer, I worked out that if I could find something lightweight and looked like the roof fitted to my house, it would be a great idea for the new roof. The weight loading for the conservatory was worked out to withstand the extra load of a few feet of snow, turned to ice, so I knew the extra weight of a lightweight roofing system would be fine.

I found Light Weight Tiles, http://www.lightweighttiles.co.uk/ by chance, on searching the net. When I saw that the tiles weighed in at 6 kg per square metre, I knew they were not a problem for my conservatory and with the choice of different finishes, I was able (having purchased the sample pack) to choose a tiles that matched my house roof.

I could of fitted the tiles myself but felt it was a better idea to use one of their recommended fitters.

After striking a great deal with the fitters, they came and did the job. It only took 6 hours to do my 28 square metre conservatory and it looked fantastic. I did have the inside done at the same time with simple white panelled pvc covering, which helped with deflect ting the light and finished the job off perfect.

I am so pleased with the finished roof and it has made our conservatory useable all year round.

I would highly recommend Light Weight Tiles to anyone wanting a simple, cheap and beautiful way to turn their conservatory into a useable room.

And the added bonus is, the tiles are made from recycled materials.

- P Fryer , Weston Super Mare

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