Replacing your old glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof will transform your old living space into room that you’ll be using all year round. Our most popular warm roof replacement is the UltraRoof from Ultraframe. This lightweight roof type provides excellent insulation, making it perfect for conservatories refurbishments.

In our brief guide, we’ll explore the benefits in replacing your conservatory roof with solid tiled roof, the process involved, and the importance of choosing an established reputable company like us - Realistic Home Improvements Limited to assist you through the process.

Advantages of an Ultraroof Solid Tiled Roof



The first significant benefit of having an Ultraroof roof installed is the massively improved insulation in the room compared to the old conservatory roof. There is no comparison, the solid roof beats glass or polycarbonate roof hands down, it is going to keep your conservatory warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This will help save money on your energy bills as well as making your conservatory more comfortable to use all year round. Many of our customers tell us that they feel like they have gained a new room to their home.


Sound Insulation

Unlike glass or polycarbonate, the engineered construction of the UltraRoof with its insulation, Sterling board, and tiles dampens external noise, meaning you’ll be able to use the new room without being disturbed by external noise, such as neighbours, traffic, or adverse weather.


When you have an Ultraroof solid tiled roof installed the look of your old conservatory changes, it no longer looks like a double glazed greenhouse but takes on the look of a home extension. Warm roof come with a choice of slate look or tiles in a range of colours and styles, allowing you to pick the right combination for your property.

Property Value

You may have seen in the press recently that conservatories can reduce the selling price of your property, but recent studies show that by converting you your old conservatory roof into a LABC (Local Authority Building Control) passed insulated solid roof generally increases the value of your property, in turn making any property more saleable.

Process Involved in Replacing a Conservatory Roof with an Ultraroof Solid Tiled Roof


The first step in replacing your conservatory roof will be to arrange an initial consultation, Ultraframe have a list of Improved Installers – Realistic Home Improvements being one of them, we have been accredited on the scheme since 2012 which makes us the longer serving company covering Devon and Cornwall. Contact me directly and I can arrange a home visit to discuss your requirements, budget and suggest the best options available to you.



The design process is an essential part of replacing a conservatory roof. We can help you choose the right system for your individual requirements; tailored around your budget and we offer options to ensure you get the best possible outcome.


Building Regulations Requirement

When replacing your conservatory roof over to a solid roof, we work directly with JHAi Building Control to ensure that your new roof installation complies with Local Authority Building Control regulations. There is no need to worry as we will take care of all the necessary surveys, and paperwork so that you obtain the relevant approval sent directly to your home after the new build is complete.


The cost of replacing a conservatory roof with an Ultraroof solid tiled roof will depend on the size of your conservatory, the complexity of the installation, and the tiles’ style and colour. We advise that you get three quotes from reputable companies to ensure you are paying a fair price.



The installation process depends on the style, complexity, and size of your conservatory. However, most installation are completed in just a few days. Our team of employed professionals will remove your old roof off and install the new Ultraroof solid tiled roof, ensuring that everything is completed to a high-quality standard.

We have a dedicated plaster working on all our solid roof conversations, so you can be assured of a quality internal smooth plaster finish


Question - How long does it generally take to install an Ultraroof tiled roof?

Answer – Installation time varies depending on the style, complexity, and size of your conservatory. However, a typical installation can be completed in just a few days.

Question – Will I be able to use my conservatory all year round with an UltraRoof tiled roof installed?

Answer – Of course, with a new an Ultraroof building regulations approved roof providing you with excellent insulation, you’ll be more comfortable and using your new room all year round.

Question – Do I have to have my existing conservatory doors and windows replaced?

Answer – In general you do not have to have your existing conservatory doors and windows replaced, the Ultraframe roof has been designed to be installed on top of existing frames. Some people do decide to upgrade the frames, as their old products are not as good as the once were, with a choice of colours you are able to upgrade the roof and frames into a new designer look extension. Ask for more details.

Question - Does the Ultraroof have to be completely solid or can I put some glazing into the roof?

Answer - The UltraRoof has been designed to allow for roof glazing, it is currently available as rectangles on the straight ridge. roof glass increases the internal light transmission into the room and the adjacent room. 

Question - What colours and styles are available for Ultraroof tiled roofs?

Answer – Ultraroof warm insulated roofs come in a range of colours and styles, including Carbon Slate, Terra Brick, Harvest Brown, and a range of Metro tiles. At Realistic Home Improvements we’ll be able to help you choose the right products to complement the look of your home.

Question - How do I choose a reputable company to replace my conservatory roof?

Answer - It’s vitally important to do your homework when choosing a reputable company like Realistic Home Improvements. Look for companies that have recognisable accreditations, such as the Ultraframe Installers scheme, and Which Trusted Traders you can also read reviews from their existing clients.

Question - Will replacing my conservatory roof with an UltraRoof insulated tiled roof increase the value of my property?

Answer - Yes, replacing your conservatory roof with an Ultraroof solid tiled roof can increase the value of your property, and make it more saleable in the future.

Question – Can I add electrical down lighting into the new roof?

Answer - Yes, you can, many of our clients have opted for internal LED downlights installed into the roof as well as having a centre pelmet light added.

In conclusion, replacing your conservatory roof with an Ultraroof insulated solid tiled roof is an excellent investment that can improve the look of your home, increase its value, and provide you with a room that can be used all year round.

Additional Products and Services that Realistic Home Improvements Offer throughout Devon and Cornwall

  1. Windows: Realistic supply and install replacement Casement Windows, Vertical Sliding Sashes, Flush Sash Windows, Residence R7 and R9 as well as a comprehensive range of Bay Windows
  2. Doors: Realistic supply and install Composite, PVCu, and aluminium doors including French, sliding patio and bi-folding
  3. Conservatories: Realistic supply and install new build conservatories, including insulated solid roof and glass roof options.
  4. Orangeries: Realistic supply, install and build Orangeries, Ultrasky, Lanterns, Flat Skylights and Flat Roofs


Please note that this list is not exhaustive, Realistic Home Improvements are able to offer additional services, location dependent. We recommended you check with us directly for a full list of services offered in your area.

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