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How Do Livinroofs Comply with Building Regulations?

16th January 2018

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If your existing conservatory is beginning to show its age and has a leak or two, or isn’t as efficient as it once was, you may be considering having a replacement solid roof fitted. You’ve done some research and like the sound of Ultraframe’s lightweight solid roof system – Livinroof, a leading roof system that offers more.

If you do go ahead, you’ll notice a huge improvement in terms of insulation and efficiency, however, you may be unsure about what building regulations are applicable in this case. The nightmare scenario is having a new solid roof installed, only to be told later that you’re in breach of planning regulations. Incidentally, pleading ignorance of the law is no defence!

So What Is the Legislation?

A Building Regulation Application is required when you add a solid roof to a conservatory, and a certificate to prove that the structure is safe. As well as giving you the peace of mind of knowing your conservatory is structurally sound, you need this certificate if you ever want to sell your property in future. The good news is that Ultraframe are ahead of the game on this one. We pride ourselves on offering a service to our customers that enables them to enjoy complete peace of mind throughout the whole process.

Before any work starts, an approved installer checks your old conservatory, especially the window frames to see if they’re strong enough to support the extra load of a solid roof. They also thoroughly check the condition of the base and walls. Once satisfied that the structure is sound, they take care of the paperwork and an inspector from Local Authority Building Control (LABC) or an approved independent inspector will do their own survey and once this final check is complete, a certificate of approval can be issued.


Each Livinroof Ultraframe install is tailored to fit the existing conservatory, so before starting work they also confirm the design data using postcode sensitive software, to be sure of complying with EU-wide technical rules. The software will check such things as local weather, snow loading, wind speed, and if the installation is for an urban, rural or coastal location.

Once these checks are complete to the satisfaction of LABC, their inspector, or an independently approved inspector, will issue a certificate to show compliance which is then kept with your property deeds. In effect, you don’t personally have to get building approval before having a solid roof fitted to your conservatory because Ultraframe has got that side covered for you!

More on the Livinroof

The Livinroof is a highly innovative conservatory roof system that utilises modern innovation and premium materials to stand as the first roofing system to combine solid and glazed roofing seamlessly. This gives you a unique degree of flexibility that cannot be found anywhere else on the current market.

Offering a wide range of benefits the Livinroof system enables you to increase the living space of your home with an area that is usable throughout the year. This means that it remains warm in the winter and cool in the summer, this system will continue to bring value long after it has been installed to operate as a home improvement solution that excels.

Built from tradition, the Livinroof conservatory roof system comprises the structure of our market-leading ‘Classic’ roofing system. Over 1.5 million of these roofs have been installed over the years, which is why we make it the basis of our contemporary Livinroof design. You’ll have the peace of mind that comes with exceptional design.

An Unrivalled Conservatory Roof Design

The Livinroof design comes to complete an internal pelmet perimeter ceiling as standard. This allows them to offer a ‘room-like’ feel throughout, which means you’ll be able to bring a new addition to your home that feels part of your property from the get-go. You can also install lighting and speakers into this feature for a beautifully personal touch.

Excelling in both function and form, the Livinroof can incorporate the Classic cornice to deliver a clean and crisp finish. On the outside, the Livinroof is finished with an urban grey to complement any housing style, no matter if it is modern, traditional, heritage or period, you won’t have to miss out on what is on offer.


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We pride ourselves on investing heavily in research and development to ensure all of our products lead the way in performance and design. This means that you’ll be able to invest in a home improvement solution that utilises the most technologically advanced system on the market today. Don’t settle for less.

Find your nearest approved Ultra Installer to make sure our premium products are installed as they should be. For your complete peace of mind, we vet and assess all of our Ultraframe specialists to ensure they uphold our expected standards of professionalism, reliability, promptness and respect for your project and home. 

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