Cousins Conservatories & Garden Buildings

Hilliers Garden Centre, Brighton Rd, Horsham, RH13 6QA

01403 255 456

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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday - 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday - 10:00 - 16:30

Replacement Glass Conservatory Roofs

Replacement Pilkington Activ Blue Glass Roof

Replacement Glass Conservatory Roofs

There are a number of options for replacing your conservatory roof if you’re looking to upgrade your conservatory.

The likelihood is that your old tired roof features poly-carbonate. This was a wonder material in its day. Opaque to allow light through it was strong, flexible and, at the time, a thermally efficient option.

However, times have moved on and one of the best ways to “update” your existing conservatory is to replace the poly-carbonate roof with a new high performance glass roof.

We use glass from the Pilkington Activ™ Range in our conservatories and orangeries.

High performance glass has three main properties, it offers great thermal performance, solar control and self cleaning.

If you are looking to replace your poly-carbonate roof, get in touch with us today to discuss your options or pop in to our showcentre to see our display models.

An Original Polycarbonate Roof

Original Poly-carbonate Roof

A Replacement Pilkington Activ Blue Glass Roof

Replacement Pilkington Activ Blue Glass Roof

Frequently asked questions

Affordability is perhaps the most important consideration for any homeowner. Conservatories vary greatly in price, starting at around £10,000 right up to over £100,000. Costs will be influenced by size, material, design, roof, glazing type, and site. It’s also worth visiting our vast show centre where we can give you guideline prices for models as displayed.

Usually the answer is no, as long as the conservatory does not cover more than half your garden area. There are exceptions, such as installing conservatories on Listed Buildings or in conservation areas, so, if you’re unsure, it’s always best to check with your local authority. Although planning permission is not usually required, your conservatory installation will need to comply with current Building Regulations.

When you’re planning a conservatory installation, it’s important to have a realistic timescale. This can help to limit disruption to your daily routine. Of course, timescales will depend on the size and complexity of the installation. A free survey will give you a general idea of what timescale to expect.

From Traditional style Conservatories to modern home Extensions, Orangeries, Loggias, and tiled roof conservatories, the choice can sometimes be overwhelming. By talking to an adviser and explaining your preferences, they can advise you on the best solution to your specific requirements.

Again, this will depend a lot on your personal preferences and the style of your home. As a general guide, PVCu is usually most cost-effective/thermally efficient and virtually maintenance free. Hardwood Timber is ideal for period properties and Listed Buildings.

Every home is different. The good news is that a range of conservatory styles will be available to you when you speak to us. We are able to tell you about the range of products available – for example, a Contemporary Lean-to conservatory is suitable for smaller homes – we offer advice on how to customise your product. For example, you could ask what colour schemes are available and whether you can add a wood-grain foil effect to the design.