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Last updated: 31 August 2023

Cold Conservatory: How to Warm Up a Conservatory

A guide to measuring your old windows for replacement

Conservatories are a great way to enjoy your garden during the summer but when winter comes around they can get a bit chilly.

There are various ways to keep your conservatory warm during the winter – which we'll take you through during this article – but you'll find that replacing your conservatory roof is the most effective.

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Why is your conservatory cold?

Before we look at ways for heating a conservatory, it’s important to understand why the conservatory might be getting cold in the first place:

    • Leak, cracked glass or broken seal
    • Inadequate insulation
    • Poor glazing
    • Cold flooring
    • Damp
    • Roof issues

Ways to Heat Your Conservatory

Finding ways to heat your conservatory goes hand in hand with taking steps to keep the heat inside. Laying roof or floor installation, even a large rug or mat, will significantly reduce the heat loss from your conservatory.

Install central heating

If you have central heating in your house, then you might be able to extend this to your conservatory. This is generally involves running new pipes and installing radiators. 

Costs will vary depending on the size of your conservatory, but you can expect to pay around £2,500-£3000

Another thing to bear in mind is building regulations as some properties won’t be permitted to add central heating to their conservatory. 

    • Electric heaters
    • Underfloor heating
    • Infrared heating 

Replacing a Conservatory Roof

Replacing a conservatory roof for warmth might sound like an expensive way to keep the heat in but there are many benefits:

    • Increased thermal efficiency
    • Able to withstand various weather conditions
    • Enjoy your conservatory in all seasons
    • Will potentially add value to your home
    • Be protected by a warranty

Best Types of Conservatory Roof

Finding an alternative to glass and polycarbonate for a conservatory roof will help to keep the heat from escaping.

Tiled

A tiled roof could resemble the roof of the rest of your property which will arguably help to improve the aesthetics compared to polycarbonate and glass.

Hybrid

If you want to benefit from a conservatory roof that lets plenty of natural light in but will also be effective at keeping heat in a conservatory, a hybrid roof combines tiling with glass windows is the perfect solution.

How Much Does a Conservatory Roof Cost?

Replacing your conservatory cost will potentially cost between £3,500 and £7,500 depending on a the type, style and size of conservatory.

Conservatory Roof TypePotential Cost
Tiled£5,000 – £7,500
Hybrid£3,500 – £5,000

As well as the cost of the roof itself you will also need to factor in the installation costs. As the cost of installation can vary greatly from installer to installer, we highly recommend comparing multiple quotes.

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