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DIY Conservatory Roof System

The roof is undoubtedly the most important element of the whole conservatory, it being the main structural component that ties everything together.

You can be safe in the knowledge that we use market leading roof systems from the industries leading roof systems manufacturers, Ultraframe, Synseal and K2. Each roof type is fully BBA accredited and structurally tested to British and European Standards.

DIY Supply Conservatories are the only online conservatory supplier able to offer you this range of conservatory roof systems. Which means we are best placed to provide you with a product that will be ‘truly fit for purpose’.

Main Roof System Components

Your new conservatory roof will be made from many different components, each system will vary slightly in the design of those components. However the main components of every roof system all serve the same purpose, here is an example of the major components that go into creating a conservatory roof.
Conservatory Roof System
It is now regarded that a high quality conservatory systems now carry a 25 year life expectancy.

Depending on the style and pitch of the roof, similar sized conservatories can be very different.

These are the most popular styles available
Victorian Conservatory Roof Lean-to Conservatory Roof Edwardian Conservatory Roof Gable Conservatory Roof
Victorian Lean-to Edwardian Gable

Obviously the type of house and the space that you have to build your DIY conservatory will impact on the final designs available to you.

For more information and guidance please see our design section or call us on 0845 6526 349.

Choice of roof glazing

There are 2 choices of roof material for you new DIY Conservatory. Polycarbonate or Glass.

Each of these materials comes in a wide range of choices so there will no doubt be the right product to match your requirements and budget.


Polycarbonate has long been the choice for conservatory roofs due to its low cost when compared to glass. Over the years it has been developed and now takes the form of 25mm and 35mm, available in Clear, Opal, Bronze, Bronze on Opal and Heatguard.
Clear Polycarbonate Conservatory Roof Opal Polycarbonate Conservatory Roof Bronze Polycarbonate Conservatory Roof Bronze Opal Polycarbonate Conservatory Roof Heat Guard Opal Polycarbonate Conservatory Roof
Clear Opal Bronze Bronze Opal Heat Guard

Glass Roof - Conservatory Glass Roof


High performance glass roofs are becoming increasingly popular due to advantages that it offers when compared with Polycarbonate or Standard glazing.

With the development of new glass products specifically for conservatories, there is glass to suit almost every requirement. Whether that be Solar Control, Self-cleaning or Noise Reduction then there is a glass for you.
The main advantages over standard glazing are
We are the only DIY conservatory supplier to offer this range of high performance glazing.

Heat Reflection Glare Reduction Self Clean or Easy Clean Thermal Heat Loss Reduced Condensation
Increased Heat
Up to 78%
Self Clean
Easy Clean
U-Value up to
63% Less
Heat Loss
Compared to
standard double

Glazing Performance - Conservatory Glass

To see the performance of the individual roof glazing options available, please see our glazing specification section.

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