Updated: Jul 8, 2019
Hi Feel Warm FAMS!
Its been a few weeks since our last blog posts and in that time the Feel Warm team have been busy with the next phase of our expansion - more to come on that soon!
Today we will be taking a look at the installation process of our tiled conservatory roofs with a deep dive into the product that we supply which is manufactured by our partners at Supalite in Preston.
So lets get straight into a lovely P Shape conservatory conversion that we recently completed in Stone, Staffordshire.
Before we start lets take a look at the conservatory as it stands before our team dig in and start this Sun Room conversion (for this is how they are known in far away lands such as Canada and Australia).
So as we can see we are looking at a P shape conservatory with an existing polycarbonate roof, this customers main objective was to eliminate heat loss through the roof and thus provide a warmer living space enabling them to keep the internal doors open to the main house giving this young family a comfortable living space to relax, work and for the little ones to play without the worry of drastic temperature variances in the Summer and Winter months.
First things first we need to whip off that old roof and frame. Why does the entire roof need to come off? Well ..... if your going to go about a replacement roof we don't want to leave those old stressed and tired roof frame bars in, they have been up for some time and have probably shifted or started leaking on you. The main reason however is that this existing roof frame was not designed to hold a tiled roof and leaving it on and laying tiles over it (aka an over clad .... naughty!) would be a huge risk in terms of structural stability.
Take a look at the brief video below of this roof being removed. We will have number of video's like this throughout the blog showing you exactly what happens.
So now the roof is removed we need to get this conservatory water tight by the end of the 1st installation day. The "Ring Beam" will be the first thing to go on which is attached securely to the tops of the existing frames. Once the ring beam is installed the roof frame is installed along with the core roof insulation which consists of installing EPS insulation between the roof frames. Next the tanalised timber battens are applied along with 12mm ply board to give us a roof surface to which we can now tile. Finally prior to tiling a breathable membrane is laid on top of the ply boards to give us a water proof surface at the end of day 1.
So we have reached the end of day 1 and our basic roof structure is assembled and water tight.
Lets take a look at what we have done so far in pictures.
On to Day 2 and the Feel Warm team are back into it. Tanalised timber battens are applied to the roof exterior along with the fascia boards, guttering brackets and eaves tray.
We now have a roof ready for tiling! Lets take a look at the team getting the tiles laid out onto this water tight and insulated roof structure.
Amongst all of this activity the team have also slipped in this lovely pine sky light, this customers light to the back garden is limited in terms of direct sun light so this great sky light will give them a balance of warmth and light in the finished sun room.
Now the team move to the finishing ridge work on the roof and installing the internal insulated plaster board. The next video is taken across day 2 and day 3, the ridge work was completed by the end of day 2 along with the sky light before the team moved onto the internal work on day 3, the internal plaster boards are all cut to size on site and occupy a lot of the teams time on day 3.
Lets take a look at the work on day 2 and 3 in pictures
The primary Feel Warm installation team are now finished and on day 4 our dedicated plasterer arrrives to skim the internal ceiling. This customer did not want any electrics installing as they had existing wall up lighters however as standard Feel Warm will install spot lights in your ceiling. Lets take a look at that ceiling being skimmed!
And thats another installation complete - this customer will receive their product and personal insurance backed guarantees from feel warm through the post following completion and can start to enjoy their new tiled conservatory ready for the Summer. Another great job from feel warm. I will leave you this week with the final pictures of this stunning install.
Why not get in touch for a quote for your sun room conversion? Feel Warm don't believe in Salesman and instead we engage with our customers as trades men through blogs like this one. We never quote you in the home or stand over you asking you to sign contracts, everything is done online giving you the freedom to consider your options in your own time. We can visit you to do your survey or you can send us your conservatory pictures and measurements for a remote quote.
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Watch the entire time lapse installation below