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    Anyone have any experience of insulating the roof to keep it cool in summer and warm in winter? Seem to be two versions, cladding on the outside or inside .

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      My neighbour had her inside cons roof insulated and over boarded for a whopping 4k from a company with a sales rep and a wonderful glossy brochure.
      She had a quote to get the roof tiles with light weight tiles made of aluminium, was around 15k.

      It's not a big conservatory.
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      My neighbour had her inside cons roof insulated and over boarded for a whopping 4k from a company with a sales rep and a wonderful glossy brochure.
      She had a quote to get the roof tiles with light weight tiles made of aluminium, was around 15k.

      It's not a big conservatory.
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      Getting ours done by Greenspace in the next few weeks. Guaranteed to make the conservatory usable in summer and winter.
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      blinds for summer and a gas heater for winter does the same for a few hundred (though the blinds can be expensive if you have an awkward shape or large). insulating the roof seems to defeat the point of having a room to enjoy sunlight.
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      Getting ours done by Greenspace in the next few weeks. Guaranteed to make the conservatory usable in summer and winter.
      We had them round recently and the system seems pretty good but the sales guy really put us off. He was a nice enough bloke but wanted us to justify why they should accept us as a client. It was all about how it should be right for both of us but was a sales technique that got my back up.
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      Don't bother. Open doors etc in summer, close it off in winter.
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      We have had our conservatory knocked down and replaced with an orangery. Get us.
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      We had them round recently and the system seems pretty good but the sales guy really put us off. He was a nice enough bloke but wanted us to justify why they should accept us as a client. It was all about how it should be right for both of us but was a sales technique that got my back up.
      I agree the sales pitch was a pain, and unnecessary for a good product, so I told him to cut to the chase and get to the best price, as that was all that interested us.
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      Thermal heat loss in a domestic building is thought to break down something like 40% windows, doors and floor, 35% through walls, 25% through the roof.

      For a conservatory, the floor is unlikely to have been insulated, neither have the walls (if there are any).

      If you're putting an investment into the roof, you could upgrade the floor with a thin insulation such as Kingspan Optim-R, and any dwarf walls under windows with an insulated plasterboard laminate.

      It would seem a big investment to only do the roof when that is probably only accounting for 25% of the heat loss.

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