LIV-IN ROOMS CONSERVATORIES
The construction of a Liv-In conservatory is very similar to that of a standard conservatory, and can be used on completely new constructions or as part of a re-vamp to an existing conservatory.
Once the frames are up and the roof is glazed, brackets are fixed into the roof bars which then support panels of polycarbonate around the lower end of the roof glass.
Aluminium caging is then fixed to the brackets and to the ring beam of the conservatory. This is the structure that creates the look of the liv-in room. Electrical cables are then placed inside this caging to allow for any lighting that has been asked for by the customer. The caging is then fully insulated before the plasterboard is attached.
With a Liv-In room you also have the option to have some of the roof plastered instead of having glass. In this scenario, instead of glass, a solid metal laminated panel is used. This is then covered in two layers of insulation which extend to the top of the roof and join to additional ridge beam cladding. This is also plaster-boarded along with the caging and creates a great aesthetic with brilliant thermal and sound insulation.
The aesthetic of a Liv-In roof is conventionally the look of a conservatory externally but inside that of an extension with a large lantern roof.
SOLID ROOF CONSERVATORIES
Solid Roof 380 Tile conservatories main benefit is that it can retain warmth inside your conservatory like no other type of roof system and as such its construction is different to that of Liv-In roofs.
Frames are placed, leveled and fixed the same as with a conservatory. Industry leading Kingspan Unidek Super Insulated Aero Structural roof panels are then attached on top of the frames and to a ridge plate which creates the roof structure. Glass can also be installed on this roof type, however, conventionally less than you would see on a Liv-In roof. The roof is finished off with a choice of roofing tiles.
The inside is plaster-boarded, also with more lighting options due to more usable surface area.