The Guardian™ Warm Roof represents a great investment in your home. Since October 2010 it became legal in the UK for a conservatory to have a solid tiled roof installed without planning permission; and the Guardian™ Solid Roof is fully approved by the Local Authority of Building Control (LABC).

Unlike conventional conservatories with polycarbonate or glass roofing, a Guardian™ Roof enables home owners to enjoy their conservatory throughout the entire year. The Guardian™ Roof fundamentally transforms your living space and can increase your property’s value.

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Because of its exceptional thermal qualities the insulated roof enables your conservatory to stay cosy and warm during the harsh winter months and yet cool and comfortable during the hot summer time.

But it’s not just about adding comfort and value.

Externally the Guardian™ Roof is visually more pleasant and superior to its conventional rival, insofar as the tiles and cappings are streamlined and unobtrusive, by not relying on bulky portal frames, concrete or brick columns, it’s also extremely lightweight and very strong.

Internally the Guardian™ Roof offers contemporary or traditional finishes. Choose from a plastered or a timber/PVC-u cladding finish. You can also add some fantastic finishing touches with concealed lighting or FAKRO roof windows. The options are endless and provide the scope you require to produce your own beautiful and unique look for your home.

Replacement Conservatory Roof

It’s completely understandable why so many people are currently looking to replace their conservatory roof with the Guardian™ Roof system, as the advantages are numerous.

Please be assured that if you are looking for an exceptional replacement for your polycarbonate or glass conservatory roof, the Guardian™ System is both technically brilliant and evidently practical.

Your existing conservatory roof can be quickly and smoothly transformed into a superior solid tiled conservatory roof without need for alterations to your existing structure, fixtures or fittings such as door frames and windows.

Key Benefits

  • Improved Insulation: Because of the excellent thermal efficiency and the U-value of 0.18 you will notice a reduction in energy costs. This efficiency will enable the room to be used all year round keeping it nice and cool in summer and warm and cosy in winter.
  • Improved Appearance – the range of styles and finishes available with a Guardian™ roof offers you real flexibility over the appearance of your conservatory, and an opportunity to hugely enhance the appearance of this extension of your home.

Approved and Trusted: We are approved installers of the official Guardian™ Warm Roof System.

Internal Finishes

Thomas Tonks Roof offers contemporary or traditional finishes internally. Choose from a plaster finish or timber/PVC-u cladding.You can also add some fantastic finishing touches with concealed lighting. The options are endless and provides the scope you require to produce your own beautiful and unique look for your home.

Technical information

Most companies can only offer you an option of either a glass or polycarbonate roof for your conservatory. Here at Guardian™ we have invested a considerable amount of time and effort in communicating with Building Control Offices and in October 2010 it became officially possible that you could put a solid roof on your conservatory. There are some basic rules that you will need to comply with Guardian™ can provide all of the information and if necessary deal with building control officers.

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There were changes made to the building regulations on October 1st 2010 which allows anyone to put a solid roof on a conservatory as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • They are built at ground level and are less than 30 square metres in floor area.
  • The conservatory is separated from the house by external quality walls, doors or windows.
  • There should be an independent heating system with separate temperature and on/off controls.
  • Glazing and any fixed electrical installations comply with the applicable building regulations requirements.

If you have any doubts then please go to the following website link provided by the communities and local government:

If you go to section c25 it clearly states the following:

Where a conservatory or porch does not meet all of the above conditions it is not exempt and approved documents l1b & l2b give guidance on what would be reasonable in meeting the energy efficiency provisions from non-exempt conservatories and porches. Building control bodies will want to note that the definition of conservatory in terms of percentage translucent material as set out in previous editions of the approved documents no longer applies.


Fakro Features:

  • Manufactured in pine, vacuum impregnated and coated with acrylic lacquer.
  • Handle positioned on the lower part of the sash for easy operation, and secured open in two positions.
  • Suitable for roofs with pitches between 15° and 90° (complete with flashing).
  • Wide range of accessories.


FT centre pivot windows are the most popular type of FAKRO roof window. The well-designed centre pivot allows the sash to be opened in a range of positions, thus increasing the amount of fresh air which can be drawn into the room. The sash can also be rotated through 180° and locked, allowing easy and safe cleaning of the outer pane to be carried out. Such pivot windows are operated using a two-part hinge.

As the air inlet is positioned at the top of the frame, FAKRO windows have a 6% greater surface area when compared with similar sized windows made by other manufacturers. As a result they maximise the amount of natural light in a room. Non-standard window specifications, such as windows with automatic air-vents, are available to order: FTP-V/H, FTP-V/P. Also available in conservation style.


Guardian™ Shingle

Far more durable and a better value than traditional asphalt roofing products, Guardian™ shingle will stand good for years to come. The Guardian™ shingle’s 193km/h wind warranty makes it one of the most enduring roofing products available today.

  • 35cm Hailstone Warranty
  • Interlocking Design prevents leaks & adds durabilty
  • Battenless installation for lower install costs.
  • Lightweight at 54.55kg per 9.29m.

Stone Coated Steel

Stone-coated steel roofs have become the economical roof of choice for many homeowners. For years consumers have had limited roof selections which deliver aesthetics but are often short lived.

Why Stone Coated Steel?

The Stone-coated steel shingle is thriving and experiencing immense growth in popularity because of its superior durability, architectural styling and aesthetic appeal. Stone-coated steel is virtually bullet proof, will not crack or curl, and carries an excellent warranty.

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Guardian roof styles


Edwardian Roofing

This is the traditional and classic style of a Guardian Warm Roof. It helps homeowners increase their available room space and stands out due to exceptional design, with great styling and contouring of the roof.


Victorian Roofing

The Victorian tiled conservatory roof is another fabulous, classic shape that adds distinction to any home. It provides more flexibility regarding door positions and being a three facet design offers an attractive alternative shape to the Edwardian.


Lean To Roofing

The Guardian Lean-To forms a perfect extension to any kitchen and increases the space available at the back of a house. It can be positioned with one or two slopes and is capable of going as low as 15 Degrees with roof windows.

Double Edwardian

Porch Roofing

The ideal solution for the old lean-to conservatory that you want to change into a room, also great for bungalows when a lean to cannot work.


Fakro Roofing

FAKRO roof windows are available for your conservatory roof, and the FT center pivot windows are the most popular type of FAKRO roof window. This perfectly designed center pivot helps the sash to be opened in a range of positions, thus increasing the amount of fresh air, which can be drawn into the room. The sash can also be rotated through 180 and locked, affording easy and safe cleaning of the outer pane. Such pivot windows are operated using a two-part hinge.

Tapco Slate

Tapco Slate Tapco Slate Swatch Colours

Made from recyclable plastic and Dolomite limestone, Tapco Slate provides the random texture and edges of natural slate. Its lightweight, (12.35 kg per m2) and is strong, cost effective, recyclable and attractive and is available in many aesthetically pleasing colours and blends. Tapco slates have excellent weathering characteristics; they will not curl, lift or delaminate, and are impermeable to water.


Metrotile Roofing Metrotile Swatch Colours

Metrotile is still the only lightweight steel roofing manufacturer that can offer a 40-year guarantee on all of our profiles. Made to stringent standard sunder meticulous conditions, every Metrotile is forged from drawing quality three steel, the highest steel grade available in our industry.