The roofing system used on our UPVC bespoke conservatories has been put through rigorous tests to ensure it meets demanding standards. Results show that it should withstand over 25 years wear and tear in British weather conditions. You can see from the standards described below the roofs are built to exacting requirements and in accordance with all relevant British Standards and Codes of Practice.
Snow: Each roof is designed to withstand minimum loads of 75kg/metre uniformly distributed and 91kg/metre concentrated on a roof (for comparison, the average weight of an adult is 70kg). This conforms to BS 6399:Part 3:1988: Loading for Buildings. Code of Practice for Imposed Roof Loads.
Wind: All roofs have been designed to be structurally sound and watertight when subjected to severe gusts of wind as typically experienced in the UK. These range from 83-125 mph.. This conforms to BS 6399: Part 2:1997: Loading for Buildings. Code of Practice for Wind Loads.
Structural strength: Our bespoke roofs are constructed in aluminium that is then clad in PVC-U. All the aluminium has been tested in terms of strength, stability, and durability (BS 8118:1991: Structural Use of Aluminium.)