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  • Premier Icon Andy_Sweet
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    Has anybody had any experience with this? We’ve got a UPVC conservatory, not sure how old, but if I had to guess I’d say twenty years. It’s leaking in a couple of places. I think the sealing around the panel and/or where it joins the adjacent wall is shot.

    Are they repairable? Any thoughts or experience. Thanks

    Premier Icon Davesport
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    No, but my mates was leaking like a sieve. It was the seals round the upvc triple wall sheets. He had a specialist company come in and fit a lightweight tiled roof & they sheeted out the inside at the same time. I honestly wasn’t expecting the end result to look as good as it did. Its transformed the thermal properties and it’s easier to keep warm.

    Yours has possibly been fitted with flash banding instead of a proper lead flashing along the roofline where it joins onto the wall. He got his replaced with lead that was raggled into the brick.

    Premier Icon Andy_Sweet
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    That’s interesting, I didn’t think about just getting the roof replaced… It does have lead work connecting it to the walls.

    Premier Icon palmer77
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    Roofer here, conservatories are always a pain, often poorly fitted and on insufficient foundations resulting to movement over the years and leaks. The abutment sounds like an issue with sufficient cover over the glazing bar and low step height? This can sometimes be worsened because a built up of debris. That said it’s worth remembering that water often tracks along surfaces so in this case the leak could be at the apex and running along the glazing bar. Regarding the panels, you could replace the seals, or if you feel able to, drop the panel out, clean the surfaces and re-fit with some clear silicone for a short to medium term fix.

    Premier Icon Andy_Sweet
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    Thanks

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