Solar Heat Reflecting Sheets – Easy To Fit

Installing Solar heat reflecting sheets to the external face of the glazing is relatively straight forward for the competent DIYer or handy person. However it will involve working on the conservatory roof so it is advised that suitable safety equipment is used – we can advise on this.

The pre cut sheets (as per our survey service) will be delivered with a protective removable film and labelled to match the appropriate roof section.


Survey and fit service available

We appreciate that DIY is not feasible or desirable for everyone. As survey and fitting is relatively straightforward we would recommend friends, family or a trusted local handyman as your first point of call.

Alternatively, we suggest a recognised directory such as the Yellow Pages to source a handyman.

Sort the laminate sheets to the matching roof section; ensure ladder to access roof is safe and that the safety precautions for working on the roof are suitable.

Remove glazing bar covers and end caps. This will vary depending on the construction of the conservatory. Most conservatory systems will simply clip off or unscrew.


Place the solar heat reflecting sheet (with the outside face label side facing outward) onto the existing roof panel taking care that it is not dislodged in the process. The laminate sheet can be easily trimmed to fit with a sharp knife if required. Remove the protective film.
Fitting solar heat reflecting sheets – sealing with clear silicon.


Replace the glazing bar covers and end caps and seal with clear silicon if necessary. Repeat process on all roof panels until complete.

* Activities at a height can be dangerous. Falls from a height can cause serious injury or death. It is the user’s responsibility to take adequate precautions to protect against falls from a height. Gaining knowledge of the appropriate techniques to enable precautions to be taken to prevent or minimize the risk of a fall from a height is strongly recommended.

Advice may be found in the following publications. These publications are primarily for people at work, e.g. in the construction industry, but the principles apply to any activities at a height:

– Health and Safety Executive: Working on roofs ISBN 978 0 7176 6288 – single copies are free and a web version can be found at:

– Health and Safety Executive: Health and safety in roof work HSG33 (Third edition) HSE Books 2008 ISBN 978 0 7176 6250 0

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (Statutory Instrument 2005 No 725]) referred to in the above publications, and its amendment, The Work at Height (Amended] Regulations 2005 (Statutory Instrument 2007 No 114), are also available as a free download from the Health and Safety Executive website A free leaflet, The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (as amended): A brief guide (ING401) explains the requirements of these regulations. The regulations do not apply to individuals doing work for themselves, e.g. on their own house.

HSE priced and free publications are available by mail order from HSE Books, PO Box1999, Sudbury CO10 2WA Tel: 01787 881 165 Fax 01787 313995 Website: (HSE priced publications are also available from bookshops and free leaflets can be downloaded from the HSE’s website

For information about health and safety ring HSE’s Infoline Tel : 0845 345 0055 fax : 0845 408 9566 or Textphone 0845 408 9577 email: or write to HSE Information Services, Caerphilly Business Park, Caerphilly CF83 3GG.