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28th June 2023

The Complete Guide to Choosing Tiles for Your DIY Conservatory or Extension

The tiles you choose for your DIY conservatory or extension have a big impact on how the end result turns out. However, choosing them isn’t as simple as you might think.

Aside from choosing the colour and texture of the tiles themselves, you need to make sure they blend well with the design of your extension and complement (or stylishly contrast) your existing house tiles. You also need to think about the style you prefer – modern or rustic? Subdued or bold? There are countless options you can choose from, so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by it all.

Don’t worry. As the UK’s leading providers of premium-quality DIY conservatories and extensions, we know how tricky designing the perfect home addition can be. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you make the right decision on your tiles. Let’s dive in!

1. Choosing the Colour of Your Tiles

When someone first sees your new house addition, the colour of your tiles is one of the first things that will catch their attention. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right shade – it has a major influence on the overall style and vibe of your space.

DIY conservatory or extension tiles are usually available in a wide range of colours, giving you plenty of options to suit your personal taste. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Think about the atmosphere you want to create in your conservatory or extension. If you prefer a warm and cosy feel, go for colours with a hint of red or brown. If you want something refreshing and cool, explore shades like black, blue, or green.
  • Consider the overall style you want to achieve. To give your space a sleek and modern look, black and grey shades work wonders. On the other hand, if you’re after a more charming and eclectic feel, more colourful options can do the trick.
  • Decide on how bright you want your conservatory or extension to be. Lighter colours can create a sense of openness and brightness, while darker shades add depth and sophistication.

Of course, it’s also important to make sure the chosen tile colours blend harmoniously with both your new addition and the existing house. We’ll dive into that topic a bit more below!

At Trade Price, we supply tiles in 16 timeless shades (depending on the chosen material). Whether you prefer the elegance of charcoal black and titanium grey or the natural charm of moss green and rustic red, we have colours to suit every taste and match any style you have in mind. Take a look!

Slate Tile Colours

Shingle Tile Colours

2. Choosing the Material of Your Tiles

The texture of your tiles also plays a major role in determining the overall look of your addition, and it all comes down to the material they’re made from.

For a contemporary feel, smooth and flat tiles are your best bet. They have a subtle and understated appearance, making them perfect for those who prefer a sleeker, more minimalist look.

If you’re looking to add some visual interest, textured tiles are the way to go. With their rustic charm, they work wonders for traditional designs and can also bring a creative twist to modern spaces, especially when paired with vibrant colours.

At Trade Price, we offer you a choice between two fantastic materials for your DIY extension and conservatory tiles: Britmet’s LiteSlate and Britmet’s Shingle tiles.

Britmet’s LiteSlate

Is a synthetic slate roofing tile crafted from 90% recycled polymers. Its innovative design combines the beauty of traditional slate with the benefits of modern technology – you get the authentic riven-edged finish and subtly textured surface, all without worrying about cracking, breaking, or chipping.

Britmet’s Shingle

Tiles closely resemble traditional American shingles, but come with the added advantage of a full dry-fix, interlocking hidden-fix design. This means you can achieve a seamlessly flush roof surface without any visible fixings.

Both LiteSlate and Shingle tiles are lightweight, fire-resistant, and effortless to install. They’re built to withstand the test of time – in fact, we’re so confident in their quality that we provide a 40-year warranty against weather penetration on both!

3. Matching Your Tiles to Your Surroundings

No one wants their extension or conservatory to stick out like a sore thumb, which is why you need to choose tiles that match or complement your overall property style.

Most homes in the UK have grey or brown roof tiles, although the materials used may vary. You can lean into this by matching your tiles to your house tiles, which will make your conservatory or extension blend in beautifully with your existing home. Alternatively, you could choose a tile that complements, rather than emulates, your existing tiles – for example, pairing a smoked oak shade tile with a red slate or thatched roof can create a stunning combination.

It’s also important to consider how the chosen tiles align with the design of your extension itself. Matching them to the colours of the build, such as the gutters and fascias, can make a world of difference. You could pair black slate tiles with black gutters for an ultra-modern look, or combine red shingle tiles with a woodgrain fascia for a charmingly rustic vibe.

At Trade Price, we offer a diverse range of tile, gutter, brick, and fascia colours, giving you the flexibility to design your dream space. Why not take a look at our gallery to see the kinds of designs people have created in the past?

Take a look at our fascia and gutter colours below to get an idea of the style combination you want to achieve!

Gutter Colours

Fascia Colours

Design the Perfect DIY Conservatory or Extension With Trade Price

With a history spanning over 20 years, Trade Price is your trusted companion when it comes to custom DIY extension and conservatory kits in the UK. We take pride in tailoring every aspect of your kit to align with your requirements, offering a friendly and supportive service every step of the way.

We believe that you should have the final say in how your extension looks and feels. That’s why we provide an extensive range of customisation options, including doors, tiles, fascias, soffits, and brick base borders. This allows you to effortlessly match the colours of your house and garden, creating a truly cohesive aesthetic. Our carefully curated cladding options further enhance the beauty of your extension, granting you complete control over the design of your extension.

We’re the direct manufacturer of all our products, so you deal directly with us – this means you save thousands by not paying middleman fees. We also deliver your kit right to your doorstep within a mere three weeks of placing your order!

To make installation smooth and simple, each kit comes with a comprehensive step-by-step installation guide. Our easy-to-follow instructions allow you to complete your project to a professional standard, saving you from having to hire expensive contractors.

Whether you’re an experienced DIY enthusiast or embarking on your very first building project, our kits are the ideal budget-friendly solution for expanding your house. We’re committed to providing you with the best possible value for your hard-earned money, without compromising on quality.

  • Flexible finance options to suit your needs
  • Swift three-week turnaround time from order to delivery
  • A generous 10-year guarantee on all our products
  • Fully approved by building regulations for your peace of mind
  • Spacious showroom in Somerset

Excited to get started? Get a quote online or give us a call on 01202 399999 today!