Conservatory & Extension Blog

Buying a conservatory, orangery or home extension can be one of the biggest financial decisions that you'll make in your lifetime, so here at Ultraframe we want to provide you with all of the information you'll need to guide you through the decision process. Below is a list of articles that could help you in deciding which product is right for you and your situation. 


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Conservatories - the forgotten room

Tuesday 23rd August, 2016

Conservatories - the forgotten room

When houses are advertised on the market as including a 'spacious conservatory', hearts tend to beat faster and eager anticipation sets in when viewing. However, it almost always ends in...

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Give your conservatory the makeover it needs this summer

Thursday 11th August, 2016

Give your conservatory the makeover it needs this summer

With summer fully underway and the evenings staying lighter for longer, now is the time to take full advantage of your conservatory. And what better time to give your conservatory a makeover and make...

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What's the difference between a conservatory and an orangery?

Monday 8th August, 2016

What's the difference between a conservatory and an orangery?

There’s much confusion about the difference between an orangery and a conservatory.  Typically, an orangery offers a grander, atrium-style ceiling height and a conservatory is a more cost...

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Thermal efficiency and its importance in the home

Wednesday 13th July, 2016

Thermal efficiency and its importance in the home

Having an energy efficient extension, conservatory or orangery has become increasingly important as the costs of heating and cooling our homes increase every year. Thermal efficiency is an essential...

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UltraRoof380 Coming Soon

Wednesday 22nd June, 2016

UltraRoof380 Coming Soon

UltraRoof380 - lightweight solid roof perfect for replacing an old tired conservatory roof.  In July Ultraframe are launching their first lightweight solid roof with a choice of 3 authentic...

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Top tips to get the best out of your traditional conservatory this summer

Thursday 2nd June, 2016

Top tips to get the best out of your traditional conservatory this summer

A traditional conservatory extends the living area of your home and allows plenty of direct sunlight to shine inside.    Conservatories are the perfect place to spend time at home...

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How a glass replacement roof will benefit you and your conservatory this month

Monday 23rd May, 2016

How a glass replacement roof will benefit you and your conservatory this month

During the summer months your conservatory is the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the plentiful sunshine from the comfort of your own home...   Many people spend the majority of...

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What is the difference between building regulations and planning permission

Wednesday 2nd March, 2016

What is the difference between building regulations and planning permission

  What is the difference between building regulations and planning permission?   Some people think building regulations and planning permission are the same thing. In fact, they...

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High tech homes on a budget

Monday 15th February, 2016

High tech homes on a budget

  Technology in homes has increased in the past few years and now more outlandish gadgets are being seen in every home day to day. From the Bath-O-Matic App, which allows you to run the bath...

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UPVC Cleaning Tips

Monday 1st February, 2016

UPVC Cleaning Tips

  Everyone likes to see bright, white UPVC windows, with no unsightly marks. To achieve this result, it's important to know the best ways of cleaning your windows, which products you can...

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Planning permission in Scotland

Wednesday 13th January, 2016

Planning permission in Scotland

  With recent statistics indicating that UK house prices are growing at a rate of 7% per year [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35101209] and the soaring costs associated with buying,...

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New Year, New Extension?

Friday 18th December, 2015

New Year, New Extension?

  If there’s one day of the year when your house and your patience is tested to the limit – then it’s Christmas Day.  That is unless you’re fortunate enough...

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HOW TO SURVIVE CHRISTMAS WHEN YOUR HOUSE IS BURSTING

Tuesday 15th December, 2015

HOW TO SURVIVE CHRISTMAS WHEN YOUR HOUSE IS BURSTING

Christmas is so close you can almost smell the sprouts wafting through the air.  But despite the festive cheer, mulled wine and enough presents to sink a ship, Christmas can be utterly stressful...

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How to choose the right flooring for your orangery or extension

Monday 16th November, 2015

How to choose the right flooring for your orangery or extension

    A conservatory, orangery or extension is more than just a place to sit during the summer. Today, these stunning spaces are being used all year round as an important extra living...

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What furniture looks best in an orangery?

Monday 9th November, 2015

What furniture looks best in an orangery?

  Once you've completed all the hard work of designing, building and finishing your orangery, it's time to think about what furniture will look best in this area of the home. Your new...

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Double Glazing v's Triple Glazing

Wednesday 28th October, 2015

Double Glazing v's Triple Glazing

It has long been the question; what are the advantages and disadvantages of installing double glazing as opposed to triple glazing? This article aims to clear up this debate and discusses the...

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What's the best kind of underfloor heating for a conservatory?

Tuesday 8th September, 2015

What's the best kind of underfloor heating for a conservatory?

Not that long ago, underfloor heating (UFH) seemed something of an extravagance, but the benefits of the system quickly spread, and now many homeowners don’t think twice about installing it....

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Conservatory too hot in summer and too cold in winter

Monday 17th August, 2015

Conservatory too hot in summer and too cold in winter

Conservatories are a fantastic way to add more space to your home, and the welcome addition of a comfortable area which receives light all year round is enough reason for any homeowner to consider...

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Making the most of the space you've got... why you should consider an extension

Wednesday 5th August, 2015

Making the most of the space you've got... why you should consider an extension

Looking to move house to escape cluttered surroundings? With increasing family sizes and a lack of space in many modern homes, it's common to assume that moving could solve all the problems....

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Great conservatory design ideas

Tuesday 21st July, 2015

Great conservatory design ideas

Selecting a design for your conservatory is one of the most exciting parts of building an extension on to your property. With various styles to choose from, you can let your imagination run wild and...

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