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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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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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Choosing the right conservatory

Monday 20th July, 2015

Choosing the right conservatory

Adding a conservatory or glazed extension to your home can be one of the best ways of adding value to your property, not just in terms of monetary value – as welcome as that is – but also...

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Best soft furnishings for a conservatory

Monday 13th July, 2015

Best soft furnishings for a conservatory

Furnishing a conservatory is one of the most fun parts of adding an extension to your home. Being able to put your personal stamp on a whole new area of the property is exciting and you can let your...

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A seamless transition between home and garden

Monday 30th March, 2015

A seamless transition between home and garden

For decades homeowners have embraced the opportunity of bringing the garden into the home by adding glazed structures such as orangeries and conservatories – creating a light-filled,...

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Tips for conducting a conservatory design survey

Friday 27th March, 2015

Tips for conducting a conservatory design survey

Before any conservatory or orangery can be built, a survey needs to be done of the site where you want to have your home improvement, to be sure that the plans you have in mind for your design are...

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Why Choose an Ultraframe Roof?

Friday 20th March, 2015

Why Choose an Ultraframe Roof?

Of all the components of your conservatory, the roof is by far the most important. Helping to support the structure, ventilate the space and bring light into your extension, a good quality roof can...

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The Neighbourhood Consultation Scheme for larger home extensions

Friday 13th March, 2015

The Neighbourhood Consultation Scheme for larger home extensions

In May 2013, the laws were changed to increase the size of rear, single-storey extensions which were allowed to be built, and the related neighbour consultation scheme became effective. Until May...

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How Do Conservatories Add Value?

Friday 6th March, 2015

How Do Conservatories Add Value?

Building a conservatory or a single-storey extension is widely regarded as one of the best ways to increase the value of a home. Studies have shown a conservatory can pay for itself with a return on...

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What is an UltraSky?

Friday 27th February, 2015

What is an UltraSky?

  Ask any homeowner what quality they look for most in a property, and there’s a good chance they’ll say ‘light’. Helping to enhance the feeling of space and make...

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What climate control options are available for my conservatory?

Friday 20th February, 2015

What climate control options are available for my conservatory?

  Providing valuable extra living space and flooding your home with light, conservatories make fantastic additions to a property and are a much sought after feature in homes across the...

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Does the future of conservatories involve far less glass?

Friday 13th February, 2015

Does the future of conservatories involve far less glass?

Glass is, of course, what defines a conservatory. So it may surprise you to learn that there has emerged a trend over the last few years for conservatories to use less glass in their construction....

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Ultraframe's innovative LivinLIGHT

Friday 6th February, 2015

Ultraframe's innovative LivinLIGHT

For any kind of room or space, lighting is fundamental to its look, its feel and its atmosphere - and conservatories and glazed extensions are no exception. Lighting is key to achieving the right...

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How well insulated is a LivinROOF?

Friday 23rd January, 2015

How well insulated is a LivinROOF?

One of the main considerations for people investing in or updating a conservatory or extension is how well it will retain heat. A poorly insulated conservatory roof can really take the life out of a...

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How to find a reputable conservatory installer

Friday 16th January, 2015

How to find a reputable conservatory installer

Sadly, too many people each year in the UK fall victim to cowboy builders. When you're making an investment in your home, such as an extension or conservatory, you want to know that you're...

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What's the difference between a realROOF and a LivinROOF?

Friday 9th January, 2015

What's the difference between a realROOF and a LivinROOF?

Re-roofing your conservatory or creating a new extension from scratch is a great way of bringing life into your home, as well as improving energy efficiency, and potentially increasing the value of...

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Changes in building regulations bring good news for conservatory owners

Friday 2nd January, 2015

Changes in building regulations bring good news for conservatory owners

Previously the need for planning permission for a solid conservatory roof meant installers tended not to fit them. Thankfully, recent changes in building regulations now mean that many conservatories...

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The features and benefits of LivinROOF

Friday 26th December, 2014

The features and benefits of LivinROOF

Every now and then a product comes along that is a real game changer. Suddenly, a whole new vista opens up; what was great before gets even better. Take your existing conservatory, for instance. You...

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Introducing Ultraframe's new find an installer directory

Friday 19th December, 2014

Introducing Ultraframe's new find an installer directory

If you’ve decided you’d like to have a new conservatory, orangery, loggia, or modern solid roof fitted to your old conservatory, and want a trusted local installer to do the work,...

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