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Kasia Benda lives in a heritage property in Oxford and had an old conservatory which wasn’t especially thermally efficient. As the conservatory was rarely a comfortable temperature, it was hardly ever used, as Kasia explained: “My old conservatory was outdated in terms of its thermal technology which made it practically uninhabitable. I wanted somewhere to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of my garden at any time of the year using the same footprint as my existing conservatory. My garden is a beautiful little oasis and I really wanted to be able to enjoy it more – both by having better views of it and also by linking it to my home.”

 Tiled roof extension

After speaking to local Ultra Installer, Vale Conservatory Company, Kasia decided to transform her conservatory into a stunning and highly thermally efficient extension featuring an Ultraroof. Ultraroof is the most thermally efficient tiled roof system on the market, so it was perfect for creating the year-round room that Kasia desired.

As it’s also the strongest tiled roof on the market, it was the ideal choice for the steeply pitched gable style of the new extension – because Ultraroof never needs a tie bar, this means that the resulting ceiling is an open vaulted space, which has made the new extension feel much larger. Also adding to the airy feel of the new living space are the full-length glazed panels which flood the room below and the adjoining room with plenty of natural light. Simple raked frames on the gable end of the extension provide a contemporary finishing touch along with.

A whole new way of life

The Ultraroof gable extension has transformed the downstairs of Kasia’s home and the way she lives in it. Describing more about the project, she said: “I love my new extension; it’s definitely a huge improvement. I really liked the authentic look of Ultraroof’s tiles and it looks beautiful now that it’s installed. Not only does it look stunning but the new, properly insulated extension, has affected the temperature of the house downstairs, and its ambience – I’ve actually gained another room. I use the new extension as a quiet room, to relax in and enjoy the views of my garden. Ultraroof is much quicker to install than a traditionally built timber and slate roof and so it was a quick, hassle-free installation. I would definitely recommend Ultraframe and my installer, with no hesitation! They gave me excellent customer service, and the workmen were trustworthy. I now have a beautiful extension which has excellent thermal efficiency, high performance glass and bi-fold doors opening directly into the garden – it’s perfect.”

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