Mr & Mrs Woodcock live in a traditional detached property in Sale, South Manchester. They had a large 4m x 4m conservatory which needed updating – both into something that looked more aesthetically pleasing, and also that provided better thermal performance so that they could make use of it all year round.
Explaining more about the project, Mr Woodcock told us: “Our old conservatory was dated and due to the North-facing aspect of our garden, we found it very cold for much of the year – rendering it unusable. We decided to start over again and create a new contemporary conservatory that would not only look beautiful but give us a living space that could be used all year round. Our son works for a firm of architects and recommended that we choose an Ultraframe tiled roofing system.”
Mr & Mrs Woodcock made contact with their local Ultraframe installer, Cheadle Glass, who explained the various style and roof options available to achieve the couple’s goals. They settled on a gable-ended style with full height frames to maximise views of their beautiful garden, coupled with a full height wall on one side and an Ultraroof tiled roofing system – which provides excellent thermal performance. Two glazed panels were incorporated into the roof to ensure plenty of natural daylight flooded into the conservatory and the adjoining lounge. One of the main features of a gable roof is the height of the internal roof space. With other tiled roof systems, a tie bar would have been required which would impact on the high open roof space, but as Ultraroof never needs a tie bar, this stunning feature was retained. The Ultraframe Internal Pelmet system was used to create a sleek, streamlined look inside and house a number of spotlights – perfect for enjoying the conservatory in the evenings.
The resulting conservatory is a stunning addition to the couple’s home and is now a much-loved living space, as Mr Woodcock explained: “When Cheadle Glass showed us the Ultraroof system we were immediately very impressed - it was a well insulated, authentic-looking roof and offered exactly what we wanted in terms of outstanding thermal performance. We’ve now got an extra room which we’re absolutely delighted with, as we can use it throughout the year – it’s warm in winter and cool in summer and can be closed off from the rest of our home if we wish by the bi-fold doors which were installed between it and the lounge. It has really extended our lounge out into the garden all year round and is a great addition to our home.”
The Ultraroof tiled roofing system not only offers excellent thermal performance, but it is also far faster to fit than the alternative of building a traditional tiled roof, meaning that conservatory transformations such as this one can be completed far faster.
PEACE OF MIND
Describing how they were also thrilled with their choice of installation company, Mr Woodcock said: “The team at Cheadle Glass was excellent and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. Within a couple of days of agreeing our conservatory plans, they had produced a detailed schedule of work which was adhered to exactly. We were very impressed with them and so glad that we chose them for our conservatory transformation project.”
Phil Alley of Cheadle Glass, said: “When Mr & Mrs Woodcock approached us, explaining that they wanted to completely transform their old conservatory into a room that they could use all year round, while still benefitting from plenty of natural light, we knew that Ultraroof was the roofing system for the job. Its authentic-looking tiles are available in a range of colours to complement any home and the optional glazed panels ensure the conservatory interior is still light and airy. Best of all though is the thermal performance - we know when fitting an Ultraroof that we really are providing a new room that can be used all year round. From inside, the plaster finish means that it looks more like an extension, but for a fraction of the cost and in a fraction of the time!”