If you’re looking to add conservatories or extensions to your Manchester home - or if you’re looking for replacement conservatory roofs - then this is the guide for you. At Ultraframe, we can answer all of your queries about conservatories and home extensions, provide inspiration and ideas about our range of conservatory styles available in Manchester, and also offer advice about replacing an old conservatory roof with a new tiled replacement roof. No matter how you choose to extend your home, Ultraframe's range of conservatories and conservatory roofs are the ideal solution for your Manchester home.
Tthe first big decision to make is whether to opt for conservatories or extensions for your Manchester home. Extensions are very popular in Manchester these days, as they offer a year-round living space which can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Conservatories and extensions will also add value to your home improvement project in Manchester.
Things to consider when thinking about adding conservatories in Manchester are: what do you want to use the room for, Planning Permission/Building Regulations, and the type of roof you will have. An extension is usually typified by the fact that there are no locking doors between the new living space and your existing home. It is also generally agreed that an extension is defined by the roof being solid – possibly with some glazed areas – but not all glazed as with a conservatory.
Conservatories are a different option for your Manchester home in that the roof will be largely glazed as opposed to largely solid. You may have to consider the often-cool climate of Manchester when considering a conservatory to ensure that you choose a specification of conservatory that will ensure it is warm enough during the colder months of the year.
If you’ve decided to opt for a conservatory or a home extension in Manchester, you’ve made a great choice. Now, there are now lots of exciting decisions to make about your home improvement project. The first thing to think about is which room of your home your extension will come off and what the new space will be used as. Many conservatories and home extensions are used as open plan kitchen/living/dining spaces, allowing your family to live, eat and entertain all together in your Manchester home.
In terms of roof choices for conservatories and extensions, there are various options available in Manchester:
It’s important when planning a conservatory or an extension in Manchester to think about the overall look you want; this may help you to decide on the roof type. Flat roofs are a contemporary option and the addition of flat or lantern skylights not only provides a sense of drama but also ensures that your home is flooded with plenty of natural light. Pitched roofs will make your new extension feel even bigger but are not always possible due to planning permission requirements – your local Building Control office will be able to advise you further on this.
No matter what type of extension roof you choose for conservatories and extensions in Manchester, there is an Ultraframe tiled or solid roofing system that can make your home extension dreams a reality.
Once you’ve decided to add conservatories or extensions to your Manchester home, you need to choose the style. Lean-to, square and L-shape are all popular styles of home extension. The Ultraframe extension roofing systems can be used to create all of these styles of home extension.
If you’ve decided to extend your home with the addition of a conservatory, there are also lots of options here. When choosing conservatories in Manchester, it is more usual to start with the style.
Choose from modern angular styles such as Georgian or Gable, add some soft curves with a Victorian or get the best of both worlds with a P-shaped conservatory.
It is crucial when choosing conservatories in Manchester to think about the often-cool climate and ensure that the glazing in the roof of your new conservatory is highly energy-efficient so that your conservatory will be a comfortable temperature, whatever the weather.
If you already have a conservatory which is old or tired and you’re looking to make it more contemporary and energy-efficient, then replacing your conservatory roof in Manchester with a new, highly energy-efficient tiled roofing system is a perfect solution.
Ultraframe’s Ultraroof system is the most energy-efficient tiled solid roof on the market. As a result, it's ideal for conservatories in Manchester. Ultraroof is also the fastest tiled replacement roof to fit, meaning your Manchester replacement roof can be completed much quicker if you choose Ultraroof over other tiled roof systems.
By replacing the roof of old conservatories, you can gain a beautiful new living space that will feel much more like an extension and a real part of your Manchester home.
The process of replacing a conservatory roof in Manchester is quick and hassle-free – meaning that it will be a matter of days before you go from a tired old conservatory to a stunning, thermally efficient new tiled extension in Manchester.
We hope that this guide to conservatories and home extensions has helped answer some of the common queries that homeowners in Manchester have about extending their home with a conservatory or extension, or upgrading their existing conservatory with a new thermally efficient tiled solid roof.
Don’t forget that after you have made all of these important decisions, getting the right installer to carry out the work is crucial. The best route to quality workmanship and total peace of mind is to choose an Ultraframe Ultra Installer to fit new conservatories and home extensions in Manchester. All our Ultra Installers go through a rigorous accreditation process to be able to call themselves Ultra Installers – meaning that you can enjoy the process of your home improvement project, knowing you will get a fantastic new living space to enjoy for many years to come.
Now that you’ve read this guide about choosing conservatories and home extensions in Manchester, make a checklist to get your home improvement project off to the best start. Things to add to your list are: