For over 20 years now Ultraframe has been the acknowledged market leader in the design and manufacture of conservatory roof systems. With over one million Ultraframe roofs already installed throughout the UK, the pedigree and quality offered by our roof systems is second to none. During this time Ultraframe have developed a widely recognised set of guidelines by which conservatory roofs are designed, speciï¬ed, ordered and installed.
Ultraframe have complied this manual to explain and translate much of the jargon used in the conservatory industry. We have listed many of the commonplace words and terms used daily in connection with conservatory design and installation.
Each reference includes a list of possible alternative words (“also known as”), a full description of the product/component and a full colour picture, where appropriate, to illustrate its relevance.
To find the explanation for your jargon term just browse the terms alphabetically below or Search Our Site.
Also known as: See 'Bespoke'
A made the measure conservatory describes a unique conservatory which has been specifically designed for a particular house/site situation.
Also known as: Inspection chamber
Man size access hole to under ground drainage system.
Also known as: Ogee guttering
Marley guttering is an ornate, PVC moulded guttering system used on Ultraframe Classic roofing systems.
Also known as: Fixed set/size conservatory
Modular is a term used to describe a product available in 'set; sizes; e.g. Ultraframe Ultralite 500.
Also known as: Single pitch, single slope
Lean-to roof, Mediterranean style or sunroom
Also known as: Stanchion, frame stiffener
A mullion is the vertical upright in a window frame or a structural support between two frames. Adds structural integrity to the conservatory.
Also known as: Pitch Differential
One roof with various rood pitch slopes.
Also known as: Cladding Board
PVCu plain boarding of various thickness (typically 9mm) to cloak-off raised back boxgutter.