Conservatory Jargon Buster

The definitive guide to common terms used in the design and installation of conservatories.


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, specified, 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.

 

Made to measure service

Made to measure service

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.

Manhole

Manhole

Also known as: Inspection chamber

Man size access hole to under ground drainage system.

Marley classic gutter

Marley classic gutter

Also known as: Ogee guttering

Marley guttering is an ornate, PVC moulded guttering system used on Ultraframe Classic roofing systems.

Modular

Modular

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.

Mono-pitch

Mono-pitch

Also known as: Single pitch, single slope

Lean-to roof, Mediterranean style or sunroom

Mullion

Mullion

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.

Multi Pitch

Multi Pitch

Also known as: Pitch Differential

One roof with various rood pitch slopes.

Multiboard

Multiboard

Also known as: Cladding Board

PVCu plain boarding of various thickness (typically 9mm) to cloak-off raised back boxgutter.