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.

 

U value

U value

Also known as: Thermal conductivity reading

The U value signifies heat loss performance (insulation factor); the lower the reading the more efficient, i.e. polycarbonate with a 'U' value of 1.6 is better than Ultralite at 1.9.

Ultra Installer

Ultra Installer

Also known as: Approved

An Ultra Installer is a member of the Ultra Installer Scheme. Members are vetted by Ultraframe and the BBA to give homeowners peace of mind that they are choosing a reputable installation company. Homeowners can search for their nearest Ultra Installers via the Ultraframe consumer call centre or consumer website.

Ultralite 500

Ultralite 500

Also known as: Panelled roof

Ultralite 500 us the original Ultraframe low pitch roof-in-a-box lean-to roofing system, featuring PVC panels in the roof. Can be used at 2.5 degree pitch, the lowest practical on site pitch.

Ultraselect

Ultraselect

Also known as: Decorative fascia, infill strips

Ultraselect is the unique Ultraframe internal eaves beam cladding with optional decorative infill strips.

Undercladding

Undercladding

Also known as: Internals, cloakings

Undercladding refers to any kind of internal protective sleeve/cladding. The image shows the undercladding on a ridge and radius end.

Uzone

Uzone

Also known as: Clicklock

Uzone was the first Ultraframe roofing system to be launched featuring Clicklock technology. The roof can be configured into Victorian or Georgian styles.