Jargon Buster

Building roofs is quite technical and so sometimes we use technical language. Sorry about that. However, to keep things simple we've designed a manual to explain and translate many of the commonplace words and terms used in the conservatory industry.

Each reference includes a list of alternative words ("also known as"), a full description of the product/component and, where relevant, a picture to illustrate its relevance.

To find the explanation for your term simply browse alphabetically below.

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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

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

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.

Ultraroof380

We’ve changed the name of the UltraRoof380 to Ultraroof. But visually and performatively our roof system remains the same.

Ultraselect

Also known as: Decorative fascia, infill strips. Ultraselect is the unique Ultraframe internal eaves beam cladding with optional decorative infill strips.

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.

Upvc

Also known as: PVC-u uPVC refers to unplasticised poly vinyl chloride. One of the main constituents of conservatory roofs.

Upvc Chambered Top Cappings

Also known as: Multiwall cappings. Chambered top cappings are unique to Ultraframe. They refer to the special design of PVC top caps with air pockets, which provide the benefit of enhanced thermal performance.

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.

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