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24th June 2005

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An Ultraframe Classic conservatory was being installed live for house building website, www.newhome-live.com.

Market leader, Ultraframe, provided the conservatory roof being built on the house in Warwickshire, as part of a project which aimed to show the construction of a new home from scratch. The site could be viewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and was attracting more than 16,000 visitors each week.

With 35 years experience in the industry, Ultraframe was the perfect partner for the project. Their range of industry-leading conservatory roofs is compatible with orangeries and extensions and is suitable for homeowners looking to replace their roof or starting afresh.


Creating an All-Year-Round Space with Conservaglass

The Ultraframe conservatory roof featured in this build used a pavilion style gable end roof and was chosen for its style, configurability and ease of installation. The roof and side frames were built using Conservaglass® - a product manufactured by Pilkington and used by Ultraframe for all of its installations.

This high-performing glazing product was designed to meet the challenges posed by the varying and difficult UK climate. Conservaglass was the perfect accompaniment for the conservatory roof featured in this article, because it blocks out solar rays during summer and prevents heat escaping during winter.

Conservaglass® is also self-cleaning, which meant the conservatory roof used in this project wouldn’t need frequent maintenance. This is thanks to an opaque coating that affixes to the outside of the glass that harnesses the natural benefits of ultra-violet rays, which then break down dirt so it can be washed away.

A Versatile Approach and Wide Product Range

The use of glass throughout the conservatory roof and the structure in general, meant that the interior space benefitted from an abundance of natural light. This resulted in an interior space that felt not just brighter – but less like a conservatory, and more like a room.

An added advantage of using industry-leading Conservaglass® throughout the conservatory is that it helped connect it to the outside. Even when the doors are closed, this stunning structure will feel connected to the garden, which means it can be used as an all-year-round space.

A Range of Conservatory Styles

Ultraframe lead the way when it comes to offering its customers a range of choices. Their eclectic range of conservatory roofs – which include the Livinroof, a system that combines the very best attributes of solid and glazed designs – is equally matched by their stunning portfolio of conservatories.

The Ultraframe conservatory roof featured here, used a pavilion style gable end and was chosen for its style, configurability and ease of installation. Both the roof and side frames use Conservaglass® Premium Clear glass, which ensures the conservatory stays warm in winter and cool in summer, while reducing the home’s running costs.The Ultraframe gable style conservatory roof was the perfect choice for this project. Conservatories that are built to a rectangular format best suit this roofing system, which is characterised by a triangular end that sits upright instead of falling at hipping – which describes a situation where the roof slopes.

Following completion of the project, it’s evident how the Ultraframe conservatory roof and associated products added visual and practical value to the build – resulting in a space that looked and behaved like a room and could be enjoyed throughout the year and for a range of different purposes. 


Project Commentary

The project manager at New Home Live, said: “We are building a luxury home worth nearly three quarters of a million pounds and we wanted the conservatory to be the best available. Ultraframe, as the market leader were the obvious choice, with their commitment to quality, customer care and the fact that their innovative roofs are designed to the highest standards, we could be sure that we would get the perfect end result. We are delighted to be working with them on this exciting project”

The website is aimed at people looking for inspiration in self-builds, renovations, alterations and makeovers.

Linda Doughty, Marketing Director at Ultraframe, said: “This is a great venture for Ultraframe to be involved in and the website makes fascinating viewing. The live build demonstrates to installers just how configurable an Ultraframe roof is in a real on-site situation. It also allows thousands of homeowners to see, minute by minute, how quickly a stylish and innovative quality conservatory roof can be installed.”

To view the project visit www.newhome-live.com. The site featured a product profile section, so that users could find out more about the technical features and benefits of an Ultraframe conservatory roof. Visitors to the site can still read practical conservatory installation advice and click through to the Ultraframe website to find a Guild Approved Ultra Installer in their immediate area.


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