Friday 18th July, 2014
If you want to enjoy your garden well beyond summer into the cooler months, a conservatory, of course, is the ideal way of doing that, while giving your home more value and living space at the same time.
As a first-time conservatory buyer, one of the main things you will have to decide is what material this extension to your home should be made from.
If you thought aluminium would make your home improvement look like a 1970s greenhouse, think again! Extensive technological and design advances since then have made this metal a genuinely viable option.
If you hadn’t previously considered aluminium, it has a number of different benefits, including the facts that:
• Aluminium is completely recyclable, and has up to 60% more strength than other materials.
• You can get this material in potentially hundreds of different colours.
• It is scratch and chip resistant, doesn’t attract dirt and is and so low maintenance that essentially all you need to do is sit back and enjoy your conservatory.
• If you have deep drop rafters, they will look just like real hardwood.
• There is reduced risk of leaking, drafts, and just as warm in winter as wooden versions, if not more so.
• It’s safe – if someone wanted to break in, they couldn’t melt the aluminium with a blow torch.
• There is no warping, twisting or rusting and aluminium doesn’t need to be reinforced.
• Structural stability is very good, because there is very little expansion and contraction.
• Panels can be couple together for even more strength.
The strength of this metal means that aluminium conservatories can withstand just about anything the British winter throws at it.
Plus, you will usually find that a 10-year guarantee comes as standard, ensuring the longevity of your structure.
Ultraframe Conservatories was set up more than three decades ago, and remains at the cutting edge of design and technology.
Its Quantal aluminium conservatory roof systems provide an engineered solution with tailor-made roofs for superb quality conservatories whose designs have been perfected over 15 years, and which combine elegant appearance with tough construction.