Monday 11th December, 2017
Every Ultraframe Solid Roof System is Fully Fire Tested
For your complete peace of mind – and especially in light of the recent Grenfell tragedy – we think it’s important to outline how each solid conservatory roof system that we market is tested to ensure your safety.
Other solid roof manufacturers test the different components of the roof (e.g. tiles) in isolation not together as a fully assembled roof. At Ultraframe, we don’t think this quality assurance process goes far enough.
Ensuring that high-quality components are used in your conservatory roof is important. But, when combined, these parts – which pass fire safety regulations on their own – can react differently. That’s why our testing process is so thorough.
The Solid Conservatory Roof Products We Sell, And How We Test Them
Ultraframe offers customers two choices when it comes to choosing perfect solid conservatory roof: Ultraroof and Livinroof. These two systems combine the best features of solid and glazed systems, offering a fully insulated roof with options to add glass panels to let in the light.
Ultraroof lightweight tiled roofing system gives you the most advanced tiled conservatory roof available on the market today with a vaulted plastered ceiling on the inside and authentic looking lightweight tiles on the outside. Inserting glazing panels to the roof will flood your room with light and create a stunning feature
Livinroof is ideal for contemporary designed spaces, and is the most versatile product on the market with the ability to be built on almost any shape or size with endless design options. The hybrid design means you can insert shaped glass into the contemporary grey panelled solid roof, allowing the perfect amount of light to enter the room exactly where you need it.
Building Regulations and Fire Safety
When it comes to roofs, there are two specifications that need to be addressed to ensure rigorous fire performance - the penetration of flame and the spread of flame. Combined, fire safety tests should give the roof an overall rating of two letters in accordance with BS476-3:2004.
The first letter relates to the penetration and dictates that roofs within 6m of any boundary must be classified as ‘A’. The second letter relates to the spread of flame and roofs within 6m of any boundary must be classified as ‘A,B or C’. Therefore if the roof being installed is within 6m of the boundary a test certificate confirming the AC rating should be available for the roof to be compliant with building regulations.
Ask to see the test certificate for both A and C to confirm compliance and ensure that the entire roof structure has been tested, not the individual components. B-roof is the European equivalent of the AC rating that is required for UK Building Regulations.
Both Ultraroof and Livinroof have been tested to British and European fire performance standards - which measure the penetration of flame and the spread of flame. In the wake of Grenfell it is imperative that component parts that make up roofs are tested together, Ultraframe has adopted the following mantra when it comes to the testing of each solid roof system it sells: ‘Components that are assembled together should be tested together.”
To ensure that the fire assessment process is as thorough as possible, we’ve used two leading tested companies to inspect and certify the materials used and the construction of each solid conservatory roof we sell.
Our partners for this testing exercise are Exova and Warrington Fire. These independent and recognised companies can qualify that each solid conservatory roof we sell is compliant and of market-leading quality.
Livinroof is fire rated as B-roof according to EN 13501-5: 2016
Livinroof is fire rated as AA according to BS476-3:2004
Ultraroof is fire rated as B-roof according to EN 13501-5: 2016
Ultraroof is fire rated as AC according to BS476-3:2004
Buy Your Solid Conservatory Roof from Ultraframe with Confidence
When you choose Ultraframe as your solid conservatory roof manufacturer of choice, you’ll be able to buy with confidence – knowing that the entire roof structure meets the required safety standards that relate to both the spread and penetration of fire.
Your chosen UltraInstaller will be able to outline how your solid conservatory roof is compliant and provide you with the certification you’ll want to see as proof before the installation of your project begins.
Every installer that is added to our nationwide database and must meet a minimum required standard of knowledge and service, so you can rest assured that your roof and installer will be compliant.
Use our free search tool to find an UltraInstaller, that way you can be sure the company you’re dealing with is providing a genuine Ultraframe roof.