Monday 2nd July, 2007
The ultraframe Classic system was the original volume conservatory roofing system and is still widely acknowledged as the most configurable and technically advanced roof on the market. With unmatched flexibility, Classic can cope with any roof design and boasts many fitter friendly features. You may think that this product has been in the market long enough to meet all anticipated needs but markets are constantly developing and the ultraframe Research & Development Team never rest on their laurels, ensuring the Classic system continues to represent product excellence.
During product development, fitter friendliness is a key consideration, and features on the roof which make life easier for installers include, to name just a few:
· A slotted radius end, ensuring a precise installation every time, with no margin for error
· Clip-fit claddings on the interior of the eaves and ridge
· All box gutters fully bespoke and prepared for installation with bolts, glazing support trim and insulation all ready in place
· Ultra Select – decorative strips to enhance the interior of any conservatory are simple to slide into place
Ultraframe also recognise that sometimes it’s the little things that count - In response to customer feedback ultraframe launched a tie bar boss cover to hide the ends of the threaded bar where it meets in the centre of the conservatory roof. It consists of a front and back cover plate featuring a threaded connector and receiver. The two plates simply fit together with a quick spin, making finishing much quicker and easier.
Where large projection lean-tos require an extra bolster bar to give the design structural integrity, ultraframe has introduced bolster end caps to ensure a ‘right first time’ installation. Available on Classic Lean-tos, these injection moulded end caps will replace complex compound mitres on the standard cladding where an installer is finishing into the eaves beam. The end caps simply push fit over the box section profile to give a discreet but effective finish. The end caps are supplied at both ends of the bolster whenever a bolster is needed and is included in the overall cost of the roof.
Andrew Thomson, Design and Development Director at ultraframe said: “Classic was the original roofing system and is still widely recognised as the best. With unmatched flexibility it can cope with any roof design and the fitter friendly features further enhance its’ popularity with installation teams.”
In addition to the Classic system, ultraframe also offer the popular Elevation/Elevation Plus and Uzone roofs, boasting patented Clicklock technology for a speedy and simple installation every time. Elevation is a low pitch roofing system, whilst the Elevation Plus also incorporates one-piece hipped wings designed to create a prism effect and refract more sunlight into the conservatory. Uzone is available in a choice of Victorian or Georgian styles.
Clicklock, unique to ultraframe makes these systems a dream to install – the glazing bars simply click into place along the ridge & eaves. This means 90% fewer fixings and 75% fewer installation steps! Locate & click – no drilling, no nuts and no bolts, just simple and secure – that’s Clicklock. An integrated spirit level features on the ridge, meaning that less tools are needed for installation, leaving fitter’s hands are free to get the job done.
The team at ultraframe recognise that Fitter-friendliness extends beyond the products and into the support available for those working on site, and so the Elevation system has benefited from a revamped and improved installation guide since its launch. The guide highlights system enhancements, including re-addressing the wallplate and top cappings to deal with on site applications where vertical space is limited. The Guide uses clear graphics to provide step-by-step installation techniques so that installers can fully benefit from the fitter friendly Clicklock technology in an even greater number of situations.
The enhancements to the Elevation lean-to roofing system are just one part of ultraframe’s ongoing commitment to delivering innovative products and services. With continued investment and by listening to its customers, ultraframe continues to provide a range of product options to suit all styles, all applications and every price point.
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Ultraframe deliver innovative and top quality conservatory roof systems for the trade which suit all styles, all applications, all consumer types and which offer excellent value for money.
The market leading company invests heavily in research and development to provide the most technologically advanced and stylish conservatory roofing solutions, maximising light and space. ultraframe are at the forefront of conservatory design and its systems are mainly used in the home improvement sector but also in new housing and commercial applications in the UK and Europe.
In 2006 the privately owned Latium Group, which has many interests within the glass & glazing and home improvement markets acquired Ultraframe. The Latium Group is owned by entrepreneur Brian Kennedy.
For further media information:
Ultraframe (UK) Ltd