With energy prices at record highs and the spectre of global warming threatening the planet, the need to save energy in the home has never been more pressing. If you have a conservatory attached to your home, it could represent a significant source of heat loss - driving up your winter energy costs and creating an uncomfortable living environment.
Our extensions feature super-insulated columns that boost your home's 'U values' - keeping your home warmer for longer. But what are 'U values', and how do super insulated columns improve them? We have created this handy article to help explain what U-values are and how we can help you to enjoy a warmer and more comfortable home.
What are 'U Values'?
The term 'U value' is a relatively recent one, and it refers to a particular building material's ability to retain heat. Materials and building components - such as a roof or a wall - that have high 'U values' are prone to high levels of heat loss. So, for your home and your conservatory, the lower the 'U value', the more effective its heat retention properties are.
A lower ‘U-value’ is important for a wide range or reasons, with three of the most distinctive ones being increased home comfort, reduced heating bills and a lowered carbon footprint. With more warmth staying your home during the winter months, increasing home comfort, you’ll rely less on your heating to regulate temperature, which will reduce heating bills and energy use simultaneously.
What Are Super-Insulated Columns?
Super insulated columns are an innovative home improvement solution that has been inspired by the architecture of the Italian Renaissance. These columns utilise a high performance and intelligent design to capture a standard of thermal efficiency that is five times more effective that their traditional brick pier counterparts.
Evident by their name, these columns are super insulated and feature heavy duty construction grade polystyrene at their hear to achieve an impressive degree of heat retention. When combined with high quality glazing, they are the perfect solution for bring a bright and spacious new area to your room that remains comfortable no matter the weather.
For a beautiful finish, these columns are decorated with powder coated cladding panels for a charming and traditional aesthetic. This means that they can effortlessly capture the appealing ‘orangery’ look without any time consuming and awkward to build brick piers. They can also be fitted to full height or dwarf walls for increased versatility.
Why Are Super-Insulated Columns So Effective at Retaining Heat?
Our super insulated columns have an inner strength that makes them more like fully integrated home extensions. As well as being firmly rooted to the ground, the columns of a Thermally Efficient Extension conservatory are insulated with a carbon-enriched substance that has superb insulating qualities. As well as keeping the warmth in your home during the winter, this technology can keep the cold out as well.
The addition of super insulated columns to your home can therefore greatly improve its 'U values', reduce the cost of heating your conservatory by up to two thirds and add extra value to your property. You won’t have to worry about the colder weather drawing in, as you’re sure to remain comfortable no matter the weather.
A standard conservatory can be a major cause of heat-loss in the average home. If your conservatory has high 'U values' it could be costing you both in terms of energy costs and the value of your property. Super insulated columns are expertly engineered with state-of-the-art materials. They stand as the perfect way to enjoy a warmer home.
What Can I Use Super-Insulated Columns For?
The fantastic thing about super-insulated columns is their versatility, offering you the chance to bring a truly bespoke new addition to your home. Your nearest Ultraframe specialist will be on hand to help you get the perfect super insulated column design for your home, ensuring you make the most of the space and budget that you have.
People use the new living area that super insulated columns provide for a wide array of different reasons. If you’re looking to bring a new living room, dining room, play room, office, gym, bedroom, social area or any other use you can think of, our super insulated columns are sure to be the ideal home improvement solution for you.
Find Your Nearest Super-Insulated Columns Installer
Our super insulated columns are the result of our commitment to investing heavily into research and development. This means that we can stay one step ahead of modern demands to offer the most technologically advanced systems on the current market. Don’t settle for less than leading standards of thermal efficiency and performance.
Find your nearest Approved UltraInstaller to benefit from a premium standard of product, installed and handled by professionals. All of our specialists are tested and vetted before we approve them, which means they will always operate to the highest standards of reliability, efficiency, professionalism and promptness.