Tuesday 22nd March, 2005
Ultraframe has announced the re-branding of its Victorian roof system, which will now be known as the Ultraframe Classic system. A host of innovative new features have been added, including uPVC chambered top cappings, to make the original and most trusted conservatory roof system on the market, even better.
Linda Doughty, Marketing Director at Ultraframe said: “Ultraframe’s Victorian system has been a favourite for fabricators and installers for more than 20 years and has established itself at the cutting edge of conservatory roof system design and manufacture. Its reputation for leading the market in quality, configurability and structural integrity means the system has earned its position as the modern ‘Classic’ roofing system.”
New patented technology on the Classic system includes a suite of uPVC chambered thermal top cappings. Available in a choice of two new designs, sculpted for a pleasing appearance in either a geometric or a more rounded profile, the uPVC top cappings trap air in expertly designed air pockets to enhance thermal efficiency. This innovative design prevents heat loss through leakage points, virtually eliminates cold bridging and condensation, lowers the overall U value, and makes the system 40% more thermally efficient than competitor systems. Installers can be confident that the new technology means the Classic system exceeds expected building regulations.
For consumers it means enhanced comfort levels as the internal temperature is amplified up to four degrees centigrade warmer than competing aluminium systems under the same test conditions.
Another huge benefit of the new chambered top capping profile is the fact that it virtually eliminates warping and twisting, especially where foils are used, to increase the structural integrity of the roof and reduce the number of call backs for installers.
Hidden gaskets mechanically clamp the glazing material in place for additional security to remove the chance of slippage. Ultraframe has also introduced a 35mm glazing option.
The new value added package on the Classic system includes Ultraselect decorative strips and a choice of foils, crestings and finials. For consumers this means even more options to personalise their conservatory and a value added conservatory package for installers to boost sales.
Ultraframe has also cut the number of components required for the current system, reducing the complexity of the current Classic system without any compromise to system configurability and reducing stockholding for fabricators.
Linda Doughty continued: “The enhancements to our Classic system are a sign of Ultraframe’s continued commitment to this long established and popular product range. Ultraframe are committed to providing their customers with a range of product options to suit all styles, all applications and all consumers with conservatory solutions which offer the highest quality and innovative designs. While other manufacturers innovate to shave costs, Ultraframe is investing heavily to create a unique range that is quite simply a Classic for today!”